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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful property with amazing service and rooms

Dec 21, 2020 dd155901 Glendale, California

My fiancé and I have been looking for places to plan a small elopement in 2021 and we came across the Sands at the recommendation of some friends of ours. We have been in communication with Olivia, the wonderful Area Director of Sales who has able to give us more information about having our event there and assisted us with setting up a short… Read more
My fiancé and I have been looking for places to plan a small elopement in 2021 and we came across the Sands at the recommendation of some friends of ours. We have been in communication with Olivia, the wonderful Area Director of Sales who has able to give us more information about having our event there and assisted us with setting up a short overnight stay there so we could take a look at the property for ourselves. We were warmly greeted upon arrival at the front check in desk and were quickly shown to our beautiful deluxe king room- I can’t say enough how much we both loved the room! The sitting area was very comfortable with the fun mini-bar, the bed was very luxurious, and the music already playing as we entered our room was a nice touch! I think the best part of our stay was the wonderful service we received while sitting outside the Pink Cabana restaurant from bartender Faith, and later that evening from server Yazmin. When we told Faith that we were considering the property for our wedding, she kindly showed us around the olive grove area so we could envision what an outdoor wedding would look like, and let me ask her questions about what the weddings had been like during her time working at the Pink Cabana. Her friendly, upbeat, welcoming attitude was just so pleasant to be around while we relaxed with our drinks outside the restaurant. When we went back to get dinner on the patio later that evening, our server Yazmin was also incredibly gracious and attentive as we enjoyed dinner together, always checking in on us, making sure we had everything we needed, which really made for the most pleasant evening. We really enjoyed our quick getaway to the beautiful Sands and I can’t express enough how much I appreciated the warm and friendly staff that maintained an amazing attitude at all times while adhering to COVID guidelines- I did notice that as soon as someone got up from a seat to leave, a staff member was there right away to wipe their spot down to make it ready for the next guest. Thank you so much again to the wonderful staff of the Sands for a great overnight trip! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tasteful and best service

Dec 4, 2020 VeronicaC872 Boston, Massachusetts

I just stayed with my husband. It was amazing. The decore, the cleanliness was on point. I had dinner and breakfast the restaurant and it was great. We will definitely come back. Frankly so much better than the we ever expected. Veronica
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My New Fave Hotel

Nov 29, 2020 Roadrep92663

I had the pleasure of staying at this property for the first time! It was amazing! The customer service was top notch the minute I got there! Everyone was so welcoming, friendly and helpful! Loved my spacious room and the decor was so beautiful and luxurious!! The hotel was super quiet and and the location was superb! Pool area was amazing… Read more
I had the pleasure of staying at this property for the first time! It was amazing! The customer service was top notch the minute I got there! Everyone was so welcoming, friendly and helpful! Loved my spacious room and the decor was so beautiful and luxurious!! The hotel was super quiet and and the location was superb! Pool area was amazing and the Pink Cabana made you feel like you were in another country! This little oasis is a hidden gem! Will be staying there more often! Thank you Sands Hotel team for a wonderful stay in the desert! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A nice getaway from everything!!!

Nov 24, 2020 D6592DPkristinab

I live in Los Angeles and needed a break, this was my first “vaca” since COVID started and this hotel has gone above and beyond with new policies. I felt super safe from checking in to checking out. The staff was masked at all times and super friendly and helpful. If you can afford it upgrade to the junior suite it has an amazing tub on the… Read more
I live in Los Angeles and needed a break, this was my first “vaca” since COVID started and this hotel has gone above and beyond with new policies. I felt super safe from checking in to checking out. The staff was masked at all times and super friendly and helpful. If you can afford it upgrade to the junior suite it has an amazing tub on the balcony. You won’t regret staying here I promise! Read less
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Nov 5, 2020 lovingypsy Marina del Rey, California

I found this hidden gem on Instagram. My boyfriend and I came here for a romantic getaway. I’m so glad we did. The food, the service, the atmosphere and the crowd were the best. We will be back! We highly recommend.