Ace Hotel & Swim Club Est. 2009

701 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California

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$189 avg. room rate
Throw on your caftans, clink your cocktails and join us at this mid-century modern former Westward-Ho-with-a-Denny's turned desert oasis!
Talk about a glamorous group getaway, gypsies! Join the swim club pool party with a DJ or gather around one of many crackling outdoor fireplaces for a chic campfire chat with your comrades. The 3,000 sq. ft Commune and boasts its own private boho pool for your wedded wonderland - then decamp to the Amigo bar for a late-night fiesta.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Boutique Hotel
Views
Desert
Style
Bohemian
Classic
Cultural
Desert Oasis
Mid-Century Modern
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

We found a neglected treasure — a mid-century desert modern former Westward Ho with a Denny’s — dusted it off, gave it some love and made it into Ace Hotel & Swim Club. We have a few different spaces where you can hold any kind of event you can imagine — weddings, receptions, workshops, meetings or any other gathering you might need a lot of space for. They're all unique, inventive, handsome and welcoming. You can do taco or barbecue parties catered by King’s Highway by the pool or spa parties with communal treatments from the Feel Good Spa. All of our event spaces can be tailored to intimate or large, raucous affairs.

THE COMMUNE The Commune is a modern, 3,000-square-foot space that opens onto a small outdoor amphitheater and pool. It’s perfect for weddings, meetings, film screenings and family gatherings. The walls open up to a circular pool and views of the mountains. The natural setting creates a welcoming, dynamic environment that invites guests to open up and relax — one where they can get together, be receptive, creative and in a good mood.


THE CLUBHOUSE The Clubhouse is Ace Hotel & Swim Club's brand new, double-decker events space — a flexible spot perfectly suited for business meetings, private receptions, weddings, social gatherings, dinners and whatever else you need a big, well-equipped room for. Totaling 4,141 square feet between its two floors, the Clubhouse's first level features its own private patio space, while the larger second floor sports a partially covered balcony.

WEDDINGS We love having weddings here. They’re always different. The space is large and airy and you can make it your own. We offer friendly rates so everybody can stay together. You can have a bohemian-style barefoot wedding or a traditional, upscale ceremony. You can do it outside or inside, customize the space with homemade decorations and wildflowers or let us recommend vendors. King’s Highway caters delicious spreads that are fresh and flavorful and miles from typical wedding fare. The best compliment we ever got from wedding guests here was that they forgot they were at an event space — they just felt like they were hanging out with their friends.

EVENTS We also have events every day of the week, including comedy, crafts, reggae, karaoke, DJs, pool parties, film screenings, yoga, art shows, pop-up shops, wellness events and more. There’s plenty to do when you feel like it, but you can also just lounge around by the pool with a face mask and a Bloody Mary the whole time you’re here. We support that.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $150 to $200

Additional Charges

Site Fee: 9% sales tax and 3% administrative fee 
Food & Beverage: 9% sales tax & 3 % administrative fee We suggest 22% gratuity on food & beverage. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
200
Standing
400
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2009
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
170 Guestrooms, including 11 Suites.
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Palm Springs is the desert. People come here to escape the city and recharge with the tranquility of the desert landscape. The Ace sensibility appeals to people who appreciate imaginative amenities and an authentic cultural context. Ace Hotel & Swim Club is the perfect desert complement to its urban counterparts in Portland, Seattle Los Angeles, London, New York and Panama City. The laid-back atmosphere is reflective of its natural habitat embracing sun-washed, organic design. Built on the foundation of a 1965 Westward Ho Hotel, Ace Hotel & Swim Club maintains functionality and simplicity without sacrificing the renowned Ace aesthetic. Much of the property is an outgrowth of the original five-building structure, from the unearthed terrazzo floors in the restaurant to the rare, deep swimming pool from years ago. It's within biking distance of downtown and close to cool stuff like Joshua Tree, the Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain, all kinds of historic desert modern architecture and tons of great vintage shopping. It's also the best place in Palm Springs to get a laid-back massage or natural treatment at the Feel Good Spa or by the pool.
Design:
For the Ace Hotel & Swim Club's interiors, the LA-based design team Commune built on the Ace penchant for authentic design and honest materials. Commune's collaboration with Atelier Ace transports the guest to a bohemian desert camping experience. Utilitarian and pastoral, Ace Hotel & Swim Club caters to the guest who seeks the simple and sublime. An eclectic assortment of local artists and designers contributed their talents to create a space with many voices. The grounds expand on this idea of community, with shared outdoor areas like communal fireplaces and patios that invite guests to come together.
Extra Perks:
Indoor/Outdoor Venue Wood Burning Firepit Hanging Outdoor Bistro Lights Date Farmer Trailer Private Pool Wood Folding Chairs Banquet & Cocktails Chairs Lounge Chairs Oatmeal Linens Votives Projector and house speaker system Private Restrooms Private Catering Kitchen
Awards & Notables Condé Nast Traveler Bon Apetit - The Best Food Lover's Hotels in America GQ Forbes Bust Wallpaper Vanity Fair The Desert Sun The Sunday Times Harper's Bazaar Korea W Magazine Esquire Huffington Post Los Angeles Times Brides.com C Weddings Nylon LA Weekly Desert Living
Celebration Locations
The Club House:
2 Story Mid Century Stand Alone Building with state of the art technology. Natural wood floors, floor to celing sliding glass doors that can completly open and bring your event inside or outside
- View: Beautiful San Jancito Moutains and Palm Trees
- Max Capacity: 160
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
We re-invented the old Denny’s restaurant on the property. During renovations we unearthed a terrazzo floor, sandblasted the flagstone walls and re-covered the booths in saddle leather. The food redefines roadside diner fare and world desert cuisine as part of an American peasant food tradition — rustic, direct, resourceful, sensuous and social. The focus is on fresh, organic and local ingredients — a regional cuisine grounded in a sense of place. We understand that good food is first and foremost about a series of relationships — relationships in dining, preparing and sourcing. We believe that cooking should always be inspired but never pretentious — that food should be accessible but not ordinary. We liken the experience to an amazing backyard barbecue.
Bars & Lounges:
The Amigo Room — the original old ranch hand bar we restored to its high/low glory — emphasizes quality micro-distilleries and fresh mixing ingredients like real, squeezed juices, infusions and homemade syrups. Plus there's a poolside bar with outdoor seating.
VENDOR VERIFIED TIPS

Our verified and highly qualified Vendors that have hosted, designed, photographed, coordinated an event here would love to give you a few tips for your event here. We allow for Vendors reviews and tips, but do not allow any negative comments. If we receive 3 verified negative reviews the venue will be removed.


If you're at The Ace, pool-side lounging is considered a must. There's nothing more relaxing than having a freshly-made smoothie or ice-cold cocktail served to you in chaise lounge next to the pool, so definitely take advantage of the friendly wait staff who kindly take your food and drink order without you having to sit up straight. For late-night cravings, the walk-up bar is open late, so if you need a carafe of Chardonnay at 11 PM, don't fear. The bar is near. MUST TRY: The Speedy Gonzalez, a spicy take on the classic Margarita. Sweet, sour, spicy, perfect.

May 27th, 2015
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studio manager / readyluck photographers
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Sarah is the studio manager at READYLUCK, a collective of photographers whose passions lie in creative, articulate storytelling told through a diversity of talents. Her favorite destinations include South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, and Nepal. Other favorites include Ukraine, French Polynesia, Switzerland, and Puerto Rico (though Marfa, Texas remains a crown jewel). Sarah lives in Northern California wine country with her husband, Ryan.

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Ace Hotel & Swim Club

701 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California

It’s one of the chicest evolution’s made by the hands of man, somewhere out in the desert. Once a mid-century modern Westward Ho with a humdrum Denny’s, the structure is now the beloved bohemian paradise that is the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.

 

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