Inn at Deep Canyon is quite a hidden gem. You would never find it unless you really scour the Internet for new places in the Coachella Valley. Far away from the maddening crown, Inn at Deep Canyon offers a nice respite from the craziness that Palm Desert can be some times. Here you can relax by the pool, enjoy lunch under the palm trees, or just bask in the sun. Whatever your pleasure, Inn at Deep Canyon has that and more.
Inn at Deep Canyon opened in 1995; owner Arnold Kirschenbaum carved a niche for a quaint boutique style hotel tucked away on the edge of Palm Desert. He moved to Palm Desert from Orange County and says “Come as a guest, return as a friend.” True to that, typical guests come back year after year, as well as far away travelers. I met a very nice older couple from Burgundy, France; they too found The Inn at Deep Canyon on the Internet. There were a lot of families using the pool as their outdoor living room, having their meals alfresco, by the water. Most rooms have kitchenettes, which makes for a convenient and cheaper way to go on vacation. Arnold said that about 25 % of the hotel guest eat out, and are always asking for recommendations.
The 1914 Model T that is out front on the street, is drivable, and is used as a mobile advertisement, with Inn at Deep Canyon logo on the side of it.
There are lots of things to do in The Coachella valley near by, go see the Living Desert, The Tram, eat the Food, shop at El Paseo, see all the postmodern houses. Palm Springs has the nightlife and nightclubs, while Palm Desert is quieter and a little more upscale. I call this whole region Disneyland for seniors. There are your typical snowbird types and lots of Canadian families and the Corvette Group which comes in once a year, and does their race with their famous cars.
The hotel was built in the 1960’s, and my room had a very 60’s style flagstone fireplace, in fact, there are lots of retro designs all over the hotel still. The interior is very 1990’s desert sheik, with a kind of retro vibe as well. I would use the term funky charm to describe The Inn at Deep Canyon. The amenities are modern with a nice flat screen TV and it is pet friendly. They offer a nice continental breakfast in the morning. The photos on their website are missing a nice Jacuzzi they have which is right next to the pool. YAY!
Inn at Deep Canyon is quaint, friendly, cozy, and warm, it is truly a find, I am hooked.
74-470 Arbonia Trail
Palm Desert, CA. 92260