Enjoy frozen Negronis around the fire pit. Read an embarrassingly cheesy novel in the hammock. Or just kick back beside our 40-foot commercial-size pool with its four brand new cabanas (including a dining tent). Surrounded by walls and tall hedges, you’ll be far from the crowds–but just a short stroll from downtown Palm Springs.
We designed El Cid to be a different kind of hotel—one shaped by our own luxury travel experiences. Over the years, the things we’ve come to appreciate most are simplicity, comfort and thoughtful design.
As smaller boutique hotels and high-end vacation have created an ever changing, ever expanding range of accommodations, guest preferences have evolved as well. It’s no longer just about seeing and being seen. Or choosing the largest property with the most amenities. It’s about spending time with friends and family in a more intimate way. On your own terms. Without needless drama or distractions.
We designed El Cid to accommodate only one select group at a time. Which means you and your friends can relax like Hollywood royalty—in total privacy and seclusion.
Six completely new, bungalow style units (a total of 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms) offer polished concrete floors, lots of leather and reclaimed wood, and a fun, California boho style. Most units offer living and dining areas and kitchenettes with wine fridges. All have fast internet and extra-large 4K TVs.
The way we see it, if all you want is to be left alone, why pay a huge overhead for lots of staff? Like us, you probably don’t mind walking 5 feet to the bar to fix your own gin & tonic, right? Of course, our concierge will be happy to arrange whatever services your group does require, from housekeeping and catering to yoga, spa services and entertainment. That way you can pay for the services you want—instead of the ones you don’t. Think of it as an a la carte menu built around your own personal preferences.
In a town where over the top design is expected, we’ve purposely emphasized restraint. We’ve kept things casual, yet undeniably comfortable. Best of all, our beautiful setting—within walking distance of downtown Palm Springs—makes El Cid ideal for all kinds of important events, from birthdays and bachelorette parties to family reunions and corporate retreats.
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