Ace Hotel and Swim Club Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, California Desert

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Pros

  • Unique, cool rooms with retro minimalist decor
  • Retro touches such as radios, record players, and vinyl
  • Frequent music events with DJs (a con for some due to noise)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • iPod docks
  • Diner serves local, organic, seasonal fare
  • Scooter rentals (for a fee)
  • 2 nice pools with lots of lounges and umbrellas
  • Dogs welcome (for a fee); there is a designated "trotting" area

Cons

  • Resort fee
  • No outside alcohol allowed; guests must purchase at hotel
  • Some guests complain that rooms can be dirty and worn

Bottom Line

This upper-middle-range, 180-room hipster haven has a palpable party vibe and frequent music nights with a live DJ. The style is retro, with 70s details such as record players and vinyl in the rooms. It can be really loud here, and the property draws a young crowd (with dogs in tow), so older couples who want to relax, and perhaps families, may not want to stay here. But it has easy highway access to the rest of downtown Palm Springs and a purposeful off-the-beaten-path vibe.

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 Location

Minutes from downtown, but can still feel worlds away

Just minutes from downtown Palm Springs, Ace Hotel and Swim Club is both an escape and a good launching point for Palm Springs' growing downtown area. It's not within walking distance of downtown, but it's a short (reasonable) cab ride away.

Once known as a destination only suited for spring breakers or retirees, Palm Springs has become a classy and clean desert destination for anyone looking for an uncluttered city with resort amenities. With a healthy gay scene and the Coachella valley (and music festival) just over 30 minutes away, the Palm Springs crowd is slowly becoming harder and harder to define. Most who come are there to spend, exercise and relax.

  • 9-minute drive to airport
  • 6-minute drive to Palm Springs Art Museum and downtown area
  • 33-minute drive to Coachella
  • 2-hour drive to the beach
  • 2-hour drive to Los Angeles

 Bottom Line

This upper-middle-range, 180-room hipster haven has a palpable party vibe and frequent music nights with a live DJ. The style is retro, with 70s details such as record players and vinyl in the rooms. It can be really loud here, and the property draws a young crowd (with dogs in tow), so older couples who want to relax, and perhaps families, may not want to stay here. But it has easy highway access to the rest of downtown Palm Springs and a purposeful off-the-beaten-path vibe.

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Address

  • 701 E Palm Canyon Drive

Room Types

  • Ace Suite
  • King Lounge
  • Patio Room W/ Garden
  • Side By Side Suite
  • Simple Double Room
  • Simple King Room
  • Simple Suite
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard King Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 205
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs
Address: 701 E Palm Canyon Drive
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