Stay of the Week: Trixie Motel
This glam 60s and 70’s inspired motel is fit for any queen visiting Palm Springs, USA
October 13, 2022
In Stay of the Week, we explore some of the world's best and most unique accommodations — giving you a little inspiration for your next trip. In this instalment, we take you inside the Trixie Motel. Here, the world-famous drag queen, Trixie Mattel, has transformed an old Palm Springs motel into a queer paradise full of colour and character.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL?
This newly renovated Californian motel is the brainchild of a world famous US drag queen, and is just as bright and fun as you can imagine.
You will overdose on sensory inputs, no matter what room you stay in. 'Calming', is not a word used to describe the design of these rooms. Every Trixie Motel room is bursting with candy colours and loud patterns (more is most definitely more). What else would you expect from a drag queen motel in sunny Palm Springs?
Like Trixie Mattel, the owner and famous Drag Race queen, the entire facility is 60s and 70s flower power themed. You'll feel like Malibu Barbie, as you spend the days roaming from your room to the outdoor pool. This place is extra extra — and why should it be anything else?
FOOD AND DRINK
The Trixie Motel has a little on-site cafe and bar which serves up creative snacks and small bites alongside plenty of speciality cocktails and beverages. It's mostly stuff you can enjoy while sitting around the pink and white tiled pool area – but they do provide private dinners too. They just need to be pre-booked and can be served in most places on the property. Alternatively, head to the fabulous selection of local restaurants throughout Palm Springs.
THE LOCAL AREA
Palm Springs is a classic Californian destination, located about 100 miles east of Los Angeles in the Coachella Valley (yes, Coachella is hosted nearby). This desert city is known for its hot springs, golf courses, palm tree-lined streets and perpetually good weather — It's also been a favourite destination for Hollywood stars since the 1930s.
Most come here to experience the resort spa lifestyle. But this area has also developed into a real culture hub. Check out the Palm Springs Art Museum, McCallum Theatre and Palm Springs Design Centre in between taking hikes around the local national parks and shopping at the countless boutique stores. Or do none of this, just spending the whole day sitting by the pool, sipping on cocktails. The choice is all yours.
While staying here, you can even go online and watch the reality tv show, Trixie Motel, which takes you through the property's renovation process. See how the famous drag queen, Trixie Mattel, and partner, David Silver, created the Trixie Motel – you'll appreciate your stay here even more.
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