Ace Hotel & Swim Club
The Ace, which opened in 2009, is located close to both the mountains and downtown Palm Springs. Eco-conscious renovations with recycled materials have transformed the 1960s-era hotel into a bohemian-themed resort. The 176 rooms come with Wi-Fi and mood lighting, while some also have record players and vinyl records. The five-acre property includes a spa, full fitness center, and sundeck with hammocks, but the year-round outdoor pool remains the main attraction: it's open until 2 a.m. with live music or DJs. Guests can play bingo at the hotel every Monday night. In the evnings, drinks in the Amigo Room extend out to the patio, adding to the party atmosphere. And King's Highway Restaurant serves fresh, organic, locally sourced food.