The hot mineral springs of Palm Springs draw millions of visitors each year, and the city of Palm Springs has plenty to offer tourists. Palm Springs is also extremely well known for the many unique and stylish hotels in the area. From the Old World luxury of The Willows to the community-based vibes at Arrival, the hotels of Palm Springs have a lot to offer. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Colony Palms Hotel
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At the Colony Palms, visitors to Palm Springs will love the intimate setting, with beautiful green gardens, masterfully designed rooms, and friendly, personal service. The 57 rooms, suites, and casitas at Colony Palms feature Moroccan and Spanish-style elements for a unique look, and feature plush bathrobes, comfortable linens, and well-stocked mini-fridges. The hotel has a large saltwater pool, which is heated when the weather gets colder, and plenty of cabanas and lounge chairs for relaxing by the pool. Guests can enjoy a massage at the spa, a lovely meal at the Purple Palm Restaurant, or an elegant wedding or event at the Palme D’Or, which was once a part-time residence of Frank Sinatra.
572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-969-1800
2.Palm Springs Hotels: Arrive
This modern, funky hotel focuses on community, serving as a connection point for travelers and locals. With group-sized firepits, games like ping pong and bocce ball, and private cabanas alongside the gorgeous pool, Arrive provides a perfect setup for a fun vacation. It also puts its emphasis on the locals of Palm Springs by supporting local businesses. Guests at Arrive can enjoy delicious local food at the Reservoir restaurant or try some Intelligentsia Coffee. There’s even an ice cream joint, which makes its own homemade treats. Rooms are comfortable and sleek, and the only thing that will make guests want to leave the hotel is the fact that Arrive offers so many great options for exploring the city of Palm Springs.
1551 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-507-1650
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3.Palm Springs Hotels: Ace Hotel and Swim Club
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The Ace Hotel and Swim Club was once a deserted mid-century hotel building and an old abandoned Denny’s restaurant. The current owners cleaned it up, and with a lot of work and even more love, they turned it into Ace Hotel. With 176 rooms, the Ace Hotel and Swim Club is now a funky, retro-modern hotel with swimming pools, lounge areas, a stargazing deck, a full-service spa, and event spaces for wedding, parties, or other gatherings. Guests will enjoy the comfortable, spacious rooms as well as the pet-friendly nature of the hotel, the gym, firepits, and more.
701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-325-9900
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4.Palm Springs Hotels: The Spring Resort and Day Spa
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At The Spring, guests can experience the peaceful beauty and tranquil atmosphere of a world-class hotel and resort. This hotel, which caters solely to guests over the age of 17, offers beautiful views of Palm Springs as well as of the two nearby peaks of San Jacinto and San Gorgonio, which are snow capped and picturesque. The resort offers twelve unique guest rooms, which include robes, slippers, rainhead showers, and music systems. Some suites come equipped with full kitchens and private entrances. The resort also offers complimentary breakfast to its guests, and guests are invited to take part in yoga classes or visit the spa.
12699 Reposo Way, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, Phone: 760-251-6700
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5.Palm Springs Hotels: Holiday House
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At the Holiday House, a 21+ boutique hotel with whimsical and midcentury furnishings, including beautifully artistic tilework and lots of bold shapes and colors, there are 28 beautiful and comfortable rooms with oversized showers, luxury bath products, and minibars. There are no televisions at Holiday House, because the hotel likes to focus on community. At the hotel’s restaurant, The Pantry, guests can enjoy a simple meal including a complimentary breakfast, daytime and evening meal selections, and a full bar that is open daily until 11pm. For entertainment and activities, the Holiday House has a swimming pool, outdoor shuffleboard court, bicycles, and games available for guest use.
200 W Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-320-8866
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6.Palm Springs Resorts: L'Horizon Resort & Spa
L’Horizon is a resort and spa that caters only to adults above the age of 21. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic getaway, a beautiful place with a classic California vibe. It was designed in the 1950s for a famous Hollywood mogul, but lives on today with all the glamour of the past and the added benefits of modern comforts. Guests can relax in the central pool area and enjoy a view of swaying palm trees set against a backdrop of mountains. The luxury boutique hotel has 25 bungalows for rent, spread out to allow privacy over the hotel’s 3-acre property. Each of the bungalows has private patios, marble bathtubs, vintage furniture, and outdoor showers.
1050 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-323-1858
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7.Hotels Near Me: Villa Royale
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The Villa Royale is a beautiful adults-only getaway with three villas that draws inspiration from Spanish and Post-War period architecture. Each villa is cozy and unique, with free Wi-Fi, comfortable bedding, and many options come equipped with working fireplaces, a hot tub and private patios. The hotel has two heated outdoor swimming pools.
1620 S Indian Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-327-2314
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8.Hotels Near Me: The Monkey Tree Hotel
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The Monkey Tree Hotel is a small, private 16-room retro boutique hotel in North Palm Springs, California, with spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains and only 37 miles from Joshua Tree National Park. Designed by architect Albert Frey and surrounded by an acre of lush landscaping, the hotel is decorated by vivid-colored original art. All rooms are contemporary and comfortable, with all modern amenities such as mini-fridges, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms have balconies, kitchens, and/or living room areas. The guests enjoy free parking and the complimentary breakfast is served in the small dining room or in the garden. There is a pool, a spa, a hot tub, and sauna.
2388 E Racquet Club Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-322-6059
9.Hotel Near Me: Avanti
Avanti Hotel is a boutique hotel that offers suites and studios with full kitchens, private patios, and free Wi-Fi and parking. Guests can enjoy the complimentary use of the hotel’s bicycles, free breakfast in the mornings, and incredibly comfortable beds with linens inspired by spa treatments. Avanti prides itself on offering comfort to its guests, who will love the spacious suites with memory foam king-sized beds. There is also a beautiful outdoor pool complete with lounge chairs and umbrellas for those sunny California days, a hot tub, and a morning coffee bar. Avanti is a pet-friendly hotel and makes every effort to make visiting dogs just as comfortable as their human companions.
354 E Stevens Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-327-3866
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10.Hotels Near Me: Andreas
The Andreas Hotel and Spa is located right in the center of downtown Palm Springs, and it is an ideal location for guests who wish to go out and explore. There are 25 historical guestrooms that harken back to the days when the hotel first opened in 1935, but with all the modern comforts expected in a classy hotel of the 21st century. Rooms are equipped with gorgeous bathrooms, complete with marble hot tubs and walk-in showers, as well as comfortable pillow-topped beds and plush bedding. Andreas Hotel offers spa treatments, a relaxing pool area, and complimentary breakfast.
227 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-327-5701
11.Palm Springs Hotels: Korakia
Korakia Pensione is a stunning retreat in Palm Springs that is modeled after a Mediterranean or Moroccan-style villa. The hotel offers complimentary bicycles so that guests may explore Palm Springs at their leisure, while for those who wish to relax at the retreat, Korakia provides a full cooked breakfast for its guests as well as a Moroccan-style afternoon tea, and has many activities available during the day, from lounging by one of the two heated pools to playing a game of bocce ball. Guests staying at the Korakia can book a single or couple’s massage at an indoor or outdoor spa session, and at night, when the hotel staff lights hundreds of candles around the hotel’s grounds, guests can take a peaceful stroll or watch one of the classic movies that Korakia screens each evening. Things to Do in Palm Springs
257 S Patencio Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-864-6411
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12.Palm Springs Hotels: The Parker
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The Parker offers luxury accommodation for guests in a bright, relaxed environment. The spacious rooms and villas are outfitted to suit every need, with options for enclosed patios, fully equipped kitchens, and private spa rooms with saunas. Guests can choose rooms that fit their desires, whether that means pool proximity, a private beach patio, or even a private screening room. The Parker offers five distinctive restaurants and bars on the premises where guests can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cocktail and each of these spots is designed in a classy and unique way. For the enjoyment of their guests, The Parker offers three indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a pétanque court, a croquet course, and much more.
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-770-5000
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13.Casa de los Desperados
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This bed and breakfast, located in the desert wilderness, offers its guest a very Wild West type of experience. The eco-friendly ranch is decorated with warm earth tones and rustic decor, very evocative of Native American as well as Western cultures. Meals at Casa de los Desperados are unique and expertly cooked by the hotel’s in-house chef, who comes up with creative and delicious meals for guests to enjoy. The owners of the bed and breakfast have three dogs, who are all very friendly, but potential guests who are not dog lovers may want to keep this in mind. There is some truly beautiful nature literally at the doorstep of the hotel, with miles and miles of gorgeous hiking trails in the vicinity, including the famous PCT (Pacific Crest Trail).
11940 Whitewater Canyon Rd, Whitewater, CA 92282, Phone: 760-325-7990
14.Palm Springs Hotels: Rendezvous
Step back in time with this retro hotel, which has ten unique rooms decorated in bright colors and funky, tasteful furniture. The rooms all surround a central pool and recreation area, with a hot tub and a firepit where guests can relax and enjoy each other’s company in the evenings. The hotel is quite historic, and has played host to some famous faces over the years, including Marilyn Monroe, whose favorite room is now called Pretty in Pink. At Rendezvous, guests can enjoy a complimentary daily happy hour, free breakfast, free bicycle rentals, and many in-room amenities like whirlpool tubs, flat-screen TVs, free movies, and much more.
1420 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-320-1178
15.Hotels Near Me: The Palm Springs Hotel
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There are nine boutique rooms in The Palm Springs Hotel, and guests staying there will feel right at home in the chic accommodations. The hotel’s rooms are named after famous film stars, and are each unique: Some come equipped with private living rooms or enclosed patio terraces, others have gorgeous mountain views, and one even has a spacious claw-foot bathtub. There is a small pool at the hotel that is perfect for lounging or taking a quick dip, and there is also a hot tub, a fire pit, and plenty of lounge chairs and seating in this communal area.
2135 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-459-1255
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16.The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn
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The sheer luxury of The Willows is very evocative of a beautiful Italian villa and the classic opulence of Old Hollywood. With tall, arched ceilings in shades of cream and beautifully detailed woodwork and fireplaces, a stay at The Willows is a brush with the luxury of the famous stars who historically stayed there, like Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Guests at The Willows will enjoy the comfortable rooms as well as the many amenities that the hotel offers, including an evening wine reception, the heated swimming pool, hot tub, and the three-course breakfast served each morning in a stunning setting overlooking a waterfall. These amenities, and so many more, are all included in the price of accommodation.
412 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-320-0771
17.Hotels in Palm Springs: Colt's Lodge
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Colt’s Lodge is one of the best-rated bed and breakfasts in Palm Springs, with eleven lovely guest rooms that feel like a quaint California cottage. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast service, and guests can choose to eat their meals in the indoor lounge area or outside by the pool or in the garden. Rooms are equipped with comfortable beds and linens, bathrobes, Wi-Fi, and USB charging stations. The staff prides themselves on adding personal touches to every guest’s visit, with spa treatments, barbecues, and a friendly and helpful group of employees who make it their mission to ensure every guest’s enjoyment.
1586 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-323-2231
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18.Triada Palm Springs, Autograph Collection
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The Triada lies near the gorgeous San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs, a beautiful respite from everyday life. Built in the Spanish colonial style, Triada offers chic and elegant rooms to its guests, featuring Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and flat-screen TVs. Guests can choose to upgrade to a suite, where they will also find full kitchens and private living rooms. In-room spa treatments are offered, and after a relaxing massage, guests can enjoy a delicious meal at the Illuminara restaurant, which features many locally sourced ingredients and dishes, or enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail by the pool.
640 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-844-7000
19.Hotels in Palm Springs: Rainbow Inn
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Tranquility is the word that comes to mind when looking at the Rainbow Inn, which is located in a large house in the alpine woods near Idyllwild, California. The ambience is decidedly intimate, making the Rainbow Inn the perfect destination for a weekend couple’s getaway or a small wedding. The inn is easily accessible from the town of Idyllwild, where visitors will find many quaint shops and restaurants. There are five guest rooms in the inn, each with large bathtubs, Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and air conditioning. Many of the rooms even come with their own fireplace. Breakfast for two guests is included in the price of a room.
1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-323-1711
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20.Palm Springs Hotels: Los Arboles
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The vibe at Los Arboles is warm and charming, with Mexican-inspired decor and even a Mexican restaurant. The 21 guest rooms feature full baths and showers with gorgeous Mexican tiles, flat-screen TVs, luxury bath products, and Wi-Fi access. Some rooms also feature fireplaces, hot tubs, enclosed outdoor sitting areas, and bar areas. There is a central courtyard with a heated swimming pool, hot tub, sun deck, and cruiser bikes available for guests. There is also a massage specialist on call for any aches and pains that need to be relieved. At the El Mirasol Restaurant, guests will enjoy amazing Mexican food in a beautiful patio setting with views of the San Jacinto Mountains.
784 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-459-3605
21.Palm Springs Hotels: Avalon Hotel
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Located right in the heart of Palm Springs, the Avalon Hotel lies on 4 acres of lovely garden property. With rooms, suites, studios, and private bungalows available for rent, the Avalon Hotel offers lots of options for guests with every desire. The 13 historic bungalows come in one or two-bedroom options, with fireplaces, full kitchens, and private patios as well as a personal bungalow manager, who can stock the fridge, make reservations, or ensure that guests’ children have everything they need. The hotel is also home to the Estrella Spa, the Chi Chi restaurant, and big event spaces for weddings and parties.
415 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-318-3012
22.Hotels in Palm Springs: The Old Ranch Inn
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The Old Ranch Inn feels a lot like stepping into the Old West, but with a touch less dust and a lot more luxury. Located on a gated property with beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, the Old Ranch Inn offers eight luxurious, spacious suites, decorated with rustic wooden furniture and country-chic decor. Each suite has its own private patio, kitchenette, and top-shelf toiletries and some have fireplaces. The suites are all situated around the centrally located, heated pool, and in the mornings, all guests are invited to partake in a hearty buffet breakfast consisting of fruit, yogurt, bagels, and fresh pastries as well as a full tea and coffee bar from Starbucks.
220 S Patencio Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 877-565-3726
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23.Palm Springs Hotel California
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The Palm Springs Hotel California offers a number of room options for visitors, from a double queen room all the way up to a poolside king suite. The hotel offers a fully stocked community kitchen for its guests, BBQ grill areas, free parking, and free Wi-Fi. There is also a private courtyard for guest use with a hot tub, heated swimming pool, and a candlelit patio where guests can enjoy a meal or a drink under the shade of a banana frond. The hotel is fully stocked with a library of DVDs, board games, and even cruiser bikes, so there will never be a shortage of things to do.
424 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-322-8855
24.Hotel Near Me: Sparrow's Lodge
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This gorgeous hotel features high, exposed ceilings, beautiful woodwork and stonework details, and an adults-only policy. At Sparrows Lodge, guests can rent a room, a suite, or a cabin for a relaxing getaway. Rooms pointedly have no televisions so that guests can enjoy each other’s company by the pool, around a firepit, or with a drink at the bar. Pets under 35 lbs. are welcome for a flat $100 fee, and the hotel’s daily resort fee of $18 includes amenities like Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and use of the hotel’s cruiser bikes. In The Barn Kitchen, guests can enjoy a meal with an ever-changing menu and a full bar that is open daily until 11pm.
1330 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-327-2300
25.Palm Springs Hotels: Little Paradise Hotel
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Little Paradise Hotel is an adults-only hotel surrounded by the stunning beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains. Guests at Little Paradise can enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi, plush bathrobes, and curved TV sets with access to streaming services. Each room is equipped with two private furnished patios, luxury showerheads with massage jets, and kitchenettes. The saltwater pool is heated and surrounded by plenty of lounge chairs and cabanas, and on hot days there is a gentle misting system that will keep guests nice and cool in the sunshine. The Little Paradise Hotel offers complimentary breakfast each morning as well as free amenities like parking and bicycle usage.
435 E Avenida Olancha, Palm Springs, CA 92264, Phone: 760-832-9025
25 Best Palm Springs Hotels, Resorts & Inns
- Colony Palms Hotel, Photo: Colony Palms Hotel
- Palm Springs Hotels: Arrive, Photo: Arrive
- Palm Springs Hotels: Ace Hotel and Swim Club, Photo: Ace Hotel and Swim Club
- Palm Springs Hotels: The Spring Resort and Day Spa, Photo: The Spring Resort and Day Spa
- Palm Springs Hotels: Holiday House, Photo: Holiday House
- Palm Springs Resorts: L'Horizon Resort & Spa, Photo: L'Horizon
- Hotels Near Me: Villa Royale, Photo: Villa Royale
- Hotels Near Me: The Monkey Tree Hotel, Photo: The Monkey Tree Hotel
- Hotel Near Me: Avanti, Photo: Avanti
- Hotels Near Me: Andreas, Photo: Andreas
- Palm Springs Hotels: Korakia, Photo: Korakia
- Palm Springs Hotels: The Parker, Photo: The Parker
- Casa de los Desperados, Photo: Casa de los Desperados
- Palm Springs Hotels: Rendezvous, Photo: Rendezvous
- Hotels Near Me: The Palm Springs Hotel, Photo: The Palm Springs Hotel
- The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, Photo: The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn
- Hotels in Palm Springs: Colt's Lodge, Photo: Colt's Lodge
- Triada Palm Springs, Autograph Collection, Photo: Triada Palm Springs, Autograph Collection
- Hotels in Palm Springs: Rainbow Inn, Photo: Courtesy of straub-fotos.de - Fotolia.co
- Palm Springs Hotels: Los Arboles, Photo: Los Arboles
- Palm Springs Hotels: Avalon Hotel, Photo: Avalon Hotel
- Hotels in Palm Springs: The Old Ranch Inn, Photo: The Old Ranch Inn
- Palm Springs Hotel California, Photo: Palm Springs Hotel California
- Hotel Near Me: Sparrow's Lodge, Photo: Courtesy of Marko Novkov - Fotolia.com
- Palm Springs Hotels: Little Paradise Hotel, Photo: Little Paradise Hotel
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Lido Palms Resort and Spa is a premier destination for guests looking to explore Palm Springs or Joshua Tree State Park. The area is home to natural hot springs and mineral springs, and the hotel’s well uses these natural hot waters for their indoor and outdoor swimming pools, so guests can see for themselves if the mythical curative properties of the hot spring water have any merit. The spacious rooms at Lido Palms are private, with Wi-Fi and fully equipped kitchens, and guests can choose from a double room and a king-sized room. Lido Palms also offers spa packages to its guests, which vary and can include facials, body wrap treatments, and massages.
12801 Tamar Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, Phone: 760-329-6033
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More Ideas: Palm Springs Air Museum
Visitors to Palm Springs Air Museum, one of the top aviation museums in the world, can see planes from World War II and the Korea/Vietnam Area inside climate controlled hangars and an outside tarmac. The Palm Springs Air Museum began with an idea between three men, Charlie Mayer, Pete Madison and Dr. Mort Gubin in 1993 during an airport commission meeting.
Madison was a former pilot who brought in Bob Pong, a collector of Warbirds and a naval Aviator to help and soon the Palm Spring City Council was also on board. Construction on the museum began in February of 1996 and by November of the same year, the two-hangar museum was opened to the public showcasing warbirds from World War II and the Korean/Vietnam Era. A Third Hangar was opened in 1999 and just recently, the fourth hangar was opened in May of 2017.
More than 100,000 people visit the Palm Springs Air Museum annually which is now 85,000 square feet with more than 59 vintage aircraft. The Museum is also dedicated to education through the Berger Foundation Youth Exploration Center, Classroom Annex, The General Ken Miles Science Center, Library and Education Center, Community Room, and Theater.
The Museum is pet friendly, interactive and open daily from 10am to 5pm (except for select holidays) with free parking. Admission prices are detailed online.
There are more than 59 vintage aircraft at the Palm Springs Air Museum from the World War II, Korean and Vietnam Eras. Some of the planes include the Gruman F4F Wildcat, Curtiss P40 Warhawk, Douglass SBD Dauntless, Helicopter Iroquois, Bell P-63 Kingcobra, North American P-51 Mustang Bunny, Hell AH-1 Huey Cobra Helicopter and many more.
Normal Lawrence Sirota D-Day Glider’s Exhibit- This new exhibit is commemorative of the silent gliders that were used in World War II including the landing at Normandy which was part of one of the largest allied assaults during the war. Included in the exhibit is one of the real training gliders and a reconstruction of an interior that was used. The glider strategy faced a 50% casualty rate which the men who participated were aware of going into Normandy. The display also showcased rare photographs, maps, and strategical plans.
Tours- Groups tours can be arranged and are guided by docents that are veterans and/or former pilots through all four hangars. Tours are approximately 2 hours in length with a 15-person minimum that required 2 weeks advanced reservations. Box lunches can be provided for an additional fee. Educational features included for school and youth group tours include a 30-minute science exploration class. Self-guided tours are included in general museum admission.
Airshows- There are four aircraft at Palm Springs Air Museum that are available for private flight demonstrations off site. C-47 “What’s Up Doc”, P-63 King Cobra “Pretty Polly”, P-51D Mustang “Bunny”, and T-28B Trojan basic trainer. Each flight is subject to weather conditions, mechanical inspection the day of the flight plan and if the minimum number of seats for the flight is sold. Details about each plane and flight requirements can be found on the museum website.
Warbird Flights- There are two planes, the C-47 Skytrain and P-51 Mustang, that visitors can book a short flight experience on while visiting the Palm Spring Air Museum. Flying in the C-47 is dependent upon whether is a pilot is available and if all 5 seats are sold for the flight. Weather conditions and mechanical inspection is also a factor on flight plans. The Mustang will be available for flights beginning Spring 2018.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is proud to host and sponsor several annual events that the community can look forward to every year.
Annual Memorial Day Flor Drop & Air Fair- Every Memorial Day Weekend the museum hosts flight exhibitions, air shows, live music, and the dropping of 3,000 red and white carnations from the B-25 Mitchell Bomber Pacific Princess in remembrance of those lost in war. Food vendor, a beer garden, children and family activities, and more is available.
Chili Cook Off and Car Show- Every fall the annual Chili Cook off and Car show features more than 100 classic cars and all the best chili recipes cooked by museum volunteers. Community members vote on the best chili.
Santa Fly In- Santa arrives at the museum by vintage airplane and hangs out presents and treats to children under 12. Real Snow is also available for kids to play in on a weekend in December.
Annual Gala- This fundraising event for the museum is held on the second Friday in February and is black tie or military attire.
Craft Beer Festival- Third Saturday in November, this festival is always a favorite in the community and is for 21 and older only with live music, flight exhibition and local craft breweries and food vendors showcased.
745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, California, 92262, Phone: 760-778-6262
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