Destination guide

Discover Desert Hot Springs

Nestled in Coachella Valley, near natural wonders such as Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and the Joshua Tree National Park, Desert Hot Springs enthralls travelers with its blend of luxurious day spas, quaint dining spots, and fascinating cultural experiences. Whether you plan to hit the area's outlet malls, tick area attractions such as the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway off your bucket list, or simply settle back and let the city's natural mineral spring water work its magic, Desert Hot Springs vacation rentals offer a relaxing base for your stay. You'll find that many rentals come with their own pool, too.

Things to do

Culture and fun near Desert Hot Springs

You'll find most Desert Hot Springs vacation rentals just a mineral pool or 2 away from a wide variety of cultural hotspots, not least Cabot's Pueblo Museum and the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. If you're enjoying a family break and looking for a way to entertain the kids, the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, with activities such as Brain Buster Road and MakerSpace, fits the bill perfectly. Older kids may want to skip the museum and head straight for the thrills and spills at Wet ‘n' Wild Palm Springs. Either way, parents are looking at some serious brownie points.


Indulge in Desert Hot Springs' spas

While nearby outlet malls such as Cabazon Outlets and Desert Hills Premium Outlets will have retail enthusiasts chomping at the bit, the first thing on most traveler's to-do list is to head to one of the city's plush day spas. Along with the obligatory mineral pools and an aromatic garden boasting views of the San Jacinto mountains, Hacienda Hot Springs offers plant-based spa treatments, an outdoor rainforest shower, and a traditional Finnish rock sauna, although if you're traveling with your other half, you might choose to ramp up the romance with a couple's massage at the clothing-optional Living Waters Spa.


Spring into action in Desert Hot Springs

Peak season in Desert Hot Springs is undoubtedly between January and April. These spring months serve up the most hospitable temperatures, as well as lively events such as the Coachella festival and Tour de Palm Springs. Remember, though, that attractions can be crowded and rental rates are at their highest, not that you'll care as you let the city's mineral water soak away your stresses. During the summer months of May through September, the city empties out, mainly because temperatures reach 3 digits. If you're planning a getaway between October and December, the Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival is a must-attend event.

Natural features

Natural delights near Desert Hot Springs

A stay in a Desert Hot Springs vacation rental places a world of outdoor adventure on your doorstep. If you can drag yourself away from the spas, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens serves up the chance to feed giraffes amid the park's 1,200 protected acres. Prefer your surroundings a little wilder?  The Joshua Tree National Park offers off-road adventures through Pleasant Valley, Instagram-worthy selfie opportunities at Skull Rock, and some of the best stargazing in the world. In winter, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway whisks riders to the pristine alpine playground of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park.

How to get there

How to get to and around Desert Hot Springs

The nearest airport is in Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.), located 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is 20 mi (32.1 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Desert Hot Springs?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,596 vacation rentals near Desert Hot Springs. From 3,974 Houses to 2,283 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Desert Hot Springs area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Desert Hot Springs?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Desert Hot Springs:

  • Sonora Sunrise: 429 vacation rentals
  • La Quinta Cove: 1,955 vacation rentals
  • Upper Moonridge: 1,259 vacation rentals
  • Racquet Club Estates: 572 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Palm Springs: 590 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Desert Hot Springs?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Desert Hot Springs. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mission Lakes Country Club: 4,752 vacation rentals
  • Desert Hot Springs Town Center: 5,856 vacation rentals
  • Cabot's Pueblo Museum: 5,754 vacation rentals
  • Miracle Springs Spa: 5,323 vacation rentals
  • Coachella Valley Preserve - Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve: 7,887 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Desert Hot Springs listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Desert Hot Springs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,974 Houses in Desert Hot Springs. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Desert Hot Springs include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,283 rentals available
  • Villas: 547 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 40 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Desert Hot Springs?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6,685 vacation rentals with pool available in Desert Hot Springs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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