Whether you want your own space or want to meet new friends, we have two suggestions for your next stay in Palm Springs (and they're not The Ace Hotel, even though their pool is dreamworthy). We have fallen in l-o-v-e with the locally-owned, desert-chic oasis of The Amado. At The Amado, you get to experience the classic mid-century mod design for yourself in a beautiful and peaceful environment - with a pool, of course.
We stayed in Unit 1, but The Amado is made up of 5 units (and 6 bedrooms), each with their own kitchen and living space so you can rent one unit for yourself or the whole place for you and your friends. After spending so much time on the road going from place-to-place, we loved being able to just sit down, open a bottle of wine, and relax on the couch in our own space.
The Amado is owned by our friend Jaime Kowal, a fellow Canadian who came to Palm Springs on Christmas vacation and never left! On our first trip to Palm Springs last year, Jaime opened her own home to let us crash with her - and she didn't even know us! Needless to say, she's a wonderful person and brings a huge smile to everyone's face and experience at The Amado.
Okay, so are you in love with the Amada now too? If you're heading to Palm Springs, you can book your stay here through Airbnb.
If you're heading to Palm Springs for a party weekend, or just want to be in a place where you can meet a bunch of young people in a huge pool setting, then you'll probably want to stay at The Saguaro Palm Springs. There's a ton of really amazing places to stay in Palm Springs, including The Ace, but the Saguaro tends to be both cool and cheap (if you book ahead!). If you're here during big weekends like Coachella or SplashHouse, it's a constant pool party.
We love all the bright colours everywhere, and even if you don't come for a stay here, it's the perfect place to visit for some selfies.
Inside the hotel is the restaurant El Jefe, which has $2 Taco Tuesdays, so you can't go wrong with that! The hotel also has cruiser bikes you can use, daily yoga, and a shuttle to downtown Palm Springs. In general, the Saguaro seems to always be full of fun, young people with an bumpin' vibe and you can book your stay here.
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