Concierge.com's insider take:
This mid-century boutique set on four manicured acres is another link in the chain of super cool Viceroy hotels. Once the famed Estrella, which counted among its guests Bing Crosby, Joan Crawford, and Ann Miller (she loved room 106), it's now a hipster hang bearing the irreverent mark of designer Kelly Wearstler (who styled the Viceroy Santa Monica in funky British rococo). Her updated "Hollywood Regency" look is not for everyone, particularly the sunglass-worthy yellow armchairs and accents, gaudy mirrors, and shag carpets. But the fashion-forward clientele seems to thrive on this edgy design, which extends to the 68 rooms and the see-and-be-seen pool. Citron restaurant is always hopping, as is the sexy Estrella spa for indoor-outdoor treatments. Located at the foot of San Jacinto Mountain in the heart of the desert, it's just steps from Palm Springs shopping, restaurants, theater, and nightlife.