Add The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage to your Visit to Palm Springs.
Updated: Jun 25, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage is perched high above Coachella Valley. Those who discover this hotel find a place of tranquility and the perfect place to rejuvenate after a busy workweek.
Located 150 miles from San Diego and 120 miles from Los Angeles, it is quickly becoming a destination weekend for residents from these cities. For those who have stayed and appreciate The Ritz hotels, they can expect the same level of quality and service.
Drive up to and Parking
The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage is located on Frank Sinatra Drive. Though since most of use Hwy 111 as we traverse through Coachella Valley, you will want to turn West on Sinatra Drive from Hwy 111.
You know you are on the way to the mountain top, and the hotel, for you will see a beautiful water feature on the right side as you make the turn.
More than one person mentions the beauty on the drive up. Landscaped with stone planters that overflow with deep red bougainvilleas cannot be unnoticed by you for they are spectacular. No building of any kind for most of the drive enables you to soak in the beauty of the landscape, which includes mountains in the distance and native plants, which abound.
You’ll see a sign for the entrance on the left of the road. Park your car right in front.
All parking is a valet. Once you are up there, you will clearly see why.
If you are coming for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, get your parking ticket validated, so there will be no cost. Though keep in mind the valets, very much appreciates a tip.
Entering the Hotel
The minute you walk in, you will feel like you are in for a special treat. If you are not staying here, be sure to walk over by the Registration Desk and see the creative, ever-changing fresh floral displays.
Straight ahead is a direct path to the restaurant and bar area called State Fare. If the weather is to your liking, ask to be seated on the patio.
The food and drinks here are superb and very creative. Frankly, my surprise was the avocado fries. Not only are they addictive, but also avocado fries are a treat to share with your friends while getting caught up. Craving for a superb Old Fashion, you will find it here.
Stroll through the grounds of the hotel. They are beautifully landscaped and beckon you to the area where the fire pit, with the hot tub nearby, can warm you on a breezy evening night while you take in the view overlooking the entire Valley.
The Edge Restaurant
Looking for a place with fabulous steaks, impeccable service, and a view, then you will want to go here. This is the place to celebrate for there is no way you will be
The restaurant is small and in demand. Often it takes up to two weeks to get a reservation, so be sure to plan ahead so you can have this special experience and delectable meal.
Other Amenities on the Premises
As you would expect, there is a full-service spa connected to the hotel.
There is a privately owned gift shop called California Style, which has become a favorite spot for locals to buy unusual gifts for their inventory changes frequently.
So what are you waiting for? Make your reservation to stay at the hotel, meet friends for cocktails or a meal, and experience this venue many people miss when they come to Coachella Valley.
68900 Frank Sinatra Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Kathy Condon is a freelance travel writer and blogger. She is the Founder of the Palm Springs Insider Guide Her book It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: It’s All About Communication was named Best Book Finalist By USA Book News Kathy@kathycondon.net