Desert Hot Springs travel guide

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You're Going to Love Desert Hot Springs

With a population of 25,938, Desert Hot Springs is a must-see destination in California, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Desert Hot Springs

If you’re looking for affordable options, Casino Restaurant at Two Bunch Palms (67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail) and Mignon's at Sky Valley Resort (74711 Dillon Rd.) are great picks.

When to visit Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 93
1 night at 3-star hotel
Desert Hot Springs in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 93
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Desert Hot Springs in July, when the average temperature is 33 °C, and the highest can go up to 42 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 13 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 29 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Desert Hot Springs, with an average rainfall of 1 mm.

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How to Get to Desert Hot Springs


When flying to Desert Hot Springs, you’ll arrive at Palm Springs (PSP), which is located 9 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Desert Hot Springs include Air Canada, United Airlines and Delta. The shortest flight to Desert Hot Springs from Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 2h 53m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Desert Hot Springs. The train journey from Desert Hot Springs to Los Angeles takes 2h 36m and costs around C$ 25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Santa Ana, expect to pay about C$ 55 for a 4h 02m trip.


Another option to get to Desert Hot Springs is to pick up a car rental from Los Angeles, which is about 104 miles from Desert Hot Springs. You’ll find branches of Turo and Fox, among others, in Los Angeles.


You can travel by bus to Desert Hot Springs using FlixBus or Greyhound. From Los Angeles, the bus ride to Desert Hot Springs takes 120 miles and will cost you around C$ 27. From San Diego, the ticket costs about C$ 68 for a journey of 315 miles.

Airports near Desert Hot Springs

Airlines serving Desert Hot Springs

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Where to stay in Desert Hot Springs

Average rates range from around C$ 470 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 507 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include El Morocco Inn and Spa Resort and Desert Hot Springs Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Desert Hot Springs

Most booked hotels in Desert Hot Springs

Aqua Soleil Hotel and Mineral Water Spa
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 104+
Hilton Palm Springs
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 250+
Caliente Tropics Hotel
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 119+
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 270+
Miracle Springs Resort & Spa
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 141+
The Saguaro Palm Springs
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 211+
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Renting a car in Desert Hot Springs

Expect to pay C$ 1.37 per litre in Desert Hot Springs (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.44 and C$ 21.91. The most frequently booked car type in Desert Hot Springs is Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Rio or similar) are, on average, 50% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.