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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peace and quiet? No way

Sep 28, 2020 alanbP572ZJ

Cute little hotel with us enjoying a junior suite with outdoor bathtub. One fatal flaw, music so loud going from 9AM in the morning to 10PM at night. Blaring! No amount of asking could get the volume turned down, it permeates the rooms... So if you were looking forward to a relaxing, peaceful, tranquil weekend away don’t go. If you enjoy music so… Read more
Cute little hotel with us enjoying a junior suite with outdoor bathtub. One fatal flaw, music so loud going from 9AM in the morning to 10PM at night. Blaring! No amount of asking could get the volume turned down, it permeates the rooms... So if you were looking forward to a relaxing, peaceful, tranquil weekend away don’t go. If you enjoy music so loud that you can’t have a conversation with your partner and have to retreat to your room to get rid of the headache, go for it.... Read less
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Sep 23, 2020 Kushalram2020

Top hotel Highly recommend As from front office to the top managers as well as the cleaners there’s a welcoming fragrance you feel in every corner of the hotel Food is very nice with large varieties I wish to thank Brenda , Alvin, Zaynad, Davina FO Team Also at the bar Arjoon , Raj , Avi In the restaurant a good team with a good team… Read more
Top hotel Highly recommend As from front office to the top managers as well as the cleaners there’s a welcoming fragrance you feel in every corner of the hotel Food is very nice with large varieties I wish to thank Brenda , Alvin, Zaynad, Davina FO Team Also at the bar Arjoon , Raj , Avi In the restaurant a good team with a good team spirit serving always with a smile. Thanks Ganessen and team Ashok, Stephanie, Raginee , Abhishek on the pastas I cannot recall all names but I highly recommend guys to experience your holidays at Sands Resort and it will be a memorable ones I rate them 5/5More Date of stay: Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We got engaged!

Aug 9, 2020 Stonezuber92

We can’t say enough great things about the Sands Hotel and Spa! They're staff is absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to work with. They assisted my fiancé in guiding and helping him plan our engagement. They made sure every detail down to the rose petals, champagne, and timing were taken care of. The Sands Hotel team went above and beyond to… Read more
We can’t say enough great things about the Sands Hotel and Spa! They're staff is absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to work with. They assisted my fiancé in guiding and helping him plan our engagement. They made sure every detail down to the rose petals, champagne, and timing were taken care of. The Sands Hotel team went above and beyond to make sure we had a very memorable weekend. We will definitely be back. The hotel itself is gorgeous, our room was adorable, the food and service is amazing. I highly recommend! ♥️ Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating "Absolute Five-Star luxury Boutique Hotel for the Palm Springs area"

Jul 27, 2020 Gio93108 Montecito, California

Absolute Five-star luxury Boutique Hotel for the Palm Springs area. For my Birthday weekend, I stayed at the Martyn Lawrence Bullard-designed “Sands Hotel and Spa”, recipient of Condé Nast’s “Hot List”. The service was outstanding, with full attention to detail. The rooms were well-appointed, along w/ complimentary chilled birthday-champagne… Read more
Absolute Five-star luxury Boutique Hotel for the Palm Springs area. For my Birthday weekend, I stayed at the Martyn Lawrence Bullard-designed “Sands Hotel and Spa”, recipient of Condé Nast’s “Hot List”. The service was outstanding, with full attention to detail. The rooms were well-appointed, along w/ complimentary chilled birthday-champagne upon room arrival with a hand-written card from the General Manager. Very impressive decor felt like a cool Mediterranean oasis; My room had a private outdoor patio w/ cushioned sofa, spacious bathroom w/ shower, TV, refrigerator, iPhone charge stations, etc. Outside, the pool area offered chaise lounges (complimentary) and Cabanas (for nominal extra charge), in-house light dining restaurant w/ full-service bar. The subtle Pink-Mediterranean atmosphere is the ultimate boutique hotel experience for the Palm Springs area, conveniently located within minutes of Indian Wells’ fine dining and shopping, including Lululemon, Ralph Lauren, & Saks. What more could anyone ask for? Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very well-managed, gem of a hotel

Jul 21, 2020 LYSF3450 Los Angeles, California

Staying here for 2 weeks quarantining and working remotely during Covid. My stay has been fantastic and I highly recommend the hotel, especially during these turbulent times. It feels very safe - sanitizer, masks, gloves, touchless experiences, no hallways or elevators instead you're outside anytime you're around other guests. The hotel is my… Read more
Staying here for 2 weeks quarantining and working remotely during Covid. My stay has been fantastic and I highly recommend the hotel, especially during these turbulent times. It feels very safe - sanitizer, masks, gloves, touchless experiences, no hallways or elevators instead you're outside anytime you're around other guests. The hotel is my favorite in the Palm Springs area. Every room is wonderful - large bathrooms, lots of light, very clean, good closets, and insanely comfortable beds. The rooms are quiet and dark so you'll get a great nights sleep. If you upgrade rooms, you'll have a big standalone bathtub! But the best part about The Sands is the service. Nate the manager is amazing. He hustles all over the property all day long and has built a wonderful team - everyone who works here is kind and helpful. You can tell this is an extremely well-managed hotel. The food at the hotel is the best in town. Highly recommend. Read less