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Ace Hotel and Swim Club

4 stars
701 E. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
108 reviews
Fun and Funky

Loved the room decor. Comfortable bed. Nice Shower. Great patio. Really nice and helpful staff. Met... See full review

  • Patrick and Kathleen
  • Jul 14, 2014
Really cool and detailed hotel

The whole hotel along with our room was unique and decorated well. They put little details... See full review

  • MpChicago
  • Apr 8, 2014
HighlightsChic hotel offers funky decor and spa services in Palm Springs
Ace Hotel and Swim Club is built on the foundation of a 1965 Howard Johnson hotel and the property has been revamped to maintain the 1960s era charm. Funky, edgy decor creates a distinctive look, and rooms combine well-worn leather couches with luxurious bedding, expertly melding gritty, 60s-type furnishings with modern amenities. Just south of downtown Palm Springs and close to the mountains, Ace Hotel and Swim Club gives a nod toward the coolness of the past, in a contemporary setting.
Highlights
  • Funky, 1960s-inspired decor
  • Spa services with organic ingredients
  • Close to Palm Springs and mountains
Rooms

Ace Hotel and Swim Club rooms boast eye-catching, distinctive details. Screens around the beds feature 1960s-era photos tacked up with binder clips. Chairs seem rescued from old schoolhouses or offices. Canvas drapes are pinned back to reveal patio spaces, giving rooms the feel of a safari tent. The effect is a charming, retro atmosphere that feels comfortable and welcoming. Suites offer separate living areas and some feature vinyl record players in the room.

Features

Ace Hotel and Swim Club features an old, restored diner called King's Highway that offers traditional American favorites. Chefs use local, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever possible and the meats are sustainably raised.

Guests can also borrow one of the hotel's Weber grills for a room's private patio or terrace. The hotel offers communal outdoor hearths if guests want to mingle and make new friends while preparing their outdoor feasts.

 

The Feel Good Spa at Ace Hotel and Swim Club provides simple, practical treatments geared toward boosting health and relaxation while treating the senses to a luxurious experience. The spa focuses on using natural, organic ingredients and offers purifying clay masks, body scrubs, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, cooling skin treatments and facials. The extensive pool area offers another opportunity to relax and recharge.

 

Ace Hotel and Swim Club is close to numerous activities in the area. The Smoke Tree Stables offers horseback riding by the hour, while Indian Canyons Golf boasts two semi-private, championship courses. Also close is the Palm Springs Tennis Club.

Transportation
  • Palm Springs International Airport (2.3 mi/3.8 km)
Attractions
  • Village of Palm Springs (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi

Ace Hotel and Swim Club Rooms

Simple room
The Room offers One King sized or two double-double beds. Bathroom with shower, tub and signature amenities. 32" - 42" flatscreens and MP3 plug. Palm Springs city views.
Standard room
The Room offers One King sized or two double-double beds. Bathroom with shower, tub and signature amenities. 32" - 42" flatscreens and MP3 plug. Mountain or pool views.
King Lounge Twin
The Room offers One King sized bed with two twins. Bathroom with shower, tub and signature amenities. 32" - 42" flatscreens and MP3 plug. Mountain or pool view.
Patio with Garden
One King sized bed. Bathroom with shower, tub and signature amenities, 32" - 42" and MP3 plug. Adjacent private patio (235 - 265 SF) with lounge area. Vinyl record players and unique vintage furniture.
Patio with Fire Place
One King sized bed. Bathroom with shower, tub and signature amenities, 32" - 42" flatscreens and MP3 plug. Adjacent private patio (235 - 265 SF) with lounge area and fire pit. Vinyl record players and unique vintage furniture. Pool views
Simple Suite
One King sized bed and upscale living room area with vintage furniture. Bathroom with shower, tub and signature amenities.32" - 42" flatscreens and MP3 plug. Vinyl record players in room.
Side by Side Suite
One King sized bed and upscale living room area with vintage furniture. Bathroom with shower, tub and signature amenities.32" - 42" flatscreens and MP3 plug. Vinyl record players in room.
Ace Suite
One King sized bed and upscale living room area with vintage furniture. Bathroom with shower, tub and signature amenities.32"- 42" flatscreens and MP3 plug. Vinyl record players in room. Private patio with fireplace and lounge area.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

33.8007 -116.5407
Area served
Palm Springs
Nearby airports
International Airport: Palm Springs International Airport
Area description
Hotel is located in 701 E Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs CA 92264

Dining

King's Highway Restaurant
We took the old Denny's restaurant on the property and unearthed a cool terrazzo floor, sandblasted the flagstone walls and recovered the booths in saddle leather. The food redefines roadside diner fare as part of an American peasant food tradition-rustic, direct, resourceful, sensuous, and social. The focus will be on fresh, organic, and local ingredients that expand the stereotypical view of Palm Springs to create a regional cuisine grounded in a sense of place. We understand that food is first and foremost a series of relationships not only in the eating but in the preparing and the sourcing. We believe that cooking should always be inspired but never pretentious and that food should be accessible but not ordinary. In feeling, we imagine this experience like the most amazing backyard barbeque you've ever been to.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0300
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (108)

Ratings and reviews for Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 108
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.2

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LA 'er
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 29, 2014

One of the best in Palm Springs

It doesn't get much better than the Ace — by far one of the Top 5 places to stay in Palm Springs. Always a great time, great scene, great people, and the most interesting room interiors you'll find anywhere. Only problem is that it can be pricey. But it's pretty much worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
C Frankie
Chicago
Mar 21, 2014

Refined casual

Ace consistently treads the delicate balance between distinct cool and affected refinement, and nowhere is that more true than at the Palm Springs location. The aesthetic here is an up-to-date shabby chic that doesn't fight the property's past as a Howard Johnson hotel but nails the sharply detailed renovation, from the white wood slats that line the room walls to the spot-on landscaping. The room itself was an easy place to relax, and it was a less than 2-minute walk to either pool. Get thee to the steam room at the spa! It is magic. I stayed at the hotel without a car, which might be my only regret for this trip. Downtown is within walking distance, but I had to take a cab to get up to the Tramway — the cab money would've been much better spent on a rental car that I could've also taken to Indian Canyons or even Joshua Tree.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Get a copy of the hotel's event schedule. Bingo, trivia, and karaoke were all a blast.

Review of Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelDoc01
Seattle
Mar 15, 2014

hipster haven

Nice re-purposing of some vintage palm springs assests! good location. Great pool. Nice, un-pretentious vibe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

eat at the hotel diner !the breakfast / brunch is great!

Review of Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TroyToronto
Toronto
Feb 18, 2014

The coolest place in Palm Springs

Without a question the Ace is the coolest spot in Palm Springs. While it can be a bit scene-y on the weekend, there is a great vibe overall thanks to one of the most original overall hotel aesthetics.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Solo mom
Boston, MA
Feb 24, 2013

Four (super casual) stars

Some people will find the canvas walls and hard floors off-putting (see, super casual) but for the rest of us this place gives just what's wanted in the desert: cool relaxation. Cool, as in its many shady retreats from the glorious sun you've come to enjoy, and cool, as in a retreat from all the mundane and uptight life garbage you've come to get away from. This place is almost too hip for its own good, but hey, it's just a vacation, you deserve a little bit of hip, right? All ages and types seemed comfortable at the Ace, and that's always a good thing in my book, as I am an odd type, myself. Comfort and fun are the rules here. The Ace has a fabulous bar (try a Desert Facial); the food at its Kings Highway restaurant is more expensive than the Heaps O'Food-type chains on the same strip, but not by much, and it is heaps better. All I ate there was excellent-- the fish tacos are popular for a reason, and the French toast is a marvel--and all was generously portioned for sharing or saving (the chilaquiles taste even better as leftovers!) And there are genuinely fun things to do here without leaving the hotel: try the awesome Sissy Bingo or a film screening. Noisy with parties on the weekend, if you got an outward-facing room you'd probably be okay. Great for families-- 2 pools, one quieter-- and folks with dogs. Not good for folks trying to avoid human (or canine) contact. Loved it; will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

This is a resort and no outside food or drink is allowed (beware the killer mini bar!!) but most people seemed to flout the rule. Certainly if you're discreet it's not an issue.

Review of Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yessica
Los Angeles
Aug 13, 2012

Great fun hotel

Amazing time at the hotel. Fun, friendly and good food! FYI frozen piña coladas were great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA/UK
Apr 26, 2011

Fun Hotel

What a great hotel. I was a bit worried at first as it was the only place i could get into over the Easter Break. What a surprise. I was probably a bit over age so the noise of the guests having so much fun bothered me a little but for young people this place is perfect. fun and hip rooms all quality mid century with modern bathrooms and up to date air con that didn't keep me up comfortable beds with nice linens, super clean and to top that the food in the resturant was amazing and all the staff were friendly and helpful. I loved it and boy am i fussy. Oh and what a great price including free parking ,wifi these guys no what they're doing. keep up the good work and i forgot to mention all the staff are hot i would love to know who's on the selection panel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 19, 2011

Modern and Fun

Enjoyed the hotel and staff. Pool got crowded and it became difficult to get a lounge chair.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travels too much
New York, NY
Mar 8, 2011

Fun AND relaxing

Surprisingly quiet and restful for a youthful and fun hotel. Highly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AJL
Venice, CA
Nov 28, 2010

Hipster hotel

Great hotel; booked a room with patio and fireplace -definitely worth the extra money. Staff was super friendly, room was nice and clean, and free loaner bikes added a nice touch. Ate once at King's Highway...food was so-so, but cool ambience. The pool was fantastic...and they have servers walking around taking drink/munchie orders. Huge jacuzzi. All-in-all, a great trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Definitely check out Desert Hills outlets for some great deals on designer goods.

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