Parker Palm Springs

Palm Springs, USA

The hotel

Cheeky yet civilised, Parker Palm Springs lives up to its belief ‘you are only young once… but you can be immature forever’ by throwing in witty twists to desert living. After all, who said a desert-bound hotel couldn’t have a yacht club? (To be fair PSYC’s actually more ‘American country club’, with tennis, spa, and 24-hour fitness zones). The Parker’s inexplicably lush gardens host highbrow petanque and croquet, while its three pools include a 24-hour adult only pool, its rooms promise WiFi, and its dining spans Norma’s diner-style comfort food, Mini Bar’s sharing boards, and the seductively indulgent bistro, Mister Parker’s. And it’s all near downtown Palm Springs and El Paseo Drive, with local attractions including Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, the Rimrock and Canyon Plaza shopping centres, the convention centre, and Knott’s Soak City Palm Springs.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just 10 minutes from downtown Palm Springs, 9 miles from the 300 retailers of El Paseo Drive, and 4 miles from the convention centre; the hotel’s near big-ticket attractions like Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, Rimrock Shopping Center, Canyon Plaza Shopping Center, and Knott’s Soak City Palm Springs.

Hotel information

144 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 40” flat-screen LED TV with premium cable channels, DVD/CD player, radio/alarm clock, WiFi*, telephone, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes, and weekday newspaper. Estate Rooms are in the south building near the restaurants and lounge bar and offer 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Patio Rooms are in the north building near Silicon Valley Pool, the croquet lawn and the tennis courts, and have a patio, and 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Villas have an enclosed patio (with a separate service entrance), bedroom, sitting area with hanging chair, wet bar, marble bath, and 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Norma’s (diner-style comfort food and all-day breakfasts, breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner). Mister Parker’s (bistro menu, Wed-Sun, dinner). Mini Bar (light sharing boards like sliders, meze and charcuterie). The Lemonade Stand (poolside food and drink). 24-hour room service*. Silicon Valley Pool (family friendly). 24-hour Gene Autry Pool (adults only). Indoor pool (body temperature, adults only). 2 whirlpools (1 indoor, 1 outdoor). PSYC (Palm Springs Yacht Club, home to spa, fitness and sports facilities and The Deck patio). Spa* (spa and salon treatments*, steam room, sauna). 24-hour fitness centre (personal trainer*). 4 tennis courts (red clay, 2 floodlit, tennis lessons*). Yoga (weekend group classes, private lessons*). Croquet lawn. Petanque courts. Giant chess. Trina Turk Boutique (Thu-Mon). 24-hour concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Childcare service*. WiFi*. Valet parking*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $40 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - 24-hour fitness center access - Complimentary local and toll free calls - Spa access - Daily newspaper - 24-hour valet parking - WiFi high-speed Internet access. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not impressed

Jul 10, 2019 ingridviklund Redondo Beach, California

I recently visited the Parker looking forward to a delicious & pleasant lunch at Norma’s. My fiancé and I pulled in and were greeted by 2 very pleasant valets. As we walked near the first reception desk with a woman behind the counter - she failed to look up & acknowledge nor greet us. There is a 2nd counter and that employee failed… Read more
I recently visited the Parker looking forward to a delicious & pleasant lunch at Norma’s. My fiancé and I pulled in and were greeted by 2 very pleasant valets. As we walked near the first reception desk with a woman behind the counter - she failed to look up & acknowledge nor greet us. There is a 2nd counter and that employee failed to acknowledge us as well. There was a hostess near the entrance at Norma’s who was not very friendly. We told her we were having lunch there but first wanted to show my fiancé a quick view of the property. She refused us entry. When asked to see the manager - he also refused us as he was too busy and we could come back later at his convenience. He wasn’t too nice about it. I have stayed there before and have had plenty of meals at both restaurants. But the staff was unacceptable for my standards. We ended up having a lovely delicious meal at the Ritz Carlton with a fantastic view. The staff were extremely accommodating and friendly and they were more than happy to allow us to view the property. The only reason I’m giving a 1 star is because of your friendly & professional valets. Needless to say.. I will not be coming back. There are plenty of other places to dine. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning Hotel in the Dessert!!

Jul 7, 2019 babs441

Spent 3 lovely nights here and could not have been happier. Check in was a breeze, I arrived late and tired and the staff even offers to walk me to my room but I choose to walk myself. The property is absolutely stunning, so well kept and so many hidden places to discover in this beautiful place. The room was large, spacious, clean and comfortable… Read more
Spent 3 lovely nights here and could not have been happier. Check in was a breeze, I arrived late and tired and the staff even offers to walk me to my room but I choose to walk myself. The property is absolutely stunning, so well kept and so many hidden places to discover in this beautiful place. The room was large, spacious, clean and comfortable and they think of everything the toiletries in the bathroom were fabulous. There is also complimentary water in the room and the valet were very pleasant and always willing to help. I honestly I am not a fan of paying resort fees but in this case I think the resort fee is necessary and money well spent. They really gives you enough amenities and perks to make it worth the extra fee. I love that Valet is included in the resort fee. I had a great time and look forward to coming back soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not pet-friendly, really not!

Jul 5, 2019 Parvatee37 Los Angeles, California

I love the Parker, its garden, its pools, its interior design, its food, I really do but I decide to give him one star because of their pet policy After I decided to go there for the first time with my dog for 4 days as the hotel pretends to be Pet Friendly it changed my opinion dramatically about the hotel Upon check-in, you sign a waiver for… Read more
I love the Parker, its garden, its pools, its interior design, its food, I really do but I decide to give him one star because of their pet policy After I decided to go there for the first time with my dog for 4 days as the hotel pretends to be Pet Friendly it changed my opinion dramatically about the hotel Upon check-in, you sign a waiver for your dog stating you have to keep him off lawn which is very constraining and that the pool is for 2legs only which makes sense. The fee for 1 dog is $200 per day (two hundred dollars!) and for this fee you have basically nothing. No dog bowl in your room or pet area. It does not stop there, you cannot bring your dog in the pool area as it is not mentioned in their policy Basically you can stay with your dog in the room and the restaurant patio The manager let me check out and reimbursed me as he recognized the pet policy was unclear. Staff has been very nice all stay but they should consider a pet friendly policy Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Classic Palm Springs Luxury

Jul 1, 2019 858justinb Virginia Beach, Virginia

We visited for a vacation and loved the property. The hotel is super cool and classic Palm Springs. We had two movie stars and an NFL player next to us at breakfast. The spa is also amazing. Budget a day for that alone. This hotel is highly recommended.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pure Wedding Magic

Jun 18, 2019 Lauren A

My wife and I first stayed at the Parker back in 2016 (before we were married) and fell in love with the property--from the enchanting grounds and the impeccably designed interiors (an eclectic mix of styles from the 1950s-70s), to the warm and friendly staff and fun atmosphere. When we got engaged, we could think of no other place we'd rather… Read more
My wife and I first stayed at the Parker back in 2016 (before we were married) and fell in love with the property--from the enchanting grounds and the impeccably designed interiors (an eclectic mix of styles from the 1950s-70s), to the warm and friendly staff and fun atmosphere. When we got engaged, we could think of no other place we'd rather host our wedding. Though we live far away from California and were unable to find the time to travel to Palm Springs for a site visit and food tasting in the months leading up to the wedding, the event planning staff gave us every confidence that our day would be perfect, and it totally exceeded our expectations. Randy was so wonderful to work with from start to finish. Her thorough and detail-oriented approach to every aspect of the event made us feel comfortable planning from afar. While we knew, for example, that the food would be amazing no matter what we chose, Randy walked us through the menu over the phone, describing everything in detail and providing images so that we could feel good about all of our selections. The staff even created modifications and substitutions to our menu in order to accommodate individual guests' dietary restrictions. Upon our arrival a few days before the event, we were warmly welcomed by everyone. Randy had even arranged a wine and cocktail tasting so that we could work with our bartender to create unique signature cocktails using special ingredients that had been ordered just for us. When the big day arrived we were able to relax and let everything go just as it had been planned. For anyone who wants an elegant yet low-stress destination wedding, the Parker makes it possible for couples to essentially just show up and have the time of their lives. We trusted them and they took care of things we hadn't even thought of, adding special touches and surprises to our weekend that made everything feel like pure magic. We look forward to celebrating future milestones at the Parker estate! Read less