If you'd like to know what it is like to live in a mid-century modern building that is of historical importance, this is the place for you. We've stayed in an Ando museum/hotel on Naoshima Island, as well as the Frank Lloyd Wright Price Tower, and this experience was actually the best! The building has been fully remodeled with approval from the Lautner Foundation. It has a wonderful view, which allows you private areas for gazing at stars or you can look through the wall of windows from your bed at the exotic cactus garden. It has a secluded cookout area if you need it, a fire pit, and an intimate dipping pool. The Hotel Lautner is located on a nice quiet road, and allows you to feel close to the desert with wonderful mountains as a back drop. Contrary to what one reviewer said, it is in a perfectly decent part of town. No, it isn't in Palm Springs next to Sinatra's house, but who wants that sort of traffic? From Desert Hot Springs, it makes the perfect landing pad for going to explore Joshua Tree National Park, and all the other wonderful sights in the area. Palm Springs is just a short drive as well, if you do wish to check out the other historical architecture in the area. We stayed for 4 nights, and loved every minute. We woke up each morning and enjoyed the room so much as the sun came up as we sipped on our coffee and enjoyed the hummingbirds that would swoop by. The hosts are great and will give you complete privacy, so you feel like you own the place. There are only 4 units, and the travelers who stay here know how cool it is, thus you are hanging with those who have good taste and know how special this hotel is. Each room has a nice kitchen too, so you can have access to a refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, etc., as you need it. It was totally worth the price, and when you factor in the ability to make your own breakfast or pack a lunch for a picnic at Joshua Tree National Park, etc., it was really a great deal. We did get to tour the Honeymoon House (House of Tomorrow) that Elvis Presley leased and carried Priscilla over the threshold in Palm Springs, as well as many of their other important architectural sights. But staying in the Hotel Lautner is what I will always remember as the best from our Palm Springs adventure. It is also a great place to stay if you wish to visit Noah Purifoy's environment, Salvation Mountain, Indio (don't miss the date milk shakes), the fun dinosaur roadside attraction in Cabezon, the Salton Sea, Pioneer Town, the Integretron for a Sound Bath, and Bird Watching in EVERY DIRECTION. I knew this spot was bound to be a blast when we had to brake for some road runners and quail!! Be sure to catch a sunset in Joshua Tree National Park. The cactus blooms in early spring were just amazing as well.