Restored 1930s Hotel with Modernist Architecture and Eclectic Décor
The exterior of the Posh Palm Springs Inn building is a prime example of the Streamline Moderne architectural style: white stucco exterior, flat roof, and lots of horizontal lines. The style was popular in the 1930s when the hotel was built, and a recent renovation helped to preserve this unique design. Inside, owners Mike and Suzy Antal have injected the old building with a playful character: there are lime-green walls, homemade abstract art pieces, and tropical bird cages painted in yellow and blue that house a pet cockatiel.
Throughout the property, there's a focus on keeping it laid-back. On a stroll around the hotel, you can peer out to the San Jacinto Mountains. The property wraps around a sparkling outdoor pool with towering palm trees at its fringes. Throughout the day, the staff fills up complimentary pitchers of iced tea and lemonade.
Between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., POSH hosts a three-course breakfast by the pool featuring homemade specialties such as french toast and egg casserole. Come evening, guests can mingle at a complimentary cocktail hour to sample hearty hors d'oeuvres and specialty martinis. In between meals, you can snack on handfuls of jellybeans and cashews throughout the hotel. And at night, the turndown service leaves guests some cookies and milk.
All of the guest rooms look toward the pool in the center of the property, but each room features its own eclectic décor. A traditional paisley duvet covers a funky, geometric two-poster bed in deluxe room #10. Deluxe room #4 was dubbed the "spicy retreat" for its burnt-orange bed linens and faucet dispensing coconut-curry sauce. A massive cityscape canvas lines deluxe room #8, a cozy nook dressed in taupe and powder blue.
Palm Springs, California: Desert City with Outdoor Recreation and Hollywood History
Nestled in the Coachella Valley in southern California, Palm Springs has fallen in and out of fashion over the course of the past two centuries. The desert town remained relatively unknown up until the 20th century, when it was "discovered" by Hollywood A-listers who were drawn to its temperate weather and tucked-away feel. Word spread quickly, and by 1950 the landscape was dotted with tennis courts, swimming pools, and flashy modern homes owned by Elvis and Frank Sinatra. Though it experienced a lull at the turn of the century, Palm Springs has emerged once again as a vacation hot spot. The sun shines on Palm Springs 350 days year on average, which makes it easy to hike or play on one of its designer golf courses year-round. Luxury spas and boutique shops cover the glitzy downtown area of "PS." There's an old kitschy feel that still survives in the town, which is now surrounded by a mix of retro mid-century hotels and new Mediterranean-inspired villas.
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