Sparrows Lodge

Palm Springs, California

Take a ’50s celebrity hangout that’s fallen on hard times. (That’d be the onetime Red Barn, between the Ace and the Saguaro hotels on Palm Canyon Drive.) Add two of the best-credentialed hoteliers in town. (They’d be Douglas and Josie Smith, the original team behind the Korakia Pensione.) Keep the low-slung redwood bones, the courtyard-with-pool setup, and the original barn--it’ll make a rustic-chic salon and bar--but eighty-six just about everything else. (Which means reinvigorating the 20 guest rooms with horse-trough bathtubs and original cedar shingle ceilings, and creating a poolside waterfall backlit by fire at night.) Mission accomplished.

Last Reviewed
January 2016


1330 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA