Palm Springs, CA 

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

412 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 US
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Rates: $295 to $575
Total Rooms: 8
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (2 reviews)


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.Publicity and Awards: Travel & Leisure, Los Angeles Magazine, Avenues, Westways, Departures, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Country Inns, Gourmet, Instyle, New York Times, Vanity Fair.Location: City/Urban.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $295 to $575
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and cash.
Rooms: This property has 8 total guest accommodations with private bath, 4 with fireplaces and 1 conference room.


Minimum Stay Requirements: two night minimum stay on weekends, three night stay for holiday weekends.
Cancellation: 21 days prior to reservation for a full refund, or 50% fee applies thereafter
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments, Wine and Hors d'oeuvres.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Vegetarian Breakfast, Room Service, Restaurant off Premises, Wine and Hors d'oeuvres.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Modem Hook-Up, Cable TV, Reading Lamps, CD Player, Refrigerator, Central Air, Stereo, Clock Radio, Telephone, Television, Data Ports, Turn-Down Service, Desk, VCR, Voice Mail, Fireplace, DVD, Hair Dryer, Bathrobes, Bath Amenities and Iron/Ironing Board.
Amenities On Site: Parlor Games, Copy Machine, Phone, Fax, Fireplace, Swimming, Limited Handicap Access, Television, Hot Tub/Spa, VCR, Gift Shop and DVD.
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services: Facials, Hair Care, Manicures/Pedicures, Massages and Yoga/Meditation.
Off-Site Spa Services Available


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Meetings and Weddings.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Bicycling, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts) and Tennis.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Le Vallauris.

Historic Interest

Historic Awards: Local Register (Granted) and 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