Need to know
Twenty, including two suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, also flexible.
Double rooms from $209.00, excluding tax at 12.69 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $24.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates include breakfast.
In case it’s not immediately obvious, the lobby (and check-in area) is in the central barn, past the pool as you come in from the carpark. There are no televisions or phones in the guestrooms – which means actually having to talk to a human in the main barn if you need something and no rolling cable news. Millennials needn’t panic: there’s WiFi.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, carpark, bicycles to borrow. In rooms: air-conditioning and argan-oil bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Easy access to the pool comes, predictably, from the Poolside Rooms, so this is the option for you if you want to be first to dive in at dawn. Those planning on sticking around for longer should book the Cabin, which has its own kitchenette for cooking up your farmers’-market finds. The rooms nearer to the main entrance have slightly more street noise than the others – we’re not talking sirens and speeding, but they’re not as pin-drop silent as the rest of the retreat. And if you’ve ever wanted to bathe in a horse-trough, ask for a room with a tub: around here, that means an erstwhile equine watering hole made out of super-deep steel.
There’s a heated outdoor pool in the middle of the property, with a hot tub at the end.
The hotel has an open-air massage tent with two treatment areas, for massages with a side helping of birdsong, burning sage and barking dogs. If that sounds a little noisy, move things in-room for an extra $20.
Vintage threads to match the impeccably mid-century surrounds, visors and baseball hats for withstanding the desert heat, and iPads if you really can’t bear to forgo TV.
The Garden Rooms have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.
Furry friends can come along for $100 a booking; this will get you dog bowls, toys and clean-up bags. See more pet-friendly hotels in Palm Springs.