Any hotel that has you check in at the bar, then gives you a free cocktail along with your room key is all right by us. It's all part of this property's chill/tech-friendly vibe: guests can request any hotel service via text, use the property's bikes whenever, play games like bocce and ping pong (on super-cool custom-made marble tables, mind you), and they don't charge you a ridiculous amount (or anything at all, actually) to hang out in the poolside cabanas. Local architect Chris Pardo gave the place a modern, comfortable feel, with a nod to Palm Springs' famous mid-century style via clerestory windows and butterfly rooflines. Their airy eatery Reservoir focuses on interesting tacos, seafood crudos, and salads, and there's also a coffee shop serving locally made Joshua Tree java and an ice cream parlor (which doubles as a gift shop) scooping flavors like lavender and grape-nut that you can top with everything from popcorn to blue jellybeans. If you're around on a Sunday, check out the Assisted Living Pool Party, which is free and open to the public and features music by DJ Point Blake and a roving cocktail cart serving Bloody Marys, margaritas, rum punch, and plenty of beer.