Desert Hot Springs travel guide

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You're Going to Love Desert Hot Springs

With a population of 25.938, Desert Hot Springs is a must-see destination in California, United States.

Where to Eat in Desert Hot Springs

If you’re looking for affordable options, Casino Restaurant at Two Bunch Palms (67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail) and Mignon's at Sky Valley Resort (74711 Dillon Rd.) are great picks.

When to visit Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Desert Hot Springs in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Desert Hot Springs in July, when the average temperature is 33 °C, and the highest can go up to 42 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 13 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 29 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Desert Hot Springs, with an average rainfall of 1 mm.

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How to Get to Desert Hot Springs


When flying to Desert Hot Springs, you’ll arrive at Palm Springs (PSP), which is located 15 km from the city centre.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Desert Hot Springs. The train journey from Desert Hot Springs to Los Angeles takes 2h 36m and costs around $32 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Tucson, expect to pay about $112 for a 29h 21m trip.


Another option to get to Desert Hot Springs is to pick up a car hire from Los Angeles, which is about 167 km from Desert Hot Springs. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Los Angeles.

Airports near Desert Hot Springs

Airlines serving Desert Hot Springs

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Desert Hot Springs

Average rates range from around $491 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $630 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include El Morocco Inn & Spa and Desert Hot Springs Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Desert Hot Springs

Most booked hotels in Desert Hot Springs

Ace Hotel and Swim Club
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Caliente Tropics Hotel
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Miracle Springs Resort & Spa
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
The Saguaro Palm Springs
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
Hyatt Palm Springs
Good (6.9, Good reviews)
Travelodge By Wyndham Palm Springs
Good (6.2, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Desert Hot Springs

Expect to pay $1.83 per litre in Desert Hot Springs (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.95 and $29.27. The most frequently booked car type in Desert Hot Springs is Standard (Ford Edge or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Ford Fiesta or similar) is, on average, 68% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.