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DoubleTree Palm Springs

DoubleTree by Hilton Palm Springs

DoubleTree Palm Springs recently had a multi-million dollar renovation and it’s settling into its grove as a luxury hotel. We spent three days immersing ourselves in stunning mountain vistas and soaking up the desert sun. From the Olympic-size swimming pool and hot tubs to the full-service spa, we relaxed to the fullest at DoubleTree Palm Springs. We dined at Polanco Kitchen for breakfast and lunch and we took advantage of the special late night menu for the Coachella Music Festival. The resort renovations made the property look dreamy and they’ve stepped up their game for dining and spa services. It’s not just a great option for Coachella, but an excellent fit all year round.

The Rooms
The rooms at DoubleTree Golf Resort in Palm Springs

We stayed in a standard room with a king bed and a private balcony. The carpet and furnishings were contemporary and fresh and the pillows and mattress were comfortable. After spending 12 or more hours a day at Coachella, I could have slept standing up, but the blackout curtains were fantastic in the morning. We easily slept later because the room was dark and the bed was cozy. The room was equipped with a 48″ Flat-screen TV, a mini-refrigerator, a sitting area, and a desk and chair. There were plenty of power outlets with USB ports as well. The complimentary WiFi worked well in the room and throughout the property.

The Amenities
The pool at DoubleTree Palm Springs

DoubleTree Palm Springs has tons of amenities including an on-site restaurant, a championship golf course, tennis courts, a full-service spa, a fitness center including certified personal trainers, an Olympic-size swimming pool, pickleball courts, racquetball courts, a basketball half-course, a Bocce ball court, and horseshoes.

The Olympic-size pool was one of the best parts of our stay. It’s heated and rarely blocked from the sun. The mountain and golf course views are spectacular and the lounge chairs and umbrellas are plentiful. The recent addition of hammocks was an added bonus as well. There’s nothing I love more than relaxing in a hammock and swaying in the warm desert winds. It was unique to see the palm trees in the foreground and the snow-capped mountains in the background. Dining and drink services are available at the pool and we enjoyed lunch in one of the cabanas. The pool was kept spotless while we were there and the two whirlpools feel great on aching muscles. It’s worth visiting the hotel just to enjoy the massive, clean, stunning pool with picturesque vistas.

The Dining
Dining at DoubleTree Golf Resort in Palm Springs

The Polanco Kitchen restaurant follows the resort’s soothing contemporary style and offers plenty of seating with great views of the golf course. We didn’t dine onsite as much as we would have liked because we spent every dinner at Coachella, but we made it to Polanco Kitchen for breakfast and lunch a few times during our stay and the food choices were tasty. The service quality has increased tenfold since my last visit to the property. My glass was never empty and the waitress was quick and friendly.

I’d highly suggest the Double Decker Club Sandwich with smoked turkey breast, applewood smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and mayonnaise on toasted sourdough. Ask for the Chipotle mayo on the side. I put it on everything.

One of the best parts of staying at DoubleTree during Coachella weekend was their late night menu. From 11 pm until 3 am, you could order from the Late Night Room Service Menu. We arrived back at the hotel most evenings around 2 am. The Chicken Stripes hit the spot after many, many hours of drinking and dancing. The prices were reasonable considering the late hours and room delivery and the service was super quick. It reminded me of many nights at Hard Rock Hotel All-Inclusive when I ordered at the oddest hours of the night and the food was always delivered with a smile.

The Spa
The spa at DoubleTree Golf Resort in Palm Springs

During our stay, we couldn’t forget the Desert Princess County Club’s full-service spa. Offering a wide range of traditional and signature services, massages and facials, the Desert Princess Country Club Spa is an oasis of relaxation at a reasonable rate. The spa includes: a heated outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor patio, Jacuzzi, separate men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers, two facial rooms (add-on services such as lash/brown tints and eye treatments are available), three massage rooms, and a couples room for a romantic and relaxing massage.

We jumped at the chance for a couples massage. On Saturday morning, I could hardly walk after a full day at Coachella. The massage was one of the best I’d ever had and I left feeling ready to conquer another two days of festival fun. I don’t know if it was our aching muscles from so much walking or if the masseuses were just that exceptional, but Cord said that it was the best massage he’d ever had too.

Minus the ticking clock in the room, the ambiance was notable as well. The room temperature was perfect, the music was at the ideal level and soothing, and the beds were comfortable.

DoubleTree Palm Springs
DoubleTree Golf Resort in Palm Springs

DoubleTree Palm Springs has so much to offer and it’s an excellent option during Coachella. We soaked up the sun while splashing and playing in the pool, we relaxed and rejuvenated at the spa, and we recharged in the room and at the restaurant. Palm Springs area is such a short drive for us that it’s easily a weekend getaway any time.

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