The Parker Palm Springs

4200 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA

Action Bar

19
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service19
  • Overall19
10
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

The design of the public spaces, especially the lobby

What the hotel could do better:

Both check-in and check-out took way too long. Not enough people working at the front desk. Both appetizer and main course at Mr. Parkers were delivered cold.

Bruce

Stayed February 2015

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Hotel Description

This hotel has racked up an impressive number of names in its seventy-year history. Once Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch estate, it was, for a time, the Merv Griffin Resort, then the Givenchy Hotel and Spa—and now, after a substantial rethink by lifestyle designer Jonathan Adler, it’s back; this time as Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs, or simply The Parker.

And its new style is difficult to pin down as well—it’s been described as “hippie chic,” but its promiscuous blend of periods and references is an Adler trademark, and alternately recalls the Mod Sixties, the feel-good Seventies, and the classic Rat Pack vibe that Palm Springs is known for.

This town, after all, used to be where the stars fled to from Hollywood—and the Parker is a conscious attempt to recapture the glamor of those bygone days. Palm Springs skewed older, blander, and more Republican over the decades, but those trends are reversing, and today the stars are coming back.

Looking around the Parker, it's easy to see the appeal; every detail calls out for attention, from the bubblegum pink of the bellhops’ uniforms, to the occasional animal-print rug, and the inclusion of such refreshingly old-school games as croquet and pétanque, alongside the red clay tennis courts and the five-star diner, Norma’s. And underneath it all, the Parker is quite possibly just as luxurious as it was in the Givenchy days, though miles less pretentious—and, conversely, miles cooler than it was during the Merv Griffin years.

There’s a golf course, of course, this being Palm Springs and all, as well as several pools, and the spa is still here, whimsically re-christened the Palm Springs Yacht Club. If you need even more personality, you can stay in the original Gene Autry house—but even the standard rooms are interesting enough that you may revise your image of Palm Springs.

How to get there: The Parker Palm Springs is approximately a 7 minute drive from Palm Springs International Airport.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 144 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Credit card deposit required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Credit card deposit required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map