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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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Travellers' Choice

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
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Outdoor pool
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Couples massage
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Grade: 41 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 1 km
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lilscuder wrote a review Yesterday
California3 contributions
This Sands Hotel and Spa is Fantastic !!! 5 stars in my opinion. Beautiful grounds and rooms. Everything was very clean. We were treated excellent by all of the staff. Convenient location. Can’t wait to go back !
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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At Sands Hotel & Spa, our goal is to impress all our guests, so we're happy to hear we succeeded with you! It's great to know that our beautiful property, clean rooms, and convenient location added to your experience. Our friendly staff will also be glad you felt welcome while you were here. If your travels bring you back to the area, we invite you to stay with us again. 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 weeks ago
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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Tania H wrote a review 2 Oct
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This has got to be one of the nicest, most relaxing hotels I've stayed in. I have young kids so the fact that it's 18+ was a big positive for the girls trip. Beautiful room, great alcohol selections, cute patio. Restaurant bar was so nice and fun, breakfast was tasty, pool area has a Miami/Beverly Hills hotel vibe. You will not go wrong staying here. We've found our new go-to hotel in the palm springs area!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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It was our pleasure to host you at Sands Hotel & Spa. Beautiful surroundings and an incredible pool are just two elements you can enjoy when you're our guest. On behalf of our team, we're looking forward to creating another exceptional experience with you! Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Brittany A wrote a review 2 Oct
Tempe, Arizona1 contribution
I stumbled across this gem in an article and decided to stay here for a mini vacation. I stayed 2 nights and spent most of my time in the freestanding tub in my room (Deluxe King Room). It was DIVINE and exactly what I needed. The staff was amazing across the board and the food at the Pink Cabana was really tasty! I’ll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear Brittany, Thank you for being our valued guest. We are delighted to hear that you had a relaxing stay with us and enjoyed your time at Sands Hotel & Spa. Please come back soon for another memorable five-star experience. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Anthony N wrote a review Sep 2022
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I'm not sure where to being with this as I'm still on top of a cloud from my incredible wedding! My Husband and I were in the process of looking for the perfect venue about a year in advanced. As locals of Palm Springs, we are very familiar of what each and every hotel is like in terms of their event services. So we set up tours and viewed some space and they just were not clicking with us and our personalities. I had come across the Sands and for whatever reason thought it was something entirely different than what it was. So I passed...A month later the wonderful Events Manager Olivia reached back out and we chatted and instantly connected on the phone and she invited us again to visit. So, we did. We arrived and I was so curious as to what I "thought" The Sands was. We walked in and my jaw fell on the floor and I was like 'this is it'. We toured the grounds, viewed some rooms and had lunch in The Pink Cabana....We signed on the dotted line that day. Cut to the planning process, which again we stretched out over a full year, but Olivia and her team were involved, informative, helpful and guided my Husband and I in the right direction. The best part about The Sands events is that you can rent tables, chairs and china in house. Which we opt'd for as it was all right there. Our tasting was incredible. The service and hospitality are unmatched to anywhere we've ever stayed before. My Husband traveled a bunch for his previous job and he's stayed in some of the highest rated hotels and couldn't stop talking about how The Sands in unrivaled to anything else he's been in before. The weekend has arrived and Olivia and her team, Jackie of Food and Beverage, wouldn't let Me (the "Bride") do a single thing. They were attentive and so helpful in getting things set up for our Friday welcome party and our Saturday ceremony/reception. Luiz, the hotel manager was such a delight and an incredibly attentive and gracious host for us. Cesar behind the bar was just a delight and such a sweetheart, and we absolutely had top-notch service staff for our dinner and they were impeccable. Everything was seamless and went off so smoothly that I didn't even realize what was going on. My guests jaws were in pain from complimenting this incredible location, destination and staff and their service. This is truly a 5 start hotel. a week later and our guests still text us about what an incredible experience The Sands was to executing an incredible, luxury wedding weekend. To everyone at The Sands you were remarkable and we cannot stop raving about you to everyone and we will absolutely have many a stay-cations in our future here! Thank you again for a most fabulously GAY wedding!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Congratulations on your recent nuptials! We can't even begin to tell you how happy we are to read your amazing review and to know that your wedding was everything you dreamed it would be. Thank you so much for your glowing words about our stellar service. We'll be sure to share your high praise with Olivia, Jackie, Cesar, and the rest of our team. It was an absolute honor to have you at Sands Hotel & Spa for your wedding, and we look forward to seeing you and your husband again soon. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Nicholas S wrote a review Sep 2022
Palm Springs, California2 contributions
My wife and I joined a wedding party that stayed and celebrated at the Sands in September. What a beautiful facility for a wedding. The Olive Grove was the perfect spot for the welcome reception on Friday and then the ceremony on Saturday. The dining, from the small bites during the welcome reception, to the poolside lunch, to the tray pass hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour, to the custom drink menu, to the reception dinner were all amazing. You can tell that the food is quality sourced and the preparation is taken in pride. Shout-out to Executive Chef, Jason Neiderkorn, and his entire team. Our room was quaint, but the interior design was spot-on with a lovely balcony and large standalone tub (which was magnificent). My wife and I had the DND on our door the entire visit, so it was a nice touch for the Front Desk team to shoot us a test message asking us if we needed anything. The Room Attendant brought us some additional towels per my request pretty quickly. While I do have some qualms about some staff behavior, that is not the focus of this review (plus, they do have some amazing team members so I'll look the other way). As an entire wedding experience, we were all spoiled. They truly took amazing care of our friends who were getting married and I could tell that the entire wedding party had an incredible time. Thank you, Sands Hotel and Spa, for a weekend that myself and 100 other people will not be forgetting.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: I would recommend requesting a room on the second floor.
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Nicholas, Thank you for your compliments on our beautiful property and delicious food! We're so pleased you enjoyed the many special touches in the room, and we hope to see you again soon at Sands Hotel & Spa. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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MICHELLE W wrote a review Sep 2022
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I stayed here for a friend’s wedding weekend and this place is fantastic! The property is beautiful, the rooms are gorgeous, the mini bars are really well stocked, and the staff was beyond friendly and helpful! And they allow dogs almost everywhere on the property! They always made sure my dog had water and remembered her name! They were so sweet! I can’t wait to stay here again!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Michelle, Our goal is to impress everyone who stays with us, so we're happy to hear we succeeded with you! We are simply humbled by your kind comments about our stellar service, pet-friendly atmosphere, and well-appointed suites. We can't wait to host you and your pup at Sands Hotel & Spa again, so don't be a stranger! Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Alyssa M wrote a review Sep 2022
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I stayed here for a mini getaway with my mom back in July and loved every minute. Everything about the hotel was beautiful and relaxing. I booked a last minute massage and got Richard as my masseuse, he was AMAZING! Richard was so nice and welcoming. This was my first time visiting a nice spa like this and he made me feel so comfortable and welcomed. He is so knowledgeable about his work and friendly. I highly recommend staying here and visiting the spa. I never leave reviews for places but had to for this because of the service, I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Alyssa, Thank you for the lovely review and recommendation! We're so pleased our amazing staff and spa service impressed you, and we look forward to seeing you again at Sands Hotel & Spa. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Jack R wrote a review Sep 2022
San Diego, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
The Sand's Hotel & Spa is wonderful resort with a first class staff that assures your stay is perfect..Shout out to Brandon in the Pink Cabana Restaurant for his food and beverage recommendations and high level service and to Victoria for her exceptional customer service skills..... Thank you
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jack, If a first-class experience is what you're looking for, look no further than Sands Hotel & Spa. From our amazing staff to our yummy dining options, you can expect high quality in every aspect of your stay. We will pass along your compliments to Brandon and Victoria. They will be honored to be recognized for their hard work. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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Nick wrote a review Sep 2022
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We spent 3 nights at the Sands during the height of summer heat and couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Upon late arrival on a particularly hot night we were greeted by a welcoming desk clerk with chilled sweet mint tea, a perfect gesture that foreshadowed all the little ways that the Sands team has worked to make this an oasis in the desert. The high walls of the hotel and somewhat secluded entrance lend an air of exclusivity to the property, and give way to a beautifully landscaped courtyard where olive trees mingle with palms surrounding a gorgeous temperature controlled pool with a variety of seating and lounging options. With all of the rooms courtyard facing, the hotel has a mid-century retro feel that lets you give yourself over to the complete Palm Springs experience. The rooms are beautifully appointed, each stocked with it’s on bar containing everything you need for cocktails, beer and wine, n/a drinks and snacking . Perfectly climate control in the rooms, with incredibly comfortable beds and beautifully designed bathrooms. Again, so many little details were taken care of, we really felt welcomed and comfortable in our stay. The staff was gracious and accommodating, right down to housekeeping delivering crushed ice to rooms on their usual rounds. Pool side staff was knowledgeable and attentive, helping navigate the excellent cocktail and mocktail menu, as well as delivering pool side snacks and making sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our time in the water. Towels, ice water and sunblock were supplied in abundance, helping add to the care-free experience. While we left our pooch at home, we did notice another guest with a small dog- a major perk if you love to travel with your pet. We had a great time hanging out in their very cool/photogenic bar and lounge. Drinks and service were again excellent. We didn’t have a chance to dine in with them, but had a fantastic breakfast in bed from in-room dining with smoked salmon toast, turmeric granola with yogurt and very good iced coffees We loved, and despite the heat wave in the area when we were there..we were very bummed to leave. Only wish we’d made time to make use of their in house spa services. Fantastic stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Sands Hotel and Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Nick, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your visit to Sands Hotel & Spa. It is fantastic to hear that you were able to enjoy some time relaxing by the pool and liked our stellar guest service. We are also pleased to see your room was well-equipped and comfortable. Please come back and see us again for a longer stay! Sincerely, Luiz Reis General Manager
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US$233 - US$385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCalifornia DesertGreater Palm SpringsIndian Wells
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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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.