Palm Springs bed and breakfasts are located in many places around the Coachella Valley, and are available in fairly reasonable price ranges. They are not necessarily cheap hotels, ranging from accessible mid-range to fairly expensive. Many of them do not accept children under age thirteen or so, although some are family oriented and offer activities that will appeal to children. A Palm Springs B&B is most ideal for a romantic retreat.
Many of the couples who are seeking Palm Springs bed and breakfasts are doing so to celebrate special events such as weddings and honeymoons. Like many luxury hotels and resorts, these smaller and more intimate properties often have the facilities to cater the entire event, from the rehearsals and wedding dinner to the ceremony itself, and have partnered with local businesses to provide everything from the flowers and wedding photographer to the honeymoon suite. Almost all of them have wedding packages available. The Korakia Pensione, located on lovely grounds above the city, is one that offers wedding, honeymoon, and similar packages.
The entire Coachella Valley is a very gay-friendly travel destination, and several of the Palm Springs B&B inns cater to that market. The Warm Sands Villas, located less than a mile west of the airport in the center of all the action, is one such property. With only 27 rooms in a Spanish-style villa dating to 1933 that has welcomed guests from Shirley Temple to Clark Gable during its Hollywood heyday. This property caters exclusively to gay men.
One thing that a number of Palm Springs-area bed and breakfast inns have in common is the role that they have played in the history of the region. A very large percentage of these date to the 1930s and 1940s when the area became a magnet for the Hollywood glitterati from nearby Los Angeles (only two hours away) as well as US Presidents like Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. Some of them were once home to celebrities.
The Korakia is one example, and was built in 1924 as a Mediterranean-style Moroccan villa by Scottish artist Gordon Coutts to recreate his beloved home and studio in Tangier. Later silent film star J.Carol Naish, who lived in the neighboring villa, purchased it. Today the Palm Springs B&B takes up the two historic villas. You can also look for the Caliente Tropics Resort, a wonderful example of the 1960s Polynesian-style hotels. Or try the Casa Cody, the oldest operating hotel in the area. Built by Harriet Cody (cousin to legendary Buffalo Bill) in the 1920s, it boasts wonderful views of the San Jacinto Mountains and is located in the heart of the Village. This property boasts wonderful old adobe architecture and charming rooms (many with fireplaces). It also has an entire secluded 1930s ranch house with two bedrooms, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Many Palm Springs area bed and breakfast inns will boast a piece of this romantic, and sometimes racy, history. For some of the most intimate inns, head to Desert Hot Springs.
Some Palm Springs area bed and breakfast inns are perfect for families with children, and are usually located outside the city in areas where there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep children happy and occupied. The Quiet Creek Inn has a secluded location in Idyllwild in the Mount San Jacinto State Wilderness (a wonderful hiking and mountain bike destination in the San Jacinto Mountains) about twenty miles west of downtown Palm Springs. The inn itself caters primarily to adults (yes, wedding packages are available), and encourages those on family vacations to book its vacations rentals that are separate cabins and homes in wilderness settings. Other Palm Springs bed and breakfasts will be found in the surrounding communities. For instance, the charming he Inn at Deep Canyon in Palm Desert is both pet and kid friendly, with suites and accommodations that offer fully-equipped kitchens.