The hotel was originally built in 1950s - the only remains of the original hotel are the fireplace and old wooden beams in Room 37 - the 1-bedroom suite. Guests can see the rock chimney from the pool. A large pepper tree, from which the hotel got its name, stood for many years in the west courtyard area where the fountain is now. By the late 1990s, the hotel had fallen into disrepair. It was essentially demolished in 2000, reopening in 2003 in its present form. There are 33 guest rooms at this establishment. Guests are welcomed into a lobby at this air-conditioned hotel. Facilities at the hotel include a café, restaurant, room service and a car park.Inside the privately gated grounds, guests can relax in one of 33 uniquely appointed guest rooms and suites - all hand-painted to reflect the adobe construction style of old Palm Springs. Many of the rooms have their own fireplace, private terrace, and/or in-room hot tub. The standard en suite bathroom comes with a shower, bath and a hairdryer. Rooms are furnished with king-size beds. Each room has a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, wireless high-speed Internet, a mini fridge and a coffee maker. An ironing set is a further standard feature. Individually regulated air conditioning and individually regulated heating are also provided.