I’m from the desert and I have no problem spending time in 90+ degree, dry heat. That’s why I love Palm Springs in the summer. There are so many deals and I never have to put on a jacket like I do all summer long in West Los Angeles. My favorite place to stay, and also my family’s, is the Omni’s Rancho Las Palmas. Rancho Las Palmas is in Rancho Mirage and it’s perfect for families. It has a lazy river where you and your kids can float around on an inner tube all day, water slides, and a sandy beach for little kids. The water park area is near a nice size pool with plenty of lounge chairs. Lifeguards patrol both pools.
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I think the best part of hanging out by the pool was the food. They had a gluten-free wrap on the menu that was delicious.
In fact, most of the dinner menu at the bluEmber restaurant (where kids eat free) at the hotel was gluten-free. I don’t have any pictures of dinner food because we were so hungry after a long day of lounging by the pool. The kid food was not exciting, but my husband and I shared two delightful dishes.
On our second day, we had planned to go to the movies at The River at Rancho Mirage, but we couldn’t leave the pool. Not only that, but after tweeting about how appreciative we were about the inclusion of gluten-free food in the pool menu, the hotel offered us a free cabana. It was pretty spectacular.
The cabana had misters to keep us cool, curtains to block out the sun, and it came with a bucket of cold bottled water and a fruit plate.
This didn’t come with the cabana, but you can’t lay by the pool without a skinny margarita.
Another great thing about our stay was the price. We went on a Sunday and Monday night and our rate was $89 (not including tax or resort fee). The drinks and the food weren’t cheap, but we saved money by having breakfast and snacks in our room. Our room had two double beds, a refrigerator, a safe, a nice-sized bathroom, and a patio next to the golf course.
If you don’t mind the heat and can get away during the week this summer, I highly recommend you check out the Omni Rancho Las Palmas. My husband and I get the newsletter from the hotel and there are always deals. The prices go up quite a bit when the temperatures drop.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We paid for our room, food, drinks, but the hotel was nice enough to give us a cabana and some snacks after we got there.