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412 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA    
(800) 966-9597, (760) 320-0771


  1. The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn...
  2. The Great Hall...
  3. Cactus Garden...
  4. Top of the Willows...
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  7. Library Room...
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Circa 1924. This beautiful Italianate Mediterranean estate was once the abode of Marion Davies, mistress of William Randolf Hearst. Carole Lombard and Clark Gable stayed here as part of "the world's longest honeymoon," and Albert Einstein was also a guest. The building's architecture includes the construction of a second shell inside the exterior to provide a natural cooling effect with the air pocket created. Mahogany beams, hardwood floors, a grand piano and a carved fireplace accentuate the Great Hall. It's difficult to choose a room, but for your first trip you might try the Rock Room with a shower flowing onto a protruding piece of San Jacinto Mountain and a double tub built into a rock. The Marion Davies Room offers fine antiques, a balcony with view, and a fireplace. Its bath has a stone floor, silver chandelier, chaise lounge and double tub as well as a shower with a private garden view. The arches of the inn's veranda are set off with long drapes and there are frescoed ceilings and views out over the pool. Guests enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres in the evening, sometimes with live music, and in the morning, a full gourmet breakfast is served within view of a hillside waterfall. Cross the street to Le Vallauris, an excellent French restaurant, or walk to several historical sites.

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$295 to $575

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Wine
    • Hors d'oeuvres


This property has 8 total guest accommodations with private bath, 4 with fireplaces and 1 conference room.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Weddings

Foreign Languages Spoken


Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Facials
  • Hair Care
  • Manicures/Pedicures
  • Massages
  • Yoga/Meditation

Inns Of Interest

    • Who Slept/Visited Here

Liquor License

    • Beer & Wine

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

two night minimum stay on weekends, three night stay for holiday weekends.


21 days prior to reservation for a full refund, or 50% fee applies thereafter


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Tennis

Historic Interest

Historic Awards:

  • Local Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • City Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Desert Museum (1 block), Historic Adobe & Museum (3 blocks), Palm Springs Aerial Tram (5 miles), Indian Canyons and Historic Indian Museums

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Le Vallauris.

Nearby College/University

College of the Desert

Travel Club Discounts

30% off Oct. 1-Dec. 15 Sunday-Thursday only excluding Thanksgiving..

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Serenity and Fun

Everytime I think of the Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, my body relaxes and I breathe more deeply. Truly a place to soothe the soul.
Willie S.

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Elegant and Romantic & Secluded

This has to be the best of Palm Springs! The Willows reminds me of the Awanhee Hotel in Yosemite - elegant and romantic and integrated into a beautiful natural setting, this time next to a rocky hillside with a waterfall coming down into the breakfast patio area. Flowers and bougainvillea, blue skies, breezes and palm trees, roadrunners and butterflies provide the very best of the oasis that Palm Springs is. We stayed for two days and noted many returning guests who seem to come again and again. A third day would have found me trying a bi-plane ride! A few steps away from the inn is an excellent French restaurant, an art museum and theater and within a two block walk the boutique restaurants and shops. Everything is at your fingertips but you are nestled against the rocky slope. The waterfall, scent of orange blossoms and a myriad of blooms can be experience throughout the inn where the patio doors are most often open to the outdoors. Lovely stay, great staff - Gordy and Harmony take very good care of their guests. I have been to many wonderful inns but I truly feel at home here.
Anne E

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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