The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
Sitting atop a bluff overlooking Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage offers sweeping desert views, fine dining and one of the best spas in the area. Rooms and suites are elegantly decorated in dark browns, sandy tones and green accents, all of which complement the mountain and desert vistas from the patios and balconies. More stunning cliffside views are on offer at The Edge Steakhouse, with casual eats available at State Fare Bar & Kitchen. With 16 treatment rooms, many with private terraces, plus zones for yoga and meditation, the spa is exceptional. Other highlights include two outdoor pools (one for adults only) and plenty of stone fire pits – perfect for making s’mores or curling up with a glass of wine.