The Parker Palm Springs Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, California Desert

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Pros

  • Spacious modern rooms, bungalows, and villas with stylish white decor and balconies
  • 4 pools total (indoor and outdoor)
  • Free lemonade stand
  • Indoor and outdoor fire pits
  • 18-hole golf course and 4 clay tennis courts
  • Two restaurants and a cool bar
  • Full-service spa and salon
  • Decent fitness center
  • Helipad
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking

Cons

  • Resort fee (though it includes Wi-Fi)
  • Far from beaches

Bottom Line

If it has anything, the Parker has style. Expect eclectic and 70s-inspired decor with a modern edge, and an entranceway that belongs on a movie set. The Parker has two dining options: one a breakfast-all-day diner and the other a dinner-only spot with a menu that changes daily. The Parker manages to be dressed-up glamorous and laid-back cool all at the same time. The rooms are just as impressive, with white brick walls, white decor, and private balconies.

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 Location

The Parker is 10 mintues from the heart of downtown Palm Springs.

Formerly Gene Autrey's Melody Ranch and Merv Griffin's Givenchy Resort and Spa, The Parker has had to shed some seriously kitschy history and introduce its own version or eccentric glamour. The hotel is on the main vein of Palm Canyon Drive, just south of the center of downtown Palm Springs.

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.

  • 7-minute drive to airport
  • 11-minute drive to Palm Springs Art Museum
  • 2-hour drive to Los Angeles
  • 2-hour drive to the beach

 Bottom Line

If it has anything, the Parker has style. Expect eclectic and 70s-inspired decor with a modern edge, and an entranceway that belongs on a movie set. The Parker has two dining options: one a breakfast-all-day diner and the other a dinner-only spot with a menu that changes daily. The Parker manages to be dressed-up glamorous and laid-back cool all at the same time. The rooms are just as impressive, with white brick walls, white decor, and private balconies.

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Address

  • 4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive

Room Types

  • Autry Residence
  • Deluxe Patio Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Estate Room
  • Lanai Room
  • Villa

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 144
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs
Address: 4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive
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