Sands Hotel and Spa

Palm Springs, USA

The hotel

In the upmarket city of Indian Wells, the Sands Hotel & Spa is a stylish boutique retreat with just 46 rooms — and all for adults. Head to the pool with a good book, enjoy a fantastic spa treatment, and grab some food (and maybe a cocktail) in the funky Pink Cabana Restaurant. There are eye-catching Moroccan touches throughout, the service is top notch and there’s a great vibe, just perfect for a relaxing break in the desert.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access

Where is it

In the Coachella Valley, near to the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens and El Paseo Shopping District. Transfer time from Los Angeles Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

46 rooms. All with air-conditioning, Chromecast TV, in-room entertainment system, Waterworks brass fixtures, mini-bar* with vintage crystal stemware and tea/coffee-making facilities. Classic King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe King Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Queen/Queen with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior King feature a balcony or patio with plush outdoor seating, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Pink Cabana restaurant and bar (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Outdoor pool with poolside cabanas. Spa* Valet parking and WiFi included in the resort fee.

This hotel has a resort fee of $25 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Overnight valet or self-parking - WiFi. 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

Please note this is an adults only hotel.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (77)
  • Very good (9)
  • Average (5)
  • Poor (2)
  • Terrible (1)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wedding Venue of Our Dreams

Dec 3, 2019 RachelPhoenixAriadne Toronto, Canada

My husband and I had our wedding at Sands in early November, 2019 and it was the most incredible venue we could have ever imagined. We chose Sands for a few reasons, the most obvious being that it's an absurdly beautiful space. Every corner you look is filled with chic, thoughtful touches. If you're looking to save money on decor for a wedding… Read more
My husband and I had our wedding at Sands in early November, 2019 and it was the most incredible venue we could have ever imagined. We chose Sands for a few reasons, the most obvious being that it's an absurdly beautiful space. Every corner you look is filled with chic, thoughtful touches. If you're looking to save money on decor for a wedding look no further, this hotel IS the decor and our photos turned out spectacular. More than just being photogenic, this place just has good karma. You walk in and immediately feel good, and our guests have been going on and on about how much they enjoyed staying there. The second reason we chose Sands (and what ended up being key to our experience ) was the manager there named Olivia. Olivia knows her sh*t and is the most organized, thoughtful person you'll work with. We met with so many other venue managers in the area who seemed completely scattered or downright snotty. Olivia is neither of those things. She knows how to run a tight ship while making the process relaxing and fun. She made ALL the difference in the event, and the volume of typical venue headaches we avoided because of her is huge. The last, and truly most spectacular reason this venue was amazing came down to the staff and service. When you stay at Sands, you feel like family. The staff are so kind, so attentive, and the service is first class. The food available at the Pink Cabana is also ludicrously delicious, and our guests raved about how good the dinner and snacks were at the event. My husband and I are big foodies with a shameless interest in good wine and this was available in spades at the venue. We can't say enough good things about this place - if you're thinking of staying for a vacation, or hosting a memorable event, this is the place for you. I would dare to say there isn't another place in the desert you could find as special as this one. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exquisite Boutique Hotel

Dec 1, 2019 rdittmer0730 Rancho Mirage, California

Has all the amenities of a *****star Hotel. Rooms look to the Pool area and wonderful to sit under the trees if you do not want to sit inform of the Pool. The Pink Cabana is a wonderful Restaurant. The Chef has Michelin status food, and desserts outstanding. An excellent choice of drinks and wines
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Wedding Venue

Oct 24, 2019 princessconsuela2

My husband and I always say that the best decision we ever made was marrying each other. But the second best decision we ever made was getting married at the Sands Hotel & Spa BECAUSE of its phenomenal director of sales, Olivia Prescott. The Sands Hotel is beautiful, serene, and so unique; an easy choice for a beautiful wedding setting. But it… Read more
My husband and I always say that the best decision we ever made was marrying each other. But the second best decision we ever made was getting married at the Sands Hotel & Spa BECAUSE of its phenomenal director of sales, Olivia Prescott. The Sands Hotel is beautiful, serene, and so unique; an easy choice for a beautiful wedding setting. But it was Olivia's commitment to her work, her clients happiness, and her unparalleled work ethic that made our decision to get married there a no-brainer. She was completely transparent about costs and what the hotel included, which we found very hard to find. She also was genuinely excited for our wedding, our crazy ideas for the party, and our marriage. We spent countless hours on the phone with her discussing things, and no detail was too small or mundane for her to help with. Olivia e-mailed and called us back so promptly; she was the much needed brains behind our event, especially considering the fact that we had never planned an event. Olivia has over 20 years of experience, which shows in the incredible work she does. But what is unique to Olivia is that she shows 110% excitement and enthusiasm about each event she puts on, which in my opinion is rare considering her lengthy career and likely thousands of weddings she has been a part of. Through our wedding process, Olivia became a dear friend of ours. We connected with her on a personal level and she was actually a huge part of our weekend and celebration. She made us feel at home at the hotel, and treated us like family each time we came. We feel so lucky to have met & worked with such a truly special person. It is emotional to even write this review because she was the one cheering us on, and the one who had our back during every twist and turn. She was not just part of our wedding, but our year of excitement leading up to our marriage. We got lucky in meeting her, but we aren’t letting her go just because our wedding is over! We also want to thank the entire staff at the Sands Hotel & Spa, who were also extremely kind, accommodating, and fun! Molly, the sommelier, was so helpful in picking out the perfect wines and drinks for our crowd. She was behind the scenes making the entire meal perfect! The food was another standout moment for our guests; everyone was blown away by the tasty dishes! Paula was absolutely lovely and kind each time we came to the hotel. & The woman at the front desk screamed when she saw us during our first look; an adorable moment we will never forget! Thank you Olivia & to the entire staff at the Sands, you guys are so amazing and we will never forget what a special weekend you threw for us! We love you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Average hotel for taking pictures

Oct 14, 2019 Mike N

It was a nice boutique hotel, the room was clean and nice as well. We traveled for our 6 year anniversary and it was our first time in Palm Springs. The pool was super cold and the Chlorine burned my eyes the first day so I thought it was one of those hotels but went to check out the next day and the pool was warm and put back together, so huge… Read more
It was a nice boutique hotel, the room was clean and nice as well. We traveled for our 6 year anniversary and it was our first time in Palm Springs. The pool was super cold and the Chlorine burned my eyes the first day so I thought it was one of those hotels but went to check out the next day and the pool was warm and put back together, so huge disappointment! The management offered a discount next stay but maybe let the guests know when checking in the main attraction, (the pool) is cold and being cleaned instead of acting like you had no clue what happened. Not returning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay

Oct 11, 2019 Christina F Sonoma, California

My husband and I came to re-charge our batteries for a small getaway. At first it was a bit confusing when we arrived because we weren’t sure where to enter the hotel.. the “front desk” was a small nook in the entryway. They could use better signage to direct new guests. Nevertheless the decor of the hotel is very well done and so fun! The grounds… Read more
My husband and I came to re-charge our batteries for a small getaway. At first it was a bit confusing when we arrived because we weren’t sure where to enter the hotel.. the “front desk” was a small nook in the entryway. They could use better signage to direct new guests. Nevertheless the decor of the hotel is very well done and so fun! The grounds are quite small but that’s what we were looking for. It’s quiet and not a whole lot of hustle and bustle.. the room was a good size and decorated nicely as well. I’m a stickler for cleanliness and the room was pretty clean for the most part. They could clean the walls in the bathroom a bit, the shower door was sagging so when you closed it it made a noise noise from the edges hitting. The bed was pretty comfortable but the pillows were a bit stiff for my likely. The restaurant on the grounds is very nice and has good fresh food, but it’s pretty pricey! So we ate out most of the time. Making a spa appointment was kind of frustrating as they have people “on call” and those people would not be available but we finally found a day and time that worked. The place was very tranquil and beautiful. I felt safe and even though there were a few hiccups it was nothing that would prevent me from recommending or staying here again. Well done Sands Hotel! Read less