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200 W Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6306
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 01/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#11 of 80 hotels in Palm Springs
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Holiday House is a 28-room boutique hotel located in downtown Palm Springs. Originally opened in 1951, the hotel was designed by noted architect Herbert W. Burns. Today, it has been reimagined by interior designer Mark D. Sikes and the team behind Sparrows Lodge. The property features midcentury inspired elements combined with a communal atmosphere and whimsical edge. The design centers around Gi
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Adults only
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Iron
Kitchenette
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Boutique
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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SES50 wrote a review Dec 2
Chicago, Illinois12 contributions7 helpful votes
Rooms, shared spaces, pool area and cafe were lovely and very clean. The view is spectacular from the pool and in some rooms. Staff were attentive and friendly. Really dug the music at the pool and cafe. Decor and art were very special; not quite kitsch mid-century modern and in very fine taste. European-style continental breakfast hit the spot. The backyard area by the shuffleboard, with bikes, fireplace and couches was also very tasteful and a desirable place to hang out. The hot tub was warm. The pool was the perfect temperature. Both very clean. The location of the property is ideal for bopping around downtown. The guests we met were very pleasant. The service was great. Ice cream cart a sweet touch. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday House
Responded 5 days ago
Hi there! We enjoyed hosting you at Holiday House. On behalf of our team, thank you for sharing this fantastic review, and we're thrilled you had a memorable stay at our property! We aim to impress with our spectacular views, unique amenities, and a delicious breakfast. The pleasure was all ours, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another exceptional experience! Cheers, Chris Garber General Manager
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Marc B wrote a review Dec 1
Brooklyn, New York193 contributions131 helpful votes
A lovely property which is in the center of town but which feels far away. The 21+ (no children) crowd helps, as does the lovely property and the attention to detail. A large heated pool, a cute restaurant/bar (you can order lunch and drinks by the pool during the day), good service, thorough housekeeping, and lots of style all contribute to the thumbs up. Rooms are categorized as "good", "better" and "best"; we chose a "best" room, which was very spacious, had a separate tub & shower, a dining nook (with fridge) and a spacious well-furnished balcony overlooking the pool area. Three of our four small notes had to do with the room: the lighting (which was pretty dark even at max - probably only an issue in winter), the lack of any drawers or shelves which was especially a problem as we were staying for 7 nights (this did not seem to be an issue in other rooms) and the lack of a safe. We made it work with extra hangers for the wardrobe. We do think that your room assignment will have a lot to do with your enjoyment here so do the research. An "honor system" ice cream cart next to the pool, a shuffleboard court, free bikes for guest use, and a cute gift-shop/pantry (also honor system) round out the experience. The crowd was mixed during our time: straight, gay, singles, couples. Note that they do not allow floaties or noodles in the pool, and the rooms, pointedly, do not have TV's (which we missed after 7 days, but understand that it does not fit in with the "relaxation" philosophy). Oh and that fourth note: their playlist needs to be a little less 80s-90s am radio pop-rock and a little more chill/jazzy/loungey or current. But that's just an opinion. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Would suggest at least a "better" room - and request the second floor.
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Responded 5 days ago
Hi Marc, It was our pleasure to host your getaway at Holiday House. We're always delighted to hear when our guests love our friendly service and comfortable accommodations. Thank you for sharing your feedback on our room lighting, as well as your other comments, which we will keep in consideration. From our resort amenities to our great location in Palm Springs, we strive to deliver a memorable stay. Come back soon! Cheers, Chris Garber General Manager
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Mark R wrote a review Nov 2021
Sacramento, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
Our favorite place to stay in Palm Springs! Holiday House has an awesome vibe, and a great outdoor space with an incredible mountain view. It’s located within walking distance to restaurants, bars and shopping on Palm Canyon Blvd. the staff is absolutely amazing! Everyone is so friendly, welcoming and attentive, from the front desk staff to the servers at the restaurant and pool, housekeeping staff and management. Kudos to Eric for taking good care of us and the other guests while we where there! It’s clear that these folks love what they do.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Mid-week is great and much less crowded if you can swing it.
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Mark, We truly appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay at Holiday House, as well as the beautiful views of the mountain. Our staff takes great pride in making sure the hotel is spotless and welcoming, so all of our guests have a great stay. Eric will be thrilled to hear he was able to make your trip extra special. Should your travels bring you back to the area, we look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, Chris Garber General Manager
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lagunadallas wrote a review Nov 2021
Dallas, Texas134 contributions218 helpful votes
A perfectly nice place to stay, but honestly let down a bit by the glowing TripAdvisor reviews. The location is perfect and the hotel grounds are pretty. Nothing exceptional about the rooms and staff compared to other hotels we've been to in PS (La Serena Villas, Dive). Our room had a musty smell and several maintenance issues. Limited pool service unless I just didn't know that servers wouldn't be around to ask for food and drink orders but once in 3 days. Jumping on the resort fee bandwagon is annoying. We got a great rate and it was an excellent value, but when the rates are typically more in line with a number of other nice options in the area, we'll honestly try something different next time.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for your recent feedback regarding your stay with us. Please accept our sincere apology for any aspects of your visit that didn't meet your expectations. Your input will enable us to address the issues you mentioned. It saddens us that you'd choose not to return, despite our beautiful grounds and ideal location. That being said, we appreciate you reaching out and wish you safe and pleasant travels. Cheers, Chris Garber General Manager
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Kate wrote a review Nov 2021
Los Angeles, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
My husband and I rented out the entire hotel to celebrate our 50th birthday. Everything was looked after so well. From the food, drink service all just amazing. Big shoutout to Eric. The rooms are so well decorated and the beds comfy. We will be back to stay!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 2 weeks ago
It was indeed an honor to play a role in your 50th birthday celebration! Thanks so much for spotlighting our incredible team, especially Eric, and know that we can't wait to pass along your compliments on our accommodations, amenities, hospitality to the rest of our team. Until next time, we wish you all the best! Cheers, Chris Garber General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$202 - $567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCalifornia DesertGreater Palm SpringsPalm Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday House
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday House?
Nearby attractions include Brandini Toffee (0.1 miles), Palm Springs Art Museum (0.2 miles), and VillageFest (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Great Shakes, Le Vallauris, and L'Atelier Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Holiday House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Indian Canyons (3.7 miles), Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway (1.4 miles), and Village Green Heritage Center (0.10 miles).
Does Holiday House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Holiday House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.