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The Colony Palms Hotel & Bungalows

Caters to Adults Architecture: Historic


Colony Palms Hotel and Bungalows is a luxury, boutique property located one block off the city’s main design district, just steps from shopping, dining and nightlife.


First established in 1936 as the Colonial House, it was built by owner Al Wertheimer, a reputed mobster and member of the infamous Purple Gang.

After World War II, the hotel was renamed Howard Manor under the ownership of Robert Howard, the son of Charles Howard (owner of the championship racehorse Seabiscuit) and Andrea Leeds Howard, an Academy Award-nominated actress. The hotel remained a glamorous haven for Hollywood stars in Palms Springs for many years.

Today, Colony Palms Hotel is renovated and re-imagined under Designer/Hotelier Steve Hermann. The Colony Palms has been transformed into one of California’s premier luxury hotels and joined Hermann Luxury Resorts.

Rooms, Suites & Bungalows

Be transported back to a simpler time, while being ensconced in all of the luxuries of today. The 57 well appointed guest rooms feature vintage inspired furnishings and are spread throughout our lushly landscaped grounds. Each room is appointed with Kallista faucets, Frette Sheets, Frette Towels, Frette Robes, Le Labo Soaps and Shampoos, and Nespresso makers. Your comfort is assured.

The Colony King rooms is located in the historic original building with easy access to the pool and restaurant. Enjoy high ceilings, large bathrooms and vintage wallpaper. Premiere Rooms come with a balcony or patio. Book the Premiere with a fireplace for added ambiance.

Overlooking the entire property, the Veranda Suite is largest suite and will make you will feel like our most important guest. Featuring 1,200 square feet of private space with a large living area, huge bathroom and closet, and a working fireplace.

The Hermann Residence is a private residence on the property. This 3,500 square foot, 2-story house, defines opulent living. Featuring a large living room, separate large family room with 100” flatscreen T.V., billiards table, dinning room, fully equipped kitchen, huge master suite with steam shower, and private front and back yard.


The Colony Club

Evoking the glamour of the 20s and 30s, The Colony Club features a modern take on Art Deco, blending the sophisticated, the classical, and the modern to create a stunning setting that is as inspired as the food being served. Inside, the restaurant is reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy that speaks to its rich history as a popular stomping ground for former owner Al Wertheimer, the reputed mobster. Outside on the patio, you’ll be transported to the South of France, dining under striped umbrellas around the inviting pool.

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The Spa at Colony Palms

Tucked away in the lush grounds of palm trees and winding landscaped paths, you will find a peaceful respite – an escape for individual healing and transformation that engages mind, body, and soul. Offering a tempting menu of thoughtfully curated treatments, every detail has been carefully considered to ensure a memorable spa experience.

The spa menu features a diverse selection of restorative and replenishing massage treatments, body wraps, and facials.

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Welcome To The Block


  • Bikes
  • EV Charging Station
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hot Tub
  • Kitchenette
  • Minibar
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Room Service
  • Spa Facility
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet Parking

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The Colony Palms Hotel & Bungalows