Centrally located in the welcoming Warm Sands neighborhood in Palm Springs, LA-based hotelier Matthew Kurtz refreshed a historic 1930’s one-story motel with local hoteliers Richard Crisman and Jeff Brock.
Together they created a cheerful adult-only boutique hotel with hip design elements, in a private, quiet and comfortable setting. The soothing design interior rooms, and plenty of outdoor serene space allowing guests to relax, unwind and soak up the Palm Springs sunshine.
Guests will instantly feel at ease while checking-in at the cheerful lobby, and are offered a Modelo beer or glass of wine with their room assignment. The area offers a grand piano for guests to play, and colorful books displayed on shelves and tables for guests to read.
The whimsical pineapple theme dining area is next to the open kitchen offering beverages and snacks for guests to grab-and-go.
Open the refrigerator to take a Chobani Greek yogurt, bottle of sparkling water or pour yourself a glass of chocolate oat milk. Coffee and tea is also available.
Next to the refrigerator are wicker baskets holding bags of chips and popcorn, and glass jars filled with gummy bears and cookies.
Checking into room 16, we appreciated the ease of the touch lock system, instead of a key card or key. Nice touches include a colorful design door mat and interesting books on night stands and tables in the spacious guest rooms.
Besides a comfortable king-size bed, the room offers a flat screen television, charging outlets, and an updated bathroom featuring black washcloths labeled “makeup”. Inside the shower there are large bottles of “Further” soap to “Wash Your Outer Spirit”, shampoo “Hair Has Soul, Cleanse it” and “Awaken Your Follicles” conditioner.
A cathedral ceiling and large picture window add brightness into this historic motor lodge type room. The basic kitchen has a back door leading out to a rock garden, and gate to the outdoor parking lot. This room is ideal for guests who bring their well behaved, under 35 lbs dog. Les Cactus does add a pet cleaning fee is $100 per stay.
In the morning from 8 to 10 a.m., a staff member sets out warm croissants, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. There is a bowl of oranges to cut and squeeze for fresh orange juice. Guests can sit outside at one of the umbrella tables, or take their breakfast to the pool area or back to their room.
Activities throughout the day include swinging in one of the three hammocks, swimming in the heated pool, and lounging on a pink and white striped plush towel lounge chair. There are plenty of pink, or green and white striped umbrella for guests seeking shade.
For those looking for a massage, there is a private massage room near the heated kidney-shaped whirlpool. Stairs lead up to a few chairs up on a small rooftop deck offering views of the resort during the day and stargazing in the evening.
Other amenities include pink Les Cactus bicycles with wicker baskets to borrow for a spin around Palm Springs.
In the evening, guest sit in Adirondack style chairs with soft blankets around a fire pit sipping another Modelo or glass of wine before or after dinner in Palm Springs.