The Lautner

Desert Hot Springs, California
Legendary Architect John Lautner's Legacy Lives On In This Remarkable Desert Property

The only residence designed by legendary architect John Lautner that is open to the public, this hotel is a throwback to the futuristic cool of the mid-20th century.

Built in 1947, it was recently purchased by interior designer Tracy Beckmann and furniture designer Ryan Trowbridge, and they have clearly poured their hearts and If you've ever wanted to lounge on a chaise like a Bond girl or have your martinis shaken but not stirred, the Lautner Hotel takes you straight back to the time when all villain stroked white Persian cats and 007 looked like Sean Connery.

The property (originally built by Lautner for film director Lucien Hubbard) is comprised of four interlocking structures. Guests can choose from four separate studio apartments, each nestled in its own raised succulent garden with an enclosed patio, giving it a real sense of seclusion and exclusivity.

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The attention to detail is impeccable. Original features have been preserved, with the designers remaining true to Lautner's original vision. Damaged redwood and glass were carefully replaced throughout, and concrete walls stripped down (through up to 20 layers of paint) to their original bare surfaces. The result is a subtle elegance of clean angles and curves.

Decor is a gorgeous blend of vintage modern (bucket seats, black leather executive lounge chairs, fur, carpet and steel), and modern (stainless steel kitchen appliances and redwood-and-steel bed frames by Brown + Trowbridge). Individual unit color schemes were inspired by handcrafted Health tiles placed in geometric patterns in each suite's bathroom. But the feel is monochrome, strong colors for heroes and villains of yesteryear and modern hipsters.

When you're hiding out in your underground lair, fix yourself a martini at the wet bar and put some vinyl on the turntable. Watch a movie about Lautner or Julius Schulman, read a pop novel or play poker on the outside patio. If you want to escape your time capsule and mingle with other residents, there is a small communal saline dipping pool and a fire pit lounge.

 

DESERT GLAMOUR

The hotel is located in a remote and quiet residential area of Desert Hot Springs. A 'sleepy' town, it is, the owners believe, perfect for unplugging. However, guests wishing to wander farther afield can visit local hot mineral spring pools, the legendary Aerial Tramway and Living Desert. Downtown Palm Springs is only ten minutes away by car, and hotel staff are more than happy to recommend some great restaurants, shops and attractions.  

More ambitious travelers might want to take in Joshua Tree National Park, which is around 30 minutes away and offers some of the most beautiful outdoor trails in California.

 

LOCATION 

The hotel is approximately 100 miles east of Los Angeles near Palm Springs. It is easily reached by freeway, and the nearest airport is Palm Springs International. 


BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer is of course hot, but this desert community and the surrounding lands are fascinating year-round

 
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The Lautner
Desert Hot Springs, California
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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The Lautner, Desert Hot Springs, California | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
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The Lautner, Desert Hot Springs, California | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
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The Lautner, Desert Hot Springs, California | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
The Lautner, Desert Hot Springs, California | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
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The Lautner
Desert Hot Springs, California
The Cool Glamour Of Lautner

This gem of a hotel, tucked away in a secluded corner of Desert Hot Springs, is everything we want in a hotel - small, intimate, and sexy as hell. If you love design, make an excuse to visit.

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Overview Fully equipped with a welcome packet. Electronic keyless entry. Turntables with an assortment of vinyl CD/MP3/iPhone charging stations with a variety of CDs Books, puzzles and playing cards.
Kitchen Kitchenettes with sink, induction cook tops, beverage center, microwave, toaster, tea kettle, Keurig coffee system
Pool Shared pool
Internet Yes
Air Conditioning Yes
Wireless Internet Yes
Hot Tub Shared hot tub
Free Parking on Premises Four spaces available for the property
TV Vizio SMART TV
Cable TV Yes
Essentials Malin + Goetz Amenities
Bedrooms 4
Bed Type Organic cotton pillow-top queen beds
Kitchen Kitchenettes with sink, induction cook tops, beverage center, microwave, toaster, tea kettle, Keurig coffee system
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly With pet premium of $100.00, up to two dogs per studio, 30 lbs. or less.
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Strict
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