As you drive up to the Renaissance Esmeralda, the grandeur of the property is hard to ignore. The fountain centered in the circular drive leads you to the entrance of the Resort where first class accommodations and amenities abound. The dramatic staircase is a popular photo op spot for taking back visual souvenirs of this striking resort. Enjoy dining at the Sirocco Pizza Co. restaurant, drinks at the Glo Lounge and take in the radiant sun at the Resorts glorious pool complex.44-400 Indian Wells Lane,Indian Wells, Ca 92210760-773-4444
It’s true by being a local I don’t often stay in valley hotels, but there has been the occasional staycation situation that has arisen giving me the opportunity to play tourist in my own backyard (and no, I’m not talking about pitching a tent on my lawn).
And because our guest room is inhabited by our prince of a cat Keebler, I won’t be able to offer that kind of hospitality to you. So instead, I offer up these Hotels, B&B’s and Resorts for your convenience and enjoyment
Located where the former Ewran Gardens once stood, this Mediterranean inspired resort offers memorable views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The serenity of the resort is intoxicating, and feels more like visiting a friend’s vast European county estate than a resort. Enjoying this Conde Nast Travelers Best will be without labor, as you revel in the magically appointed Well Spa, and enjoy drinks, tapas and music at The Vineyard lounge.45-000 Indian Wells LaneIndian Wells Ca, 92210 760-341-2200
The Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells is a Coachella Valley favorite, with top rated Golf, Tennis and sublime Agua Serena Spa. Accommodations range from Deluxe Rooms, Private Villas with butler service and Regency Floor Penthouses and Suites. Make sure to visit the Resorts cool Agave Sunset Lounge for entertainment and dancing.44-600 Indian Wells LaneIndian Wells, Ca 92210760-341-1000
This comfortable family friendly property is one of the best deals in town! The hospitable staff and relaxing feel of the Hotel will put you in the right mood to enjoy your stay in the desert. And if that weren’t enough, then the complementary breakfast, playful pool and managers’ reception will surely enhance your visit.74-700 Hwy 111Palm Desert Ca, 92260760-340-6600