About The Monkey Tree Hotel
The Monkey Tree Hotel was designed in 1960 by renowned Swiss Architect – Albert Frey (known as the Father of Desert Modernism) was built less than a mile from the hustle and bustle of Charlie Farrell’s famous Racquet Club. The hotel was a getaway for the celebrities who wanted to have some time away from the public. Past guests at The Monkey Tree Hotel have included Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder, Eric Clapton, the Beatles (except for Paul), Bob Hope, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, and even a JFK and Marilyn Monroe rendezvous (guarded at the private entrance of their suite by the secret service). The Monkey Tree Hotel has been a continuously operating hotel since 1960, although it has changed hands over the years. The new owners purchased the property in November of 2015 and restored the 60-year hotel back to its original name – The Monkey Tree Hotel.
The hotel is conveniently located near many of the main attractions in Palm Springs including the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the Premium Cabazon shopping outlets and the Morongo Casino.