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Meet Your Rowan Concierge

At your service in our Palm Springs hotel

An elegant hotel in downtown Palm Springs

KevinJanasak

Kevin Janasak

I’ve always looked forward to getting away on vacation. Escaping to Key West, Paris, NY and Santa Fe afforded my husband and I the opportunity to break from our busy career driven, indoor lives. In Key West we were outdoors relaxing poolside, meeting new friends, drinking and dining al fresco. In Paris and New York we were always roaming the streets, exploring the character of each neighborhood, the architecture and local shops. In Santa Fe we couldn’t wait to spend the day on Canyon Rd walking through every art gallery discovering new works and feeling the impact of each artist.

We discovered Palm Springs has all of those elements: the best collection of midcentury architecture, an urban location were you park your car and walk to vintage shops, an emerging art gallery scene and imaginative outdoor dining set in a diverse and quirky culture.  Here, you can hike in the morning, relax next to our rooftop pool in the afternoon and meet new friends sharing your day during our pet friendly sunset social hour. Let me help you renew your soul and rediscover your smile!

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Which are your favorite Palm Springs Tours?

Mid-Century Architecture and Star’s Homes: Five Star Adventure Tours – see some of the iconic mid-century and homes of the Hollywood star homes, just around the corner from The Rowan

Indian Canyons: Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours – a blast of fun door to door in open jeeps with extremely knowledgeable naturist guides

Joshua Tree National Park: Adventure Hummer Tours – off road adventures into non-public areas of the national park, some with 360 degree views of both the low and high deserts at the same time

Coachella Valley Preserve – explore two naturally occurring oases in the middle of the desert and live to tell your friends that you survived a visit to the San Andreas fault!


Which Palm Springs Hiking Trails are the best?

The Tahquitz Canyon hike is a 4-mile roundtrip with a 60-foot waterfall (seasonally).

Indian Canyons has three beautiful canyon hikes to choose from… one even has a stream to enjoy.

Whitewater Preserve is a trail that crosses over the Whitewater River and includes a restful, shady, grass park great for a picnic.

Just out our back door the Museum Trail is perfect for you to get a quick workout as well as commanding views of Palm Springs.


Aside from 4 Saints and Juniper Table list the best places to eat in Palm Springs?

533 Viet Fusion – Imaginative and flavorful Asian Fusion dining with a fun, fresh and upscale casual atmosphere

Chi Chi – A great selection of California cuisine poolside in a 1940’s Palm Springs bungalow setting, only a few minute walk from The Rowan.

Farm – Light and flavorful French cuisine brunch and dinner in the historic Palm Springs La Plaza, walking distance from The Rowan.

Cheeky’s – Locally sourced and imaginative brunch items in a casual al fresco atmosphere.

Il Giardino – Family recipes from the owner’s hometowns of Sicily and Milan just a few minute walk from The Rowan.

Workshop Kitchen + Bar – Farm to table dining in a former warehouse made fresh, sophisticated and contemporary for today.


What are your top 3 places for Palm Springs nightlife?

Sugar High – Set atop the Azucar restaurant, this rooftop patio is romantic and just a jump from downtown Palm Springs

Truss & Twine – Wonderful craft cocktails and tapas made at the bar in a contemporary and upscale setting

Tonga Hut – One of my favorite tiki bars with balconies that feel like you are in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Look for the secret room!


What are your favorite sites to see Palm Springs Mid Century modern architecture?

Edris House – Designed by famous mid-century architect E. Stewart Williams in 1954 with stunning views of our desert.

Kaufmann Desert House – Designed by famous mid-century architect Richard Neutra in 1946, this home still feels exciting today

House of Tomorrow (Evis Honeymoon House) – Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned in this “House of Tomorrow” after their marriage in Las Vegas.

Twin Palms Frank Sinatra House – Also designed by mid-century architect E. Stewart Williams this stellar home of Frank Sinatra has a piano shaped pool and recording studio used by the Rat Pack during after hour parties.


Are there any day-trip options in Palm Springs?

Joshua Tree National Park – Enjoy day hiking, wonderful sunsets, world class stargazing, and 20 degrees cooler that the desert!

The town of Idyllwild, CA – Another way beat the heat of the desert is to visit this alpine village with fun shopping, dining and hiking only an hour from Palm Springs


What are a couple things to do in Palm Springs with family members?

Escape Room Palm Springs – Beat the heat while your family races the clock to find clues and escape one of several mystery rooms

The Living Desert – Have fun in this mostly cage-free zoo of desert animals in their natural habitats