Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa is a kid friendly hotel near Palm Springs, California with something for everyone. Moms will love the spa, dad will love the golf course, and kids will love the lazy river.
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Omni Rancho Las Palmas: Reasons To Visit With Family
The kids and I found ourselves staying here at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Palm Springs a few weeks ago in one of their regular rooms, after they offered to host us. We were in LA for my friend’s wedding and afterwards decided, what the heck, lets go check out the desert! Palm Springs is about a two hour drive from LAX, but this is completely dependent on traffic. It took us two hours to get there, but two and a half to get back. We had planned on doing a variety of activities in the area, but the hotel was so great we ended up spending almost all of our time at just the hotel. I love when a hotel offers so much to do that you do not need to leave. I especially love this when it’s 110 degrees outside!
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Knows The Perks Moms Need
As mentioned before we were in one of their regular rooms. They have 444 guestrooms or suites. It had two queen beds, a desk, and a chair. Mostly importantly, it had a Keurig! And most importantly for Noah the room had a massive tv and he was able to hook up his gaming system no problem. He is a PS4 gamer and you can check out his videos at http://youtube.com/ShamBam. If we had needed to there would have been plenty of room to blow up an air mattress.
Our room also had a great patio. It was so nice to sit out there and catch the sunrise even though it was already over 80 degrees when we woke up. Our patio overlooked a pond and the golf course that runs through the property. I do not golf much, so I do not know much about golf courses, but it looked like a nice course.
This is the view we enjoyed from our patio each morning.
Now, I’m not going to lie. I noticed that there are way nicer rooms availale at the Palm Springs Omni than the one we stayed in. Looking over their site I found quite a few room variations. Plus, they’ve clearly remodeled and updated big time since our stay!
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Offers Perks Indoors & Outdoors
the Omni Palm Springs Pool
Our favorite part of staying here was Splashtopia, the lazy river and pool. (Maybe because it was 114 degrees outside?) My kids spent hours upon hours floating around in the lazy river. I enjoyed it was well, but truthfully, I preferred sitting poolside with a pina colada. Most of the day they offer food and beverage service around the pool area. The menu has a variety of options including kids meals. I can honestly say this was the perfect way to decompress after a long school year. I highly appreciate the art of doing something, yet doing nothing at all. The pool was a little crowded on the weekend, but it thinned out quite a bit during the week. I recommend trying to go during the week if possible during busy times.
There are some rules regarding Splashtopia worth mentioning.
- Non-resort guests will not be permitted to enter Splashtopia.
- Outside food, drinks and coolers are not permitted.
- Splashtopia is a non-smoking area.
- Music players are prohibited unless headphones are used.
- Children must be 42” tall to ride the slides.
- If under 42”, children must be accompanied by an adult in the lazy river.
- Conservative swimwear is required for this family environment.
Omni Kids Crew
Omni Kid’s Crew program at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa caters to the youngest guests. Sadly, I had no idea they did this. You have to request it and they don’t bring it up at checkin.
Omni Kids Crew program at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa caters to our youngest guests. Sadly, I had no idea they did this. You have to request it and they don’t bring it up at checkin. I should have known this, because I am pretty sure all Omni properties do this, and this certainly was not our first time staying at an Omni. One of my favorite hotels in San Antonio is Omni La Mansion Del Rio
Upon request, kids receive a backpack filled with fun items designed specifically for them. Kids also receive milk and cookies delivered to their guest room on the first night upon request. Our Omni Kids Crew coloring menu is also available at our restaurants, with crayons and an Omni Kids Crew cup.
Backpack items include:
- Activity book with stickers
- 2-in-1 card games
- Small tabletop game
Omni Palm Springs Golf Course
There’s a 27-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course running through the property. You can book one of their specials that includes golf. They also offer lessons for those wanting to learn.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Has An Incredible Spa
The Rancho Las Palmas Spa is found here near the lobby. It’s a huge space with separate facilities for men and women. The women’s locker room had a hot tub and sauna. It was a hundred degrees outside so I decided to skip those. They also have a private pool, separate from the rest of the resort. Now of course I had to pay a visit to the spa. I’m a single mom and I thought I deserved a treat! I had the Deep Canyon Therapeutic massage and it was phenomenal. Here is their description of the massage:
For a deeper, healing massage, moderate to firm pressure is applied to target the deeper layers of muscle tissue. This treatment will release tightened muscles, making them more pliable, and promote detoxification of the body’s impurities.
I get a massage once a month and this was easily one of the best I’ve had. I loved the fact that aromatherapy was included for no additional cost. I found their aromatherapy to be quite lovely and learned that is is made with local plants and herbs. If you ask they will provide you with a glass of champagne.
Although the hotel is affordable the spa is a tad bit exensive. If you search for “Omni Rancho Las Palmas deals” you have a high chance of scoring a spa deal.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas: My Favorite Things
- Splashtopia water playground
- 3 pools, including an adults only pool!
- Food and beverage service at the pool
- 425-foot Lazy river
- Oversized rooms
- Free family movies in the evening
- Free parking
The Omni Rancho Las Palmas is obviously an amazing option for your next family vacation or weekend getaway. It has something for everyone, and is a stand out hotel that will satisfy even the pickiest traveler!
Read more reviews on the Omni Rancho Las Palmas on TripAdvisor.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Amenities
- 4 Restaurants: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner available
- Coffee Shop
- Kid’s Club (fee)
- Business Center
- Lots of conference space
- Pool Bar
- Dry cleaning
- Front desk (24 hours)
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Staff is multilingual
- Storage area for luggage
- Front-desk safe
- Tour and ticket information
- Wedding services available
- Gift shop
- Beauty salon
- Fireplace in lobby
- Television in lobby
- Onsite shopping
- No smoking on-site
Address: 41000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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