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La Quinta

La Quinta, Palm Springs

La Quinta is an elegant desert retreat nestled in the Santa Rosa Mountains. Private casitas and forty-one swimming pools offer pure relaxation but for those in search of activity can play golf, hike or take a jeep tour of Joshua Tree National Park.

At a Glance

  • Ideal winter sunshine destination or highlight of a summer road-trip

  • Suits both couples and families due to the private nature of casitas and swimming pools

  • Home to PGA WEST, the 2,000 acre golf community in La Quinta

  • Desert adventures from Joshua Tree National Park to off-roading on the San Andreas Fault

  • Perfect stopping off point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas or longer winter retreat

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Insider's View

Despite being a large resort in size, La Quinta still retains a warm small hotel feel. It's no surprise it is the longest running hotel in Palm Springs, and that guests return year after year.

Maudie Tomlinson

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This lush green oasis is the desert's oldest resort and is now a member of the Waldorf-Astoria Collection. Framed by the Santa Rosa Mountains, decades of Hollywood stars have stayed at La Quinta since it opened as a Hollywood playground in 1926. Over the years they have enjoyed the privacy of the adobe casitas and beautiful gardens. Broad expanses of lawns separate the original one-story casitas, and other rooms, decorated in early-California style are styled with dark woods and Spanish tiles, are newer two-story units. Fireplaces, stocked refrigerators, and fruit-laden orange trees contribute to a luxurious ambience.

A premium is placed on privacy, which accounts for La Quinta's continuing popularity with Hollywood celebrities. The tennis stadium holds 23 courts and there are an astonishing 41 pools on-property. With multiple dining options, from Morgan's fine dining to the adobe Mexican grill serving up over 100 tequilas. Live entertainment on the weekends and a good sized spa there’s no reason to get in your car until it’s time to go home.


Accommodation at La Quinta is in the form of clusters of white-washed casitas dotted around the resort. There are a range of casitas available to suit your preferences from classic casitas to three-bedroom spa Villas with kitchens. Over half of the casitas have charming fireplaces, they are all very spacious and have views of the gardens, mountains or pools. Some have their own private pools or hot spas. With 41 swimming pools dotted around the gardens, guests are never short of somewhere tranquil to cool off on a hot summer's day.

Location & Directions

La Quinta, Palm Springs

La Quinta is located in the desert at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains in the Cochella Valley. La Quinta is a 1-hour drive from Joshua Tree National Park, with its stunning desert landscapes.

When to go

Palm Springs weather is best in the winter. Summers can be extraordinarily hot, temperatures may easily climb above 100ºF/38ºC from mid-April through mid-October. As a green oasis, its easy to forget that La Quinta is a desert resort. High season for the resort is during our winter months from November to March when weather is cooler. During the summer months it is hot in the desert but staying at La Quinta becomes incredibly good value and there are plenty of pools to cool down in after a day exploring. Guests visiting Palm Springs on a road-trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles welcome a stop at beautiful La Quinta, and it makes the perfect base for exploring Joshua Tree National Park and for geological jeep-tours of the San Andreas Fault.

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