Ace Hotel & Swim Club - Palm Springs, California

After a 10.5 hour flight from Manchester to Las Vegas, a 5 hour drive through to Joshua Tree National park and a further 2 hours drive to Palm Springs California, we arrived (albeit rather wearily!) at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club. It was well and truly night time but the air was warm and Palm Springs was lit up like a Christmas tree. We walked sleepily through the hotel grounds to stretch our legs before getting some much needed rest. 

We woke up at around 5:30am and headed straight out to enjoy our inaugural morning in America; the sun was shining through the tall skinny palm trees and was casting a golden glow on the San Jacinto mountain range that sat behind us. This place really was as cool as its reputation; open fireplaces dotted around for use in the winter months, well designed and furnished rooms and the pool area was fantastic (although we had it to ourselves early in the morning and I’m sure it gets very busy at weekends).

Breakfast at the King’s Highway (which is part of the hotel but non-guests can also dine there) served as a bountiful syrup-covered USA 'welcome' with a beautiful and distinctive interior and plenty of tempting food and drink options to keep all the hipsters fed and watered...  Us included. 

After breakfast we walked the streets of the surrounding area to take in the modernist Californian architecture, leaving just enough time to return to the pool for one last swim before we checked out of our room at midday.

We spent one night there and quite frankly it wasn’t enough - we definitely want to go back!

When we visited, rooms at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs started at $159 plus a resort fee of around $34 per night. Prices can go up massively during peak periods and weekends. We paid the lower end and thought it was great value.

{ This post is part of USA 2017 Trip }

Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Haarkon in California.