5 Reasons to Make a Trip to Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

5 Reasons to Make a Trip to Renaissance Indian Wells Resort

By Erin

Located in the heart of the prestigious desert community of Indian Wells is the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa. 13 miles from Palm Springs and nestled at the foot of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains, makes for an easy getaway weekend for those in Southern California. For those outside that area, Palm Springs International Airport is a quick 16 miles away. I was invited to come and stay here for the weekend to check it out, share my thoughts and show you my favorite spots. I hope you enjoy this beautiful property as much as I did!

 

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

The Pools 

One of the biggest draws for me to want to stay at a hotel or resort has always been the pools! As soon as I saw what the pools here looked like at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa , I could not wait to get here. The resort boasts the largest hotel swimming pool complex in the desert region including three distinct pools, a pool bar, cabanas, a waterfall and hot tubs. A poolside sandy beach entrance is perfect for traveling families–It is a special favorite among families/children and beach lovers. An amazing pool cabana experience featuring flat-screen TV’s, sofas, loungers, ceiling fans, personal coolers and refreshments.

Our cabana for the day and refreshments. It was so relaxing to just sit by the pool and enjoy the beautiful day with family.

The pool is just as beautiful at night and perfect for some hot tub time!

Room with a View

Very spacious, modern, upscale guest rooms – among the largest and most comfortable in the area. The best part I think is, those VIEWS! How amazing is it to wake up in the morning or go out at night and see THIS view from your room???

The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. As you can tell by the views above, I especially loved our patio!

Star Suites, featuring specially commissioned celebrity artwork and retro decor inspired by legends of Hollywood including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Bing Crosby to name a few. Our room had some neat artwork in the bathroom on the wall.

The bathrooms were very spacious as well, more than one person can get ready at a time. All the amenities you could possible need are here.

The Spa

Spa Esmeralda, features both indoor and outdoor treatment and spa pool offerings, as well as a salon and fitness facilities. The spa is beautiful and the perfect place to get away to relax and enjoy a facial, massage, body scrub or wrap, waxing and nail care. I enjoyed a luxurious facial during my time here and enjoyed every second of it.

One of my favorite places at the spas was outdoors. Such a beautiful outdoor spa. Very private, quite and serene.

The Food

There are numerous food and beverage locations and dining experiences throughout the resort – including amazing sushi, SPC serving casual, modern Italian cuisine, and Cava – serving a broad menu of American and family favorites. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

During my stay here we tried the seafood buffet that they serve at Cava on Friday nights. We also had breakfast here both mornings during our stay.

Just a few of the many options to enjoy at the seafood buffet. Everything is served up super fresh and was oh so delicious.

At the breakfast buffet you can have your omelette just how you like it. There is also a cool juice bar where you can pick what fruits and veggies you want and juice them.

Don’t forget you can order food and drinks poolside too! You will also want to check out Cafe Biscotti to enjoy a frozen treat!

Activities for Everyone-Perfect for Spring Break!

There are so many fun things to do here that both kids and adults will enjoy.

Making S’mores is always so much fun!

Enjoy a bike ride through town on a gorgeous morning or afternoon.

For the golfers, there is plenty of golfing to enjoy! 36–hole Indian Wells Golf Resort, ranked on Golfweek’s Top 20 “Best Courses You Can Play” in California.

We participated in a fun Mixology class and made some Strawberry Cello Delights. So refreshing!

There are so many children’s activities. Based on availability, these can include pizza-making and dessert-decorating with the chef.

This spring they are having the Spring Days of Discovery, an adventure-filled celebration that is an annual favorite among guests of all ages. This year’s Spring Days of Discovery will feature complimentary activities such as the resort’s new great Inflatable Race, during which participants will dash side-by-side through a 60-foot inflatable castle and then work their way through a giant seven-foot maze. Also on the calendar, world-class pizza-making classes for future chefs and young foodies, capped by the firing of each student’s pizza in the SPC professional pizza oven. Young guests can also try the latest video games inside an amazing 30-foot air-conditioned trailer which features seven flat screens and stadium seating for every gaming console.

During this special getaway period, overnight guests can also enjoy the resort’s Spring Break package. Valid from March 28 to April 12, 2017, the annual Spring Break package features overnight accommodations and a $50 per-night resort credit valid for spa treatments and dining at the resort. The package is timed to serve multiple vacation dates for schools and businesses and is priced from $289 USD per night plus tax and daily resort fee.

This year’s Spring Discovery Days will feature the following all-ages activities*:

Tuesday, March 28

The Inflatable Race, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Rose Lawn

Wednesday, March 29
Kids Chef Demo Pizza Class, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $10 per pizza. SPC

Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31
Spring Fest, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Rose Lawn

Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2
Gamer’s Ride Truck, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Esmeralda Breezeway
Also on Saturday, April 1: S’mores from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., GLO Patio

Monday, April 3
Spring Sorbet Social, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Crystal Alcove East

Tuesday, April 4

The Inflatable Race, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Rose Lawn

Wednesday, April 5

Kids Chef Demo Pizza Class, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $10 per pizza. SPC

Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7

Spring Fest, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Rose Lawn

Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9

Gamer’s Ride Truck, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Esmeralda Breezeway

Also on Saturday, April 8: S’mores from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., GLO Patio

Monday, April 10

Spring Sorbet Social, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Crystal Alcove East

Tuesday, April 11 & Wednesday, April 12

Spring Fest, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Rose Lawn

*All events are complimentary (excluding the Kids Chef Demo Pizza Class) and are open to local residents as well as resort guests. Some activities require a reservation due to limited space. For event information and reservations, please call 760-836-1286.

What do you look forward to most about staying at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa? Enjoy! 🙂

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