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Cool Pools of Palm Springs

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Summer is upon us and there is only one place where everyone should be….at a cool Palm Springs pool. Who doesn’t love to sip, splash, then repeat? Of course, it’s hot outside, but that doesn’t take away from the cold water, pool toys, and crafted cocktails in citrus-colored plastic glasses . Luckily for you sun-worshippers, we have compiled our top picks of the most exquisite and laid-back pools  for you to enjoy during your own summer of love.

Arrive Palm Springs

Arrive is located in the Uptown Design District not far from Margaritaville. At Arrive you can relish in the courtyard pool and oversized Jacuzzi, or cozy-up in group fire pits with surround seating. Bocce ball, ping pong and a homemade ice cream shop add to the list of stress busters. You check in at the bar right next to the pool (who doesn’t like that?) and can just text if you need anything .This is an adults only property, but you are welcome to bring you well behaved dog. Bikes are available for cruising the local neighborhoods.

Margaritaville Palm Springs

Margaritaville is made for relaxing, with it’s island feel and plenty of space. Stay cool from the desert heat and enjoy the sunshine at one of their two exclusive resort pools. The 5 O’clock Somewhere pool is at the center of the action with a full-service bar ready to concoct a signature drink to immerse you into the Margaritaville experience. The Lone Palm Pool is for relaxing, but of course, there’s a tiki bar to enhance the fun. Loungers, daybeds and chairs around fire pits offer plenty of places to gather with family and friends or just relax under the stars.

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Korakia Pensione

Named “One of the Sexiest Pools in the World” by Travel and Leisure Magazine, not one, but two pools grace this exquisite jewel of a hotel located in the Historic Tennis District. Both salt water, the Moroccan pool is designed with an infinity edge and fire pits along the edge. This Palm Springs cool Mediterranean pool is washed with sunlight among whitewashed villas  and stone paths. Daybeds, yoga, daily tea, and breakfast poolside is all you’ll need to learn to daydream again.

Colony Palms Hotel & Bungalows

This beautiful and historic property has recently gone through a multi-million dollar renovation under the direction of designer Steve Hermann.  It now joins their sister property, the acclaimed L’Horizon Resort and Spa, and one of California’s premier adult only luxury hotels.

The outdoor restaurant is five feet away from the pool. The weekend can wind down with brunch at the Colony Club, so you can leave the great swim coverup on for a few more hours before you head home.  You’ll want to float in the pool all day, but you’d miss the casitas tucked about with private patios, outdoor lounge beds and bathtubs for two.

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Orbit In 

The Orbit In is a quintessential Palm Springs boutique 1950’s midcentury modern resort tucked away in the famous tennis neighborhood. It sports a poolside Boomerang bar where you can enjoy “Orbitinis.”  Rooms include retro style furniture, in-room bars, and vintage tile baths. Grab one of their cruiser bikes and explore Palm Springs.

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Ace Hotel & Swim Club

The pool scene at this hipster hotel is hot, and stays hot for all of summer. At the Ace Hotel you can enjoy live DJs, cocktails, pools, and hot tubs! This is a great place to be with friends when you escape to Palm Springs. Or if you have children, this is the place to go! It’s both bohemian and kid-friendly, in that artsy relaxed chic sort of way. Bring your kids, bring your dog, the Ace Hotel & Swim Club is family and pet-friendly. Not a guest? Not a problem! The Ace Hotel & Swim Club charge non-guest $25 a day to use the pool and fitness club. Be sure to check the events calendar for different events throughout the year.

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Saguaro Palm Springs

Isn’t one of the reasons you spend time in the pool is to get a little color? Then Saguaro Palm Springs has you covered with their its kaleidoscope of colors and vibrant atmosphere. Check out our cabanas that come with a dedicated server, minifridge, custom menus, TV, fan and more!

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Avalon Palm Springs

At the iconic Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs, the eclectic range of 70 Spanish-style lodgings, including romantic studios and 13 private villas follow in storied footsteps with deep residential comforts and 3 pools. Lounge all afternoon in a cabana, unwind at the spa, dine with us poolside, or make it an evening at the legendary Melvyn’s Restaurant & Casablanca Lounge, just steps away at Ingleside Inn. It’s magical at all hours…

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Sparrows Lodge

Sparrows Lodge is a completely restored 1950s retreat. You will be welcomed roadside with a simple hand-painted sign with two Sparrows. The Lodge has a modern rustic vibe that carries through to the rooms, communal barn, outdoor fire pit and vegetable garden.  The inviting pool is steps from your door. With no televisions or phones in the rooms, there is an environment of ease and simplicity.

Kimpton The Rowan

This seven story resort offers the only rooftop pool and lounge with stunning views of the entire valley and San Jacinto mountains. From this vantage point, you can also see the iconic windmill farms in the distance.  Escape the heat by submerging yourself in the clear blue water under the infinite blue sky. Or hide away in a luxe, shaded cabana.



These are just a few cool pools in Palm Springs. You can also find your own pool vibe at one of the more than 2,000+ vacation rentals in Palm Springs.

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