Review: CA, Palm Springs, Downtown Hotels

Palm Springs is just a car ride away from LA, and a great place to chill for the weekend. While attending the Palm Springs Art Fair, I enjoyed a stay at Best Western Plus Las Brisas Hotel in Palm Springs. Located in downtown Palm Springs, my room was clean and comfortable…it even had its own jacuzzi bathtub. 

Best Western Plus Las Brisas Hotel; photo by Kathy Leonardo;

The room came with a refrigerator, and self serve coffee. A continental breakfast is also provided in the morning. This was better than expected. The hotel staff left us a personalized bottle of wine as well…a nice touch. We enjoyed the heated pool, and outdoor jacuzzi with friends after the art fair.

The hotel is easily accessible to the convention center and just ten minutes from Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium and Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.  CLICK HERE to read more about the Tramway, along with other attractions under our Destinations Explore Page.

Best Western Plus Las Brisas Hotel; photo by Kathy Leonardo;

Palm Springs makes for a great weekend getaway if you are visiting Los Angeles. Be aware the summer months, can be brutally hot, but the rest of the year the weather is simply beautiful. Best Western Plus Las Brisas Hotel, 222 S Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, 92262;

A friend stayed at the Movie Colony Hotel, which he enjoyed. Offering a vintage style, it overlooks the former Movie Colony…hence the name. It was designed by Albert Frey in 1935 and pays homage to Hollywood’s heyday. This boutique hotel offer rooms with balconies, townhouses, a pool, and complimentary bike rentals. 

Photo courtesy of Movie Colony Hotel

Movie Colony Hotel, 726 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262; 760-284-1600;

If you are looking for more intimate lodging, or a hotel that offers ADA benefits, the Avance Hotel provides both. With just nine rooms, the hotel features 7 kings, 2 queen doubles, and 1 ADA accessible room. There is also ADA Van Accessible parking, an ADA compliant outdoor pool lift, along with accessible wheelchair mobility throughout property. 

Photo courtesy of the Avance Hotel

Guests can take advantage of the heated, outdoor, salt water pool and whirlpool, outdoor poolside BBQ grill & utensils, complimentary coffee, Wireless Internet, access to bicycles, and dvd movies, board games, and lots more. The Avance Hotel, 537 S Grenfall Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264; (800) 798-0655;

If you are looking for a nationally branded hotel, here are some additional suggestions: the Hilton Palm Springs, the Hyatt Palm Springs, or the Marriott offers a variety of price choices. 

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