James Cale

Hotel Lautner

  • Where:Desert Hot Springs
  • Why:Weekend getaway
  • When:Halloween 2015
  • Who:Me & my energy healer
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Fire pit/common place to enjoy the stars in the clear desert sky.

Continuing the minimalistic aesthetic with the Fagor countertop burners.

Harper+Lee hand soap. Hotel Lautner is impeccable with the smallest details.

Vintage sounds brought to you by a Crosley turntable.

Malin + Goetz amenities.

The patio is the perfect place to forget about everything and enjoy the present.

The vintage Red Oak that wraps around Hotel Lautner gleams in the desert sun.

Amazing reading material on John Lautner as well as the surrounding Palm Springs area.

The beautiful contrast in shades of yellow, orange and brown on industrial greys and stainless steel starts in the kitchen and flows into the rest of the room.

Highs & Lows

  • Staying in an original John Lautner design is priceless.

  • The solitude of the desert.

  • A life changing experience with so much history and culture built into one place.

  • There isn’t anything I didn’t like about my stay, I look forward to staying there again soon.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    One-of-a-kind John Lautner original hotel consisting of 4 very unique rooms.

  • Vibe

    A tranquil mid-century desert getaway.

  • Location

    Perfectly tucked away between Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs.

  • Rooms

    Four

  • Music

    Absolute blissful silence. Only the sound of the desert and its inhabitants.

  • Year Opened

    Built in 1947, reopened in 2008.

  • Designed By

    The Legendary John Lautner.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes/No

  • Restaurant

    No restaurant, but there are a number of amazing options within a ten minute drive.

  • Bar

    Same as above.

  • Minibar

    No minibar, but an array of cocktail glasses to make your favorite drink.

  • Children

    This is where you go to get away from them.

  • Price

    Priceless for the solitude, which you won’t get anywhere else.

Check out the mysterious and beautiful Salvation Mountain.

Salvation Mountain

salvation mountain

Check out the mysterious and beautiful Salvation Mountain.

One of the most aesthetically beautiful restaurants I’ve ever been to.

Workshop Kitchen

workshop kitchen palm springs

One of the most aesthetically beautiful restaurants I’ve ever been to.

You can spend hours here hiking trails and taking pictures.

Joshua Tree State Park

joshua tree national park

You can spend hours here hiking trails and taking pictures.

Hotel Lautner

67710 San Antonio St, Desert Hot Springs, CA

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