Sleeping in Airports

Palm Springs Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Palm Springs Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Palm Springs International Airport.

What to Expect

Palm Springs International Airport is a small terminal with a main ticketing/check-in area and two concourses (Sony Bono and Regional). The airport features a dozen or so eateries and shops on both the air and land sides. WiFi is available to help pass the time. Active duty members of the military and their families can find additional comfort at the USO Lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

As of May 2018, we have received no sleep-related reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Please write a review to help future travellers! See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

Military Lounge

USO Lounge – The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families. Amenities include: TV Lounge, Snacks, Sleeping Area. Location: Adjacent to Luggage Claim Area, within 100 yards of the Main Terminal and adjacent to the U.S. Customs facility. Hours: 6:00AM – 10:00PM (Daily) * extended hours available for large troop movements. [ more info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Palm Springs Airport does not appeal to you, the nearest hotels with a free airport shuttle are:

  • Courtyard Palm Springs
    (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request. For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim area. » Check Rates
  • Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
    (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request. » Check Rates
  • Hyatt Palm Springs
    (6 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle available daily from 7:00AM to 11:00PM. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Palm Springs Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Palm Springs Airport. Connect to the “PSPAIRPORT” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Main Terminal, near the Security Checkpoint entrance • Bono Concourse (Gates 4-11) • Regional Concourse (Gates 12-20).

Baby Care Facilities – A nursing room is located Airside between the Bono and Regional concourses.

Children’s Play Area – Location: Terminal Courtyard

Currency Exchange – Anderson Travel, located off-site, is the closest foreign currency exchange. Call ahead for service.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free & Shopping – The airport offers a small variety of shops selling clothing, souvenirs, etc. The Desert Mart (Airside) sells magazines, snacks and drinks.

Food & Drinks – Most food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: California Vintages Wine Bar • Celebrity Bistro Cafe & Bar • Palm Springs Tap Room Bar • Starbucks (two locations) • 12th Fairway Bar & Grill.

Information Desk – Location: Near the central lobby on the way to the baggage claim wing of the terminal. Also, if you require assistance look for the airport ambassadors wearing teal shirts.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Terminal Courtyard – Relax and wait for your flight in the Terminal Courtyard. The area includes art, water features, patio seating, coffee shop, a wine bar, restroom facilities, a pet relief area and a Children’s playground.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Palm Springs airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Alaska Airlines • Virgin America • Allegiant Air • American Airlines • Delta • Frontier Airlines • Jetblue • Sun Country • United Airlines • Westjet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Desert Rent-A-Car, Dollar, Enterprise, GO Rentals, Hertz, National, Small Time Luxury Car Rentals and Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Courtyard Palm Springs   •   Desert Riviera Hotel   •   Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs   •   Hilton Palm Springs Hyatt Palm Springs   •   L’Horizon Resort & Spa   •   Old Ranch Inn   •   Palm Mountain Resort & Spa   •   Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

Taxis and Shuttles

Metered taxis and shared-ride shuttles are readily available in the ground transportation area of the airport.

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.