If any hotel captures the glitz and glamor of Old Hollywood and the Rat Pack era, it’s Riviera Palm Springs. White leather seats against the warm orange glow of the lattice-lined lobby set the scene for this retro hotel, a setting where it isn’t hard to imagine Frank Sinatra and his crew sipping cocktails and crooning show tunes on the white grand piano.
Funky design picks from the ’60s and ’70s define the rest of the hotel’s public spaces, from Warhol-esque artwork to shag carpets and a jewel-covered pool table inspired by Liberace. Paintings of Marilyn Monroe adorn each of the hotel’s 406 guest rooms, while black and white photos of famous guests like Bob Hope, Desi Arnaz and Sonny Bono line the walls of Circa 59, the onsite restaurant.
Whether you spend your time enjoying live jazz at the bar or soaking up the sun by the pool, you’ll feel a bit like Hollywood royalty while at the Palm Springs hotel.