Hello Palm Springs! Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s cool digs are within shouting distance of downtown; perfect for finding the top 10’s within 2 miles! Here ya go…
Because this desert playground is popular with the hipsters, a few top tens are on property!
Vespa n’est pas? The Italian mopeds are perfect for zipping around town. Ace has a shiny fleet to rent. Guests go online to scootpalmsprings.com to reserve. Minimum time is 4 hours in summer (because it’s HOTTTTT!!) and 5 in the winter. Price for the half day is $66. That includes a helmet (who cares if it looks dorkie or musses your hair, it’ll protect your gray matter), tour maps, a full tank of gas, and locks. Zoom, zoom!
Head for a stogie stop at Fame Cigar & Wine Lounge. The owners need to add beer to the name, because suds flow as much as the vino. There’s a relaxed outdoor patio to smoke. Knowledgeable staff will help you pick the perfect puff! (1.8 miles from hotel).
Nearby Lulu California Bistro is serving bites and libations. They’ve won Best in the Valley for brekkie, lunch, happy hour, late night dining, international cuisine, martinis, and so on…(1.6 miles from hotel).
Treat your inner child at Rocket Fizz Candy & Sweets. They carry 1000’s of different candies, bottled sodas, gag gifts, toys, nostalgic tin signs and many other surprises. (1.7 miles from hotel).
Hotel room #329. Bed. Spare time. You take it from there.
Ace seating retro style. Perfect for people watching…and believe me there’s plenty to see!
Diner sustenance at its finest. Steps from your guest room is Ace hotel’s King’s Highway Diner. Beyond its threshold is 1950’s decor with 2016 food. Ya gotta try Devil’s On Horseback just for the name! Marcona almonds stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, are drizzled with vincotto (that’s the hip way to say vinegar.) Or, avocado toast with shaved radish, aleppo (a Middle Eastern hot pepper), and green onion on 7 grain bread.
A postprandial fireside nightcap wraps up the perfect Palm Springs day.
Wake up refreshed and ready for a morning stroll among the nearby neighborhood’s palms trees and mid-century homes.