Discover the Best of Indian Wells


From the moment you arrive at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, we’re here to help you make the most of your stay. From swimming to championship golf, experience everything we have to offer at this true desert oasis. Then set out to explore the Greater Palm Springs, where endless adventures await you.

Unscripted Experiences

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells offers unique curated experiences for an unforgettable California getaway. Enjoy a sushi and sake pairing experience, fireside charcuterie board and wine tasting, pre-order delectable in-room amenities, or reserve a Red Jeep Tour and discover why Palm Springs is a favorite destination oasis for so many.

Charcuterie board and wine glasses.
Hotel Activity Highlights

Desert Glow Entertainment - Now Open!

Elevate your stay with the ultimate gaming and lounge experience. Desert Glow Entertainment Zone brings new meaning to fun with virtual reality, arcade games, an escape room, and duckpin bowling for a family-fun gaming experience. Desert Glow Entertainment is open from 10am to 10pm daily and is located on the Lobby Level, next to the Gift Shop.

Kid playing a game in an arcade.
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort Swimming Pool

Open Daily, 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Outdoor Resort-Style Pool

During your stay at Renaissance Esmeralda, transport yourself to a tropical paradise at our beach-entry resort swimming pool. Perfect for a relaxing afternoon, family reunion, or bachelorette celebration, this incredible pool features a sandy beach lined by towering palm trees. Lounge beneath a beach umbrella, swim in sparkling waters, and order drinks and light bites from H20 Pool Bar.

Outdoor Pool - Cabanas
Water and Palm Views
Sandy Beach

Enjoy Unique Offerings

Resort Activities

Jumpstart your morning with a refreshing swim in our beach-entry resort pool. Bask in the Southern California sunshine and enjoy lunch from H20 Pool Bar. Or play at one of our outdoor games, like cornhole or ping pong. When the sun goes down, our firepits come on. Here, you can plan the perfect day—or be completely spontaneous.

Bike Rentals

Discover Our Seasonal Favorites

Quench the body with our seasonal treatments! Boost your glow with a rejuvenating facial and body wrap. Your skin will be left feeling revitalized with a radiant glow after either of these nourishing treatments. Call 760-836-1265 to book.

Person getting a facial
On-Site Outlets
Spa Esmerelda - Whirlpool

Spa Esmeralda

Relax in Coachella Valley with unique treatments at Spa Esmeralda. From facials to body scrubs and massages, our healing treatments at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells unleash your inner calm, well-being and beauty. Spa is 18+.

Guest Room - View

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Discover 36 holes of challenging championship golf. Indian Wells Golf Resort offers manicured greens and inspiring views and was featured in Golfweek's "Top 20 Courses to Play" in California. Guests are also near tennis tournaments at the Tennis Gardens.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center - OPEN

Revitalize your routine with stunning views, state-of-the-art equipment, and a thoughtful redesign.



Outdoor Pool

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM


Towels provided


Sandy Beach

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM


Towels provided



Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM


Towels provided


Fitness Details

Outdoor yoga classes available, included in the resort fee. Must book class ahead of time. Yoga class will meet at the Olive Grove.

Yoga Schedule >

World Gym

3.7 Miles

Cardiovascular Equipment
Free Weights

Renaissance Esmeralda Golf
Resort Courses

Players Course

Designed by John Fought, the 18-hole Players Course has dynamic bunkering and generous fairway corridors, ideal for all levels of play. Par for course: 72.

Golf Resort Offerings
Shots in the Night

This experience will be open on the following half -hour after Sunset, Thursday through Sunday evenings at Indian Wells Golf Resort. Play at either The Putting Experience by Nextlinks or at Glow Golf Range. A fun-filled activity that the entire family can join in on.

Vue Grille & Bar

Vue Grille & Bar is known for it's award-winning cuisine, creative cocktails, friendly service, and extensive collection of wine, spirits, and draft beer. Located just minutes from Renaissance Esmeralda, it's a close-by dining option that features nightly specials and outstanding cuisine.

Golf Nearby

Landmark Golf Club

Hours: open daily
Phone: +1 760-776-6688
Rentals and Lessons
Driving range and Putting green

Landmark Course
36 holes, 7123 yards, Par for course: 72
Designed by Brian Curley

Desert Willow Golf Resort

Hours: open daily
Phone: +7 603460015
Rentals and Lessons
Driving range and Putting green

Desert Willow Course
36 holes, 7000 yards, Par for course: 72
Designed by Hurdzan & Fry with John Cook

Indian Springs Golf Club

Phone: +1 760-200-8988
Putting green

Indian Springs Course
18 holes, 6771 yards, Par for course: 72

Shadow Ridge Golf Club

Hours: open daily
Phone: +1 760-674-2700
Managed by Marriott Golf
Club House
Clubhouse Restaurant
Rentals and Lessons
Driving range and Putting green
Complimentary Golf Program for Juniors available
Kids Golf-4-Free

Faldo Course
18 holes, 6923 yards, Par for course: 71
Designed by Nick Faldo

Desert Springs Golf Club

Phone: +1 760-341-1756
Managed by Marriott Golf
Clubhouse and Golf Shop
Clubhouse Restaurant
Rentals and Lessons
Driving range and Putting green
Kids Golf-4-Free

Valley Course
18 holes, 6627 yards, Par for course: 72
Greens fees: 160 USD

Palm Course
18 holes, 6761 yards, Par for course: 72
Greens fees: 160 USD
Designed by Ted Robinson

PGA West

Hours: open daily
Phone: +1 800-742-9378
Rentals and Lessons
Driving range and Putting green

TPC Stadium Course
18 holes, 7300 yards, Par for course: 72

Nicklaus Tournament Course
18 holes, 7204 yards, Par for course: 72

Greg Norman Course
18 holes, 7156 yards, Par for course: 72
Designed by Greg Norman

Explore the Neighborhood

Local Area

Get to know the distinctive character of the Coachella Valley when you stay at our Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Our Navigators are always eager to connect you with the cultural attractions and outdoor activities that define our local community.

Hiking Trails
Hiking Trails

Camp Esmeralda

Committed to providing the entire family with entertainment, Camp Esmeralda features expanded children's activities. Led by skilled and creative counselors, the program offers dynamic activities including face painting, arts and crafts, slime, jewelry design, sand art, family games and more! Parents must stay with children during activities. Hours & activities vary. For upcoming activity dates, explore our events calendar.

Camp Esmeralda

Acrisure Arena Now Open

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa is the official resort of Acrisure Arena and the Coachella Valley Firebirds. Catch a live concert, professional ice hockey game or ice skate next door at the Berger Foundation Iceplex!

Acrisure Arena

The brand new Acrisure Arena is home to the Coachella Valley Firebirds and hosts the biggest acts in music and entertainment.

Coachella Valley Firebirds

An owned-and-operated affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, the Firebirds are Palm Springs brand new AHL team

Berger Foundation Iceplex

While Palm Springs is usually warm and sunny outside, it's always cool in the 36,000 square foot Iceplex.

Partners & Additional Activities

Celebrity Tours of Palm Springs
Palm Springs
Celebrity Tours of Palm Spring
Phone: +1 760-770-2700

Desert Adventures Jeep Tours
Jeep tours of local desert
Desert Adventures
Phone: +1 888-440-5337

Off Road ATV Rentals & Tours
The California Desert
Off Road Rentals and Tours
Phone: +1 760-325-0376

Biking trail (10 miles)

Bowling (13.5 miles)

Hiking (5 miles)

Horseback riding (15 miles)

Miniature golf (10 miles)

Nature preserve, trail (17.8 miles)

Rock climbing (20 miles)

Covered Wagon Tours
Phone: +1 800-367-2161
Take a step back in time on a covered wagon drawn by draft mules.

Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Popular aquatic center features 3 pools, slides & spray areas, plus fitness classes & concessions.

The Living Desert
This 1,200 acre preserve offers a glimpse of native wildlife; daily activities.

Children's Discovery Museum
Sizable children's museum featuring 50-plus interactive exhibits, a giant loom & areas for toddlers.