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44985 Province Way, Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92210-8341
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#1 of 5 hotels in Indian Wells
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Sands Hotel and Spa is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Indian Wells, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Sands Hotel and Spa provide air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Sands Hotel and Spa guests have access to room service. You can also enjoy a pool and a lounge. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Sands Hotel and Spa.

Indian Wells Tennis Garden (2.7 mi), located nearby, makes Sands Hotel and Spa a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Indian Wells landmark.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Indian Wells crab restaurant such as Cava Restaurant, which is a short distance from Sands Hotel and Spa.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular monuments and statues such as Eisenhower Walk of Honor.

Enjoy your stay in Indian Wells!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Grade: 42 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
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Charlotte A wrote a review May 2021
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
Just stayed here two weekends ago, which was our second stop on our babymoon for baby #2. The hotel was aesthetically pleasing, but didn’t offer much for us beyond that. Here’s why: - We paid extra for a room with a patio/balcony, and we got stuck in a cave-like room that was very dark and had an un-inviting patio (room 21 I believe). Right by the pool - convenient, but noisy. - We could hear EVERY footstep of the people in the room above us. I believe they had a dog, too, so extra noisy. - Overall hotel was not the right vibe for a babymoon - better suited for a bachelorette. - Super steep prices for food. We ended up splitting a pasta entree for dinner (and no drinks) and the bill was still $60+ - No seating by the pool unless you stake out a spot early. Luckily we did this. But be sure to grab some towels, because otherwise you’ll be sitting on sunscreen-and-sweat stained cushions. In conclusion, we were supposed to stay for 2 nights, but we ate the price of the second night in order to get out of there. We had more peace and quiet that second night at home with our toddler. If you’re a couple looking for a romantic stay, or just a person who hopes to get some sleep at night or a reasonably priced meal, I think there are other places to stay that are better suited for that. Unless you want your photo in front of the cute, pink walls. But the price per night isn’t worth that photo, in my opinion.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Sands Hotel & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Charlotte, Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to host your babymoon; we're grateful for you taking the time to share your feedback. It's unfortunate to learn that we did not meet your expectations, and we apologize for the noise level, as well as the other concerns you mentioned. Our team will address each of these issues to ensure future visits will not experience the same problems. We greatly appreciate you notifying us of your stay and wish you all the best. Sincerely, Amir Sakr General Manager
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soranare wrote a review May 2021
Ra'anana, Israel26 contributions42 helpful votes
Very nice hotel rooms well decorated Quiet ambience The furniture in good condition The reception friendly and very good service Lots of drinks of every kind in the room Just vacantion they are doing everthing for you just enjoy Breakfast very good We'll return Sorana
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Free parking at the hotel
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Sands Hotel & Spa
Responded May 11, 2021
Dear Sorana, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay at Sands Hotel and Spa. We are delighted to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful and that you liked our well-stocked, clean rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Amir Sakr General Manager
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Jennie R wrote a review Apr 2021
Los Angeles, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
What a truly memorable trip. I don't want to run too long but this is by far my favorite hotel in the desert and I've stayed at a few high end properties. The Sands is a true gem and the service and accommodations surpass all others- including the private villas at The Hyatt. We had the pleasure of staying in room 15 on the ground floor, which was steps from there quiet luxury of the intimate daybeds at the pool. Mellow pool music played and misters came on when it started to get a bit toasty warm. I truly wish I could have stayed longer but alas, work called. Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed if you are lucky enough to snag one of the fabulous rooms- however the deluxe rooms with that soaking tub and large patio are to-die for!! From check-in with Shanny, who set us up before check-in time; to Lisette at the pool; to all the rest of the phenomenal support staff- you all make a gem of a property truly shine!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Sands Hotel & Spa
Responded Apr 26, 2021
Dear Jennie, Our amazing staff works hard to ensure all our guests feel welcome and will be proud they were a highlight of your visit. It's also great to know that our relaxing pool and cozy rooms added to your experience. The next time you need a getaway, please come see us again at Sands Hotel and Spa! Sincerely, Amir Sakr General Manager
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shrkshoppa wrote a review Apr 2021
Calabasas, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
I'd really forgotten what gracious hotel staff can do for your psyche after even a few days. The Sands in it's entirety was a wonderful experience: Each person we encountered was so welcoming, helpful and gracious beyond measure. We enjoyed the deluxe king with wet room & soaking tub - LOVE! The pool is perfect, just the right size with daybeds galore - unbelievably at no up-charge. The Pink Cabana prepared marvelous food & drinks: Pool Thyme & Moroccan refresher, the BEST frito misto ever & a salmon tartine were the perfect refreshments to compliment our relaxation. Thanks to Lisette at the pool, we wanted for nothing, except maybe a few extra days to relax & indulge. Thank you, Sands, we'll be back ASAP!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: No elevator. First floor rooms have a raised doorstep, not suitable for wheelchair/scooter.
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Sands Hotel & Spa
Responded Apr 24, 2021
Wow! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are elated that you were able to enjoy everything from our delicious Pink Cabana selections to our relaxing pool area. Lisette will be delighted to be recognized for her hard work. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sands Hotel and Spa. Sincerely, Amir Sakr General Manager
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Morgan G wrote a review Apr 2021
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My husband and I came here for a 3 day weekend and fell in love! From the moment we entered onto the property, you feel like you are in a resort somewhere tropical and magical. The service and staff are top notch! The food and drinks were delicious! The layout of the pool is fantastic -- both shade and sunny spots. Rooms are really cool with great back patio areas. DOG FRIENDLY is a plus!! Everyone here (guests included) were really lovely! We will be back
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Sands Hotel & Spa
Responded Apr 10, 2021
Dear Morgan, Your amazing review brightens our day! We're thrilled you and your husband loved your getaway with us, and it's fantastic you enjoyed our awesome amenities and exceptional service. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back to Sands Hotel and Spa. Sincerely, Amir Sakr General Manager
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$213 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaCalifornia DesertGreater Palm SpringsIndian Wells
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sands Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Sands Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Nest (0.03 miles) and Indian Wells Farmers Market On Thursdays (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sands Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sands Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sands Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sands Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ruth's Chris Steak House, Eureka!, and Nest.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sands Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sands Hotel & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Indian Wells.
Are there any historical sites close to Sands Hotel & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sunnylands Center & Gardens (5.2 miles) and Coachella Valley History Museum (7.5 miles).