Palm Springs, California
What it is
A 1922 Spanish Colonial Revival retreat on two lush acres, with a sceney mountainside outdoor pool and Melvyn’s—a.k.a. Frank Sinatra’s favorite martini bar.
What it isn't
Stuck in time. Rooms have been updated for the modern aesthete, with pressed imported bed linens and high-gloss marble and brass finishes.
What we think
When Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando have all graced the guest list, you *know* it’s good. Ingleside Inn stands apart for giving every guest—starlets, mega-stars, and happy nobody’s—the same doting treatment that lesser hotels reserve for Beyoncé. Even starter rooms are equipped with sustainably made Denver Mattress Company beds, Waterworks fixtures in the throwback tile-lined bathrooms, and French marble bistro tables; most have the added bonus of a flickering tiled fireplace and hush-hush private patio. Want to feel like Marilyn? Book the two-bed, two-bath villa known as Melvyn’s Suite, home to a separate living space and generously sized mountain-facing patio—ideal for cocktail hour in your custom terry robe after raiding the curated mini bar.
You're here because
They’ve thought of every fun extra, including loaner cruiser bikes, croquet and poolside board games—ironic, because here you’ll never be bored.
Ali MacGraw and Steve McQueen were, famously, turned away from Melvyn’s when they showed up in jeans (the horror!). You didn’t make that mistake. And thank god, because the menu is just as well-dressed. Your dinner tonight? Duck breast with coffee coriander rub and a seafood tower complete with whole poached lobster.
Restaurants & Bars
Melvyn’s Restaurant & Bar - patio restaurant offering classic cocktails and a refreshing new menu using local ingredients
Smack dab in downtown just off Palm Springs’ main drag, within a six block walk of the Palm Springs Art Museum—where 28 galleries, two sculpture gardens and five storage vaults house a megawatt collection that can drop even the jaws of Hollywood glitterati.