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Checking In: The Saguaro Palm Springs, California

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

I'm banking on the fact that you've seen at least someone post a photo of The Saguaro Palm Springs on your Instagram feed. Was I right? I thought so. The Saguaro Palm Springs in the past few years has become one of the most popular places to stay in the SoCal area but most importantly, to photograph. The ridiculously bright colors makes for the perfect photo, practically any place you photograph at the Saguaro!

I've personally stayed at the Saguaro Palm Springs a couple of times but never written up a "Checking In" series for it. Since my brother and I stayed there last month, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share what staying at the Saguaro Palm Springs is really like, not just pretty wall photos!

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

Location:

The Saguaro Palm Springs is located only a couple of miles from downtown Palm Springs. While it's not exactly walking distance to the busier areas of Palm Springs, you can either take the complimentary Palm Springs trolley or rent their bikes to get downtown. Of course you can drive since there's plenty of parking or it's a cheap Uber drive!

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

Rooms at the Saguaro Palm Springs:

The guest rooms at the Saguaro Palm Springs is in 3 words: basic but colorful. This was true for me and I've heard this from others, but people expect a lot more from the guest rooms after seeing how aesthetically pleasing the exteriors and decorations are. Since I knew that the Saguaro Palm Springs used to be a different property (which wasn't as nice until they took over), I didn't expect much.

I think the rooms are a little dated but most definitely colorful, clean and comfortable. The prices aren't too bad either as long as it's off season or during the week, so you don't feel gypped either way.

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Room Review

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Room Review

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Room Review

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Room Review

Dining at the Saguaro:

El Jefe - El Jefe inside the Saguaro is their main and most popular dining option whether or not you're staying at the hotel. Taco Tuesday brings a long wait of hotel guests and locals alike to get a table but totally worth it! Yes, their tacos are delicious but can we take a moment to talk about the El Jefe's Nachos? I'm quite the picky person when it comes to nachos and El Jefe's ranks high (if not highest) on my list. Whenever I'm in Palm Springs, I make it a priority to grab the nachos at the Saguaro! They also have a full bar with delicious margaritas, cocktails and of course tasty non-alcoholic options.

Rocco's Electric - I've only quickly stopped by Rocco's Electric for coffee and can't speak for their food but they serve breakfast and brunch. If you're not into the Mexican cuisine at El Jefe, no problem. They have plenty of breakfast and brunch options at Rocco's ranging from Avocado Toast, Pancakes, Granola and what have you. But let's be real, you'll want to try the Tortas and Chorizo Burritos!

In-Room Dining & Pool Bar - Too busy sleeping (curing a hangover?) or splashing around in the Saguaro pool? No problem, they can bring their food and drinks to you. The in-room dining and pool bar menu is a healthy mix of Rocco's Electric's and El Jefe's.

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

Pool Parties at the Saguaro - The Saguaro Palm Springs pool is the 2nd reason why people are attracted to the hotel, 1st being the endless photo opportunities, of course! While it's pool season all year long in Palm Springs, their "Pool Season" starts in June and they have tons of DJ's, pool parties and cool events that happen during the summer. I'm personally not a huge pool party fan; I've been at the Saguaro Palm Springs during Memorial Day Weekend unintentionally to see the pool absolutely packed to the point where you couldn't see if there was water in the pool because of all the people! Not your thing? Mine neither. When I've been there on a normal weekend or a weekday however, I love that pool. You can even rent a day bed so you don't have to worry about fighting for a day bed all day! Oh and of course it's so convenient when the Pool Bar is open. They serve all sorts of drinks (their several margarita flavors, yes!) and food.

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

Amenities at the Saguaro Palm Springs:

  • Spa 
  • Yoga Classes
  • Cruiser Bike Rentals
  • Ping Pong 
  • Fire Pits 
  • Hammocks
  • 24 Hour Gym
  • Complimentary Wifi 
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Pet Friendly (Additional fees) 
  • New Event Space with killer Saguaro and Palm Springs views for meetings, weddings and other events. 

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

Information:
Saguaro Palm Springs
Address: 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, California 92264
Website: https://thesaguaro.com/palm-springs/
Parking: Free Self-Parking
Other Locations: Saguaro Scottsdale


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The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

14 comments

  1. It's SO colorful, and those toiletries look cute! AND several margarita flavors as well?! :D

    Teesh ♥ Adventures of Cupcake Girl

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    1. Right? It's a super fun place to visit in the desert and who doesn't want great photo ops?! xo

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  2. Love this! This hotel looks right up our alley. I've been dying to sneak away to Palm Springs, so I'm pinning this for that trip. Can't wait! Thanks for putting it on our radar, Kana. :)

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    1. You need to get to Palm Springs! It's so much fun out there! :) Thanks for stopping by, guys! xo

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  3. That's A LOT of colour. And I would totally love being surrounded by it. Since you're in my instagram feed, I can safely say that you are correct! It reminds me of the 70s a little though, with that lime green room. #FlyAwayFriday

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  4. A spa and hammock?! I’m sold! It looks seriously lovely here, I adore the colour. A great post :) #flyawayfriday

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  5. Man, I’m going to have to go to Palm Springs just to stay here! It’s so colorful and fun! Thank you for sharing! #flyawayfriday

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  6. I agree with you, Kana. The rooms are a bit outdated albeit colorful. Thank you for showing us around! #FlyAwayFriday

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  7. What a beautiful place! So much colour, a sure way to put a smile on your face, eh? I would be the first to hit the table tennis corner, the pool can wait :) As usual, reading your hotel reviews is an unexpected pleasure - I never expect to have so much fun reading them! Thanks for sharing xo

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  8. All those colors are so so so awesome!!! I'll have to stay there one day! #FlyAwayFriday

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  9. I have driven by The Saguaro many,many times but have not stopped once! I really want to check the hotel since I am crazy about color and am sure I will leave the property with tons of photos. I didn't realize the rooms on the simple side. I should have guessed it since I have seen great deals to stay there (and I am not talking about luxury related deals). #FlyAwayFriday

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  10. Getting nachos at El Jefe is definitely on the top of my list next time I go to Palm Springs! The recommendation weighs well coming from a fellow "nachophile". Sub-standard nachos are unacceptable!

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  11. Unsurprisingly I love these photos! I love it when places update but still keep a retro, colorful vibe. I've been thinking a lot lately about how the best thing a business can do these days is make themselves Instagrammable - seriously! Even one small aspect that's super photogenic will bring in droves of business. What a funny time we live in. :) Relaxing by that pool looks amazing and I hope to be able to visit here someday! #flyawayfriday -Caity http://caitypfohl.com

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  12. Such an instagrammable place! I love all the fun vibrant color.
    #FlyAwayFriday

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