It takes about an hour and a half to get from Temecula to Palm Springs through the back roads. It's great country if you want to live off the grid. We arrived in Palm Springs in the middle of the afternoon and checked into the Ace Hotel & Swim Club Click Here to view their webpage This hotel just opened in February 2009. It's one of our favorite hotels by far. There's so much attention to detail; nothing was overlooked. Here's a photo journal of our stay.