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“Great getaway”
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Santiago Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“Great getaway”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Gotta love Santiago.

David and his host, Ken, are awesome, and run a really top-notch operation. Ken especially bends over backwards to make you feel welcome.

The rooms are comfortable, but the grounds are great. I wasn't able to spend nearly as much time as I liked at the pool, but the teak deckchairs and pads are the first sign of how well maintained things are.

I met great guys who I ended up going out on the town with.

Last note - this is a resort, but it's not one of the Warm Springs resorts, which is great. It can be as fun and/or relaxing as you want it to be. Don't let the LA queens (who are probably upside-down on their Palm Springs vacation home) look down their noses at your for 'staying at a resort.'

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

From the moment I checked in till the time I left I had the best experience. This place was cleaner and more luxurious then most upscale chain hotels. The service was above and beyond. The location is just a short walk to the bars/restaurants or a $5 cab ride. Room included breakfast, snacks and a wonderful lunch. I would recommend this place to any single gay or couple looking for a clothing optional resort that provides a relaxing/wonderful stay in Palm Springs, with just the right amount of sinful delight ;-)

Room Tip: Upper level has the best views in the morning, plus a great view of the pool ;-)
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

This resort delivered in every way imaginable. The hospitality and welcoming culture of both the staff and many a return vacationer to Santiago Resort was refreshing and FUN! I see why so many have made this oasis a regular in their travels. I plan on adding it to my must do list as well. Thanks ever-so! Here's to more of your plush and everything-you-could-think-of equipped rooms. And I mean everything. And to more of your HOT tub and pool side camaraderie!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

I have stayed at Santiago several times...peak season and off-season and have always had a great experience. In October, my partner planned my 50th birthday surprise in Palm Springs. He had a wonderful experience working with David in all the pre-planning as he had reserved a bock of rooms for guests from the east and west coasts. David and Ken were just incredible onsite too. David made me feel so special--from hanging a birthday sign out front to personally developing a delightful welcome reception for me and our guests. It is clear that he loves to entertain and he was so gracious to offer all this extra service. The property is so well maintained and offers a wonderful atmosphere. I know my friends will be repeat customers as well. Thank you, Santiago team, for making everything go so well. Hope to see you in March!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

Congratulations on such a warm, friendly and welcoming resort. From the moment we arrived till the end we were made to feel part of a family. Ken and Octavio went way beyond their means to ensure that we were always taken care of. Santiago can be proud to have 2 excellent devoted employees. The rooms were comfortable, clean and well maintained. The breakfast and lunch was plentiful. Our biggest highlights were the warm beautiful surroundings, the magical pool, the friendly ambiance, the frozen margarita treats and once again the warmth and professionaism of Ken and Octavio that made our stay complete. We had such a good time that we even missed our flight ! and of course Ken and Octavio were both there to ensure that we were looked after. A big kiss from your favourite Australian kangaroos. We will be back !

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the mountain and the pool
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Santiago Resort
Address: 650 E San Lorenzo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8108
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Palm Springs
Price range (per night): $196 - $378
Hotel Class:3 star — Santiago Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most recently updated gay boutique hotel in Palm Springs, Santiago offers free breakfast, poolside lunch, and all-day refreshments in the cantina. The wealth of amenities includes the largest pool of any gay resort in Palm Springs. In this swimsuit-optional paradise, guests also enjoy an outdoor spa, meticulously landscaped grounds with two-man rope hammocks, a mist cooling system, fast wi-fi, and incredible mountain views. Santiago's 23 rooms feature flat-screen TVs, luxury bath products, king or queen beds, and tastefully styled furnishings. It all adds up to the perfect luxurious getaway for individuals or groups. ... more   less 
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