One-Night Stay at Riviera in Palm Springs, CA

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Revamped 4-Star Resort Maintains Midcentury Glamour

In the 1960s, members of the Rat Pack could often be found sipping cocktails by the pool at Riviera Palm Springs, and Elvis Presley was known to rent out the resort for rehearsals and R & R between tours. The Riviera of today still embodies the cool, midcentury glamour of Sinatra’s heyday, but it does so through more contemporary style thanks to a recent $70 million face-lift and the hum of near-constant activity, from live jazz music to late-night DJ sessions.

A collection of three-story, Old California–style bungalows are spread out over the Riviera's 24-acre campus. Each guest room overlooks either the San Jacinto Mountains or landscaped gardens. Designed like a wheel with spokes, the resort centers on a hub containing a restaurant, a large swimming pool, and the Bikini Bar—a pool deck set beneath a hand-woven thatched hut. Day beds and cabanas outfitted with TVs and misting fans surround the pool, while sarong-clad servers deliver poolside drinks for daytime and evening cocktail parties.

The onsite SpaTerre—named one of the Best of the Best by Palm Springs Life in 2010—offers a full menu of services in a Thai-inspired oasis. Waterfalls, sparkling pools, and dramatic readings of lotion-bottle labels set the scene inside the spa’s Buddha Lounge. Here, you can enjoy several relaxing treatments, ranging from facials and massages to medical-grade body wraps and microdermabrasion.

Palm Springs, California: Desert Retreat with Architectural Treasures

Palm Springs lies on the edge of the Coachella Valley, surrounded by mountain ranges that help to create a year-round sunny climate. The perfect weather and relative proximity to Los Angeles sparked an influx of Hollywood’s elite during the 1950s and '60s. Some of the era’s most influential architects—including Albert Frey and Richard Neutra—were brought in to design homes for these celebrity getaways, thus giving the town a clean, modernist look. Much of the architecture reflects the landscape by incorporating natural resources and blending indoor and outdoor spaces.

Many of Palm Springs’s iconic buildings have been preserved and operate today as hotels, restaurants, and boutique shops as well as private residences. Be on the lookout for treasures from Hollywood’s golden era, including Dean Martin's old digs, a cement block inscribed with George Hamilton's signature, and Snuffleupagus’s winter condo.

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

What You Get

One-night stay for two. Up to two kids 16 or younger stay free.

  • Option 1: $99 for a Riviera king room (up to a $249 value)
  • Option 2: $109 for a Rivera two-queen room (up to a $257 value)

Book by: 12/28/12

Travel by: 1/12/13

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


  • Full-service spa
  • In-house bars, lounges, and fine dining
  • Two outdoor pools
  • Two onsite retail boutiques
  • Fitness center and tennis courts
  • Free self-parking

The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/28/12 or promo value expires
  • Complete travel by 1/12/13
  • Not valid 11/3/12, 11/10/12, 11/13/12-11/14/12, 11/16/12-11/17/12, 12/7/12-12/8/12, or 12/31/12
  • Limit 4/person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 4/visit
  • 2-night minimum stay required for 11/22/12 check-in
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation req'd, subject to availability
  • 72hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Cc req'd at check-in
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Not valid w/ reward pts
  • $28/day resort fee and 15.605% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 17 or older; no charge for guests 16 or younger
  • 37-inch or 42-inch LCD flat-screen TV
  • Free WiFi

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Resort fee includes: fitness-center access, local calls, self-parking, in-room coffee, daily newspaper upon request, tennis-court access, wireless Internet access, and computer-center access
  • Parking: $20 for valet parking; free self-parking
  • Rollaway: available for $50 per day
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property; policy strictly enforced: $250 charge per incident.
  • Pet policy: pets up to 50 pounds may be added for $100 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 4 miles from Palm Springs Airport (PSP)
  • By cab: about $15 from PSP
  • By car: about 55 miles east of Riverside

Customer Reviews

Quiet, relaxing and friendly service.
Charlie G. · 7 days ago
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon for 3 nights. We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel could've been a little cleaner, but other than that we had a great time. The pools are great and the customer service was fantastic. The room itself was very nice and the hotel is very close to a lot of places. They have complimentary bikes to ride which we really enjoyed! Overall, we loved our stay!
Andrea G. · August 14, 2017
Ambience is nice, and it has easy access from the freeway.
Afa S. · August 7, 2017
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