King's Highway

4.4
320 Reviews
$30 and under
American
King’s Highway is the roadside diner at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. Formerly a Denny’s restaurant, King’s Highway celebrates the ineffable, bohemian spirit of the wide open West.




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  • 4- course Thanksgiving Dinner

     $40.00 per person
    Nov 26, 2020 only
    TURKEY DINNER SWEET POTATO SOUP ARUGULA SALAD TURKEY PORCHETTA PUMPKIN PIE VEGAN FEAST SWEET POTATO SOUP ARUGULA SALAD STUFFED ACORN SQUASH PUMPKIN PIE Please visit kingshighwaydiner.com for full menu descriptions Happy Holidays!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 320 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCary1247
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was our first time dining at King's Highway and although the setting our by the pool was nice, I found the service to be a bit slow. The menu is very limited so I was surprised at how long it took for our food order to arrive at the table. Of course it was a Sunday and they were busy so I would certainly give them a second chance the next time I'm in Palm Springs.

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vipLorraine
Palm Springs
91 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. It was okay. Loved the poolside dining.

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vipTroyW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Mykal (the server) is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The vibes are unparalleled. Felt like i was in a movie.

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vipJosephW
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great social distancing. Limited menu. Hamburger was great. Salad...meh...lettuce was wilted.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for socially distant outdoor dining

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TracyL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor setting. Heaters were on. Food was really good. Nice selection of drinks!

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12345
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, and service. Food and drinks came quick, all while we were sitting poolside.

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ReneeS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So loved the emergence from the dark bar to the beautiful patio dining! We had a lovely server who added extra cherries to my Shirley Temple drink... so impressed! Our food was prompt and very delicious. I had the chia pudding and chocolate croissant. Excellent! Our table had great shade and we all felt very safe in our environment. We will be back!

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BernardL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great space to get away from it all and enjoy a delicious bite.

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vipTracyS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We stopped in for lunch, not having reviewed the menu beforehand. Tables are set outside near the pool (during the pandemic), with a beautiful view of the mountains above the adjacent 2-story hotel. The menu was more limited than I had expected, and we both opted for the Caesar Salad and we were very glad we did. The salad was one of the best I have had.

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vipDinner4One
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a bad start. Sat for a long time before we could get anyone to wait on us. But once we did, the servers were superb. Food was good but my bacon was too rare. No one wants to eat rare pork.

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MargauxD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, great service. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice brunch.

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vipNotaCleanFreak
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Fantastic server hostess - Sarah - place would collapse without her - The most uncomfortable seats in the world of mankind they need to put a pad down I would’ve stayed longer and had why I was totally uncomfortable and this is why I gave it three stars

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MichelleM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The breakfast choices are small, not much to choose from, but it was ok. The food is pretty greasy, I had the eggs sausage and toast, lots and lots of butter on it.
But the ambiance is great, we got look out to the mountains and see and old time Palm Springs hotel. Overall a fun spot to experience, I would recommend it.
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vipDeannamo
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was awesome. Very low key. Only issue...it’s poolside so smokers were around and actively smoking. And last call was early. Other than that it was a great experience.

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vipSluggo14
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Currently limited menu but everything we ordered was excellent. Burger, Short Ribs, Caesar with adobo chicken and esquites was all delicious! Casual poolside dining under desert stars. Excellent evening

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vipkitchenette
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service was several levels up since a past visit!

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discerningduet
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delightful lunch on misted patio poolside. Fresh ingredients, creative staples. Would go back for sure.

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vipTroyW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and amazing service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seriously great spot for breakfast. Avocado toast was off the charts yum!

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vipJason
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

King's is doing a great job keeping everyone safe and turning out delicious food.

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EliottG
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite a smaller breakfast menu, the items and the portions were very good and we all left very full and very happy. The wait staff is excellent, attentive and friendly. A fun SoCal experience in the desert!

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vipMike
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. The drinks is super delicious. :)

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Lewis
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating near the pool with great brunch options.

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Sunnydays
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was better than expected, the covid safety measures were extensive and well implemented. We loved hanging out on the patio by the pool and people watching . Our cocktails were well made and a good value. We enjoyed ourselves so much for an early dinner, that we returned the next morning for breakfast. Breakfast was also great, good ingredients, great menu choices and excellent friendly service!

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KrisF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Excellent food. The pool side tables are ideal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cool place

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GaryB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant experience, wait staff was fine, lots of precautions eliminated any Covid anxiety, and the food was good. Very happy with the experience.

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vipRossJ
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was amazing thank you! Everything was awesome!

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vipSkinwise
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks. Excellent tacos. Nice eye candy 😳

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vipJenniferK
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

During the pandemic seating only outdoors.. obviously. The main restaurant with entrance was closed so you'd have to walk through the lobby to get to the outdoor patio. Sinage wasn't very clear and there wasn't anyone directing people where to go. The food was great, small selection. But the server was practically non existent and the food came out before our drinks. I'm not sure of the issue as the patio was fairly sparce. Maybe the server was just having a bad day? It was too hot?? Definitely not worth 60$ for one alcoholic beverage, a kids meal, a sandwich and a salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to Kings Highway for lunch and all I have to say is GET THE BLT!!! Their COVID precautions were executed well and they did their best to keep us cool even though it was 115°. The only weird thing to note is that The Ace (the hotel the restaurant is located in) is more of a party spot. Where they seat you outside is just next to the pool so there is great people watching if you’re into that.

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DavidG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Reservation at 6:45 when the kitchen and bar close at 7 is a little tricky. Our server was nice about it though.

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JeannetteL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Spot, Delishes Food and great service! Highly recommend

King's Highway
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hey Jeannette, Thank you for visiting us again at King's Highway at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, CA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King’s Highway did an excellent job with taking their food service outside despite the 113° heat. Brian was super friendly and helpful. He even whipped up an off menu cocktail for my husband who couldn’t decide what he wanted.

Food was quick and delicious. Will definitely be back!

King's Highway
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for the great review and we will certainly thank Brian for taking care of your husbands drink. We hope to see you again at King's Highway at Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs, CA.

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NadineW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I came for dinner and had such a lovely time that we returned the next day for lunch.

The cucumber salad was absolutely phenomenal. Refreshing and delightful. We also enjoyed the piña coladas🍹.

Our waiter was so kind and partnered with the chef to give us the recipe for the dressing on the salad. Thank you again! See you all someday soon.

King's Highway
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hey Nadine, Thank you for the lovely review. The cucumber salad is one of my favorite dishes as well. I can't get enough of heirloom tomatoes in the summer months! We hope your salad you made at home was equally as delicious. Warmest regards, King's Highway at Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs, CA

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They weren’t even open. They should not be able to make reservations if they are close like all the other restaurants.

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vipClosed
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I dont really know how it was. Arrived there and the hotel and the restaurant
we closed!!!!!!!!!!! You wasted my time

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vipWilliamW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Gave it a middle review based on the fact that we booked this breakfast and then found out they were not open. Sorry we missed you!

FAQs

King's Highway offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 969-5777.

King's Highway is rated 4.4 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.