Korakia Pensione

Palm Springs, California

  • Vibe: Glam
  • Style: Mediterranean
  • Who For: The Romantic, The Cognoscenti, The Active
  • 1/9 - Pool
  • 2/9 - Korakia Suites
  • 3/9 - Orchard House room
  • 4/9 - Orchard House Living and Bedroom Area
  • 5/9 - Guest Living Room
  • 6/9 - Orchard House Master Bathroom
  • 7/9 - Korakia Suites
  • 8/9 - Mediterranean Villa Indoor-Outdoor Spa Lodge
  • 9/9 - Exterior

Palm Springs gets a dose of Morocco at this inn established by an eccentric artist with a penchant for parties, the desert and design


This Palm Springs hotel, a Moroccan villa built in 1924, is a rare find. Scottish painter Gordon Coutts had been in Tangiers, and wanted to bring the style of the North African desert to this Southern California one. “Dar Marroc”, as he called his resulting escape, thus became a cultural oasis for local celebrities from Errol Flynn to Rudolph Valentino, and was restored in 1989 as “Korakia” (“black crow” in Greek). Korakia Pensione is a rare 1918 California adobe, with a keyhole-shaped grand entrance and ornate, Moorish wooden doors that whisper of glamour.

hotel info

Korakia Pensione
Korakia Pensione 257 S. Patencio Road, 92262, Palm Springs, California
Nearest Airport: PSP

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  • 28 Rooms
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Only 13+ Years Permitted
  • Not Recommended for Children
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Shopping
  • Complimentary Bicycles
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Bocce Ball
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Library Lounge