This casual hotel is made for travelers seeking colorful Palm Springs chic.
Making its way into the California desert, the Sydell hotel group brings a laid-back spirit to Palm Springs within the confines of this former Holiday Inn. At The Saguaro, the area’s quintessential mid-century modern vibe gives way to bright colors --- from Crayola exteriors to multi-hued guest rooms. (The vibrant palette is said to come from tones found in desert wildflowers.) With either city, mountain or pool views, each guest room and suite has a 42-inch flat-screen HDTV, work desk and stereo with iPod docking station. The property features El Jefe restaurant, serving a creative blend of California and Mexican cuisine, and Rocco's Electric for lighter fare. Also on-site are a full-service spa and outdoor pool with cabanas and a fire pit. A daily resort fee includes wireless Internet access, yoga and local transportation. Pets are welcome.