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Palm Springs Gay Resort Hotel
Palm Spring Gay Hotel

Testimonials Desert Paradise
See What Our Guests Say!

Dear Ron,

Thank you for all that you did to make my "stay in Paradise" relaxing and enjoyable. The improvements were lovely. The housekeeping staff did their usual outstanding job. The warmth and professionalism of your hospitality and service is always a highlight of a Desert Paradise vacation. You always make me feel like I am visiting friends. I appreciate your insights and updates on the Palm Springs scene.

I hope to return next hear for a longer stay but will be looking at flight promotions to see if it is possible to plan an additional trip before then. I wish I could be back for "Spring Fling in Paradise".

Best wishes for a great Spring.
Dave Albany, New York

Manhattan, NY

After having stayed at this resort at least 8 times I decided that I could confidently write an accurate review. Obviously I am quite happy with my overall experience here or I would not have returned so many times. From the very first time I lodged at Desert Paradise I was made to feel welcome and even cared for by the manager Ron and the owner Dale. In addiition to the owner and manager, there is a very friendly and respectful housekeeping staff which does its job without shouting and making noise like at some hotels that I have stayed at.

The resort is very conveniently located and has a very relaxing and cozy atmosphere. It's not cruisy like some of the other resorts, but. at the same time it is certainly not prudish in any way. The possibility for mingling with others or hooking up exists but none of the guests are aggressive about this and thus I feel it's a very nice balance with the emphasis being on comfort in every sense of the word. Guests staying at the resort hail from all over the world. You will meet folks from Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego quite often but there are also many Australians, Germans, French, Swiss, Canadians, South Africans and South Americans staying there. It's a great mixture of people from all over. I found the guests to be from many different age groups and usually had a great time getting to know a lot of great guys!

The rooms themselves are continually being gradually updated. My room was comfortable with a sink, mini-fridge, microwave oven and brand new shower. They provide plates, flatware, coffee mugs, glasses and other such conveniences. The bed is quite comfortable in my opinion and the internet connection has always been fast and reliable (something I cannot say for MANY locations!!!). There are no hidden fees for internet or for water either. There is an ice machine and water fountain by the pool so you never have to worry about being thirsty in the desert. There is nothing worse than being nickled and dimed to death for water, parking, internet access, etc. Such worries are non-existent here.

The pool is salt water and kept at a very comfortable temperature. You have plenty of spots to lie in the sun or hang out in the shade if the sun is getting too bright for you. The hot tub is also big enough for 6-8 guys. Sometimes on cool nights they light a bonfire outside. There is a massage table available for use in a cabana so that you can take a massage outside if you like. Parking is quite adequate. While they don't offer bicycles like some resorts I have stayed at, the option to rent a bike exists nearby. Nothing is far in Palm Springs. There is a also a nice continental breakfast in the mornings with cereals, yogurt, fruit, bread, bagels, toast and coffee or tea. I do with they at least some hard-boiled eggs or something like that or Greek yogurt for a bit more protein content


My partner and I just returned home from our umpteenth visit to Desert Paradise. Each time seems more wonderful than the time before. We have 3 return visits scheduled before the end of 2012 - which will make 7 trips for the year. Ron, Karol, & Jeff are all wonderful. Dale -  The staff is part of the magic of your wonderful hotel. See you all again soon.

 July 12, 2012


Hi Ron!
A short e-mail as promised to confirm my safe arrival home earlier in the day and to thank you for making my stay at Desert Paradise so comfortable.
Returning to a cool and overcast Paris has been a bit of a shock, I must confess - but I daresay I will re-adjust in due course.
I look forward to my next trip to Palm Springs, and to The Desert Paradise again in the not too distant future.
Big hugs,


Hi Ron, 

Didn't get to say goodbye when we left last Monday afternoon. Javier and I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful stay at the Desert Paradise. You helped make my birthday weekend celebration extra special. We wanted a very quiet, relaxing, calm, and soothing stay and that's exactly what we got. This was Javier's first time at a gay resort (yes, a virgin) and he's still asking me when we're coming back! Neither one of us wanted to leave. Thanks again for making it such a positive experience. Hope to see you again soon.


Dale...thanks so much for all you did for my visit during the film festival...all is well at home ...but I caught one doozie of a cold...lets blame it on the change of climates and the flight back home ...Hi to Ron...and thanks again to all the staff for a wonderful time...
Mike J

Hi Guys, I just wanted to say "THANK YOU".  I can't begin to tell you how perfect our stay was.  I'm so very glad we picked the Desert Paradise for our first trip to Palm Springs.  We had such a good time I know we'll be back in March for my 30th Birthday and again in June for our 7th Anniversary.  A very special thanks to Ron for all the dinner suggestions and reservations and for being the perfect tour guide (wish we had more time this trip).  Dale you are the sweetest and maybe someday you'll get to count the rings ( hehehehe )Your housekeepers are very good and very professional you have a wonderful staff.  We look forward to our next trip.  Until then have a wonderful 2012.xoxoxoThank you so muchTravis and AntonioDallas TX

Hello Dale and Ron: Thank you both for a wonderful time at your resort. It did me a lot of good to relax and soak up Palm Springs’ great sunshine. I have returned to Vancouver as a refreshed fellow in great part because of your wonderful place. The serenity of the beautiful music around the pool and the incredible detail to the landscaping of the courtyard, I thought is just phenomenal. I hope to see you soon again. Take care for now, and all the best for 2012. Cheers.



Good morning.

After a long flight, we're again in Paris.

Thanks again for the very good time we've spent in Palm Springs and we hope to see you again next year.
Fabien & Paul

Detail to the enth degree... When I arrived ( my second visit to the Desert Paradise) I was greeted by Ron and later Dale. They made me feel not as a traveler, or customer but as a guest but like a dear friend or family member. The true heart felt reception I received was so sincere. Their moto is "Your Home Away From Home". and it's true. Once I got settled in Ron made sure I knew what was going on in town (Villagefest is so much fun) and offered suggestions and dinner reservations for me. The other guest immediatly introduced themeselves and before you knew it we were all making plans to BBQ at the hotel. The Desert Paradise provided us with everything we needed he just had to bring the food. It was so much fun. As I said this was my second visit and it's only been 6 months since my last. Dale recently put large flat screen TV's in the rooms and Awesome Ipod docking stations. The Gardens were Lush as always and the rooms are very clean. I honestly can't say enogh about my stay other than for the money you WILL NOT find anything near in comparison. I'll be back in November for Gay Pride and am looking forward to it.


My stay was December 25 through Janurary 2. I had never been to Palm Springs before, so I knew zero about travel agent (yes some of us still use them) booked this resort, and he did a great job! I arrived and was greeted by Ron, the manager, which I mistakingly thought was the owner, and graciously responded to me calling him the wrong name.

My heat wasn't working right the first night, so I dialed 0 to report the problem. I received a return call in 45 minutes, which I thought was very good being Christmas. Ron apologized up and down for the delay and brought me a portable room heater and already had it pre-warmed for me. The maintenance guy was there the next day, and the problem was resolved.

My room was very clean and comfortable, as was my bed. It had a ceiling fan with remote, newly tiled floors and bathroom upgrades, as well as a nice size frig, some snacks, and an Xmas goody bag.

I locked my keys in my room three times (so far), and Ron was very pleasant about it each time.

There was a nice breakfast each morning from 8-10 which included fresh coffee, many juices, cereals, muffins, bagels, fruits, etc. There was a gas grill to use as well, which I took advantage of, and all the cookware I needed to make a great dinner for a friend I met there. Ron even had it warmed up for me.

My room was cleaned daily at a time that worked for me, and was done well.

The guys ranged from 35-75 and were all nice. If you are looking for a bathhouse atmosphere this is NOT the place to stay.

The pool was salt water and cleaned daily. The landscaping was beautiful and the staff was there to maintain it. It had many fountains, which were relaxing, as was the music. There was also an outdoor massage table, outdoor shower, steam room, dry heat room, and hot tub.

I wanted a massage and Ron scheduled it for me in minutes.

The staff was very professional and you can tell they take pride in being that way.

I doubt I will be back only because I like to try new warm places each holiday season, but wanted to write this review so other guests could enjoy this must-stay place.


What a find! This is a great, small resort in the Warm Sands neighborhood. I just spent Christmas holiday there, and I extended my stay twice.

The grounds are very well kept and very relaxing, the pool and the spa were both warm, and I spent a lot of time in the water. The free breakfast that they put out is fairly substantial. While the rooms are vintage, everything worked well, and it was kept very clean.

The manager, Ron, was a saint, even when I couldn't get the heater to come on in my room and he responded at 8:00pm. ("Uh... you need to move the switch to heat." doh!)

This is one choice among the gay, clothing-optional resorts in P.S., but this one does not have the bath house feel that so many of the others seem to have.

It was an easy walk to the Tool Shed and to the bars and casino downtown.

I was solo on my visit, and a couple of the other rooms were single guys, too. There were a few couples, too, and everyone was friendly. I would say (during my short visit) the age group ranged from 30 to 70 years old.

And - as much as you think you wouldn't want to be online on holiday - the free WiFi was a big bonus, too


We have been coming here for years ..... We nave tried others resorts and always end up coming back here to "Paradise" the rooms are clean, staff is great, grounds are awesome and combined makes for a very relaxing time. "Paradise" is our favorite place.


With so many options in palm springs it was hard to choose so I went with the reviews here on tripadvisor http://www.tripadvisor... I was glad I did. Desert Paradise was exactly what I was looking for. Beautifully landscaped, super relaxing ( and that was my goal after all) and clean clean clean! The Beds were very comfortable. ( I have a bad back and always worry about hotel beds) The music, the water features, and the salt water pool all contribute to the melting away of one's stress. The hosts, Dale and Ron were warm and friendly, available and helpful and the assistants Jeff and Karol kept my room spotless. My room, the Bette Davis Suite, had a wet bar/micro/fridge and eating area. They promptly supplied me a blender per my request so I could whip up my pina coladas. The palms, gardens, bougainvillea all came together with that classic palm springs sunshine and heat creating the quintessential palm springs experience. Not too much, not too little, but everything just right. Two thumbs up for my first salt water pool experience. Definitely better than your typical chlorine pool. Better on the skin and eyes and no chlorine smell. The third day there I discovered that there were fish in the koi pond. You have to look close to discover all the little details. I was car-free on my trip and was able to walk to the bars, walk to the restaurants, the museum of art, and walk up to the corner to the grocery and drug store. Super convenient. I really did not want to come home. I found the other guests to be quite friendly and relaxed as well. Overall, it was a perfect getaway


Very clean, beautifully landscaped, and a friendly crowd - plus a great salt water pool The owner and manager really make you feel welcome. Me and my partner will definitely be returning!

By the way, unless you really need a wet bar - or an extra sink - you can totally opt for the cheaper room and not feel cheaped out at all.




Palm Spring Gay Resort
Palm Spring Gay Hotel

Palm Springs Gay Resort Hotel
615 Warm Sands Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
..:: 800.342.7635 or 760.320.5650 ::..

A Clothing Optional Palms Springs Gay Resort

The Desert Paradise Resort Hotel has won the same award every year -- 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009!  Along with the Prestigious 5 PALM AWARD for Excellence in GAY Hospitality.

Our Palm Springs gay resort hotel has been honored for outstanding achievements in gay travel with the Out & About Annual Editor's Choice Award for gay travelers. The award recipients are chosen on the basis of excellence, innovations and solid gay-family travel values.

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