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Omni Rancho Las Palmas Family Vacation Review

Updated for 2024

This is a guest post by our friend Yvonne.

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.

man relaxing in The Lazy River water feature at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas
The Lazy River water feature at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas is a terrific place to relax

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage 92270

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 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.

gluten free wrap sandwich at Rancho Las palmas
This gluten free wrap was delicious

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 fruit plate came with the cabana at Rancho Las Palmas
This fruit plate came with the cabana at Rancho Las Palmas

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). [Note that this review was written in 2014. Please check current prices.]

cocktail by the pool at Rancho Las Palmas
You gotta have a cocktail by the pool! This is a skinny margarita and it was delish

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.

Rancho Las Palmas Golf course
The golf course at Rancho Las Palmas is spectacular

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.  

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Friday 20th of June 2014

this is so funny, we just booked our stay at this hotel last sunday. we'll be there in late july. we loooove palm springs in the summer. we're super excited. it's a surprise for our 6 year old. we're looking forward to the pools and the lazy river.

Yvonne Condes

Friday 20th of June 2014

It's fun. We got there on a Sunday afternoon and most people had left so it was quiet and easy to get good lounge chairs. I didn't mention this in the post, but we met up with relatives at Lulu for lunch and Rio Azul for dinner in downtown Palm Springs. Rio Azul was amazing.

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