Hotel at a Glance: Saguaro Palm Springs
Bright splashes of lime green, coral, and fuchsia cover nearly every surface at the 4-star Saguaro Palm Springs. The hotel’s grounds and interiors feature sunshine-yellow pool umbrellas, pistachio-colored furniture, and rainbow-striped bedspreads. The architects say they drew inspiration from the 12 native desert wildflowers here. The hotel’s modern, funky vibe has even garnered the attention of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, the New York Times, and Condé Nast Traveler.The press says: The New York Times calls its “a hotel where you can rest your head on a rainbow.” Where you’ll stay: Guest rooms pop with color, and each comes with a 50-inch flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, hand-crafted Mexican furniture, and a private balcony. Lounge poolside or go swimming with an inflatable flamingo in the outdoor pool. DJ’s will be playing music at the pool on Saturdays throughout the Summer. Where to eat: Saguaro’s on-site bar and restaurant, El Jefe, celebrates Mexican cuisine with a premium tequila bar and small plates, including tacos stuffed with pork or crispy fish. All-new menus created by new executive chef in the restaurant, and are serving brunch on the patio. Find serenity with one of the hotel’s daily yoga classes or at the in-house spa. Palm Springs, California: SoCal Resort Town with Midcentury Charm
Palm Springs is an oasis of outdoor recreation and old Hollywood glamour located about 100 miles from Los Angeles. Once the stomping grounds of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and the Rat Pack, the town still attracts A-list vacationers today. A stroll through the Movie Colony—which had its heyday between the 1930s and 1960s—will take you past the former homes of Dean Martin, Bob Hope, and Marilyn Monroe.
Palm Springs is also the birthplace of desert modernism, a Bauhaus-influenced architecture movement. You can explore the area’s famed midcentury-modern landmarks on a self-guided tour; grab a map at the Palm Springs Official Visitors Center, itself housed in an iconic building—a retro-futuristic Tramway Gas Station designed by Albert Frey. Furniture and clothing boutiques along Palm Canyon Drive embrace Palm Springs’ trademark aesthetic—what you might call Mad Men West. Nearby, the small but impressively curated Palm Springs Art Museum features works by Pablo Picasso and Robert Rauschenberg along with significant contemporary and Native American collections.
The sun shines more than 300 days a year in Palm Springs, which means you can play a round of golf or hike in the nearby Agua Caliente Indian Canyons no matter the season. It’s worth taking a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, whose cars rotate 360 degrees as they carry passengers to Mount San Jacinto’s Mountain Station, located 8,516 feet above sea level. About 40 miles northeast is the nearly 800,000-acre Joshua Tree National Park, which spans parts of the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. Hit one of the 12 nature trails for a chance to see desert bighorn sheep, snakes, and black-tailed jackrabbits.
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased. 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable. No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate. Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in. No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in. Must be 21 or older to check in. Credit card required at check-in. $30 daily resort fee plus tax paid at check-in.