If you’re active on social media I have no doubt you already know a little something about the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California. Situated in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs is home to some of the most stylish hotels and dreamiest architecture I’ve ever seen. It was Ace’s cool Mid-Century Modern motel vibe that sucked me in and I knew it had to be on the top of my list for places to stay when Ashley (@ashleyyheather) and I decided to add this stop to our itinerary. From the moment you check in, you’ll feel like you stepped right into a magazine from the 60’s thanks to their cool retro decor. It’s hard to believe this used to be an old Howard Johnson with a Denny’s. They offer a variety of sweet amenities, including bike and moped rentals in case you want to get out and explore the town, their popular King’s Highway restaurant, and a big event space where you can get married or throw a party. Pet and family friendly, once you stay here, you’ll always want to go back. I’ve broken down a few of my favorite things for you below as well as current prices so you can start planning!
Rooms + Bathroom: The rooms are filled with vintage furniture and old school art prints held up by those big silver binder clips, floored with cement, and walls covered in canvas. We stayed in the “Patio with Fireplace room” so our room featured a record player with cool vinyl plus an MP3 plug-in radio if vinyl isn’t your thing. Despite the 90+ degree weather while we were there, it cooled down just enough to be able to enjoy making s’mores by the fire in the evening. The bathrooms are stocked with amenities from Ruby’s Barbershop and cozy robes perfect for relaxing in after a long day by the pool. I wasn’t aware of this at the time, but I’ve heard if you fall in love with anything in the room, you have the option to buy it and bring a little Ace home with you.
Pool + More: The pool scene is hands down my favorite part. My husband asked me what was so great about a place with temperatures often over 100 degrees and no beach, and this is it. There’s just something about lounging under a cabana, with pool side food and drink service, and dipping in and out of the pool all day that screams “best vacation ever.” I love that you really have everything you need here and if you don’t want to move for a few days you don’t have to! I don’t know about you, but I love being in a vacation bubble every once in a while. Aside from the two pools you will find an awesome vintage photobooth, gym, the Feel Good Spa and several different communal patio spaces complete with comfy lounge furniture and long fireplaces perfect for nighttime gatherings. Be sure to check out the events calendar as the Ace is always hosting some of the best events from pop-up shops, live music by the pool, and bingo at King’s Highway, there’s truly never a dull moment.
Kings Highway + Amigo Room: Lets just say, I often crave Kings Highway because it’s that good! A contemporary menu with vegetarian options, I highly recommend the avocado toast, karma burger, and the ricotta pancakes. We ate here all but once during our stay and never got tired of it. Great service and even better food! Due to Ashley and I both being pregnant during our stay we unfortunately didn’t have a chance to enjoy the Amigo Room but I’ve heard great things! There’s almost always something going on according to their website, including: karaoke, bingo, live music, DJs, crafting and their annual Craft Beer Festival. Needless to say, I’m excited to go back when I’m not pregnant!
Depending on dates – you can find a room for as little as $159 a night. Currently when you use code HOTTOMATO you can get 20% off patio and suite rooms Monday-Thursday when booked between now and May 29th.