Holiday House, Palm Springs + Where to Eat?
Where to stay in Palm Springs?
Take me back to Holiday House in Palm Springs. The boutique hotel that is about to become so trendy I won’t be able to afford the stay anymore! I always do my research when it comes to getaway accommodations. Over the years I’ve found myself drawn to places with charm instead of the big name brand hotels. The Holiday House is now my go-to hotel for when I’m visiting Palm Springs. The hospitality is top notch, the pool is refreshing and the rooms are delightful.
Now would be a good time to mention that there are no televisions in the rooms. Don’t get scared! When deciding on Holiday House we wondered if we’d be able to live without a television for a few days. Well, we did! It forced us to explore and enjoy our time together.
This boutique hotel has 28 rooms located in downtown Palm Springs. Which means you can get everywhere on foot or rent one of their cute bikes (complimentary for guests!). We didn’t ride the bikes it was too hot. But we enjoyed being walking distance to the main restaurants and bars. This is an 21+ adults only hotel. Which is perfect for relaxing by the pool with a drink and not worrying about bumping into little ones.
When booking hotels I love to find ones that offer complimentary breakfast. It doesn’t need to be fancy. But it helps to have one meal taken care of to start our day. The Holiday House serves a pleasant continental breakfast that we enjoyed every day. It was a treat enjoying breakfast on their patio before going on Palm Springs adventures. And by adventures, I mean laying by the pool. That’s what Palm Springs is for people!
Since I mentioned the pool. While laying by the pool we received with complimentary glasses of Rose. The Holiday House pretty much has a late night policy with the pool as long as you’re not loud and annoying. We found the hot tub great for at night under the stars. Since during the day, it was too hot outside. During the day, there were no issues grabbing lounge chairs in the shade or near misters.
Where to Eat in Palm Springs?
We kept it simple and opted to walk to eat during our stay. We were walking distance to the main street in Palm Springs. These are some of the places we enjoyed.
While in Palm Springs I knew that I wanted to have Great Shakes. I’ve never seen an establishment with 5 stars on Yelp. This place didn’t disappoint. With the overwhelming choices of flavors. I decided to keep it simple and get what I craved. A small chocolate malt. Each shake can also be a malt. Going in I knew I wanted a malt but I wasn’t sure what makes it better than a shake. Well, malt is a powder that gives shakes a more buttery texture. I got a simple chocolate malt and it hit the spot. The mini donut was a nice touch.
With a pizza named the Elton John, how could I not eat here? This place felt like a local spot. That’s what I like! To eat what’s delicious and not full of the only tourist. We made it in right before primetime. We started with a Caesar salad (get large if you’re gonna share). The Elton John pizza was delicious. A perfect bite with a delicious fresh crust.
We craved some sushi! They have a lot of tasty sushi options out there. Sadly the place I visited closed shortly after our trip. We hit a Happy Hour sushi. Always look for happy hour! The inside is nice and sleek. I got a Jalapeno Margarita which was spicy and strong. My favorite items ordered were the crunchy roll and the ahi pizza. Hopefully they turn the location of this Sushi restaurant into a new cool place. I’ll keep you updated on my next trip!
This ice cream shop is famous in Hawaii. In fact, it’s the biggest ice cream chain on the island. I decided to get a dole whip. If you’ve been to Disneyland or Hawaii there’s a chance you’ve had Dole Whip. What is dole whip? It’s dairy free pineapple soft serve pineapple. This treat is usually served as a scope in pineapple juice. A unique twist on ice cream floats. I devoured mine too quick to take a photo.
What to do in Palm Springs?
I’m a chill traveler. I enjoy relaxing. eating and walking around. We did a bit of that on our trip since we were so close to the main street from our location. I spent most of the time hanging at the hotel. Especially since I had the hot tub to myself. We did walk around during a cute Summer farmer’s market they were having. I also was able to capture some art we saw during our walks which is always a treat. Next time I visit I’ll check out the Aerial Tramway.
This trip to Palm Springs was tranquil and a perfect California getaway. I look forward to visiting it again. Next time I’ll take you to my favorite vintage store there. Palm Springs is one of my favorite California getaways. Only made more exciting with the Holiday House. I can’t wait to return to this little dessert Oasis.
Thanks for Reading! xoxo