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 Run don’t look back!

Apr 11, 2021 aleenalopez Dublin, California

$40 daily service charge, while both hot tubs dont work. No daily house cleaning. Carpets stained. IKEA furniture throughout. Restaurant was good, but very limited menu and extremely slow service. Drinks at pool were $14 plus, and watered down. They don’t follow Covid rules, although they say they do. Pool scene is no masks at all. And to top this… Read more
$40 daily service charge, while both hot tubs dont work. No daily house cleaning. Carpets stained. IKEA furniture throughout. Restaurant was good, but very limited menu and extremely slow service. Drinks at pool were $14 plus, and watered down. They don’t follow Covid rules, although they say they do. Pool scene is no masks at all. And to top this off, my friend next door came home with scabbies...cool spot for pics. But not worth the money or the risks. And when we called the hotel about the scabies...all they said is we will call an exterminator. Hello!!! Dump the mattress. Don’t stay in room 362!!!!!!!!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fun Place But Way Overpriced With Hidden Costs

Apr 9, 2021 LifeAsaCherry Seattle, Washington

The vibe of this place is very fun. Great pool, fun little hotel restaurant and quirky little touches. But, I was surprised to see extra fees made the cost of the already expensive stay over $700 more.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My stay was just fine.

Apr 6, 2021 eal23 Washington DC, District of Columbia

I just wanted to lay out by the pool on a beautiful day. Walked down to the pool and it was so packed with people that I couldn’t find a chair. No one around the pool were wearing masks, it didn’t feel right so I went back to my room. The room itself was fine, comfortable bed though. The only thing was that when I pulled the covers off, I found… Read more
I just wanted to lay out by the pool on a beautiful day. Walked down to the pool and it was so packed with people that I couldn’t find a chair. No one around the pool were wearing masks, it didn’t feel right so I went back to my room. The room itself was fine, comfortable bed though. The only thing was that when I pulled the covers off, I found blood stains on the bed sheets. That was concerning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely, but not what I expected!

Apr 1, 2021 Internationalbunny Los Angeles, California

Really cute lobby and pool/restaurant area! The rooms were large but sparsely furnished. We had the Mountain View room with the two queens and we noticed that the mattresses were on box springs that didn’t have sheets on them. One of our biggest complaints though was the overcrowded pool. We were hoping to spend some time at the pool, but it was… Read more
Really cute lobby and pool/restaurant area! The rooms were large but sparsely furnished. We had the Mountain View room with the two queens and we noticed that the mattresses were on box springs that didn’t have sheets on them. One of our biggest complaints though was the overcrowded pool. We were hoping to spend some time at the pool, but it was rather small for how large the hotel is and no rules about how long people can stay or enforcing social distancing. People were basically on top of each other and not super friendly when we tried to snag a spot. It’s a nice place to stay with friendly staff and nice renovations, but if you’re looking for a chill poolside to hang out in, you’ll be hard pressed to even find a spot to sit down. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Colorful LOUD Trash Can

Mar 30, 2021 michaelqN6866MH

Great refresh to an old hotel that is exciting and hip. Big, spacious lobby. Lots of free parking. Pool and grounds are what makes this hotel a great place to stay. Awesome food and great cocktails. Bed was soft and sheets/towels very fresh and clean. Here come the issues: rooms are starting to have some considerable wear-n-tear. The nightstands… Read more
Great refresh to an old hotel that is exciting and hip. Big, spacious lobby. Lots of free parking. Pool and grounds are what makes this hotel a great place to stay. Awesome food and great cocktails. Bed was soft and sheets/towels very fresh and clean. Here come the issues: rooms are starting to have some considerable wear-n-tear. The nightstands and desk were disgusting with stains. Unfortunately, this hotel draws a younger (grossly inconsiderate) crowd of self-absorbed party-clowns. We noticed people just throwing their garbage on the grounds and in hallways. I feel bad for the staff who try really hard to make this place wonderful. Pool chairs are snatched up immediately in the morning by people throwing their junk and towels of them, then leaving for hours. Security is constantly barking at them. I will say, if you want to watch some massive self-absorbed 'oh look at me' egos, this is the place. It's a big party hotel. Good luck getting a good night sleep with people having a loud party in their room well beyond 3AM. I left so dissapointed and exhausted. Be warned of all the extra taxes and added resort fees when you check out. Extra $38 resort fee each night. Rooms are jacked up in price over the weekend. They also put an extra charge of several hundred $$ on CC in advance for any food charged to the room. The restaurant has delicious food but the wait staff, although super friendly, is sloooooooow. If you like cheap, crusty, littered ultra-trendy, you will LOVE this colorful trashcan hotel. Never again. Read less