Best Areas to Stay in Palm Springs, California

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Where to stay in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley

Palm Springs is a beautiful desert city known as “the patio of the stars“, an ideal destination for those tourists looking to visit Southern California.

Palm Springs is a perfect getaway full of trails, deserts, open skies and other natural attractions.

Palm Springs retro and hipster style offers different outdoor activities, such as the Coachella festival, nightlife and a great culinary scene with Greek and Australian influences, as well as some local dishes.

Palm Springs is located at the foot of San Jacinto Peak and has a warm climate with arid and clear summers, hence the best time to visit Palm Springs is from the beginning of June to the end of September.

To travel nationally and internationally from Palm Springs to other cities, the Palm Springs International Airport, located near Cathedral City is available, while transport within the region is served by buses and taxis.

Palm Springs is the best area to stay in the Coachella Valley because of its accommodation at affordable prices and because it is the best area for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of big cities (See accommodation in Palm Springs).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

The best areas to stay in the Coachella Valley

1. Our favorite area: Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a neighborhood that enjoys unique attractions such as the cable car and its particular restaurant available at the top of the mountain or Robo Lights Park, with its exhibitions of extravagant sculptures.

The glamour in this area was born in the early days of cinema because many artists were staying in Palm Springs to be close to Los Angeles, it was an oasis for the stars who wanted to take a break from the bustling Hollywood.

To move within Palm Springs, it is recommended to use a car (owned or rented), but there are also buses, taxis, and mobile apps.

Palm Springs is the best area to stay for travelers who want to take a rest from the big cities of California at its luxury hotels, near attractions, and with easy access to other districts.

Best area to stay in the Coachella Valley - Palm Springs

Best area to stay in the Coachella Valley – Palm Springs

Accommodation in Palm Springs - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Palm Springs – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Palm Springs:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Resort-style hotels
  • Great nightlife

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Ivy Palm Resort and Spa

Located just a 5-minute drive from the Palm Springs Cable Car, this hotel offers a daily continental breakfast and classic rooms with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. It also has an outdoor pool.

from US$89
Budget

The New Palm Springs Inn

Offering an outdoor pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi, The New Palm Springs Inn is located in Palm Springs, a 2-minute walk from Loehmanns Plaza Shopping Center. The property is about 200 meters from the Palm Springs Square shopping center.

from US$54
Luxury

Desert Riviera Hotel

Offering a peaceful garden and spectacular mountain views, Desert Riviera Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a heated outdoor pool. This adults-only hotel has free private parking.

from US$229
 

 

 

2. Cathedral City

Cathedral City is located east of Palm Springs, was founded in the 90’s and is also recommended as one of the best areas to stay in the Coachella Valley.

Staying in Cathedral City allows travelers to enjoy several local and gourmet restaurants, shopping centers and quick access the airport.

This residential area surrounded by golf courses and desert enjoys attractions such as the Wet N ‘Wild water park, the Fountain of Life, souvenir shops and upscale hotels.

To travel to downtown Palm Springs from Cathedral City, there are several bus stops along the Date Palm Dr.

Cathedral City is the best area to stay in the Palm Springs area due to its proximity to the airport and a wide variety of hotels, which makes it ideal for business travelers.

Best areas to stay in Palm Springs - Cathedral City

Best areas to stay in Palm Springs – Cathedral City

Accommodation in Cathedral City Cathedral City - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Cathedral City – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in the Coachella Valley:

  • Best area for business travelers
  • Great area for sightseeing
  • Close to the airport

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cathedral City

Located in Cathedral City, California, this property offers exclusive non-smoking rooms and a free daily continental breakfast. In addition, it houses a swimming pool.

from US$109
Budget

Red Lion Inn & Suites Cathedral City

This Cathedral City accommodation is 6 miles from the Palm Springs International Airport and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. It serves a continental breakfast every day.

from US$75
Luxury

DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs

This complex offers a professional 27-hole golf course and a full-service spa. The rooms have free Wi-Fi and soundproofing. The property also has an Olympic size outdoor pool.

from US$119
 

 

 

3. Indio

Indio is located in Riverside County, between Briska Palms, the Coachella Valley and Bermuda Dunes, east of Palm Springs.

Indio is popular for being the stage of the Coachella Festival, a famous music-related event, which is held at the end of April and is attended by hundreds of tourists and artists of worldwide renown.

During the rest of the year, the hot Indio serves as an escape for those travelers who want to enjoy a short or long stay in its wide range of hotels.

Other attractions that this district presents are the Desert Holocaust Memorial, the Coachella Valley History Museum and the striking murals of the first inhabitants of the Valley.

Bus stops to get to other districts can be found at 111 Road and Dr Carreon Blvd.

Indio is another of the best areas to stay in Palm Springs, recommended for young travelers for its lively nightlife and entertainment offerings.

Best area to stay within Palm Springs & Coachella Valley - Indio, California

Best area to stay within Palm Springs & Coachella Valley – Indio, California

Accommodation in Indio - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Indio – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in the Coachella Valley:

  • Home of the Coachella music festival
  • Great nightlife
  • Cheap hotels

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Best Western Date Tree Hotel

    Located 2 miles from the Heritage Palms Golf Club, this hotel features a heated pool, a hot tub and a gym. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi.

    from US$104
 

 

 

4. San Jacinto Mountain

San Jacinto Mountain, at 9000 feet (3,000 meters), is the highest peak in Riverside County in California, and home to the Cactus to Clouds Trail, an ideal hiking area for adventurous travelers.

Although it does not have great tourist attractions, San Jacinto Mountain is recommended for those who want to stay away from the bustle of Los Angeles.

This quiet area has several hotels in the vicinity of the park that offer spectacular views, and an atmosphere of total relaxation during your stay.

San Jacinto Mountain - Mejores zonas donde hospedarse en Coachella Valley & Palm Springs

San Jacinto Mountain – Mejores zonas donde hospedarse en Coachella Valley & Palm Springs

Why we love this area for a stay in the Coachella Valley

  • Great area for sightseeing
  • Beautiful views
  • Nature

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Fireside Inn

    Fireside Inn in Idyllwild offers accommodation with free WiFi, 4 miles away from San Jacinto Mountain. Offers access to a patio. This one-bedroom house features air conditioning, a kitchenette, a seating area and cable TV. The bathroom includes a bath or shower.

    from US$89
 

 

 

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