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Luxury Boutique Relaxation at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn
– Luxury Travel Magazine 2020 (read more)


Step into a time machine and travel to the Willows Palm Springs, a secluded, elegant, and romantic hideaway. –  Read the December 200 issue, page 130.


Where Albert Einstein Dreamt! – Waterfalls, hummingbirds and fuchsia flowers—these are the magic markings that lead the way to The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn. A step inside the massive mahogany double doors opens a world where enchantment awaits and time stands still. Shrouded in secrecy and tucked away in the secluded mountainside, passers may not realize this hillside hideaway even exists.
– Local Magazine, December 2019 (read more)


Hidden Luxury – Pass through the gate at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn to transport to another era, when you might have rubbed elbows with Albert Einstein, Carole Lombard, and Clark Gable, who all spent time here. Meander through the lovingly restored property and marvel at the decorative tile, exposed beams, and a 50-foot waterfall outside the dining room.
– Orange Coast Magazine, November 2019 (read more)

“Step back to a glamorous time at the Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn”
–, January 2015 (read more)

25 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Einstein’s Secret Palm Springs Hideaway”
–Destination Luxury, November 2014 (read more)

“Almost an extension of the sepia-brown mountainside behind, the Willows is a bougainvillea-draped Mediterranean villa with a rare ‘old money’ air.”
–Los Angeles Times, January 2012
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“A bit like crashing at the private desert digs of someone’s super-rich great-grandparents who aren’t around anymore but have kindly left at your disposal a 24-hour innkeeper, a gourmet breakfast chef, [and] a Spanish-tiled pool. … Even for an intimate eight-bedroom inn with a clear emphasis on privacy, it felt private.”
–Los Angeles Times, May 2011
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“Top 10 Hotel in Palm Springs … Built in 1924 by attorney Samuel Untermyer, who hosted friend and fellow Palm Springs-lover Albert Einstein, , the Willows was rescued from near-complete disrepair in the mid-90s by a couple of emergency room doctors from Los Angeles: husband and wife Paul Marut and Tracy Conrad. Their meticulous restoration and carefully sourced period decor has recreated the kind of throwback opulence once enjoyed by Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, who took their honeymoon here. A waterfall cascades down rocks outside the dining room, and roadrunners can be spotted zipping around the grounds.”
–The Guardian, 18 January 2011 (read more)

“Every day is romantic at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn. Built in 1927, this Mediterranean villa makes guests feel like they are visiting a friend’s antique-filled home. It’s no wonder legendary lovers Clark Gable and Carole Lombard honeymooned in this private haven.” 
–Greer’s OC, January 2011 (read more)

“Where the willows bloom the house that spoke to Einstein endures as a boutique hotel that continues to tell its story.”
–The Desert Sun, June 23,2014 (read more)

Boutique Hotels Magazine

“The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is one of Palm Springs’ most stunning examples of a Class 1 Historic Inn. … Its Spanish Mediterranean Revival architecture is enhanced by elegant interiors featuring original decorative wrought iron works, mahogany beams, frescoed ceilings, and a dramatic waterfall that cascades down sheer granite mountain walls just steps from the Inn’s dining room where a sumptuous breakfast is served each morning.”
–Boutique Hotels Magazine, June 2010

“The Willows, built in 1924, where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard honeymooned, was one of Palm Springs’ first big homes, and is now a charming eight-room B&B. It has been a labour of love to restore it to its former glory.” 
—London Times Magazine, March 2010 (read more)


“There’s an edge of excitement in just sitting on the hotel’s veranda, being cooled by the waterfall Untermyer installed (natural air conditioning in those days) and thinking that back then [he and Albert Einstein] sat here discussing world events. On other occasions this patio was the setting for Einstein’s unsuccessful attempts to explain the theory of relativity to the mayor of Palm Springs. Now, it’s an atmospheric setting for breakfast: Tuscan poached eggs with perfect, just-baked scones and the sounds of Dinah Washington playing in the background.” 
–Departures Magazine, October 2000 (read more)

“The Willows is for serious romantics. The small hotel, built in 1927 and beautifully restored in the mid-nineties, is so private, guests can spend a weekend and not see another soul. … It still has old-world refinement and charm with crystal chandeliers, sleigh beds, vaulted ceilings, floors recycled from old churches and exquisite handmade tiles throughout.”
–Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine, January 2002 (read more)



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