This is where the celebrities stay—and the rates show it. During the Palm Springs Film Festival all the stars stay here, according to the hotel’s general manager. You get what you pay for; the rooms are stylish, the service is good and the toiletries are the best anywhere: Hermes soap, Penhaligon’s shampoo. You’ll see “beautiful people” by the pool, in the bar, sipping lattes in the (expensive) café and in the dark and moody dining room. The grounds and pool are carefully landscaped for privacy. The spa is good, but its indoor pool somehow seems cavernous. On the downside, The Parker is away from all the action—except for Resale Therapy, one of Palm Springs’ best consignment shops, across the street.