In a town known for its mix of mid-century modern and Spanish Colonial architecture, the upscale Saguaro Palm Springs hotel stands out in colorful, candy-coated contrast. There's no respite from the rainbow decor, save for the pair of chronically booked-up restaurants, Tinto and El Jefe, both helmed by Iron Chef Jose Garces. The central courtyard has a huge pool that comes alive with loud weekend parties, DJ sets, and live music -- a fun, popular scene, but can create friction between the 20-somethings and families with young children (who would be advised to avoid weekends). The rooms are large and brightly furnished, each with a private balcony. The hotel is farther away from the downtown area than its most likely competitor, Ace Hotel and Swim Club, whose rates are proportionally higher as a result.