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Design-Driven Hotel Les Cactus is a rock ‘n’ roll oasis in Palm Springs

A chic new boutique design hotel has opened in the Californian desert oasis of Palm Springs.  Les Cactus, named after the 60’s French rock ‘n’ roll hit by Jacques Dutronc, is centrally located in the Warm Sands neighbourhood of the city.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains, it’s a 27-room retreat, and promises an ‘Airbnb-meets hotel’ experience.

The hotel features a clean and eclectic California design aesthetic, with a signature pink exterior with green and white stripped accents. Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by a 25-foot ‘Pistol Pete.’  

Bungalow-style guest rooms are light and breezy with a mix of contemporary and vintage furnishings…

There’s a mix of one-bedroom suites and studios, many of which offer large kitchenettes. The bungalow-style guest rooms are light and breezy with a mix of contemporary and vintage furnishings. Amenities include a heated pool and hot tub, a massage room for guests looking for extra relaxation, a hammock garden and rooftop deck.

Communal living areas provide a residential feel with a complimentary continental breakfast.  

Les Cactus owner Matthew Kurtz, said: “We are excited to present Les Cactus in one of California’s most iconic destinations. We saw a need for a fun, design-focused and affordable property, that blurs the line between traditional hotel operations and mom-and-pop short-term rentals that guests will be excited to visit year-round. We want guests to feel as comfortable as they would in the home of a best friend or family member. That could mean grabbing snacks and drinks from the hotel’s kitchen, playing the hotel’s piano or acoustic guitar or stocking up on extra amenities from its curated retail shop.”

Instant expert: One hundred miles east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a desert playground with year-round sunshine, blue skies and noted natural beauty. Nestled beneath California’s San Jacinto Mountains, the city is famed for its Hollywood legacy, Native American heritage and huge collection of mid-century modern architecture. Attraction include hiking trails and historical canyon tours, as well as chic boutiques, golf courses and a chance to stay in the former homes of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice, Ideal Home, The Luxe Review, Channel News and the i newspaper. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI, and contributor to industry trade magazine ERT. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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