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10 Best Palm Springs Resorts for Families

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Located in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs provides the means to enjoy a laid-back vacation in California — especially if you decide to stay at one of these highly rated resorts. Consider one of these hotels for your trip to Palm Springs, recommended by our staff of experts and other families like you.

Written by Amanda Geronikos


Westin Desert Willow Villas

You"ll stay in a villa with a kitchen, washer and dryer if you book a vacation at Westin Desert Willow Villas. You"ll also enjoy a Family Room with activities, and kids will have the option to participate in the Westin Kids Club. Other perks include swimming pools and a game room, where kids can play video games or grab a basketball to take outside.

Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas I

There are three properties surrounding Palm Desert, Marriott"s Desert Springs Villas I being one of them. The deluxe resort offers suites with full kitchens, plus seven pools, a kids" activity center, teen lounge, a playground and several restaurants. Families can also rent bikes for exploring the resort"s trails before cozying up to a fire pit at night.

Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas II

The sister resort to Marriott"s Desert Springs Villas I, Marriott"s Desert Springs Villas II offers similar accommodations at a lower price. Families stay in suites with full kitchens and enjoy the same amenities -- a kids" activity center, teen lounge and more. There are two pools at this location, along with one restaurant and a grab-and-go market.

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers a total of seven pools, along with a poolside restaurant (and other places to eat) and, of course, a top-notch spa. Other perks include a kids" club, outdoor game area and tennis lessons. Free Wi-Fi is provided in accommodations, which include guestrooms, suites and villas, the latter of which have kitchenettes and private patios or balconies.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas

The Omni Rancho Las Palmas has Splashtopia, an outdoor water park with waterslides, a lazy river, splash pool and spray ground. Kids also enjoy welcome goodies, courtesy of Omni Sensational Kids, and four restaurants await hungry families. Since the hotel became an Omni Hotel in 2014, all accommodations have recently been renovated. A resort fee covers Wi-Fi, and pets are welcome in select rooms.

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

The Edge Steakhouse at Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage features exquisite views of Palm Springs, and parents should reserve some time to enjoy this experience. The hotel, which opened in 2014, caters to kids, as well, with a kids" club (Ritz Kids), a movie theater and giant, outdoor pool.

The Chase Hotel at Palm Springs

Surrounded by tropical landscaping, the Chase Hotel at Palm Springs offers budget-friendly rates for accommodations that include fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi. Other perks include complimentary breakfast, a saline pool, shuffleboard and barbecue grills.

Riviera Palm Springs, A Noble House Resort

Riviera Palm Springs, A Noble House Resort is a luxurious property in Palm Springs, and offers boutique-style guestrooms and suites with views of the hotel"s tropical gardens or mountains in the distance. Families enjoy a swimming pool, plus onsite restaurants, and while the restaurants may be too fancy for little ones, room service is available.

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

The Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel offers a spa, swimming pool and onsite restaurant. Guestrooms and suites have mini-fridges, and the hotel provides shuttle service to Palm Springs International Airport, less than 2 miles away.


The BEST WESTERN PLUS Las Brisas Hotel looks like a villa in Spain, and might even make guests feel like they"re in Spain, with lush landscaping and mountain views all around. The hotel, of course, is located in Palm Springs, and features convenient amenities for families, such as complimentary breakfast, an onsite restaurant, outdoor pool (with poolside service) and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guestrooms and suites have mini-fridges and coffeemakers for even more convenience. The hotel is located less than 3 miles from Palm Springs International Airport.

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