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Hotel Lautner

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Hotel Lautner Fire pit/common place to enjoy the stars in the clear desert sky.

Fire pit/common place to enjoy the stars in the clear desert sky.

Hotel Lautner Continuing the minimalistic aesthetic with the Fagor countertop burners.

Continuing the minimalistic aesthetic with the Fagor countertop burners.

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

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

Hotel Lautner Vintage sounds brought to you by a Crosley turntable.

Vintage sounds brought to you by a Crosley turntable.

Hotel Lautner Malin + Goetz amenities.

Malin + Goetz amenities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Lautner 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.

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain

salvation mountain

Workshop Kitchen

Workshop Kitchen

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Joshua Tree State Park

Joshua Tree State Park

joshua tree national park

Hotel Lautner

Hotel Lautner

67710 San Antonio St, Desert Hot Springs, CA

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