"Vintage Hollywood luxury in a secluded desert oasis"

Need to know

    • 25 rooms
    • Palm Springs, California
    • Stylish mid-century modern spa, perfect for escaping the summer heat

We love

  • SO•PA, the hotel’s restaurant.  Experience outdoor dining under a canopy of leaves and cooled by a soft mist.
  • The bathroom and outdoor shower!  Beautifully designed with an eye for small touches, like the gentle automatic night lighting.
  • Free yoga classes held on the crisp green lawn.

 

Top Secret

While the pool, bar, and spa beds are the focal points of the grounds, look around to find a bocce court (the perfectly patrician game to be played at this high-class spa), as well as several hammocks tucked away privately under the palm trees.
For those looking for a bit of extra classic flare, book the Fireplace Suite Bungalow- Marilyn Monroe's previous personal suite!
 

Origins

L'Horizon Hotel started out in 1952 as a Hollywood executive's private retreat to allow his famous friends to relax in style, and has seen visits by Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Presidents Reagan and Nixon. In 2014, the hotel was renovated by Steve Hermann, architect for the West Coast elite.

The Review

Recalling the vacation playgrounds of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, L'Horizon Resort and Spa transports its guests to the golden era of 1950's Hollywood with stylish Desert-Modernism.  Recently renovated by architect Steve Hermann, the hotel's rooms are spacious and open, with sleek wood and glass finishes, warm mood lighting from vintage exposed-filament bulbs, and deep, soft beds.  With its own private entrance set among palm trees and giant flowering cacti, each bungalow is a relaxing, insulating, cocoon.  

The retro charm continues into the hotel grounds, carefully manicured to embrace the Californian desert.  Guests lounging in the shade of the cabana can order drinks from the poolside bar, enjoy complimentary hand and foot massages, or simply marvel at the backdrop of the nearby San Jacinto mountains disappearing into the sky.  Floating in the pristine, cool pool at dusk under the palm trees brings a whole new level of indulgence.  
  
Friendly, funny, and enthusiastic, the hotel staff is L'Horizon's final key to success.  Upon arrival, guests are greeted with complimentary wine, a cheese tray, and dessert treats, and early risers can expect to see staff tidying furniture and preparing the immaculate grounds.  This is a hotel that takes pride in its appearance and its service, and the effort pays off: L'Horizon Resort and Spa is a sea of tranquility amid the heat and activity in Palm Springs.
 

Location

L’Horizon Resort And Spa

  • Address: 1050 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264 USA
  • Travel info: A two-hour drive east from Los Angeles, or a 10-minute drive from the Palm Springs airport.

Key Features

  • Spa

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

  • Car Parking

  • No Children

  • Stunning Views