Where to Stay in Style: The Coachella Edit

Coachella Fever is here and we’re feeling the heat across Nevada

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Glamping may work for some, but the wardrobe you’ll likely be toting for your week-long stay in Palm Springs during Coachella doesn’t seem quite as appropriate for tent-living as it does for a luxury rental home or five-star bungalow. Rather than hitting the camp grounds, check into a residence that will help you properly store your Instagram-worthy looks for the festival’s best shows and spend your down time lounging by the pool. Here is our guide to the best places to stay for fashion’s favourite music festival–from mid-century modern estates to Mexican-inspired casitas.

Avalon Hotel & Bungalows

Designed in the quintessential Palm Springs mod-meets-mid-century style, this refuge in the desert places the focus on balancing the city's infamous indulgences with a welcome dose of wellness. The on-site restaurant, Chi Chi, serves up fresh, California cuisine and the spa, Estrella (the initial name of the hotel itself), features a menu of calming, soothing and holistic treatments to relive the stress and strain of late nights out. From $320 per night.

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Designed in the quintessential Palm Springs mod-meets-mid-century style, this refuge in the desert places the focus on balancing the city’s infamous indulgences with a welcome dose of wellness. The on-site restaurant, Chi Chi, serves up fresh, California cuisine and the spa, Estrella (the initial name of the hotel itself), features a menu of calming, soothing and holistic treatments to relive the stress and strain of late nights out. From $320 per night.

Twin Palms Sinatra Estate

Frank Sinatra commissioned the build of this property in 1947, and the villa still retains the charm and sexy feel of his days there with contemporary upgrades and amenities. Subtle hints to the music legend are peppered throughout the house, from the piano shaped pool to the vintage audio system. Each bedroom has its own look and feel, making it easy to assign rooms to each guest, and anyone whose musically inclined can play the grand piano in the home's great room during post-dinner cocktails. From $2,600 per night.

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Frank Sinatra commissioned the build of this property in 1947, and the villa still retains the charm and sexy feel of his days there with contemporary upgrades and amenities. Subtle hints to the music legend are peppered throughout the house, from the piano shaped pool to the vintage audio system. Each bedroom has its own look and feel, making it easy to assign rooms to each guest, and anyone whose musically inclined can play the grand piano in the home’s great room during post-dinner cocktails.From $2,600 per night.

Sanctuary

This three-bedroom property in Rancho Mirage dates back to the 1960's and was originally designed by famed architect Donald Wexler. The home has been slowly and carefully modernized over time to include a firepit and some much needed air conditioning, but it's original fireplace and mid-century décor still remain, complete with an Eames lounger and Jeff Koons sculpture. This address is ideal for a couples share, with queen beds in every room, a large poolside and outdoor dining area and access to the area's famous golf courses for guys and girls days out. For an extra fee, a daily chef, housekeeper, butler, babysitting service and at-home spa services can be provided. From $995 per night.

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This three-bedroom property in Rancho Mirage dates back to the 1960’s and was originally designed by famed architect Donald Wexler. The home has been slowly and carefully modernized over time to include a firepit and some much needed air conditioning, but it’s original fireplace and mid-century décor still remain, complete with an Eames lounger and Jeff Koons sculpture. This address is ideal for a couples share, with queen beds in every room, a large poolside and outdoor dining area and access to the area’s famous golf courses for guys and girls days out. For an extra fee, a daily chef, housekeeper, butler, babysitting service and at-home spa services can be provided. From $995 per night.

On The Rocks

An infinity pool with a built in hot-tub is not the only spot to take in the views surrounding this original Hugh Kaptur design updated by Jim Schmidt. This villa that sleeps 8 has panoramic views thanks to floor to ceiling glass windows on almost all sides, with a fluid indoor to outdoor layout that makes entertaining that much more enjoyable when you and your friends aren't out enjoying the performances at Coachella. After a day at the festival and a dinner outdoors, enjoy a nightcap while watching a film al fresco thanks to On The Rocks' most unexpected amenity–an outdoor projector. From $1,850 per night.

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An infinity pool with a built in hot-tub is not the only spot to take in the views surrounding this original Hugh Kaptur design updated by Jim Schmidt. This villa that sleeps 8 has panoramic views thanks to floor to ceiling glass windows on almost all sides, with a fluid indoor to outdoor layout that makes entertaining that much more enjoyable when you and your friends aren’t out enjoying the performances at Coachella. After a day at the festival and a dinner outdoors, enjoy a nightcap while watching a film al fresco thanks to On The Rocks’ most unexpected amenity–an outdoor projector. From $1,850 per night.

The Colony Palms

This Spanish colonial style hotel blends the South American influences on Southern California with the modern design elements native to Palm Springs. Guest rooms range from standard suites to Casitas tucked away in the property's gardens, this hotel is less for the crowd looking to see and be seen and more for those seeking a well-designed, high-style respite from the Palm Springs party scene. While here, make sure to reserve a table for a meal at Purple Palm, an ode to the hotel's first owner who was a proud member of the Purple Gang in the late 1930's. A major port for contraband during the prohibition, the bar and restaurant is best known for their tequila selection, and their hidden speakeasy downstairs. From $299 per night.

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This Spanish colonial style hotel blends the South American influences on Southern California with the modern design elements native to Palm Springs. Guest rooms range from standard suites to Casitas tucked away in the property’s gardens, this hotel is less for the crowd looking to see and be seen and more for those seeking a well-designed, high-style respite from the Palm Springs party scene. While here, make sure to reserve a table for a meal at Purple Palm, an ode to the hotel’s first owner who was a proud member of the Purple Gang in the late 1930’s. A major port for contraband during the prohibition, the bar and restaurant is best known for their tequila selection, and their hidden speakeasy downstairs. From $299 per night.

The Parker Palm Springs

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Looking to lounge by the pool with some of Coachella’s headliners? Or, have a first-class pass to the week’s best parties? It would help to book a room (or even a villa or estate…) at one of the festival’s top choices in off-site venues. A favourite of celebs, it-girls and fashion-greats alike, this retro Jonathan Adler re-designed property partners luxury service with mod touches, like a poolside lemonade stand and croquet playing in the gardens. Looking for a workout and some friendly competition in the Coachella off-hours? Challenge one of your travel buddies to a tennis match on the hotel’s clay courts. Rates available upon request

Kir Royale

This home is for those seeking equal parts luxury, leisure and zen. Start your day relaxing in the indoor yoga and meditation room followed by a visit to your at-home elevated outdoor spa. Achieve the perfect California (even glow) tan with your poolside tanning shelf, and cool off by taking a dip in your salwater pool or indulging in it's misting system. Head out to one of the area's nearby hotels for dinner, or cook or grill in your professional-grade kitchen before eating under the stars with a view of Mount San Jacinto–the home is located right in it's foothills. From $995 per night.

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This home is for those seeking equal parts luxury, leisure and zen. Start your day relaxing in the indoor yoga and meditation room followed by a visit to your at-home elevated outdoor spa. Achieve the perfect California (even glow) tan with your poolside tanning shelf, and cool off by taking a dip in your salwater pool or indulging in it’s misting system. Head out to one of the area’s nearby hotels for dinner, or cook or grill in your professional-grade kitchen before eating under the stars with a view of Mount San Jacinto–the home is located right in it’s foothills. From $995 per night.

Casa Elizabeth

Ideal for a Coachella girls trip, this villa was named for its one-time owner Elizabeth Taylor. The chic rooms, renovated by Kathy Ireland, are scattered with her past possessions–from photography to decorative objects. A pool area complete with waterfalls, a spill-over spa and a rose-colored cabana is only made more glamorous by the majestic mountain views surrounding the entire property. If you are looking to embrace the Hollywood history of Palm Springs, this gem has your name on it. From $530 per night.

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Ideal for a Coachella girls trip, this villa was named for its one-time owner Elizabeth Taylor. The chic rooms, renovated by Kathy Ireland, are scattered with her past possessions–from photography to decorative objects. A pool area complete with waterfalls, a spill-over spa and a rose-colored cabana is only made more glamorous by the majestic mountain views surrounding the entire property. If you are looking to embrace the Hollywood history of Palm Springs, this gem has your name on it. From $530 per night.

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