The Saguaro Palm Springs

Palm Springs, USA

The hotel

The strapline, ‘Pina Coladas for breakfast – no judgements’, sets the feel-free-to-just-be tone of the Saguaro (that’s Sa-Wah-Roh, pronunciation fans). This rainbow-coloured oasis – just a hop and a skip from downtown Palm Springs – has everything you might need wrapped up a Pinata-bright Mexi-Cali package that’s as cheerful as it is chic. It’s no wonder the Saguaro has backdropped numerous fashion mag shoots in its time. But even if the only runway you’ve ever graced is at Heathrow you owe it to yourself to hit the Saguaro. Test the tacos and sample the ceviche at the El Jefe restaurant, perfect your Upward Facing Two Foot Staff in one of the daily yoga classes, or simply take the short trip from your balcony to the pool, frozen daiquiri in hand, and blisss out under the desert sun.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

6 min from downtown Palm Springs and in close range of many golf courses.

Hotel information

244 rooms on 3 floors. All rooms are furnished with handcrafted, imported Mexican furniture and offer a balcony or patio with seating area, 32 Inch HDTV, iPod docking station and luxury organic bath products and linens. Signature 1 King rooms offer 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Signature 2 Queen rooms offer 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 3 adults.

El Jefe (all day menu, happy hour). Pool Bar (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, drinks). Room service*. Heated swimming pool (DJs and parties at weekends), hot tubs. WiFi*. Daily yoga classes*. Desert cruiser bikes*. 24-hour Fitness Centre. Spa*. Shuttle bus service (complimentary drop off within 5 mile radius). Self-parking*.

*Denotes local charge

Please note: A resort fee of $25 plus tax per room, per day is payable locally and includes the following benefits:
- Fitness center access
- Fitness/yoga classes
- Shuttle service
- Business center/computer access
- Internet access
- Newspaper
- Self parking
- In-room safety deposit box
Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasant staff!

Oct 28, 2021 Explore282327

Pleasant staff, clean room, very comfy bed. America Airlines put me up for the night, I was worried it was gonna be a dive, so was very pleasantly surprised. The margaritas were fantastic, as was the tortilla soup. I was only there for an afternoon & overnight, left first thing next morning so didn’t get to enjoy the pool but did enjoy wearing the… Read more
Pleasant staff, clean room, very comfy bed. America Airlines put me up for the night, I was worried it was gonna be a dive, so was very pleasantly surprised. The margaritas were fantastic, as was the tortilla soup. I was only there for an afternoon & overnight, left first thing next morning so didn’t get to enjoy the pool but did enjoy wearing the luxurious robe to relax in poolside. Reading the other reviews, yeah, the hallways did seem to be a little worn and dirty, and I figured it was a party destination, most of the guests seemed to be under 35. But my room (221) was large & clean, nothing broken, not noisy. I'd return! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cockraoches, homeless people, dirty rooms, terrible service

Oct 26, 2021 220halieb

Was checked into a dirty room and after requesting a cleaning they never showed. We were told we would be compensated for this but never were. Following, we were moved into a new room that was infested with cockroaches. Management has yet to contact me back regarding the issue. DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unexpectedly amazing

Oct 23, 2021 Zach S Reno

My flight got canceled and the airline bought me a room for the night here. I wasn’t expecting much but it was very nice. Pool was amazing, restaurant was really good but most of all the staff was really nice. I lost my voucher from the airline and they called, found my voucher, and even called me after I was home the next day to make sure I… Read more
My flight got canceled and the airline bought me a room for the night here. I wasn’t expecting much but it was very nice. Pool was amazing, restaurant was really good but most of all the staff was really nice. I lost my voucher from the airline and they called, found my voucher, and even called me after I was home the next day to make sure I arrived safely. Oh yeah and free bikes to use! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do not stay here, find somewhere else.

Oct 20, 2021 knarnold10 Salem, Virginia

Liked · The onsite restaurant, El Jefe, was killer. The drinks were amazing and service there was fabulous. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The view of the mountains from the pool is gorgeous. Unfortunately, that is where the positive experience at this hotel ends. Disliked · They are cashless, not a big deal for us but for some people it… Read more
Liked · The onsite restaurant, El Jefe, was killer. The drinks were amazing and service there was fabulous. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The view of the mountains from the pool is gorgeous. Unfortunately, that is where the positive experience at this hotel ends. Disliked · They are cashless, not a big deal for us but for some people it might be. Hallways did not appear to be vacuumed. Our room was musty and small. The AC unit had mold and dust in it and it was EXTREMELY loud. The toilet was broken missing a piece on the seat. The dresser in the room was broken, one drawer remained stuck out. The pool was a nice area but also needed maintenance. For this to be the most well known pool spot in Palm Springs, the lounge chairs needed to be pressure washed (they were dirty) and some had cigarette burns in them. There was debris on the artificial turf. Eventually we left due to lack of cleanliness and ended up paying for our full stay and also paying for a clean resort closer to downtown. Also- the shuttle doesn't run every day of the week. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Experience

Sep 20, 2021 P5725KEelizabethv Alhambra, California

My friends and I went for a quick getaway and it was an amazing experience. The service was great and the ambiance of the hotel was amazingly unique. The pool is awesome and the margaritas are the best! El Jefe is super cute and our server/ bartender Eric was great. The food was super yummy.