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1. Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Palm Springs
Set in, California, near activities such as shopping and golfing, this hotel offers contemporary guest rooms with free wireless internet access, a spa and an on-site restaurant. Guests can relax at the 2 outdoor pools as well.
All guest rooms at the Ace Hotel offer a flat-screen TV and an MP3 docking station. Guests will also appreciate bath products from Rudy’s Barbershop and views of the city, pool or mountains.
Ace Hotel and Swim Club features 2 outdoor pools and an outdoor fireplace. After a work out in the fitness centre, guests can relax with a massage in the hotel’s full-service spa.
This hip, artsy hotel is a 6-minute walk from Moorten Botanical Garden and 2.3 miles from downtown Palm Springs.
Stylish rooms and suites with vintage furnishings offer flat-screen TVs and MP3 radios; some have private patios with fireplaces. In-room spa treatments are available (surcharge), and a daily resort fee includes in-room WiFi.
There are 2 outdoor pools, a spa and an exercise room. The resort fee covers bike rentals and swim club access. Additional perks include weekly bingo night, a dog park, and outdoor fireplaces with lounge areas. There’s also a lively bar, a diner-themed restaurant and a coffee shop.
I really enjoyed my stay — the room was large, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was nice. This is an old hotel (motel?) that has been re-designed and re-imagined as a trendy, hipster vacation spot. I visited in November and it was too cold to use the pool, but the whole resort is focused on the pools. The staff was fantastic from check-in to check-out.
Parking is free and close to the rooms. The location in South Palm Springs is definitely on the upswing. I’m a gay male traveler (it’s not a gay resort) in my 40s and I was in town for business, but I imagine that anyone in their 20s, 30s, or 40s would probably enjoy it.
Palm Springs is more than just the kitschy mid-century modern place your parents visited. It’s more than just a gay mecca for the 50+ crowd. And it’s more than the suburban sprawl you’ll encounter in parts of the city. It’s a very beautiful place that gets into your bones. Maybe it was the heat but the place is special and I would recommend it to anyone for a short 3-5 day stay. You won’t regret it.
The little details made the room really fun and entirely different than any room I’ve ever stayed in before- a record player with records (we got an Elton John, Kenny Rodgers, Sexplotion, and a few other funny listens), flat screens in both rooms, canvas curtains and bedspreads that gave the room a definite hipster vibe, vintage posters, creative light fixtures, and a shower that has to be experienced… especially since it’s a full walk in with no door and double rain shower heads. The mini bar was one of the most fully stocked bars I’ve ever seen with tons of liquor, and natural/organic goodies. CONS: No moisturizer in the room. Probably because they sell customized lotion at their spa.
The pool was awesome, and packed the entire weekend. Each chair has it’s own shade attached and there are removable sun blocking discs that the staff puts out when the sun starts to get intense. On Sunday they even had an entire arts and crafts setup for guests, where you could bedazzle sailor hats, sunglasses, or make beaded and feathered jewelry. And of course they had stick-on hipster mustachios if the mood struck you!
If you are at all familiar with Palm Springs, it is a very gay-friendly town, and the Ace seems like it was the hot spot for all the pretty people, gay and straight, and many were from L.A. so hard bodies were everywhere! We even saw Perez Hilton hanging out with his friends at the Ace all weekend! The Ace is also a dog-friendly hotel so there were lots of cute pups hanging out too. CONS: It’s not a huge pool so if you’re not on top of your day, it’s next to impossible to get a pool chair after 11 am. We were late on getting out there so we ended up on the outdoor couches, which was comfy but not near the water and with a blocked view. (Which sucked because the people watching all day was ideal!)
The food at the King’s Highway Restaurant was AWESOME. Every meal we ate there (although we never actually ate in the restaurant, we sat outside by the pool) was excellent with those California details you’d expect- lots of avocado and veggies, vegetarian and vegan choices, and mostly healthy fares. If you’re a big eater or like lots of heavier, fried items, this menu isn’t really for you. I found all the portions to be perfectly sized, not oversized like most places.
How much does a room costs at Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs ?
This air-conditioned room features views of the mountains or pool, an en suite bathroom, flat-screen TV and an MP3 docking station.
Where to book online – Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs – Gay Friendly Hotels Palm Springs CA – you can find the best hotels deals in Palm Springs during Palm Springs Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Palm Springs on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Sparrows Lodge 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels in Palm Springs
Featuring an outdoor pool, this resort is for guests 21 years of age or older. The property is 5 minutes’ drive to Palm Springs Art Museum. Styled in modern décor, each studio provides free WiFi.
A seating area is provided in each air-conditioned studio at Sparrows Lodge. Free toiletries are provided in the en suite bathroom of all rooms. Select rooms are located poolside.
A poolside hot tub and plush lounge chairs are provided at Sparrows Lodge Palm Springs. Room service is offered. Daily maid service is provided.
A short walk from bars and restaurants, this rustic-chic, adults-only hotel with a ’50s retro vibe is 9 miles from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and 37 miles from the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center.
The understated rooms (no TVs) feature unique artwork, wood furnishings and/or stonework; some have patios. Cabins add mini fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers and living areas. A suite has a fireplace. Room service is available.
A daily fee covers Wi-Fi access, continental breakfast and loaner bikes. Other amenities include a relaxed cafe/bar, a heated outdoor pool, and a terrace featuring a fireplace.
Too many positives to name them all but here are my key loves about this place; the glorious staff, gracious, and accommodating; the grounds with all the trees and fresh herb garden and birds. Original rustic rooms with super comfortable beds the ambience they’ve created here is magical and communal Met so many cool people, gay and straight; young and old. This is my new go to hotel now. The breakfast that’s included is delicious and served in the Barn. The owners attention to detail is amazing (they burn sage in the evening) I don’t want to leave…..chill and connect to your better self here.
The pool was like bath water and if in case that wasn’t warm enough, there was a hot tub two steps away that I used on the colder days and evenings. On other nights and early in the morning I would sit in front of the fire pit to get warm. If you ask, the staff will provide you with smore ingredients!
Speaking of breakfast, hotel comes with complimentary breakfast which is actually quite a nice spread. It is continental but also had boiled eggs, yogurt with fruit in fancy jam jars, good bread from a local bakery and on some days even eggs and sausage.
I also took advantage of the Wednesday night communal chicken dinner. It was a nice experience and the food was delicious. It’s served family style with the 20-30 other guests which means you can eat as much or little as you want.
I wish I had a bigger appetite but couldn’t have more than one piece of the juicy, flavorful chicken. If you’re traveling solo and want some, but limited social interaction, this is a good alternative to eating at a bar or restaurant by yourself. The atmosphere is casual – no expectations of dressing up or formality.
Speaking of socializing, it’s a small hotel so interaction is inevitable. I’m a social person so met some really interesting people but I did not feel like anyone was pressuring me to socialize like you would encounter at a bed and breakfast.
About the rooms, the bedroom and bath are separated by only a stone wall (but the toilet has its own room) which I didn’t have a problem with but if you’re looking for more of a traditional hotel, might not be your style. The bed was big and pretty comfortable but I imagine the mattress needs to be replaced soon.
My room came with a trough tub which I actually used. Not sure that it was better than a normal tub but great for the gram. It’s also very dimly lit which was a bit annoying but I didn’t spend a lot of time in the room. I loved the fact that there is a private patio that I thought would let me sunbath without feeling exposed to other guests.
How much does a room costs at Sparrows Lodge ?
Prices start 210$/night for Deluxe Studio.
Located poolside, this air-conditioned studio is styled in modern décor and provides a spacious seating area and free WiFi. Free toiletries are provided in the en suite bathroom.
Where to book online – Sparrows Lodge – Gay Friendly Hotels Palm Springs CA – you can find the best hotels deals in Palm Springs during Palm Springs Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Palm Springs on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Palm Springs California
Situated in Palm Springs, Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel features a year-round outdoor pool. The hotel has a sun terrace and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Private parking is available on site.
All units have a private bathroom featuring plush bathrobes and luxury toiletries, with some featuring a Spa Bath. All rooms also come equipped with a yoga mat. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. A flat-screen TV is offered.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Guests can enjoy complimentary coffee in the morning and a social hour in the evening. There is also an on-site fitness centre.
Close to eateries on a downtown street with views of the San Jacinto Mountains, this chic hotel is 3 minutes’ walk from the Palm Springs Art Museum and 2 miles from Palm Springs International Airport.
Sophisticated rooms come with Wi-Fi access, flat-screens, minibars and yoga mats. Upgraded rooms and suites add mountain views, soaking tubs and/or sitting areas; some provide sofa beds. In-room spa treatments are available.
There are regular evening socials, as well as 2 restaurants – 1 serving Mediterranean fare – and 2 bars (1 rooftop with mountain views). Other amenities consist of a gym, and an outdoor pool with sun loungers.
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The hotel itself is striking – a beautiful art-deco-style building (perfectly complementing some of the surrounding properties), with gorgeous interiors. The rooms are beautiful, spacious and well-appointed. I was lucky enough to have a corner room which was stunning. Unfortunately there is a lot of noise in the morning from garbage/delivery trucks on the surrounding side streets, but I guess that’s the trade-off of a central hotel!
The rooftop pool is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! It’s the perfect place to cool down in the hot sun. On first impression, the whole area feels very exclusive – verging on pretentious – but in reality its actually very relaxed and comfortable. The bar staff are attentive and friendly without being overbearing. And the drinks were reasonably-priced for a hotel bar.
The main drawback for this hotel is the mandatory daily resort fee. Room rates, IMO, should incorporate the hotel’s facilities. However, I believe this may be an IHG policy. It’s quite a pricey hotel already so be sure to factor-in the additional resort fees when budgeting. At the time of my stay the fee was $40 per day.
There is apparently free coffee available before 9am (too early for me!) and a wine social each day, 5-6pm. As a solo traveller, it was great to sit and chat to other guests in the lobby over a complimentary glass (or two) of wine.
The location is great – walking distance to the main shopping/dining area. There are some great bars and restaurants nearby (favourites of mine: Pinocchio in the Desert for bottomless champagne brunch, Village Pub for lively beers in the evening, and Las Casuelas Terraza for awesome food and frozen margaritas!)
Special shout-out to the staff at the hotel, who are all extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and they definitely enhanced my stay.
The Kimpton Rowan is incredible! The service from all team members was flawless. The rooms are beautifully designed. The restaurants, rooftop pool and all public spaces are beautiful. The hotel is perfectly located next to great restaurants and stores. Five stars and we will return soon.
Gorgeous property, stayed there with some friends for part of our girls trip. Great location, beautiful architecture and design. Did not have a chance to go the restaurant on property but did enjoy the rooftop pool area.
How much does a room costs at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel ?
This double room features a minibar, bathrobe and air conditioning.
Where to book online – Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Palm Springs California – you can find the best hotels deals in Palm Springs during Palm Springs Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Palm Springs on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. The Saguaro Palm Springs 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Palms Springs
Located in Palm Springs, this hotel offers a free transfer service to downtown Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Airport. Boasting on-site dining and a pool, all guest rooms include.
Each colourful room at The Saguaro features a 50″ flat-screen TV with cable channels. Toiletries and a hairdryer are provided in all en suite rooms. A small refrigerator is included.
Breakfast, brunch,dinner are served at El Jefe. It serves tequila and Mexican street food in a rustic, stylish cocktail bar. Rocco’s Electric also offers brunch on-site every day.
The Saguaro Palm Springs offers a bustling, vibrant pool party scene with weekend DJs and parties. The pool bar is stocked with breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks, plus fresh fruit punches and boozy frozen drinks.
A mile from the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, this lively, colorful hotel is 3 miles from downtown Palm Springs and 9 miles from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Featuring handcrafted Mexican furniture, the bright rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus sitting areas, and pool, mountain or city views. Most have balconies or patios. Suites add separate living rooms with sofas.
There’s a Mexican restaurant and an outdoor pool with a bar, as well as 2 hot tubs and a sundeck. Other amenities include a spa, a 24-hour gym and yoga sessions, along with bike rentals.
The room was large and nicely decorated with a small but private patio. The pool was insanely busy so I stayed away from there. I was surprised that they did offer gay porn packages on their television which I enjoyed very much.
Come to the Saguaro for a party! Get away from the city and feel like you’ve stayed at a party resort in Mexico or the Caribbean. Where this hotel shines are the planned activities that vary weekly in the enclosed courtyard and pool area. Hosting all sorts of ‘convention’ style themed parties this place has the formula down on how to entertain groups just looking to soak in the sun and a few cocktails while listening to beats from the hottest DJs.
And while many of my friends have assumed this is a ‘gay‘ property because of the well known #SummerTramp and #DesertHeat events that attract a large gay following I’ve stayed here during a female blogger weekend and for a bachelor party where the ratio of gay was inversed. This however had absolutely no bearing on much fun was being had poolside. Whatever the crowd, the staff here knows how to turn it out!
So before evaluating the quality of the hotel, contact the staff to find out what’s going on that weekend and make sure its entertainment you’d enjoy.
Service at the hotel is top notch, far above what you’d expect from the standard courtyard hotel. Of course this place has all the 4* amenities like gym, restaurant, room service, spa, etc but the focus is definitely on the weekend getaway experience. Rooms are large and bright with basic well maintained furnishings, great for a weekend of enjoying the town but not exactly a place you want to sit all day taking in the room amenities. It’s a comfy bed in a cool room when you need a break from the sun and ongoing party out in the courtyard.
The crowd here is a really interesting mix of young families + hot gay couples + hot lesbian couples + hot straight couples. Again, I’m cool with all types of situations, but keep this in mind for your own trip.
This hotel is not within walking distance of “downtown” Palm Springs. Rest assured that it is a 5 minute drive or shuttle (which they offer for free, every hour, on the hour to/from downtown in case you wanna get drunk!) Given that I’ve been to Palm Springs a few times, I don’t see this as a downside. The downtown, while very cute – is a one stop shop – it’s a 2-3 hour attraction on it’s own and that’s it. Nothing you really NEED to be near in order to enjoy yourselves.
We got a room with a pool view. I liked that it felt more private (as opposed to poolside rooms) and had a great perspective of the pool area. Our King size bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. I enjoyed the colorful rooms and color throughout the entire property. It feels like you’re going to have fun the moment you step into the lobby. It’s great for a romantic getaway or a fun weekend with friends.
How much does a room costs at The Saguaro Palm Springs ?
This suite features a balcony, seating area and bathrobe.
Where to book online – The Saguaro Palm Springs – Gay Friendly Hotels Palm Springs California – you can find the best hotels deals in Palm Springs during Palm Springs Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Palm Springs on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Korakia Pensione 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Palm Spring California
Situated in the heart of the southern California desert in Palm Springs, this Moroccan-inspired retreat features luxurious facilities and services at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. Free WiFi and parking are available.
Guests at Korakia will begin the day with a complimentary, full-cooked breakfast in the Moroccan courtyard. Relax with a classic book from the library lounge or explore downtown Palm Springs on one of the hotel’s complimentary weekend bicycles. In the afternoon, feel refreshed with the afternoon Moroccan tea service or enjoy nightly movies and refreshments.
Dating to 1924, this upscale hotel in a restored romantic villa is 2.5 miles from Palm Springs International Airport and 7 miles from Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
The stylish rooms and suites feature Moroccan or Mediterranean themes and come with wood or stone floors, free Wi-Fi, Middle Eastern light fixtures and antique furniture. Some quarters have 4-poster beds, wood beamed ceilings, kitchens, living areas, and/or balconies/terraces.
Cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, loaner bikes and parking are complimentary. There’s also an outdoor pool, a courtyard with fire pits & daybeds, bocce ball and yoga classes.
Korakai is spectacularly beautiful. The Moroccan design influence is gorgeous and sexy in an elegant way. The rooms (we had two different ones) are very comfortable. Spyros was a nice room. It was small, but really cute. It was particularly hot during our stay (116) and the air conditioner gave out, so we were moved to an amazing room, the Mykonos. Loved it! Would like to go back. Mykonos has a small kitchen with a stove and an oven. There was also a record player (!), which was fun, but two of the records were scratched and didn’t work at all.
Still, it was fun to have. The bed in that room is for giants. LOL. It’s SOO high and I’m not tall, so it was a challenge, however, it’s so pretty (a canopy bed), and comfortable one I hoisted myself up there, I didn’t mind. The Spyros room didn’t have a full length mirror, and I missed it. Mykonos did have one and it was especially pretty, stylish.
The pool on that side of property is perfect! The water was very clean and the temperature was just right. There are two pools and on the opposite side of the street they have a different pool that I didn’t use. The landscaping is so pretty. Lots of bougainvillea and native plant and they use Moroccan lanterns for decoration. At night there are candles and there’s a fire pit and fire wells that illuminate the pool.
Breakfast was divine! Dining on the pretty patio was a treat and the food was delicious. Very well presented, too. The service is impeccable. Everyone was friendly helpful. This place is extremely well run and their staff is excellent.
It is a true “experience” getaway. Unbelievable breakfast included in the Bed and Breakfast rate and enough beauty throughout to entertain even the most avid screen gazer. I think women especially love this hotel and its grounds because its a gentle and natural place. The bed was pure luxury, although that is the only piece of furniture that was not rickety and worn, also our bathroom had nowhere at all to set down even a toothbrush or to hang a towel up. The bathroom was a beautiful rustic stone room with a Japanese soaking tub. A visit to Spencer’s restaurant makes it nearly perfect.
This collection of buildings is either Mediterranean (one side of the street) or Moorish (on the side of the street nearer to the mountains). The Moorish/Moroccan building began life almost 100 years ago as the invention/creation of its Scottish artist/owner. Even by Palm Springs standards, the grounds are expansive and must have been very grand in its day.
A major plus is tht this set of buildings is located in the best neighborhood in Palm Springs: the historic Tennis Club district. The setting is very nice, and it is such a short walk to the major draw of Palm Canyon Drive and all the restaurant and shopping experiences one could want.
The mood is set early upon arrival; no telephones, televisions, and no amplified music (other than what the resort provides). It is quite peaceful and relaxing.
Internet line speed is quite poor in the rooms. Go to the Moroccan building’s library for a better chance to stay online.
The pool on the Moroccan side is heated to 95 degrees and the pool on the Mediterranean side is 85 degrees. The pools are open 24 hours a day. Bocce ball on the Med side; fire pit, comfy benches, and water fall on the Moorish side. Even in January (it does get pretty cold in the desert), the fire pit heats the area up. It was a popular place for evening gatherings.
We stayed in the Moroccan “Bedouin Suite” for a couple of days. It is impressive how much (and how extensively) natural stone is used absolutely everywhere, inside and out. It sets the mood nicely. The walls, walking surfaces, showers in the room, all stone.
Attractive trellises are covered in what must be colorful bougainvillea in the summer (not so much in January). Many nice touches (hanging Moroccan lanterns, outdoor day beds, etc.) reinforce the whole experience.
The “Bedouin Suite” of rooms really was more primitive than we were expecting, however. We placed a request for this room because it was equipped with a stove. It was inoperable. The manager tried to light it, we tried to light it, and it got to the point where we felt we would blow up ourselves (and everyone else) in a pyroclastic explosion so we abandoned that effort. No microwave either. The kitchen is set on a slightly raised wooden floor and all the cabinets are empty except for a silverware drawer with 2 of everything (and one really huge butcher knife), and we found 2 plates and 2 bowls, also a pot and a pan for the stove (which was a true antique). The kitchen did have a refrigerator and a sink, though. After a full day of driving, we had planned on eating in our room rather than go out. The manager did take our dinner over to the staff kitchen and microwaved it for us (which we appreciated).
Our shower was a stone rock cave with no light. It was small and we used the bathroom sink for a soap and shampoo holder. The second day, the large stone tub with overhead rain shower (and a light) was a better option.
The bed was attractive, set into a little curved alcove with a light overhead. The raised platform (on which the comfy and attractively made-up bed) sat was about 26″ high and, unless you are 6’3″ tall, I would recommend you either master the Fosbury Flop (google this, it is a high jump technique) or put a chair on the side of the bed.
The living room furniture really wasn’t very comfortable. The fireplace is wood burning so I would recommend you pack along a fire log so you can get the big pieces of wood started (no starter logs in the room). The heating is provided by 2 mini-splits (remotes provided for starting them) and they do a very good job of heating things up.
Breakfasts were very nice. One day it was french toast, the other day huevos rancheros. Dining is outside in the courtyard of the Moroccan building. It is pretty cold in January. Wear jackets. Eat quickly. We wondered what the B&B does when it rains.
The staff and everyone we met were always and at all times friendly, helpful, and courteous.
We’ve spent time in various European lodgings and sometimes it tested our limits of patience, but by maintaining a sense of humor and using creativity we could overcome obstacles. This is sort of like that. It should be appreciated for being a really unique experience. Adapt to it.
How much does a room costs at Korakia Pensione ?
This is a large, sunny, upper-level suite with extraordinary views of the mountains, pool and courtyard. The suite has a private stairwell, a large living room, a king bed, a private balcony and a full kitchen.
Where to book online – Korakia Pensione – Gay Friendly Hotels Palm Springs CA – you can find the best hotels deals in Palm Springs during Palm Springs Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Palm Springs on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.