Palm Springs Hotel for the Active Traveler

Many 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.  Even before “social distancing”, we have seen to it that the pool area will never feel over-crowded. Relax by the large salt-water pool (heated to a constant 85 degrees year round), and enjoy the day while listening to 60’s era music piped around the pool. 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 food 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 sets 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 while they are in town. The city of Palm Springs is very flat with plenty of bike lanes for those who wish to cycle around town or train for an upcoming race. A few 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.  With 50 miles of trails and 11,000 feet of elevation this is a tremendous place to hike or run. Take the Palm Springs Ariel Tram to the top and hike or run near the peak, or start from The Monkey Tree Hotel and find a trail-head nearby.  

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 dry sauna, hot tub and cold plunge.