Palm Springs - Walk of the Inns 2014


Palm Springs is known for it's eclectic, modern yet boho vibes and its hotels are no different! They run the gamut from mid century mod, to moroccan, to upscale boutique luxury.  I attended the 19th Annual Walking Tour of the Inns that was held last week here in town and as someone who is still fairly new, it was awesome to be able to see a few of the hotels that I had never been to and get a feel for what they look like at night, which is b-e-a-utiful!!  There were 19 inns participating in total but I only had the chance to check out a handful!  Above are a few snaps from the Korakia Pensione, the Viceroy, Spencer's, Colony 29 and Del Marcos Hotel.  You can see just from those few images the range of aesthetics and inspirations that these hotels draw from.  Below is a brief description of each of the hotels I visited and a few more pictures from the tour! 

The Viceroy - Luxury Boutique Hotel with spa amenities and an aesthetic that reflects the original Glamour Era of Palm Springs.  The Viceroy is one of the best spots in Palm Springs to get away and indulge in a beautiful upscale environment.
The Korakia Pensione - The Korakia is a true mediterranean inspired oasis in the desert that is both romantic and unique.  If you are inspired by fire pits, lanterns, and vintage books that you can curl up and read on one of the numerous day beds then Korakia is the place for your desert vacation!
Colony 29 - Colony 29 is a revived artist's colony from the 1920's.  The gorgeous botanical grounds has 6 homes that can all be rented as vacation properties which are perfect for large groups and weddings.
Spencer's Restaurant - Spencer's ambience is what makes it special!  With a great pacific rim inspired menu and a comfortable yet upscale environment, it welcomes both the Palm Springs traditionalists and tourists alike.
Del Marcos Hotel - Del Marcos was originally designed in 1947 by the famed desert architect William F. Cody, it is only 1 block from downtown Palm Springs and is the epitome of mid century modern.  With deluxe sweets and quaint kitchenettes Del Marcos is the perfect place to relax and have some fun!

image 1 Del Marcos Hotel / image 2 & 3 the Korakia / image 4 Colony 29