Last weekend we took off for a much needed getaway to Palm Springs. This California spot has always been a favorite destination of mine for the colorful, midcentury style, great vintage shopping, and perpetual sunshine perfect for logging hours at the pool — and it got just a little bit better with a visit to the Saguaro.
The Saguaro Hotel is characterized by its bold, color-blocked look, with a palette inspired by the surrounding desert. The lobby is filled with colorful backlit panels that double as room dividers, graphic wallpaper, blown up photographs of Palm Springs in the 1960s and warm, worn-in leather furniture. The rooms themselves have a similar aesthetic and are roomy and comfortable.
As with any hotel in this resort town, the real defining factor is the pool. The pool at the Saguaro is a colorful oasis, surrounded by colorful balconies and palm trees and with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. They offer poolside service with a full menu, including offerings from their in house restaurants El Jefe and Tinto, serving up authentic tacos and margaritas.
The hotel offered a few activities while we were there — there was a "craft and cocktail" party, a movie night on the lawn, morning yoga, the requisite weekend pool party, and live music at El Jefe.
(Images: Kim Lucian)