Ingleside Estate, formally known as Ingelside Inn, is hidden behind a row of lush hedges, step inside our Spanish Revival landmark and discover a uniquely private retreat — just steps from downtown Palm Springs, yet tucked away from it all. A relaxed elegance personifies our 30 brass-keyed rooms & suites, and continues across our lush 2.5 acre courtyard and shaded lawn.
The property provides complimentary cruiser bikes and is pet friendly.
In 1922, the heirs to the Pierce Arrow Motor Company–regarded as the “American Rolls-Royce”–tapped Santa Barbara architect and Spanish Colonial Revival specialist, George Washington Smith, to design this hedged two-acre estate, personified by architectural detailing and antiques that spared no expense. Ingleside arrived in Hollywood social circles as Ruth Hardy’s invitation-only hideaway. Decades later, owner Mel Haber ushered in a 1970s renaissance, restoring and opening the Inn to the public, and adding Melyvn’s restaurant and lounge.
Ingleside’s 30 unique rooms and villa-style suites tap a fresh romance that also exudes Old Hollywood charm. The hideaway feel is enhanced in select rooms by walled patios and outdoor terraces, while all rooms mix Spanish-style elements like terracotta, dark woods and rich textiles. Designer furnishings, imported linens, and modern baths round out the casita experience.
Estate Guestrooms are a blend of modern amenities with vintage detail, including poster beds dressed in crisp white linens, fringed pillows and velvet accents. Refreshed baths feature hammered brass vanities, and showers with sage tiles. Essentials are tailored for luxury and leisure, from in-room dining to movie streaming on HDTV.
In the restored heart of the inn, the romantic, breezy Estate Deluxe Rooms channel the Golden Age of leisure with original accents, ebony-stained pine beds, touches of brass, terracotta tiling, and vintage rugs. Club chairs are ready for intimate evenings cozying up with a glass of wine, while French doors offer calming doses of desert air.
The Haber Suite (named after Mel Haber, the owner that made this property famous) is a 2-room, 2-bath casita is tucked away in the northeast corner of the property. Behind iron-strap hinged doors, find a walled courtyard–every bit an outdoor living room–shaded by a scalloped umbrella. Inside, enjoy woven armchairs and a sage velvet sofa for lounging. Glass French doors also open to a bedroom with a king bed and flat screen TV.
For ultimate privacy, the Melvyn’s Suite is serenely tucked in the northeast corner of the property. A courtyard patio with plush outdoor seating is shaded by a scalloped umbrella. Inside the two-room, two-bath villa, lounge on woven armchairs and a pintucked sage velvet sofa. French doors lead to a handsome king bed and flatscreen TV. There’s nothing to disturb you–only rugged mountains and graceful palms as background. Connecting rooms are available to expand the suite.
Step back in time to an era of old Hollywood glamour and timeless luxury at Melvyn’s. Enjoy a modern California twist on classic American fare and cocktails in our iconic space that once served as a private hideaway for everyone from Marlon Brando to Frank Sinatra to Marilyn Monroe. Whether you’re joining them for martinis and live music, a weekend brunch, or a sophisticated night out, discover a world all its own at Melvyn’s. This is old school elegance you just can’t find anymore.
Inngleside Estate offers a soulful history and dedicated event planning for indoor and outdoor weddings, retreats, meetings, events, and private dining. Tailor-made for intimate gatherings, an exclusive buyout of Ingleside blends the total privacy of a 30-room estate with our Inn’s team at your disposal. The desert Inn behind the gates is ideally situated only one block from the design-centric core of Downtown Palm Springs, yet nestled dramatically against Mount San Jacinto. It is also home to Melvyn’s Restaurant and Lounge, an elegant hacienda courtyard, and a manicured lawn with pool.
The Birge Room: A cozy dining room in a quiet corner of Melvyn’s Restaurant, able to accommodate up to 50 guests standing, or 30 guests seated. The perfect location for a birthday, board meeting, or luncheon.
Fountain Courtyard: Our courtyard is surrounded by eight guestrooms and is ideal for weddings, cocktail receptions, and gatherings of groups up to 100 guests. The event area can be expanded by booking The Library for any indoor needs.
The Pool Deck: An expansive and picturesque lawn area that can accommodate up to 300 guests. Two large rooms are connected to the pool and can serve as a staging area, buffet, or beverage station.
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