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8 Discount Palm Springs Hotels for Families

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It”s not easy to find a cheap Palm Springs hotel — especially in an area that”s known for its expansive, luxurious resorts. If you”d like to save some money on accommodations, however, look to these affordable Palm Springs hotels, which offer outdoor pools, complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and more.

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Palm Canyon Resort & Spa

Escape into a world of nonstop rest and relaxation at the Palm Canyon Resort & Spa. Amenities include a 1.5-acre swimming pool, waterslides for both adults and children (must be at least 48 inches tall to slip and slide), a game room and indoor basketball and volleyball courts. Nearby activities include hiking, golfing and fishing. Studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom villas (can sleep up to six) are available, and feature kitchenettes and separate living and dining spaces.

Oasis Villa Resort

This tranquil resort is surrounded by the magnificent mountains of Palm Springs. The Oasis Villa Resort features amenities such as tennis courts and eight swimming pools. Families can stay in either a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom apartment, which includes a fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher and washer and dryer. Nearby activities include the Oasis Waterpark, ample golfing, tennis, horseback riding, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and hot air ballooning.

The Monroe Palm Springs

Families looking to stay in an affordable Palm Springs hotel should consider a stay at The Monroe Palm Springs. Amenities include a swimming pool and the Buzz Trolley, which takes guests to downtown Palm Springs free of charge. Rooms include coffeemakers and refrigerators. Parents can treat themselves to a day at The Monroe Spa while kids splash around in the pool.

Vagabond Inn Palm Springs

Smack dab in the center of all the action in Palm Springs is the Vagabond Inn. This resort features a plethora of amenities, including free continental breakfast, connecting rooms (upon request), free Wi-Fi, free parking and a heated swimming pool. The hotel is also pet-friendly. Rooms include coffeemakers, refrigerators and microwaves. Nearby attractions include the Children"s Discovery Museum of the Desert, Palm Springs Air Museum and Oasis Waterpark.

Days Inn Palm Springs

A stay at the Days Inn Palm Springs makes it easy to access all that this always-sunny desert paradise has to offer. Close to Aerial Tramway, which takes families anywhere they want to go in Palm Springs, this hotel features free Wi-Fi, a pool, laundry facilities and free parking. Kids ages 17 and under stay for free with a paying adult. Rooms come fully equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. Onsite dining is available at Rick"s Restaurant & Bakery, where families can enjoy Cuban dishes or sure-to-please American food. Nearby activities include hiking the San Jacinto Mountains, or hitting some links at Bel Air Greens or the Desert Princess Country Club.

Marquis Villas Resort

Treat the family to a stay at Marquis Villas Resort. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor heated pool, a separate kids" pool, a pool table and basketball and tennis courts. Relax and unwind in your condo-style accommodations after a day in the sun, with a fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Onsite dining is available at Gas Grills, as well. Nearby activities include Knott"s Soak City Water Park, the Zoo, and ample museums, restaurants and shopping.

BEST WESTERN Inn at Palm Springs

This well-known chain impresses once again with the BEST WESTERN Inn at Palm Springs, located just 1 mile from downtown Palm Springs. Amenities include guest laundry facilities, an outdoor pool (open 24 hours), free parking and free continental breakfast. This hotel is pet-friendly, as well, so you don"t have to worry about finding temporary accommodations for your little critters while you"re away. Rooms feature coffee and tea makers, cribs (upon request), refrigerators and microwaves. Nearby attractions include Boomers Amusement Park (3 miles), Knott"s Soak City (3 miles) and Cabot"s Old Indian Pueblo Museum (10 miles).

Caliente Tropics Resort

This Polynesia-inspired hotel features amenities such as an outdoor pool, BBQ grills, and a fitness center. It is pet-friendly, as well. Rooms at the Caliente Tropics Resort include free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and mini-fridges. The hotel also has a restaurant, though it is currently undergoing renovations. Nearby activities include ample hiking and golfing, and nearby attractions include the Palm Springs Museum and Desert Adventures, where families can sign up for Jeep tours.

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