Hotel at a Glance: Andreas Hotel & Spa
Opened in 1935, the Andreas Hotel & Spa harks back to Palm Springs’ beginnings as a resort destination. The boutique hotel’s earth-toned buildings topped with clay tiles surround a courtyard where guests lounge in poolside cabanas and by outdoor fireplaces. Inside, arched entryways lead to guest rooms with Tuscan-style details such as exposed ceiling beams.
- Deluxe queen rooms are outfitted with refrigerators and microwaves, as well as free high-speed WiFi.
- Spa day: After soaking in the mineral-infused jetted tub, guests unwind with treatments such as a rosemary-mint body scrub or anti-aging facial.
- Free extras: continental breakfast and hi-speed wi-fi
- Open 24/7: the outdoor pool and hot tub
- The poolside bar is the perfect spot to grab lunch or a nightcap.
- Downtown Palm Springs: Restaurants, shops, and Spa Resort Casino are all less than half a mile from the hotel.
- Extra relaxation come with some of this deals options with two glasses of champagne, 30-minute Vital C facial and 30-minute Swedish massage (per day).
Palm Springs, California: SoCal Resort Town with Midcentury Charm
Palm Springs is an oasis of outdoor recreation and old Hollywood glamour located about 100 miles from Los Angeles. Once the stomping grounds of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and the Rat Pack, the town still attracts A-list vacationers today. A stroll through the Movie Colony—which had its heyday between the 1930s and 1960s—will take you past the former homes of Dean Martin, Bob Hope, and Marilyn Monroe.
Palm Springs is also the birthplace of desert modernism, a Bauhaus-influenced architecture movement. You can explore the area’s famed midcentury-modern landmarks on a self-guided tour; grab a map at the Palm Springs Official Visitors Center, itself housed in an iconic building—a retro-futuristic Tramway Gas Station designed by Albert Frey. Furniture and clothing boutiques along Palm Canyon Drive embrace Palm Springs’ trademark aesthetic—what you might call Mad Men West. Nearby, the small but impressively curated Palm Springs Art Museum features works by Pablo Picasso and Robert Rauschenberg along with significant contemporary and Native American collections.
The sun shines more than 300 days a year in Palm Springs, which means you can play a round of golf or hike in the nearby Agua Caliente Indian Canyons no matter the season. It’s worth taking a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, whose cars rotate 360 degrees as they carry passengers to Mount San Jacinto’s Mountain Station, located 8,516 feet above sea level. About 40 miles northeast is the nearly 800,000-acre Joshua Tree National Park, which spans parts of the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. Hit one of the 12 nature trails for a chance to see desert bighorn sheep, snakes, and black-tailed jackrabbits.