Delight in discovery at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, Indian Wells. Our resort in Palm Springs, California, is set within Coachella Valley and evokes a true desert oasis. Stay near tennis courts, two championship golf courses, Indio and Coachella festival grounds and Palm Springs shops. This unique setting is always within reach with your all-new guest room boasting private balconies and scenic views. Start your day in Indian Wells with a favorite morning drink at Cafe Biscotti and fuel up with farm-to-table breakfasts at CAVA. Unwind with a massage at our spa or bask in the sun by our sandy beach pool. Our 24/7 fitness center features Peloton bikes, treadmills and free weights. Cap off your day with a dinner and cocktail at our restaurants and bars such as Glo Sushi and H2O Pool Bar. Those looking to host events enjoy 213,000 square feet of modern space. Ideal for business retreats and leisure trips, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells is your ticket to adventure.

Property Information

Year Built: 1989
Last Renovation: 2018
Floors: 7
Nonsmoking rooms: 560
Suites: 22
Total rooms: 538
Total rooms and suites: 560


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A mandatory Resort fee of $36 USD (plus tax) per room, per day will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 13

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 106 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Rooms Only, Pool Area Blah

    Family of three stayed checking in Monday Memorial Day for one night out Tuesday. Room very nice and new remodel and that was the highlight. Pool scene was packed Monday and lots of trash and pool toys everywhere. Staff couldn’t keep up and bottles, cups and meal utensils by pool everywhere. Next day by pool was perfect and quiet. Unfortunately noticed a ton of deferred maintenance that needed to be down from torn umbrellas, hand rails separating and bird poop all over many chairs. Probably won’t be back and we are Bonvoy Elote Platinum members.

    May 31, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice hotel but don’t count on hanging out at the pool on a weekend

    I want to start out with the good. The hotel was very nice, including the layout. We found the staff to be nice and the food was good. We made the almost 2 hour drive from Orange County CA because we have been stuck in overcast conditions for over a month and wanted sunshine by the pool. The weather was great, however it wa Memorial Day weekend and the place was a disaster. First of all, if you didn’t get in line almost an hour before the pool opened at 8:00 AM, there was no chance of getting an umbrella and if you showed up at 8:00, you were not going to get a place at the pool. The first day we arrived, we check in early and got to the pool around 10:30 and had to circle the pool for 1 1/2 hours before we found 2 lounge chairs in the direct sun with no shade. My suggestion is do not come to this hotel on a weekend if you want to hang out at the pool, unless you want to work while you are trying to vacation. We saw countless people complaining because they couldn’t find a place at the pool. Many had children and they were frustrated. My suggestion to those that run the hotel, is call me, and I will help you solve this problem. You have a serious problem with people coming early to the pool, placing towels and personal items on their lounge chairs and then walking away for hours. We saw 4 different parties when we arrived early Sunday morning holding spots anywhere from 2 -4 hours with personal items and “missing in action.”

    May 28, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Extremely pleased!

    Fell in love with this place! I usually stay at another resort not to far from the Esmeralda and I couldn’t be more surprised by how much more I enjoyed this resort!! Every single staff person I came across was friendly & checked in to make sure my needs were met; special shoutout to Kameron from the H2O/Cava restaurants. She was always so pleasant and truly made me feel like this is where I want to be!! The food is phenomenal!! My spouse attended a conference and said every meal & snacks provided were all flavorful & healthy. Highly recommend their Strip steak with fig sauce and the bacon cheeseburger with horseradish aioli for entree-so, so good:) We will definitely be coming back here for our next visit to Palm Springs!

    Apr 27, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Kinda gross

    Looked like a blood stain on the floor. Found many hairs (not mine) in the shower, looked like a booger on the ceiling. Just gross. Rest was in but hard to get over that nastiness. Bar was nice and room was cool. But boogers, I say, boooooooooogers!!

    Apr 25, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Luxurious desert family getaway

    We stayed at the Esmeralda for a spring break getaway with another family and we had a fabulous time. This place was perfect for families with young children. Our kids (ages 2-7) especially loved the little sand/beach area which led into the zero depth pool area. The weather was unseasonably cool for April but the hot tubs were lovely and the water felt warm and comfortable. Food and drink service by the pool was great and we enjoyed breakfast at Cava during our stay. The pool chairs fill up early but we saved some seats right before we ate breakfast (around 9am). There were a lot of families with kids at this resort but maybe because we were here over spring break. The rooms were well appointed, clean, and spacious. Our two young kids slept on the sofa bed which was surprisingly comfortable (and conveniently, there is extra bedding and a pillow in the closet). The outlet mall was about a 30 minute drive and the Living Zoo is very close as well. Overall, I highly recommend this resort for anyone looking for a fun family getaway.

    Apr 12, 2023
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