Rooms start at $395 per night and include a three-course, chef-driven breakfast; evening wine and hors d'oeuvres; and poolside snacks with no resort fee.
Located a block south of Palm Canyon Drive, The Willows was completed in 1925 and has been a desert landmark for more than 90 years. Designed by William J. Dodd, whose portfolio included such landmark buildings as the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and The Pacific Center, The Willows was once home to silent screen star Marion Davies and has hosted everyone from Shirley Temple to Cameron Diaz.
With only eight incredible chambers, The Willows plays a starring role among the desert's more typical mid-century properties. Those checking in feel as if they're privileged guests at some luxe estate as they enjoy an abundance of privacy and amenities. Guests can slumber in the Marion Davies Room, named for the inn's most famous resident. Simply cross the threshold to enjoy the suite's large fireplace, two-person claw foot tub and private balcony. Einstein's Garden Room, where the famed genius often stayed, is cradled in Art Deco elegance with French doors that swing open to reveal a private balcony overlooking a waterfall. Each suite is a study in elegance with king or queen-size beds, plush linens and hand-selected antique furniture reminiscent of the era in which the inn was built. Modern amenities within each suite are plentiful and include high-speed Internet data port, iPod docking station, individual climate control, flat screen television with cable access and DVD player, and refrigerator plus plush robes for lounging.
No need to rush off in the morning as each stay includes a sumptuous three-course, gourmet breakfast served in the stunning dining room with an adjoining verandah overlooking the inn's 50-foot waterfall. After a day of film hopping and hobnobbing,
guests can lounge by the inn's bougainvillea-draped pool or gather on one of the outdoor terraces for evening wine and hors d'oeuvres. Fresh fruit, seasonal edibles, iced tea and other refreshments are available throughout the day. Room service is provided by Le Vallauris, the critically-acclaimed French restaurant located adjacent to the inn.
Located within walking distance to a plethora of shops and restaurants, The Willows is also just a short distance from some of the desert's best championship golf courses, tennis facilities, and luxury spas. The staff can assist with tee times as well as reservations for dinner, wellness and spa treatments, and other desert distractions.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival, now in its 28th year, was founded by the late Sonny Bono who served as the city's mayor before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The film festival features a stellar line-up of more than 100 films with some 60 countries represented. Special events and gala receptions, plus a cadre of celebrities and movie moguls, help to create a festive mood on the streets of Palm Springs.
The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, a AAA Four Diamond property and one of TripAdvisor's top-ranked inns, is located at 412 West Tahquitz Canyon Way just one-block south of Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. For reservations and information, call 800.966.9597 or visit us online at www.TheWillowsPalmSprings.com.