Palm Springs was once the desert playground for Hollywood movie stars. Now famous for its endless sunshine, colourful retro hotels and cool Mid-Century architecture, Palm Springs is also home to over a hundred golf courses and a lively arts scene, including the Coachella Arts and Music Festival held here each April.
2 Star Hotels in Palm Springs
While Palm Springs has a reputation for upmarket hotels, swanky golf resorts and hip boutique accommodation, there are plenty of affordable two-star hotels if you’re in Palm Springs on a budget.
Head east of downtown to East Palm Canyon Drive, where you'll find popular two-star chain motels and affordable independent hotels, with a warm, friendly welcome.
South Palm Canyon Drive is the place to stay for two-star quirky inns, some with the Mid-Century architecture Palm Springs has become famous for. Expect outdoor pools and palm-lined gardens.
For more two-star accommodation, head south along the Highway 111 to the quieter towns of Cathedral City and Palm Desert for budget inns and chain hotels.
Palm Springs' Popular Attractions
You could relax by your Palm Springs’ hotel pool, or enjoy long lunches and lively evenings out. If you're into the arts or architectural design, check out the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Architecture and Design Center in downtown.
Or spend some time at one of America's largest collections of WWII planes, at the Palm Springs Air Museum next to the airport.
If you’re a fan of the King, make your way to Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, a mile from downtown, where you can join a tour of the Mid-Century house and gardens where Elvis and Priscilla lived in the 1960s.
Stay near Palm Springs' Lively Nightlife
After a day of exploring Palm Springs' many attractions, head back to your two-star hotel and cool off in the pool, before heading out to enjoy the city's legendary nightlife.
Book a two-star hotel in downtown Palm Springs and you'll be within walking distance of the lively tiki bars, retro cocktail lounges and relaxed SoCal restaurants, many offering nightly happy hours and free cabaret shows.