Hotel review: The V Palm Springs is a design-forward boutique hotel you can book for under $100 a night - even on a holiday
- Palm Springs is a desert oasis that's popular year-round, but if you're visiting in high season, the V Palm Springs hotel can regularly be found at an excellent price point.
- The boutique property provides the same highly-styled design and lively pool scene as many other much more expensive counterparts.
- Rates start at just $99 even when occupancy rates are high. I stayed over two recent busy weekends and wouldn't hesitate to book again.
With Palm Springs' calendar of world-class festivals and sporting events, the desert oasis' hotel scene has flourished to include an impressive portfolio ranging from sprawling resorts to boutique charmers.
But price points during high-occupancy periods can prove daunting, even prohibitive. Travelers are sometimes forced into the $500 range for an ordinary room at an unmemorable property - and that doesn't even include the resort fee.However, there are exceptions. I travel frequently to Palm Springs and the V Palm Springs has emerged as a top boutique property that offers exceptional value year-round. Even during popular periods, the hotel delivers excellent service in a design-forward, comfortable environment. Travelers range from those simply in search of a good deal, to discriminating Instagram influencer types willing to sacrifice neither cachet nor style.
I landed great deals on two recent occasions. I booked a last-minute weekend stay at the V for, of all times, over Coachella weekend last year. I paid a nightly rate of just $250 plus a $37 resort fee for a Pool View Room with Balcony - an almost unimaginable bargain during what is likely the most inflated Palm Springs travel weekend of the year.
And it was no fluke. For Labor Day weekend this year, I paid (wait for it) just $79.20 plus the resort fee for a last-minute Pool View Room with a semiprivate terrace.
I've pulled these moves on other high-occupancy occasions and had good luck with the Saguaro and the Riviera, but, my experiences have not been as consistently positive as at the V Palm Springs.
Whether a planned getaway, last-minute stay, or holiday weekend, the V Palm Springs is my go-to for a desert hotel that's cheap, chic, and clean.
- The first impression
- The room
- On-site amenities
- What's nearby
- What others say
- What you need to know
- The bottom line
- Book the V Palm Springs starting at $99 per night here
Keep reading to see why I was so impressed by the V Palm Springs.
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