(The Edge Steakhouse at The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage)

Palm Springs, CA

Greater Palm Springs is a mecca for resorts, small and large, each with their own unique and relaxing spaces to enjoy an afternoon or evening cocktail.

Here are 5 resorts in the Coachella Valley to experience:

Sands Hotel & Spa

This hotel is designed by renowned interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard and is home to the Pink Cabana restaurant and bar. A combination of Bullard’s Moroccan-inspired influence and a mid-century vibe that is synonymous with the desert’s everlasting allure, the Sands Hotel & Spa is an exotic, luxurious and personalized take on hospitality.

44-985 Province Wy, Indian Wells, CA 92210


Avalon Hotel & Bungalows

The iconic Avalon Hotel & Bungalows in Palm Springs offers a secluded desert hideaway tucked into the design scene of old downtown. Onsite at the hotel is Chi Chi Restaurant where you can have a cocktail poolside.

415 South Belardo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262


Villa Royale

Villa Royale’s intimate bar and eatery, Del Rey, offers up a twelve-seat oak and marble bar, tufted green vinyl booths and an outdoor patio equipped with a firepit for long nights under the desert moonlight. Inspired by Spanish and Mediterranean flavors,

1620 S Indian Trail, Palm Springs, California 92264


Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

If you want to feel beach vibes in the desert, look no further than the Renaissance Esmeralda in the heart of Indian Wells. Indulge in one of five dining outlets: CAVA, The Place, H20 Pool Bar, Cafe Biscotti, and B&F On Demand.

44400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, California 92210


The Ritz-Carlton

Sit at an elegant table overlooking Coachella Valley with a glass of wine artisanal breads, fresh cheeses and colorful fruits and vegetables from Palm Springs and throughout California. The Ritz-Carlton is home to three dining experiences, State Fare Bar & Kitchen, The Edge Steakhouse, and the Air Pool Bar.

68900 Frank Sinatra Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270


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By Eric Gray

Eric Gray is Editor-in-chief for the Palm Springs Tribune. He covers everything from real estate, restaurant, and entertainment, to public safety, airport, and local development. He moved to Palm Springs in 2020 as part of the mass migration out of the cities. He has a Bachelor's degree from Towson University. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericgrayps