Chase at Palm Springs, Palm Springs, California $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
Pricey new boutique hotels may be getting all the attention, but the cheap and chic Chase has quietly become one of the hottest tickets in town. The mid-century motel, formerly Holiday House (a glamorous retreat for Hollywood royalty), has a quaint old-California vibe. Just one block off the main Palm Canyon drag, it features 26 large, blond-wood rooms with comfy contemporary furnishings, free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and full kitchens or kitchenettes. The heated saltwater pool is a popular hangout, as are the shuffleboard deck and courtyard BBQ grill. Reserve early—this place is always sold out.