Lauren O'Keefe

Sands Hotel & Spa

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Sands Hotel & Spa Checking in to what felt like a traditional Moroccan riad.

Checking in to what felt like a traditional Moroccan riad.

Sands Hotel & Spa Mediterranean touches at every turn to make you feel like you’re worlds away.

Mediterranean touches at every turn to make you feel like you’re worlds away.

Sands Hotel & Spa Outdoor fire pits creating the perfect atmosphere for a nightcap under the stars.

Outdoor fire pits creating the perfect atmosphere for a nightcap under the stars.

Sands Hotel & Spa Tucked away daybeds near the pool offer you your own private hideaway.

Tucked away daybeds near the pool offer you your own private hideaway.

Sands Hotel & Spa Poolside sunset drinks and snacks on the cozy lounges.

Poolside sunset drinks and snacks on the cozy lounges.

Sands Hotel & Spa The perfect booth for a girls night out at The Pink Cabana.

The perfect booth for a girls night out at The Pink Cabana.

Sands Hotel & Spa Thoughtfully designed restaurant The Pink Cabana always photo ready.

Thoughtfully designed restaurant The Pink Cabana always photo ready.

Sands Hotel & Spa The perfect home base for exploring Palm Springs and Joshua Tree.

The perfect home base for exploring Palm Springs and Joshua Tree.

Sands Hotel & Spa Stunning pool welcoming you to relax the day away.

Stunning pool welcoming you to relax the day away.

Sands Hotel & Spa The ultimate minibar to satisfy your every craving.

The ultimate minibar to satisfy your every craving.

Highs & Lows

  • Everything you need in one thoughtfully designed hotel. It’s wonderful to explore a new area but sometimes you just want to relax by the pool and enjoy a delicious meal without ever needing to leave.

  • Amazing pool with comfortable loungers, cabanas, and daybeds for the ultimate sunbathing experience.

  • The photo worthy hotel restaurant, The Pink Cabana, offers delicious Mediterranean faire with a Moroccan influence and is the hottest spot in town.

  • Relaxation is the name of the game here with a newly designed spa featuring naturally sourced ingredients from Morocco.

  • The amenities are top notch even down to the details with a poolside station offering Sun Bum sunscreen and after sun lotion.

  • Impeccable service meets you each day from the front desk to the poolside staff and the restaurant. You always feel welcomed and well taken care of.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Hotel

  • Vibe

    Moroccan chic meets California clam.

  • Location

    Located centrally to shops and restaurants in Palm Desert and driving distance to amazing areas to explore such as Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Rooms

    46 guest rooms including 2 suites and 1 presidential suite.

  • Music

    Chill vibes.

  • Year Opened

    2018

  • Designed By

    Created by PRG Hospitality Group, in collaboration with designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes, pool and great spa. No gym.

  • Restaurant

    Yes

  • Bar

    Yes

  • Minibar

    Fantastic mini bar selection with everything from jelly beans to top shelf spirits and premium cocktails by On the Rocks.

  • Children

    Leave them at home.

  • Price

    Well priced luxury.

  • Tel.

    https://sandshotelandspa.com/

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