Located at the intersection of East Palm Canyon Drive and Sunrise Way, the Saguaro immediately catches your eye. It's brightly hued exterior is painted in 14 different desert wildflower colors that are native to California's Colorado Desert. William Kopelk, a local architect, designed the gardens and when everything blooms the colors match those of the building.
You can admire these exterior features while lounging at a large pool that is one of the most active in the Valley. The hotel is a headquarters during February's Modernism Week and Splash House weekends in June and August, hosts a premier party for White Party (an annual gay dance festival), and has become known as a party destination during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The resort has 244 rooms—each with a private balcony or patio—and those vibrant exterior colors inspired the interior design of the rooms. Different color schemes are featured on the walls and furnishings—for example the desk, dresser, and headboard colors rotate from one room to the next. Even the room's Lather bath products get in on the color wheel game.
And don't miss a special item of whimsy located just off the lobby: “A Day in the Life at Sagauro,” is an art installation by local Coachella Valley artist Sarah Scheideman. Multiple dioramas feature a Barbie doll in a different section of the hotel—at the pool, the spa, etc.
1800 East Palm Canyon Drive, 760-323-1711, thesaguaro.com/palm-springs
Photos (top to bottom): The hotel's colorful exterior; a Cabana Room with a pool view.
Photography courtesy of the Saguaro Palm Springs