Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a trip with the kids and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for families in Palm Springs, and get inspired!
Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, California Desert
The Doral Desert Princess Resort is an upper-middle-range hotel with a high-end feel. Slightly outside of Palm Springs, the property is extensive, with everything from an Olympic-sized pool, 10 tennis courts, a racquetball court, a golf course, and a volleyball court to comfy rooms, beautiful views, a tasty restaurant (with kid-friendly options), and a free shuttle to the happening downtown area. The resort also provides daily supervised activities for kids.
Although seemingly geared towards adults, The Parker still sees its fair share of families -- and offers them plenty to do. There are no officially planned kids' activities, but the resort has croquet, four pools, a volleyball net, and a free lemonade stand -- all which kids enjoy. Plus, the hotel has spacious modern rooms, bungalows, and villas with stylish white decor and balconies -- all large enough for families.
Desert Breezes is a time-share gated community with family homes mixed in. The resort atrracts families with its safe location and long list of special features: 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. There are also three pools and 11 Jacuzzis.