$187 per night

Room2 guests
Palm Springs, California
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When you think of palm-fringed SoCal desert oases, the words “Palm Springs” naturally come to mind. But it’s actually the whole Coachella Valley you’re picturing, from Palm Springs proper to Indio, and everywhere in between. This includes the upscale resort town of Indian Wells, which is perhaps most famous for its annual tennis tournament, but which, it turns out, is a worthy destination year-round. And thanks in part to the newly rejuvenated Sands Hotel and Spa, it’s got a luxury boutique hotel that’s on a level, both aesthetically and in terms of comfort, with the best in the region.

It’s a thorough reimagining of the original 1950s-era Sands, updated by designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard into something very contemporary, whose mid-century references are conscious rather than inherited and whose Moroccan influence gives it a visual identity all its own. The rooms, just 46 of them, are given plenty of space to spread out, and many come with private patios or balconies. The spa, naturally, plays up the Moroccan angle, and the pool, with its cabanas, is a delight. And the restaurant, the Pink Cabana, will serve Mediterranean-inspired fare — perfect for the hot days and cool desert nights of the Coachella Valley.

Text Courtesy of Tablet Hotels

Modern home with Exterior. Photo  of Sands Hotel & Spa
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Floor Lighting, End Tables, Ceiling Lighting, Chair, Rug Floor, Coffee Tables, and Table Lighting. Sands Hotel & Spa in Palm Springs, California Photo 2 of Sands Hotel & Spa

Sands Hotel & Spa in Palm Springs, California

Modern home with Bedroom. Photo 3 of Sands Hotel & Spa
Modern home with Hallway. Photo 4 of Sands Hotel & Spa
Modern home with Bedroom, Ceiling Lighting, Wall Lighting, Bed, and Rug Floor. Photo 5 of Sands Hotel & Spa
Modern home with Bath Room, Two Piece Toilet, Wall Lighting, Enclosed Shower, and Undermount Sink. Photo 6 of Sands Hotel & Spa
Modern home with Bath Room, Freestanding Tub, and Open Shower. Photo 7 of Sands Hotel & Spa
Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower. Photo 8 of Sands Hotel & Spa
Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, and Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower. Photo 9 of Sands Hotel & Spa

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Interior Design
  • Martyn Lawrence Bullard
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  • Sands Hotel and Spa

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