After two years of careful renovation—and with a pandemic lockdown tossed in—the oldest operating hotel in Palm Springs is welcoming guests again in an atmosphere that mixes old-world desert charms with Coachella-era niceties.
I’ve been visiting Casa Cody in the Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood since the old days—although “old days” is maybe an overstatement. The hotel was founded in the 1920s by hospitality pioneer (and I do mean pioneer) Harriet Cody, cousin of Buffalo Bill. Charlie Chaplin stayed in the adobe bungalows, Anaïs Nin was a guest, and General Patton’s troops bunked at the hotel while training in the desert for World War II…”

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