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Korakia Pensione

Palm Springs, California

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Hotel Report

Why Stay At Korakia Pensione

This Moroccan villa in California's Palm Springs lures stylish types to its one-and-a-half-acre oasis.

The Scoop

Errol Flynn and Rudolph Valentino were once entertained by Gordon Coutts, a Scottish painter who owned a Moroccan villa—one of the two villas that make up this pensione (family-run guesthouse). The hotel still attracts the "in" crowd, including professional photographers and actors. With one and a half acres that include such rooms as the Sparta Studio and Nomad Suite, accommodations have their own personality. For example, the Artist Studio is mostly white and is the room in which Winston Churchill is rumored to have set up his easel. Outdoor activities include evening movies and heated pools.

Insider Tips

Just two blocks north of the hotel, the Palm Springs Art Museum features western American art and craftworks. Visit on Thursday evening for free admission.

Ask the hotel concierge about complimentary tickets to local festivals.

Preferred Airport

Arrive at Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) which is approximately 3 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 15 minutes of travel time.

257 South Patencio Road, Palm Springs, California, United States

Hotel Features

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Property Amenities
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Outdoor Fire Pits
  • Massage Services
  • Outdoor Yoga Classes
  • Outdoor Meditation
  • Vintage Movie Showings
  • Library Lounge
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Bicycles Available
In-Room Amenities
  • Individually Designed
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Patios or Balconies
  • Kitchenettes or Fridges
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Bathrobes
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
Dining & Nightlife
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Complimentary Pool Snack
  • Poolside Lunch
  • Afternoon Moroccan tea service
  • In-Room Dining
  • Restaurants nearby
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Hotel Report From the editors of: Travel+Leisure

Why We Love Palm Springs

There's always something to do in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, which has been one of California's most beloved vacation spots since the early 1900's. Check out the city's museums, or explore the San Bernardino Mountains and the surrounding Coachella Valley region.

Don't Miss

Must-See Monument: The Lincoln Memorial Shrine, built in neighboring Redlands, California in 1932, is the only museum and library west of the Mississippi River that focuses on the presidency of Abraham Lincoln.
125 West Vine St.; Redlands.

Outdoor Excursion: Drive north on Route 62 through the Yucca Valley to Joshua Tree National Park, home to unique desert birds and animals and rock formations. The hiking trail to Lost Horse Mine passes an 1849 Gold mine.
74485 National Park Dr.
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Where to Eat: For an authentic SoCal lunch, head to Tyler's Burgers, a laid-back joint that serves mini-burgers, hot dogs, and root-beer floats. Get there early; Tyler's closes at 4 pm.
149 South Indian Canyon Dr.
Lunch for two $14.

Where to Drink: Crazy Coconut Bar & Grill is unapologetically fun—chock full of kitsch and karaoke. Snag a table on the patio and try the Fiery Pirate (a mix of Patron, Fireball whiskey, and Tabasco).
166 North Palm Canyon Dr.
Drinks for two $10.

Enchanting desert hide-away.

Enchanting desert hide-away.

Why Go Now

June 19-25, 2012
Palm Springs International ShortFest
This annual festival includes screenings of over 300 short films, plus seminars and workshops.
Camelot Theatres: 2300 E. Baristo Rd.

August 25-26, 2012
Jazz in the Pines
Visit nearby Idyllwild, California, for outdoor jazz concerts in a mountain forest setting.
Various venues.

October 19-21, 2012
American Heat Motorcycle Weekend
Check out classic motorcycles and concept bikes.
Palm Mountain Resort: 155 South Belardo.

November 16-18, 2012
McCormick's Classic Car Show and Auction
Automobile lovers won't want to miss this exposition of classic autos and sports cars.
The Spa Resort Casino: 401 E. Amado Rd.

Korakia Pensione

Palm Springs, California

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