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The Suite Life: Palm Springs Luxury Resorts

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By Barbara Beckley

Prepare to be enveloped in the pinnacle of luxury at Palm Springs’ luxury resorts. These luxury suites redefine opulence and comfort, offering a sanctuary for those searching for a romantic escape, a rejuvenating solo retreat, or a lavish vacation. Accompany us as we set off on a voyage to discover the finest suites Palm Springs offers. Unearth unparalleled amenities, exceptional service, and exquisite attention to detail elevate these suites to the ultimate retreat in this sun-drenched paradise.

Auric House, Korakia Pensione  — 6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths

Experience the epitome of exclusivity at the Auric House, Korakia Pensione. This one-of-a-kind residence, a rare gem, offers the privacy of a personal abode combined with the bespoke services of a boutique hotel. The Spanish Revival-style estate, meticulously preserved and tastefully modernized, can accommodate up to 12 guests in its six bedrooms and six baths. The hand-cut stone floors and thick adobe walls whisper of its glamorous 1930s history. Enjoy the well-equipped kitchen with an indoor/outdoor dining table, formal dining room and living room, two indoor fireplaces, Moroccan-style courtyard, heated pool and hot tub, outdoor fireplace with lounge seating, and breezy outdoor dining area. The hotel is at your service, from staffing a dinner party to a relaxing massage in the poolside stone portico. Nestled beneath the San Jacinto Mountains in the Historic Tennis Club neighborhood, this retreat is like no other.

Auric House at Korakia

The Arlo Suite at The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs – 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring vistas from The Arlo Suite, perched atop Palm Springs’ tallest hotel. Enveloped by the dramatic panoramas of the San Jacinto Mountains, downtown Palm Springs, and the Coachella Valley, this suite offers a dreamscape experience. The floor-to-ceiling window walls and two unique wrap-around balconies blur the lines between indoors and outdoors, creating a sense of wonder. This is Palm Springs’ highest suite, a 1,500 square feet oasis on the rooftop seventh floor, including an ultra-chic living room, dining room with a billiards table, view-filled bedroom, and two posh baths including a deep soaking tub, and spa-style showers. The Arlo Suite is more than just luxurious accommodations; It’s a gateway to the heart of Palm Springs. Situated on Downtown Palm Springs’ A-list corner, you’ll have the Marilyn Statue, Palm Springs Art Museum, and trendy dining and shopping at your doorstep. Plus, first-class hotel amenities include Palm Springs’ highest rooftop pool, gourmet dining with wrap-around views at 4 Saints rooftop restaurant – and six pickleball courts.

Arlo Suite Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs 2017. Photographed by Laure Joliet
Credit: Laure Joliet

The Gloria Swanson Residence at Amin Casa Palm Springs – 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Embodying the luxury of life in Palm Springs, the former residence of Hollywood screen legend Gloria Swanson puts you in the lap of luxury amid grand, elegant living spaces impeccably updated while retaining the original 1930s Spanish-style glamour and unrivaled hospitality. It’s the most coveted residence in this intimate, club-like, adult-only resort in the heart of Palm Springs, just a few blocks from galleries, shops, and restaurants.

Sumptuous amenities include a grand entrance and outdoor seating, a thoughtfully appointed living room with a stone fireplace, custom furnishings, and artwork, a dining area for four guests, a fully equipped kitchen with custom cabinetry, and two posh bedrooms with ensuite baths. (It’s been rumored Joe Kennedy slept here.) Perfect for enjoying the resort’s over-the-top services, including in-residence gourmet meal delivery, in-residence professional massage, private trainer for exercise, mobile car wash, arrangements for dining and entertainment, recommendations to local activities and events, and in-residence aromatherapy diffuser. And beautiful resort gardens, pool, and Jacuzzi.

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L’Horizon Hotel and Resort  – 1 & 2 Bedroom, 1 & 2 Bath

The epitome of midcentury modern designer living, the indulgence of Palm Springs’ Hollywood era is at its glamorous best in each of L’Horizon’s 25 exquisite indoor-outdoor bungalows designed in 1952 by master midcentury architect William F. Cody. Scattered across three acres around a lavish pool, these architecturally significant bungalows feature private patios, outdoor showers, marble baths, a mix of bespoke and high-end vintage furnishings, including original mid-mod metal fireplaces, glass walls, Frette linens, and Le Labo toiletries. Its services are equally luxe, including spa treatments under white cabanas at The Spa and refined Euro/California dining at SO+PA restaurant, also available for in-room enjoyment. Adults only 21+.

Arguably, it is one of the most spectacular accommodations worldwide and easily the ultimate in Palm Springs. The Residence at L’ Horizon is posh to the max. William F. Cody also designed the original 5,000-square-foot home of Hollywood movie mogul Jack Wrather. Perks include complete privacy, a full-sized private pool, a walled garden, and unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains from the living room and lawn. Enjoy it as your one-bedroom home. Or reserve the second bedroom separately for a 2-bedroom friends/family retreat. Architectural wows include glass living room walls overlooking the pool and lawn, Instagram-worthy mid-century sunken seating surrounding the wood-burning fireplace, and a wet bar.

L'Horizon Palm Springs The Residence

Hermann Bungalows Fireplace Suite – 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

Make like a Shag painting and sip cocktails by the mid-mod fire in this 2,000-sq. ft. stunner boasting an oversized living room with a marble fireplace, walnut shelving, and moveable glass walls that open onto an enormous private garden with seating and a private Jacuzzi. Walnut walls, Venetian terrazzo floors, a vintage bar, and a large sectional sofa mix with luxe contemporary appointments to create an ultra-sophisticated setting. Bed-and-bath luxuries include an indoor/outdoor shower, soaking tub, mosaic marble, and a large double vanity with Calcutta countertops and THG faucets.

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The Gene Autry Residence at The Parker – 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Once the private home of millionaire-movie-star-turned-entrepreneur Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy, this mid-century modern abode on The Parker hotel grounds combines posh privacy with The Parker’s hip services, accessed by a welcoming front lawn, the 2,196-square-foot residence includes a private massage treatment room, sauna-steam room, and large screening room. Its classic architecture with low-slung horizontal planes, white slump block cladding, and open-air pass-through to a private patio equals luxurious indoor-outdoor living. Think cocktails on the terrace or in the expansive open-plan living room. Additional features include a dining room, bar, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, Jacuzzi, and a private garden.


 The Hermann Residence at The Colony Palms Hotel and Bungalows – 1 or 2 Bedrooms, 1 or 2 Baths

The private residence of Montecito-based designer and hotel owner Steve Hermann, when he’s on the property, defines luxury in 3,500 square feet of exquisite living space on two levels punctuated by high vaulted ceilings, a private veranda overlooking the entire property, a private backyard, and a front courtyard. Unwind in the living room, with an artisanal minibar; the family room with a 100-inch flat-screen TV and billiards table; the dining room, fully equipped kitchen, and huge primary suite with steam shower, oversized double sink vanity, and Le Labo bath products. Refinements include hand-chipped limestone floors, hand-embroidered drapes, and other lux furnishings. It can also be configured with an additional bedroom to create a 4,000-square-foot, two-bedroom home-away-from-home.


Two Bedroom Bungalow at Avalon Palm Springs – 2 bedrooms, one bath.

The bungalow features spacious living rooms with fireplaces, a dining room, and a kitchen. Here, The Avalon personalizes its boutique services and amenities to fit residents’ personalities. This 800 sq. ft. bungalow has re-imagined Palm Springs’ golden age with fresh-faced exuberance and a wink of Hollywood style.

This historic property was built in 1923 as Estrella Villas, one of the swankiest villas in Palm Springs. Jackie Cooper stayed here in the 1930’s.  Bing Crosby and his wife, Dixie Lee, would also be guests. In 1941, Judy Garland enjoyed a few weeks at Estrella Villas. Today, the property has been redesigned under the direction of interior designer Kelly Wearsler.

Anchored by the world-class Estrella Spa, indulge yourself with indoor and outdoor spa services, now including the CBD Spa Experience; perhaps a private trainer in the fully loaded fitness center, or Tai Chi classes, and free yoga and guided meditation classes.

A modern living room with a lit fireplace, flanked by two high-back chairs, a glass-topped coffee table, and a view into a dining area with white chairs and curtains.

Two Bedroom Impala at Villa Royale – 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

Perfect for families or small groups looking to get away, it features two king sleeping rooms, a living room, and a fully stocked honor bar. Includes continental breakfast, welcome drink at check-in, and bicycles. Pet friendly.

A well-decorated room featuring a dark hexagonal tile floor, wooden mid-century modern-style dresser, black flat-screen TV on the wall, and a round ceiling light fixture. To the right, a tall potted plant with yellow leaves by a black vase sits on a wooden instrument case, and to the left, a doorway leads to a bright area with obscured glass, showcasing a silhouette of a tree outside. Decorative elements include a framed poster, a small photo on the wall, and a circular table with a vase and greenery.

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