The Parker Palm Springs, a Delightful Retro Hotel

There´s nothing more fascinating than a road trip in America. We have always loved the idea of hitting the road and making stops at wonderful accommodations or retro motor lodges along the way.

Palm Springs, one of the most delightful time capsules of midcentury design in the world, became the perfect place for a pit stop.

Spread across 13 acres, the Parker Palm Springs is one of the city’s most iconic properties. The ultraluxe 1950s-era hideaway is definitely a dream for retro decor lovers.

The ever-stylish Jonathan Adler recently redecorated it giving an instant face lift to his original 2004 design. His fanciful style spoke to us and provided the laid-back, comfortable yet quirky vintage vibe we were looking for.

We fell in love at first sight with it as soon as we passed through the orange-lacquered lobby doors. The boutique-style property is absolutely whimsical and glamorous. Imagine sexy pools with chic cabanas, a lavish luxe spa, and the most instagrammable lemonade stand ever.

Every day we woke up, threw off the sheets and followed the sweet aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Winding footpaths took us around the beautiful grounds, where we could dive into the lovely, aqua gem of a pool.

In the evening, we would have a cocktail in the intimate jewel box-like Mini Bar before heading to the dark and decadent upscale restaurant Mister Parker’s.

Lemonade stand

Our Room

Parker Palm Springs comprises 144 rooms organized in several categories: the Gene Autry two-bedroom house, the amazing 600-square-foot Junior Suites, One-bedroom Villas, Poolside Rooms, Hammock Rooms, spacious Deluxe rooms and Estate Rooms.

With Old Hollywood touches adorning the walls, a cubist canopied bed, Egyptian cotton sheets and , our room was a true fantasy. If that was not enough, there were luxurious little details like the Hermès and Molton Brown toiletries next to the sink.

Is that striking carpet familiar to you? It is a replica of the famous Hicks’ Hexagon Carpet featured in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining!


After a decadent breakfast at Norma´s, the brightly colored open-air terrace restaurant that serves breakfast all day and night, we felt perfectly satiated and inspired to explore sunny Palm Springs.

Price: Around 250E (breakfast not included)

Parker Palm Springs

4200 E Palm Canyon Dr

Telephone: +1 760 770 5000 

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