Travel with Kids: Where to Stay in Palm Springs

FIND OUT WHERE TO STAY IN PALM SPRINGS Looking for a relaxing family vacation this summer? We took the boys for a week's vacation to Palm Springs when the heat was high and the tourists were no where to be seen. I was a little worried about being in 100+ degree heat with a preschooler and a toddler for an entire week (hey, we are from San Diego where it's temperate temperatures year round), but when every place you stay has a pool and air conditioning, you really have nothing to worry about. The pool provided endless entertainment for both us as parents and our little ones as well and we all found ourselves enjoying the warm weather. Below I'm sharing where you should stay in Palm Springs when you are traveling with little ones in tow (no matter what time of year it is) and why these accommodations are kid-friendly.

So if were hesitant about booking a trip in the heat to Palm Springs because of the kids, don't be! The Junipero, Modern Territory, and Avalon Hotel are perfect for those planning a family vacation to Palm Springs.

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The Junipero Main House (Psssst....Join Airbnb with this link to save $25 on your booking).

Our first stop in Palm Springs landed us at The Junipero, one of the most beautifully designed and furnished places I have ever seen. Made up of a 2-bedroom main house with three additional one-bedroom bungalows on the property, The Junipero is a tranquil and relaxing spot close to downtown Palm Springs. With a pool and hot tub to keep you entertained during the day and a huge outdoor patio for al fresco dining in the evening equipped with fans and heaters depending on the temperature, you won’t want to leave the property. Unless you are stopping by Ernest Coffee, owned by the same person that owns The Junipero, for the perfect way to start your morning. Holden still says that this was his favorite place that we have stayed for our entire trip.

Why it works for kids...

The Junipero has a full-size kitchen and a washer and dryer. The property was kid-friendly and there didn’t seem like there was much that the kids could get into or break inside the house. The pool has a built-in lounge area with shades where the kids can sit and splash without having to swim or you hold them and the pool-side lounge and dining area is perfect for family meals.

Everything about this place makes it the perfect Palm Springs getaway.

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IMG_4726 The Modern Territory (Psssst....Join Airbnb with this link to save $25 on your booking).

Our next stop was The Modern Territory, a large house in the center of town with a bohemian, electic vibe. With three bedrooms and a detached pool house that has its own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette (perfect for bringing Grandma and Grandpa along), this house is made for large families or group getaways. We invited our friends, the Hendrix family, to join us at The Modern Territory for a couple of days of sun, swimming, and fun.

Why it works for kids...

It’s a large house so there is plenty of room for the little ones to run around. Holden and Lucca had their own room which they loved. There is a full kitchen, a grill, and a huge outdoor dining table which we used for more than a few group dinners. There’s even a fire pit for those cooler evenings. When the kids weren’t swimming in the pool, they are playing fooz ball, swinging in the hammock, or playing house in the garden behind the house. There seemed to be endless entertainment at The Modern Territory.

The Modern Territory is a great spot for group getaways or a family getaway with Grandma and Grandpa in tow in Palms Springs.

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Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs

When you're ready for valet, room service, delicious smoothie deliveries poolside, and a 24-hour concierge at your beck and call...then head to the Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs. The reason this place is so great is that they not only have hotel rooms, but they also have Bungalows that are perfect for families traveling with little ones. And the restaurant at the hotel is amazing so you basically never have to leave. You have to try their flash-fried cauliflower…I promise you won’t regret it.

Why it works for kids...

If you don’t want to share a hotel room with your kids, then look into booking one of the Bungalows at the Avalon. With more than one room, these little bungalows are perfect for families that need a little more space than what a hotel room offers, but with all of the amenities of a hotel. There is also a family pool at the Avalon that is specifically designated for guests with children, so you don’t have to worry about splashing or disturbing people that may be looking for a more relaxing experience.

The Avalon Hotel Palm Springs is a great getaway for families.