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44-985 Province Way, Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92210
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#1 of 5 hotels in Indian Wells
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Sands Hotel and Spa is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Indian Wells, offering a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Sands Hotel and Spa provide air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Sands Hotel and Spa guests have access to room service. You can also enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Sands Hotel and Spa.

Indian Wells Tennis Garden (2.7 mi), located nearby, makes Sands Hotel and Spa a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Indian Wells landmark.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Indian Wells filet mignon restaurant such as Don Diego's Of Indian Wells, which is a short distance from Sands Hotel and Spa.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular government buildings such as City Hall.

Enjoy your stay in Indian Wells!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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40Car recommended
Grade: 40 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
198Reviews7Q+A40Room tips

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Beverley C wrote a review Nov 2022
We had our wedding weekend at The Sands in September and it was the best decision we could have made. We toured a lot of venues in the desert, but decided to go with Sands because everything felt so intimate. We are also that couple that truly appreciates every attention to detail. From start to finish Olivia, Luiz and the entire team at Sands went above and beyond. I'll start with the tasting - we did our tasting two months before our wedding. We picked out our top picks from the menu and Olivia and the chef made recommendations according to our notes and taste. It was such a personal experience. Olivia sat with us the entire time, talking us through every little detail. My wedding planner who's done many tastings also said it was one of the best tasting experiences she's ever had. A week before our wedding, we saw it was going to rain on our wedding weekend. Did you know it rains 14 days of the year in Indian Wells? Yea, same. My husband and I made the call to tent the entire venue. Something that's never been done at the Sands before. When I say a monsoon went through Indian Wells, I'm not kidding. It was pouring down rain on Friday. My planner and the entire Sands team kept me clam, if I didn't have them I would have had a complete meltdown lol. We were also so worried that guests were going to slip so Olivia, Luiz and her team went to Home Depot and bought a whole bunch of anti-slip rugs. They were SO accommodating to every single guest. Tents went up within a few hours and we were able to have our Welcome Party in the Olive Grove as planned. Thankfully, the rain subsided Saturday in time for our ceremony and dinner party. Our weekend didn't got exactly as we planned, but we had a team that executed the weekend perfectly. We had people telling us that even with the desert monsoon, it was the best wedding they've ever been to because everything was seamless. Thank you so much Olivia and the team at Sands Hotel and Spa. You will forever be family to us! See you soon xx
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Beverley, What a wonderful review to read; your kind words have truly made our day! We were delighted to host your recent wedding weekend at Sands Hotel & Spa, and we're thrilled that, despite the unprecedented rainfall, everything went so smoothly. It's also great to know that you appreciated the exceptional service our team provided during and while planning your special day; we will be sure to pass along your gratitude to them all, especially Olivia! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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IntrepidaQs wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
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Sands is a very lovely hotel, the rooms are spacious and beautifully done. The restaurant is gorgeous and yum. But the spa is the best part of this hotel! Richard does the best massages and treatments - his deep knowledge of human anatomy and specialty in cranial sacral practices made our massages into a work of art and truly the crowning glory of our stay. Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Sep 2022
It was a pleasure hosting you at Sands Hotel & Spa! We're glad our tasty breakfast and exceptional spa impressed you. Thank you for your kind words. Please come see us again soon. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Suzie S wrote a review Nov 2022
I love absolutely everything about the Sand's, and have now visited three years in a row for my birthday in the fall -- my last two trips have included a massage at the spa provided by Steven, and I'm telling you now -- he is PHENOMENAL. If you get the chance, give yourself the gift of his fabulous ministrations and feel the radical power of his healing hands. He is truly talented.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Suzie, We are honored to hear that our hotel is part of your birthday tradition, and it's delightful to see that our attentive service managed to impress you once again! We will be sure to pass your kind compliments along to Steven, and we hope that you will come back to see us again next year at Sands Hotel & Spa! Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Christina R wrote a review Nov 2022
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Our stay at the Sands Hotel was absolutely exceptional. You walk into the reception area and are immediately transported into a Moroccan oasis. The room was absolutely stunning-- the bar "cart" inside was really something to marvel at-- and walking into jazz playing on our TV was really a next level touch. The food at Pink Cabana is delicious, the service all around was outstanding, and my massage from Steve was the absolutely incredible. Steve is clearly a knowledgeable and seasoned massage therapist; he took time to let me know what he was seeing in my body and even what stretches to do to avoid strain overtime. All in all, it was a beautiful trip and I cannot wait to go back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
At Sands Hotel & Spa, our goal is always to impress with our beautiful hotel and delicious food. Your outstanding review shows we hit the mark, and we truly appreciate you recognizing our wonderful, hard-working staff, such as Steve. Thank you for all of your glowing compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Emily M wrote a review Nov 2022
This hotel is charming, relaxing and comfortable. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The restaurant was excellent as was the spa. I booked a massage with Steven and had one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Felt wonderful! If you visit you must take advantage of all the Sands has to offer.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Emily, We always enjoy hearing from our guests. It's great to know that our comfortable rooms, wonderful dining, and excellent massages helped you have a relaxing visit. If you find yourself back in the area, please come stay at Sands Hotel & Spa again! Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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skier003 wrote a review Nov 2022
Scotts Valley, California428 contributions335 helpful votes
This small boutique hotel is charming, from the moment you check in until you get your 1st cup of morning coffee by the pool. I can’t say anything negative about this hotel. I can only rave about how charming, clean, and quiet it is. The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. While I was there my daughter had an injury and we needed to stay an extra night. The staff went out of their way to find a comfortable room for us as it was a Friday night and fully booked. Most hotels would’ve just let you figure it out yourself. This hotel really went above and beyond. I will be a very loyal customer
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Want everyone who stays at Sands Hotel & Spa to have an excellent visit, so we're happy to hear that was the case with you! It's great to know that our clean, quiet rooms, friendly staff, and onsite amenities impressed you. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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ECB1985 wrote a review Nov 2022
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My partner and I stayed for 2 nights. The hotel is very cute. We also got a couples massage with Richard and Steve who were great! Very friendly and knew what they were doing. They definitely worked out a bunch of knots. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
It is an honor to earn your recommendation. There's nothing quite like getting a fantastic couples' massage by Richard & Steve. It is sure to get your body rejuvenated and ready to enjoy more of your getaway. Thank you so much for the perfect rating. It would be a privilege to welcome you back to Sands Hotel & Spa. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Jenny Slotnick wrote a review Nov 2022
Dublin, California2 contributions
I had the most incredible massage with Richard. I added a scalp treatment and the whole experience was so luxurious. I feel taller and longer after Richard worked some magic on my tight muscles. I loved every minute and highly recommend booking time with Richard for your stay at the Sands Hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for joining us at Sands Hotel & Spa, as well as for the wonderful compliments. We are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your time with us. Richard will be especially honored to see your wonderful comments and kind recommendation. We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Katie R wrote a review Nov 2022
My fiancé and I stayed at the sands hotel for a one night get away and we had the most wonderful experience. I received a massage and scalp treatment from Richard and I couldn’t have been in better hands. I highly recommend seeing him during your stay!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
It was a privilege to host you and your fiancé at Sands Hotel & Spa. It's lovely that you enjoyed a relaxing experience at our on-site spa, and we'll certainly share your kind words with Richard! Thank you for this outstanding review, and we look forward to serving you again. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Kim N wrote a review Nov 2022
I was fortunate to have a full body massage at the Sands Hotel & Spa by Massage Therapist Maria Zawera. Maria was extremely accommodating with my schedule. I have nerve damage on both feet, that makes them extremely sensitive and painful as well as a knee issue and Scoliosis. She listened to the fact that I wanted a soft tissue massage. She also gave me the opportunity to select the essential oils that she would use on me. I would definitely recommend Maria to anyone who is looking for a very relaxing and incredible massage. Maria as well as the entire staff at the Sands Hotel & Spa were all extremely personable and very accommodating. We will definitely be staying at this beautiful resort again!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Kim, Thank you for your glowing review of your visit to Sands Hotel & Spa. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed a relaxing massage and we look forward to sharing your kind comments with our team, especially Maria. Our friendly staff looks forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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US$253 - US$447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCalifornia DesertGreater Palm SpringsIndian Wells
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sands Hotel and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Sands Hotel and Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Nest (0.04 km) and Indian Wells Farmers Market On Thursdays (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sands Hotel and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sands Hotel and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sands Hotel and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sands Hotel and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ruth's Chris Steak House, Eureka!, and Nest.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sands Hotel and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Sands Hotel and Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sunnylands Center & Gardens (8.3 km) and Coachella Valley History Museum (11.9 km).
Is Sands Hotel and Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.