Sorry for the lack of posts- the hubby and I went out of town for our 3rd anniversary this weekend. We headed out on Friday morning and got back yesterday. It was a leisurely weekend at the newly opened Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs, mostly spent in the pool. One day we ventured out into downtown Palm Springs, but I can’t really say that I felt there was much to report. It’s one of those places that requires a local to show you the good stuff. Anyway, we made good use of the Amigo Room and Kings Highway restaurant which are part of the Ace Hotel.
The Kings Highway Restaurant is very tasty… everything is presented in mason jars or glass bottles, which is lovely. It has the atmosphere of old diner which has been revamped into a more cleanly-modern establishment. My favourite meal was their ricotta pancakes with maple crunch butter. When you order their coffee, you pay about $4 for a french press full of rich and delicious Stumptown coffee, perfect for a table of two. Seth ordered their brisket burger and fries, which was apparently amazing.
Out by the pool we ordered boozy snowcones and beer. Pretty awesome. The Amigo Room bar had what seemed to be great drink specials on their menu like: “Whiskey Ginger”- Jameson Irish whiskey, honey, ginger juice & cinnamon tincture or “Dark and Stormy”- Appleton rum, Gosling rum, ginger beer & lime; sounds great right? I came with the memory of my amazing Whiskey Ginger from Clyde Common in Portland (part of the Ace Hotel up there). Unfortunately they were mixed poorly and were super sweet. I suspect that the bartender had never actually sampled and of the drinks on their special menu. I will cut them some slack since they just opened and are probably still training staff to make their special elixirs!
Anyway, it was a lovely place and we had a very relaxing time. I totally recommend it if you need a little weekend away and you don’t want to do much but swim, drink, eat, and enjoy the company of your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse!