Palm Springs Lodging for the Active Traveler

Many boutique hotels in Palm Springs cater to guests who wish to relax by the pool, and The Monkey Tree Hotel is no exception. The hotel sits on a large one-acre property with plenty of open space. With only sixteen rooms, a maximum occupancy of two people per room, and no outside guests allowed on property, we have seen to it that the pool area will never feel over-crowded. The amenities are for guests only. Relax by the large salt-water pool kept at a constant 85 degrees year round and enjoy an afternoon sangria while listening to 60’s era music piped over the pool area’s speaker system. We have an ice machine and each room is equipped with a vintage ice bucket and plastic glasses if you wish to bring your own beverages by the pool. It is an ideal place to unwind with a book, take a dip in the pools or strike up a conversation with other guests.

What stands The Monkey Tree Hotel apart from the other hotels in Palm Springs is its additional focus on what we call the “active traveler”. We cater to those guests who not only want to relax by the pool, but may also want to hike, run, swim, or bike around the area while they are in town. The city of Palm Springs is very flat with plenty of spacious bike lanes for those who wish to bike around town or train for an upcoming race. A couple of our rooms are equipped with bike racks, so your bike will be taken care of too! The Monkey Tree Hotel itself is situated at the base of the San Jacinto mountain range: hundreds of miles of trails and 11,000 feet of elevation, a tremendous place to hike or run. Take the Tram to the top and hike or run near the peak, or start from The Monkey Tree Hotel and find a trailhead nearby. For swimmers, we have a salt water lap pool. Swim in place for pleasure or training and never need to make a turn. And the complimentary gym pass included in the room price gets our guests access to a well-equipped gym in town including free weights, weight machines, treadmills, and stationary bikes. No need to skip a workout just because you are travelling.

The San Jacinto mountains, a 30-mile range of mountains with a peak of nearly 11,000 ft., are a mere 2.5 miles away. After a day of hiking, trail running, mountain biking, or rock climbing, recover in The Monkey Tree’s Scandinavian spa, which includes a sauna, whirlpool and cold plunge. 

After a workout or hike recover in the area’s only Scandinavian spa. With a dry sauna, hot tub and cold plunge, recovering is easy and pleasurable.