"CAREFREE," as a concept, doesn't enter our modern vernacular very much -- we do so love to tell everyone how busy we are, busy busy busy -- but a respite at this Spanish Colonial slice of Palm Springs history is flush with carefree-a-tude. There's the all-important pool, with dining and a nook-sized bar just steps away from the splash zone, and there are the funky bright prints, the textiles with global flair, to make you feel a tad chic-y (or as chic-y as you want to feel, we suppose). As for the "carefree" end of the deal? There's a 50-minute massage (so carefree) and "Special Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner menus for two at our on-site restaurant, The Purple Palm, featuring seasonal California cuisine (very carefree). And in addition to swimming, and pool-close relaxing, consider taking one of the hotel's loaner bikes for a spin, an activity you may not get to engage in all that often in your busy, busy, busy life at home. Details, prices, all that? You can line up your warm-weather getaway now: The Carefree Summer Package is good through the final day of August. So, yes, if you are festing this spring, this might be your go-to chill-out hotel.