Winterfest at The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
We have been planning family trips (while following safety precautions) for the kid's winter break from school, and we finally booked a staycation! Our family was recently hosted by the newly upgraded Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs with a spacious King bedroom suite and desert view. All thoughts and reviews in this blog post are my own.
The hotel is located on Indian Wells Lane in Greater Palm Springs, with 530 rooms including 35 suites and 43 villas. Upon arriving to the hotel, their valet staff were prompt and courteous; they informed me that they offer valet parking, which is $32 a night and self parking which is just a short walk to the lobby. If your hotel room isn’t available yet, they will hold onto your luggage until it is. We checked in at 2pm, and our room wasn’t available until 4pm, so we took off to explore the lovely grounds.
The whole month of December, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells is transformed into the ultimate holiday destination with Winterfest activities which are great for the whole family, and include ice skating, tree lighting, a holiday-inspired golf experience, alongside cookie decorating, ornament creations, gingerbread house building, and more!
When our room was ready, I received a text message and I hurried to get our room keys. (Which also included convenient wristbands that granted room access with just the wave of your arm!) The suite was very spacious for our family of six, our energetic children enjoyed running around and jumping on the bed. You can head to my Instagram stories here to see the room tour! If you ever had a question, the staff is a phone call away from your hotel room, such as having your car ready at valet parking, needing a wake up call from the front desk, or placing an order at any of the restaurants.
There is also a cozy cafe adjacent to the lobby that serves Starbucks coffee and other goodies complete with a kid's corner where they can happily enjoy lunch or a snack in their own ambiance.
You can enter the outdoor pool area right off the elevator or through the side of the hotel. When you step out the door, you are welcomed with crisp fresh air and view of clear skies. There are a few cabanas alongside the hotel building, and lounging chairs around the pool. The water was just the right temperature for the whole family, with plenty of towels available for guests. The new water park has a lazy river, splash pad, and dueling water slides, making it the ultimate year-round destination.
There is a snack shack poolside which sells hot and cold food as well as drinks. You can reserve a cabana ahead of time, but the pool area wasn’t crowded at all (during our stay) so there were always some seating available.
What I was really impressed by, but sadly unable to utilize, was Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Due to not having a sitter at hand, I had to miss out on the tranquility provided by the private garden patio surrounded by stunning a desert landscape. During our next stay I vow to fully enjoy some of the locally inspired therapies including massages, facials, body wraps, and more!
Overall, the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells is very clean and quiet, with such a friendly staff. It’s the perfect place to relax or have fun with the whole family, whether in the lobby or at the poolside, and check out local sites. Plus, it’s a great way to enjoy a vacation close to home but away from the normal hustle and bustle of city life! Stay tuned for my next blog post, where I will be sharing another fun stay close to home.