Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

Set in the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains, this sophisticated, Spanish Mission-style hotel is an 11-minute walk from Palm Springs Art Museum, and 7 miles from Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Chic, contemporary rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and Bluetooth speakers, plus minibars and Italian linens. Upgraded rooms add terraces or balconies, while suites and bungalows feature living rooms with wet bars. Some bungalows add kitchens and/or fireplaces.

There’s a trendy restaurant with a terrace, plus a spa and a gym. Other amenities include event space, 3 outdoor pools and multiple sundecks with cabanas, plus a formal mountain-view garden.