Indian Wells Resort Hotel - Greater Palm Springs, CA

One- or Two-Night Stay with Welcome Drinks and Breakfast at Indian Wells Resort Hotel in Greater Palm Springs, CA

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Chic Desert Hotel with Hollywood Pedigree

Founded in 1957 by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Indian Wells Resort Hotel attracted a roster of A-list guests from the get-go. Designed as an exclusive winter getaway, the resort gave celebrities a chance to play tennis or golf and lounge poolside in the desert sun. You can follow in their footsteps today at the retro-chic hotel, which still channels the glamour of Palm Springs's midcentury heyday.

Golfers will want to schedule a tee time at Indian Wells Country Club's private course, the original home of the PGA's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. In 1995, the tournament brought presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Gerald Ford to town for a legendary round of bipartisan golf. Resort guests enjoy preferred tee times at the Indian Wells Golf Course, which includes the Celebrity and Players courses that feature majestic mountain views.

Pop into the onsite restaurant and lounge, Frank’s Place—named after Ol' Blue Eyes himself—for a meal or whiskey on the rocks. Singer Frank DiSalvo belts out Rat Pack classics in the lounge every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Next to the outdoor pool, chefs sling sandwiches, salads, and tropical cocktails at the Palm Terrace, which overlooks the golf course’s 11th green.

All guest rooms come with private balconies offering views of the pool or the surrounding desert landscape. One-bedroom suites overlook the Santa Rosa Mountains and the country club. In the morning, head to Frank’s Place to dig into a deluxe continental breakfast that includes belgian waffles, breakfast sandwiches, and french toast.

Indian Wells, California: Desert City with Outdoor Recreation and Hollywood History outside Palms Springs

Located just 17 miles southeast of Palm Springs, the temperate weather and tucked-away feel of Indian Wells and its neighboring towns attracted Hollywood royalty to the area in the 1950s and '60s. President Dwight D. Eisenhower enjoyed the area so much that he made Indian Wells his winter home.

Though it experienced a lull at the turn of the century, the greater Palm Springs area has emerged once again as a vacation hot spot. The sun shines roughly 350 days a year here, so the abundant hiking trails and designer golf courses stay open all year. Luxury spas and boutique shops fill Palm Springs’s glitzy downtown area, which is surrounded by chic, midcentury hotels and elaborate, Mediterranean-inspired villas.

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What You Get

  • Stay for up to four with welcome drinks and hot daily breakfast for two. Click here to see all options.


Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/28/13
Travel by: 6/30/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 13.25% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $20 resort fee per day not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Onsite restaurants
  • Golf courses
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary light appetizers during happy hour
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/28/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 6/30/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 72hr cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in and 21 or older to drink alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • $20 resort fee per day and 13.25% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe Room

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2 for king; 4 for double
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 for king; 4 for double
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Deluxe Room with a View

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2 for king; 4 for double
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 for king; 4 for double
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Desert views

Suite

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2 for king; 4 for double
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 for king; 4 for double
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and Indian Wells Country Club
  • Separate living area and two bathrooms

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Resort fee includes: WiFi, cable TV, outdoor pool, access to private golf course (other fees may apply), and fitness-center access
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 15 miles from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
  • By cab: about $40 from PSP
  • By car: about 17 miles southeast of Palm Springs, CA

Traveler's Tips

  • Reservations are strongly recommended for Frank DiSalvo's lounge act on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., September–May.

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