The host, Ron, was incredibly nice, very flattering and went out of his way to make me feel welcome. The grounds were immaculate and the salt water pool was warm and inviting. The continental help-your-self breakfast was great for me (tho I don't generally have more than coffee for breakfast). I'm not sure how to describe the decor or style ... brown stucco, mid-century, burgundy awnings ... it was a bit eclectic. The best part is the chandelier hanging high between two palm tress... at night, while swimming, it's great to look at.
The room (I was in the Betty Davis room) was average. The lighting was good because of the dimmers, the bed was average. The bathroom left much to be desired. There was mold in the grout, an ugly vent in the ceiling... not pretty. The walls are thin and my neighbor left his TV on all night so i spent most of the night listing to it too.
All the quests were very friendly and sociable. When I was there most of the folks at the hotel were in 50s and 60s maybe one couple in their 40s.... So a late middle age crowd and some bears too. It all made for a place that was easy to relax.
I was unable to stay on Saturday night because there was no vacancy (and I made my reservation the day before I arrived). Ron was incredibly nice and found me a room at La Dolce Vita, which also turned out to be a great place too. La Dolce Vita was bigger (2 pools) and, while I was there, had a younger middle age crowd 30's and 40's. Both are fine places and would be happy to stay at either one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Award Winning - Clothing Optional Gay Men's Resort - 14 King Bed Non Smoking Poolside Rooms and Suites. Flat Screen TVs, IPod Docking Stations, GREAT Continental Breakfast, Large SALTWATER Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam and Sauna Rooms, magnificently maintained Tropical Lush Garden with Hammocks and Kool Misting System. Romantic Fire Pit, Outdoor Garden Shower for Fun and Special Times. Fall in love again and again in PARADISE Your home away from home. Palm Springs California. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Desert Paradise Gay Men`s Hotel Palm Springs