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.

Hotel Activity Highlights

Desert Glow Entertainment - Now Open!

Elevate your stay with the ultimate gaming and lounge experience, now open. Desert Glow Entertainment brings new meaning to fun with virtual reality and classic arcade games, an escape room and boutique bowling for the ultimate gaming experience. Gaming Area open from 10am to 10pm daily. Find Desert Glow on the Lobby Level, next to the Gift Shop.

A young boy playing an arcade game.
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.

Man and woman toasting drinks under an outdoor cabana.
An expansive outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees and blue fabric chairs.
Mother and young daughter recreating on the resort's 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.

Three adults riding cruiser bicycles down a paved path lined by palm trees.

Spa Esmeralda Winter Specials

Quench the body with our special seasonal treatments! Boost your glow with a rejuvenating full-body energizing Desert Date & Citrus Body Scrub or a gentle Kombucha Microbiome Facial. Your skin will be left feeling revitalized with a radiant glow after either of these nourishing treatments. Call 760-836-1265 to book.

Secluded area with hot tub and chairs surrounded by trees.
On-Site Outlets
Outdoor private whirlpool with seating and handrail.

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+.

Aerial view of golf greens on a clear, sunny day.

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.

An assortment of exercise equipment and seating inside the fitness center.

Fitness Center - OPEN

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

Exterior pool view from indian wells renaissance hotel balcony.


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


Spa Services

Refresh your well-being at Spa Esmeralda in Indian Wells. Enjoy an array of tranquil, desert-inspired therapies, including hydrotherapy, reflexology and pregnancy massage. Enhance your experience at our resort by booking one of our steam rooms, therapy baths and unique private outdoor cabanas.

Imagine an experience so complete it's good for your body and soul at our Spa Resort in Greater Palm Springs, California. At Spa Esmeralda we know how to help you get a fresh outlook. You are surrounded by a remarkable environment, the graciousness of our Spa Garden and the strength and beauty of our architecture.


Esmeralda Signature Massage

50 minutes    $175
80 minutes    $245

The perfect massage to target tension and relax the muscles. Our experienced therapists may use a variety of techniques to help alleviate stress and ease aching muscles with this light to medium pressure massage.


Couples Massage

50 minutes    $175
80 minutes    $245

Warm basalt stones melt away tension. Therapeutic heat is slowly released into the belly of the muscle for a completely new body experience. Small stones are placed on key energy points, whilst luxuriously warmed oils are massaged deeply into the body for maximum relaxation.



50 minutes    $185
80 minutes    $250

Focusing on specific areas, our therapeutic massage uses deep pressure and a variety of targeted techniques to promote the recovery of injured and strained muscles.


Couples Massage

50 minutes    $350
80 minutes    $490

Experience our relaxing Esmeralda Signature massage side by side in our luxurious spa suite. Upgrade your experience to include aromatherapy oil and champagne, for two, for $40 more.


*Massage type can be upgraded for an additional fee.

Elemis Biotec Technology
A Fusion of Pro-formulas, Touch and Technology


Customized Biotec Facial

50 minutes    $195 
80 minutes    $245

The ultimate facial to help maintain a youthful, age-less appearance.


Deep Cleansing

50 minutes   $185 

A deep cleansing and purifying treatment customized for your skincare needs. Includes a gentle exfoliation peel to reveal fresh, vibrant skin, a lifting massage, treatment masque and botanical extracts to rejuvenate and nourish the skin.


Pro-collagen Age Defy

50 minutes    $185

Tackle fine lines and wrinkles with the clinically proven age-defying benefits of marine charged Padina Pavonica Red Coral. Targeted massage encourages optimum cellular function for nourished, younger looking skin.


Pro-collagen Age Defy

Upgrade your facial services by choosing one or more from our list of additions. Enhancements must be purchased with a treatment. 


Eye Treatment: Hydrating mask, which provides cooling, reducing eye puffiness and dark circles. $20

Micro-Current: Improve muscle tone with the addition of this gentle electrical micro-current to any facial. $20

Immerse yourself in relaxing scents and invigorating massage.


Lavender Dreams

80 minutes $245

We begin by exfoliating the body with a custom blend of organic lavender oils and natural minerals.Nourish and relax inside a warm cocoon after lavender spray is massaged into the body. A soothing scalp massage with heated lavender oil perfects this tranquil treatment.


Seasonal Body Scrub


Our seasonal body scrub is the perfect treatment to restore that dull, dry skin to a beautiful glowing, youthful and hydrated state.


Body Enhancements

Upgrade your body services by choosing one or more from our list of additions. Enhancements must be purchased with a treatment.


Warm Stones: Smooth stones radiate heat deep into the muscles to loosen and relieve deep set tension and stress. $20


CBD Herbal Relief: Regionally grown high quality grade CBD infused oil, promoting pain relief, relaxation and anti-inflammatory benefits. $20


Scalp treatment: A soothing scalp massage to relief tension and stress. $20


Hand or Foot Reviver: Reveal smoother skin with this exfoliating and nourishing treatment that will leave hands or feet smooth, revived and energized. $20

Spa Check-In: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to begin the relaxation experience. Enjoy our Steam Room, Relaxation Lounge and Spa Garden Jacuzzi.

Age Requirement: Day spa services are available to guests 18 years and older. Salon and Nail services are available to guests under 18.

Cancellation: If you must reschedule or cancel your appointment, please notify the spa 24-hours in advance of your service time to avoid being charged the full service fee. Cancelations of packages or private parties require one week's notice. Groups are subject to a four week cancelation policy. Changes made on the day of the appointment will be subject to a $40 change fee.

Day Pass: Daily Esmeralda Spa passes are offered to resort hotel guests for $30.

Personal Belongings: Lockers are available for personal items; however, if you are a guest of the hotel, it is recommended you leave your valuables in the safe in your guestroom. Cell phones and other electronic devices should be silenced and/or turned off while in the Spa.

Treatment Recommendations: Shaving is recommended but not necessary. For gentlemen prior to a facial, please do so at least two hours before your appointment. Shaving is not recommended prior to body treatments or hair removal services. Most body treatments are enjoyed without clothing; however, please wear whatever is comfortable for you. During all treatments, the body is fully draped, except for the area being worked on. Your spa experience is your time, and you should delight in it to the fullest. If you experience discomfort due to room temperature, massage pressure, music volume or any other conditions, please notify your therapist immediately. Robes and slippers are provided in the ladies' and gentleman's lounges before treatments.

Gratuities: For your convenience, a 20% service charge will be added for each spa service. Service Charges are dispersed to the Spa staff members who served you during your visit. Additional gratuities may be given at your discretion.

Spa Etiquette: To preserve the tranquility of the spa environment, please refrain from use of cell phones. Consumption of alcohol is not recommended before or after a treatment. Smoking is not allowed in the Spa or Spa Garden area.

Spa Garden: Experience your spa treatment in one of our hotel's beautifully appointed outdoor cabanas and enjoy the warm desert sun and the soothing sound of cascading water. Please note, this is weather permitting and not available for all treatments.

Prices subject to change without notice.


Purchase Spa Products and Gift Certificates

Spa Esmeralda features a wide array of renowned spa product lines.

Lines include:

Pure Fiji
Kerstin Florian
Farmhouse Fresh
Body Bliss

In addition, we're happy to offer spa gift cards. Call our spa at 760-836-1265 for more information.


Group Bookings: The dedicated Group Sales Department at our Indian Wells hotel is readily available to customize spa packages for groups of any size.

For more information, call 760-836-1285.

Spa Intentions


Desert Retreat

100 minutes    $325

The ideal package to relax, restore and revive! Our custom massage and Deep Cleansing facial.


Ultimate Spa Journey

Pick 3 or more 60 or 90 minute treatments from our a la carte menu and receive a 15% discount.


*Packages cannot be split among guests and must be completed in the same day.

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.

Course fairway with mountain skyline in the background.
Golf Resort Offerings
Shots in the Night

*Shots in the Night is paused until November 16, 2022* 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.

A woman sitting atop a rocky outcropping near a hiking trail.
Hiking Trails
A woman sitting atop a rocky outcropping near a hiking trail.
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.

Two children playing on a green lawn holding hula hoops.

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.