Desert Princess Palm Springs Golf Resort Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The Doral Desert Princess Resort is an upper-middle-range hotel with a high-end feel that caters to business travelers and golfers. Slightly outside of Palm Springs, it lacks urban convenience, but the views from the rooms (all with balconies or patios) can't be beat. Most overlook the pool and golf course with gorgeous mountains as a backdrop. There's plenty to do at the resort besides golf -- swim in the Olympic-size pool, work out in the fitness center, get a message in the spa, or try your hand at racquetball, volleyball, or tennis. With tons of meeting space and a full-service business center, this hotel is a good choice for business travelers wanting plenty of options for unwinding in their downtime. And there's even a free shuttle to downtown Palm Springs and the airport.
Miramonte Resort & Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Located in the vacation town of Indian Wells, which is full of golf courses and tennis courts, the Miramonte Resort is a destination for travelers who don't plan on leaving the area. It's a peaceful haven, with a first-rate spa, multiple pools, an organic restaurant, and lush gardens. But it is also home to a high-tech business center and over 18,000 square feet of meeting rooms -- ideal for conferences and office retreats.
Desert Breezes Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Desert Breezes is a time-share gated community with family homes mixed in. The resort is a bit generic in appearance but has tons of special features: a tech-equipped board room, a lounge with TV and games, a library, well-maintained tennis courts (guests must pay a fee to use them), and a putting green, to name a few. The rooms (studios, or one- or two-bedroom suites) come with well-equipped full kitchens and free Wi-Fi -- nice extras, especially for those on extended business trips. There are also three pools and 11 Jacuzzis.
Best Western Plus Las Brisas Hotel Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Best Western Las Brisas is a pleasant mid-range hotel with more charm than most chains. The rooms themselves are spacious, with relaxing decor in tans and whites. They don't have patios, but the mountain views from the outdoor pool are wonderful. The lush gardens surrounding the pool give it a secluded feel, though it is just minutes from downtown Palm Springs. Some smart amenities such as a coffee bar, a coin-operated washer and dryer, delicious free breakfast, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and free parking help make it a good choice in terms of value for business travelers.