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Salt Lake City, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to this type of place. We were both a bit nervous, but it was fun. We felt like kids. Our Chaparral room, although pretty basic, would have been fine but the air conditioner didn't really work at all. We called the desk but they didn't help. It was a miserably hot sleepless night. I think... More 

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6 Thank Ralph P
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

As newcomers to nudist resorts, Desert Sun was a joy. My wife and I decided to try out this place based on other reviews and we are glad we did. No pressure just a relaxing vacation. Felt perfectly comfortable being nude even though there are grounds keepers roaming around during the day. Stayed in one of the remodeled Courtyard rooms... More 

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6 Thank Michael H
Slidell, Louisiana
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We visited on a recent vacation. The resort is very clean and beautiful. We had to swim in the residents pool because it was the only one with shade. We were very quiet and kept to ourselves and none of the residents wanted to say hello so we didn't meet any nice people but we relaxed. The check in procedure... More 

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2 Thank lanuvie
Palm Desert, California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

As someone who just moved to the Cochella valley region, I was looking for a place where I could continue to sun bath nude. Not a Fan of Tan lines! I am from Miami Beach and for years enjoyed Haulover Beach. Moving to the Desert Region of California I found my only options were some of the various hotels that... More 

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3 Thank MiamiWolverine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

If you like an all over tan without lurking creepers, this is the place. The cuisine is delicious (I recommend the succulent hamburger) and the newly remodeled rooms are modern, clean and comfortable with all of the amenities you could ask for. If you are social, the bathing couples around the activity pool we found to be gregarious and welcoming.... More 

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6 Thank Laura N
Las Vegas
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Spent the day at Desert Sun, they have a day pass ($50.00/couple) and will also require you to pay $10.00 / person to become a "member" of the resort. Visited on a Wednesday in July and there were only about 8 other people at the resort. One couple told us they called a few days ahead and the person at... More 

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2 Thank tanndance
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

My (somewhat hesitant) wife and I recently spent some time at the Desert Sun and it was phenomenal. For those concerned about the "vibe", relax, nothing but good clean fun here with an upscale and laid back crowd. We stayed in one of the new refurbished "courtyard" rooms, and it was sparkling clean and well appointed. The massage therapists are... More 

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4 Thank LoveSunTA
Alpine, California
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary here. We invited many of our nudist friends. Teresa got everything organized for us in the Bare Buns banquet room. We had Joe and Anita, dj's for dancing, Alex for bartending, Cindy for serving and our chef Roberto, who made a fabulous Taco bar. Michael was in charge to make sure everything ran... More 

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3 Thank Buffy66
england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

as ex terracottians for the past 12 years we were pleasantly supprised at the proffesionalisam of this place,being our first time here we did not no what to expect.excellant staff,pools,grounds with well kept gardens,clean rooms,good friendly atmosphere,we enjoyed a week in the chaparral rooms and have booked again for our October trip,as the TC was the only clothing optional we... More 

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5 Thank bosshog1
USA
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We had another excellent trip to Desert Sun Resort. We stayed in a chaparral hotel room that was nice, but nothing to write home about. The room had updated furnishings. Since the building was old, the bathroom was quite small and the shower a bit awkward. Otherwise the room was good enough and most of our time was not in... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience Palm Springs in Au Naturel Luxury. 3 Swimming pools, 2 jacuzzis, tennis court, restaurant on site, spa, fire pit, night club. Try clothing optional freedom in a beautiful natural setting with waterfalls, flowers, streams and lots of trees. Minutes from airport and downtown Palm Springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Sun Resort

Address: 1533 N Chaparral Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4601 (Formerly Desert Shadows Resort)
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Sun Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Desert Sun Hotel Palm Springs
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Palm Springs
#12 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
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“This is clothes optional. My friend didn't dress down, but enjoyed the quiet and quaint landscaped areas. But one needs to take the plunge.”
 of 5 bubbles UT-Scott, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms tend to be more quiet, but next time we are just as likely to stay poolside.”
 of 5 bubbles LoveSunTA, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“we like being close to the pool”
 of 5 bubbles nakedwarrior, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were day pass people (reasonably priced but for couples only), so we can't give any room advice.”
 of 5 bubbles gfruchtman, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms are poolside and laid out for experiencing scented gardens,rushing water and fountains and is 2 story.”
 of 5 bubbles ArcadiaGetaway, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
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