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 (74)
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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
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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
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nicely decorated hotel in Indian Wells

Sep 6, 2019 perfectplanet Los Angeles, California

Beautifully decorated new modern hotel in Indian Wells CA. Staff was friendly and eager to accommodate our stay. Upon arriving we were welcomed with refreshing mint tea in the lobby that is decorated with Moroccan tiles and pillows. The restaurant has excellent food with fancy cocktails. Can’t wait to stay at the Sands hotel again in the future.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A desert GEM!!!

Aug 13, 2019 JLES76 Ventura, California

A recent meeting at a water district in Coachella brought me to the Sands Hotel and Spa...which was only 5 minutes away from my meeting location. I found the hotel on the internet and instagram, and was blown away by the amazing style. It was Casa Blanca/Moroccan/art deco/desert hip......all in one. Using an instagram coupon and my AAA discount my… Read more
A recent meeting at a water district in Coachella brought me to the Sands Hotel and Spa...which was only 5 minutes away from my meeting location. I found the hotel on the internet and instagram, and was blown away by the amazing style. It was Casa Blanca/Moroccan/art deco/desert hip......all in one. Using an instagram coupon and my AAA discount my room was incredibly affordable. This was to be a mini-vacation while working....and it was exactly that. Upon my arrival, the most beautiful young woman checked me in and provided me with a room upgrade. The room was gorgeous with wonderful Moroccan tile,huge bathtub, large TV, in room espresso with a french press, and the most amazing in room bar. The accessories and attention to detail were wonderful. I basically ran from my meetings to get back to the hotel, where I finished up my work afternoons at the hotel restaurant, sitting at the bar. The bartenders were lovely and so very nice. Adam was incredible...taught me how to drinking wine and to learn the notes....Molly told me about the hotel and the decor. It was clearly run with professionals that make customer service the most important. The food was also delicious....I ate in my room both nights, and felt super spoiled. The hotel staff even brought me extra coffee at 4am, with incredible kindness at such an awful hour of the morning. Even though it was a work trip, it made me feel like I was on vacation, and that is exactly what I needed. I hope to come back and share this special gem with my friends and family sometime soon! xoxo Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning Boutique Hotel

Aug 8, 2019 Laurie Y Torrance, California

Such a beautiful place to stay in the desert! The room was beautiful and tastefully appointed, as well as everything about the hotel itself. The pool area is beautiful and well taken care of. Plenty of chairs, outdoor beds, and lounges to keep all guests comfortable. The spa/jacuzzi was a perfect temperature and large enough for many guests to… Read more
Such a beautiful place to stay in the desert! The room was beautiful and tastefully appointed, as well as everything about the hotel itself. The pool area is beautiful and well taken care of. Plenty of chairs, outdoor beds, and lounges to keep all guests comfortable. The spa/jacuzzi was a perfect temperature and large enough for many guests to enjoy! The Pink Cabana Restaurant is a delicious bonus to the property with great selections of delicious choices. Looking forward to a return trip, hopefully soon! Read less