Last Updated on March 30, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: Margaritavilla Resort Palm Springs

A desert getaway in Palm Springs is all about chilling out: Hiking, shopping, and relaxing by the pool. Dogs can take part in a lot of California desert fun, and plenty of hotels are happy to welcome them. When booking a hotel getaway, always check its rules about weight, breeds, fees, and where pets are allowed outside the room. Here are the most dog-friendly hotels in Palm Springs.

Ace Hotel (701 E. Palm Canyon Dr.; 760-325-9900) Downtown Palm Springs

This hip boutique hotel — a former motel and Denny’s — welcomes small dogs (under 25 pounds) and charges very low fees. “Gorgeous locale that reminds me of old school Palm Springs, Frank’s Palm Springs, and that’s the biggest compliment I could ever offer,” says one Google reviewer. Some online reviewers find the hotel itself a bit overpriced and noisy — “hotel price for motel value,” says one Tripadvisor user. Another liked that “they have a small but perfect dog park for your dogs.”    >> Book this hotel for less

Kimpton Rowan (100 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way; 760-904-5015) Downtown Palm Springs

Kimpton hotels are famously pet-friendly—with no charges or limits on size, breed or number. This seven-story hotel in the heart of downtown Palm Springs is “a very nice property in a great location,” says a Google reviewer. “Walkable to shops and restaurants, and easy trip from the airport.” Non-pet owners complain that dogs get the run of the place, but one pet owner on Tripadvisor points out “all rooms for pets are above the first floor, so you have to take an elevator to walk your pet.”    >> Book this hotel for less

La Quinta Resort & Club (49-499 Eisenhower Drive; 844-442-8746) La Quinta

Spoil your pooch with a trip to this Spanish-style luxury resort. (It’s not affiliated with the budget hotel chain). Dogs can enjoy the PAWS La Quinta Pet Experience which includes beds, treats and even in-room massages. “This dog friendly resort has thought of just about everything for the well-heeled, four-legged guest,” says Fodor’s. One Tripadvisor user says that the resort could use more doggie waste bags, but another says “the resort was dog heaven. I’ve never seen so many dogs in one place — it was awesome!”    >> Book this hotel for less

Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs (1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr.; 760- 327-8311) Design District

This resort in downtown Palm Springs may take its name and theme from the Jimmy Buffett song, but it has plenty of the mid-century-style ambience as well as green space for pets to enjoy. It’s also about a half mile from the shops of downtown. Dogs and cats (and even birds) are welcome for a moderate nightly fee, with a two-pet and 100-pound limit for dogs. Online users found the resort friendly though sometimes a bit of a maze. “Pools were heated, fire pits and games (giant jenga, ping pong, bikes) included in your fees,” says one Tripadvisor user. “The only thing they could have done better was have water bowls around the property and maybe dog treats.” Expect a bit of a party scene on weekends, say some travelers. “Pretty noisy at night,” says a Google reviewer. “Lots of people up and down the hallway being loud.”    >> Book this hotel for less

Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas (71777 Dinah Shore Dr.; 760-487-2400) Rancho Mirage

Bring your up-to-50-pound dog to this Westin resort in Rancho Mirage, which only charges a refundable deposit for possible damages and offers a canine-sized version of Westin’s Heavenly Bed. “Dogs aren’t allowed in pool areas,” says Fodor’s, “but they won’t mind when they taste the scrumptious vittles on the Patio Pooch Menu offered at two of the resort’s restaurants.” One Google reviewer says the place is a crowd-pleaser. “Awesome place to work remotely—sat on our veranda to do so,” they wrote. “Pet-friendly with beautiful grounds.”    >> Book this hotel for less