Desert Hills

Step back in time while firmly rooted in the present.

Desert Hills is a bridge between two worlds: a place where the unmistakable flair of mid-century modernism meets the contemporary luxuries of today. If walls could talk, these would hum the tunes of the 1950s, whispering the tales of visionary designer Herbert Burns and the aspirations of Alan and Joanne Petty, the original owners of this Palm Springs jewel.

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Discover the essence of old Palm Springs.

What it's like

Desert Hills, with its panoramic vistas of the imposing San Jacinto Mountains, captures the essence of Palm Springs like no other. While the world around this boutique has transformed over the decades, Desert Hills has remained a beacon of old Palm Springs charm, maintaining its classic mid-century modern design with an unyielding commitment to architectural preservation. Combine this with a long-term vision for new upgrades and amenities to complement the long-established history of the property, and you have a unique vintage experience that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Independent spirit

Experience the unique mountainside modernism.

Small touches

With 14 rooms and suites, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for you. Each option pays homage to a time when extended stays and abundant luxuries were the norm. Rest easy on lavish king-sized beds, and take a trip back in time as you admire the original bathroom tile from 1956. Every guestroom overlooks the inviting heated pool and hot tub, ensuring that relaxation is but a few steps away.

Eat and drink

While Desert Hills cocoons you in a world of its own, gastronomic adventures await right next door. Adjacent to the retreat is the renowned Spencer's Restaurant, where culinary delights dance with Palm Springs tradition. And Spencer's is just the beginning—Desert Hills is only a stone's throw away from a diverse range of dining options, so you can indulge in everything from sophisticated French cuisine and chic bistros to fresh seafood delights and laid-back diners. Every meal promises a memorable culinary journey during your stay in Palm Springs.

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Rooms & Rates

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Located in the Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood of Palm Springs, California.

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Guest Services

  • Contactless check-in
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary onsite parking
  • Adults-only property (21 years or older)

Eat & Drink

  • Outdoor gas BBQs 

Fitness & Recreation 

  • Outdoor pool and hot tub

In-room amenities

  • Bath products
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Seating area (select rooms only)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Kitchenette (select rooms only)
  • Mini fridge or refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron and ironing board    
  • Patio

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 7 days prior to arrival to avoid a penalty charge of the total booking amount.
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