I took the Westjet direct flight from Vancouver that leaves at 1 PM and arrives in Palm Springs shortly before 4 PM. The taxi ride from the airport to the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort Indian Wells is about half an hour. Check in was quick and key in hand, I was soon on my way to my room. I have a rule that "if I can't carry it myself it can't come with me" so instead of enlisting help I lugged my own luggage down seemingly endless corridors to the room. But it was worth the effort for the room location.