advertisement

A design buff's dream, the two-level Del Marcos is a perfectly restored 1947 hotel masterpiece by architect William F. Cod. The second you walk in, you gasp, because it nails that delicious bubblegum-colored Midcentury style that everyone thinks Palm Springs hotels are dripping in, but aren't: kidney shapes, oranges and teals, floor-to-ceiling glass, Space Age minimalism, and cool linoleum. The setting, arranged with privacy in mind around a central pool, is right out of a coffee table book, but despite the assiduously curated look, there's no attitude, no pretentiousness, and it's blessedly relaxed (partly because there are no kids allowed). My favorite room is named Errol Flynn; it has its own balcony overlooking the pool and facing the mountain. The location couldn't be better either—it's an easy stroll to the shops and food of Palm Canyon Drive. The Del Marcos is one of the most awesome boutique places to stay in Palm Springs.