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An oasis of tranquility

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

I have been coming to this small boutique hotel since 2004. It is a cut above all the other clothing optional resorts in the Warm Sands area of Palm Springs. It has 10 suites and 1 room; two swimming pools and a hot tub;beautifully maintained patio landscaping. The clientele reflects an international mix of sophisticated gay men. Breakfast and lunch are included in the room price.

Booking ahead is highly recommended.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Warm welcomes and luxury accommodations await.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

The Hacienda is a secluded single level hotel a few blocks from the main restaurant area of Palm Springs. Upon entering the front door to the compound, I notice a glistening blue pool and spa. (Can’t wait to jump in). We are warmly greeted by the host of the show who is absolutely lovely and takes care to show us around of the facilities. Each of the rooms overlooks one of the 2 pools with floor to ceiling windows, so, no matter which room you get, you will feel like you are in your own luxury apartment with pool view. All of the staff are super friendly and welcoming. One major bonus is that lunch is served by the pool, and it is a sensational selection of options including a big juicy salmon on a big lovely salad. We bought our own bottle of wine from the local wine shop to enjoy while we ate in front of the pool. Everything is relaxed, we just totally enjoyed the down time, taking in a DVD from the huge selection, swimming and overall just relaxing.

Highly recommend everything about The Hacienda at Warm Springs.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

One of the best Inn I have ever stayed in!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

I travel a lot and this was by far one of the best places I have stayed. The rooms, the amenities, 2 meals a day, the pools/hot tub, the grounds and location are all first class. Most of all the staff are the most accommodating, friendly and truly concerned I have run into.

We had a problem with our internet and they kept us up on the status of the repairs hourly and offered to move our room if they could not fix the problem. It was fixed and they presented us with a nice bottle of wine for our troubles.

Truly this has got to be one of the top rated resorts in Palm Springs.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

The Perfect Spot

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Look no further…this in indeed it! We can think of no better place to stay in the desert. Everything was perfect…from the kind hosts to the excellent and lavish breakfast buffet to the wonderful suites (Number 3, here) completely equipped with even an ironing board, iron, and yoga mats. The bath and kitchen area were also generously supplied. Perfectly perfect in every way as someone once so perfectly remarked.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Perfect in each and every way!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Think this was my 4th visit to The Hacienda. I was welcomed like an old friend. I love the staff here. The Grand Deluxe Suite is just wonderful! It has everything you could want. I stayed for a week, but wish I could have stayed longer. I’ve never felt so relaxed and pampered in my life! The Hacienda is all about attention to detail, and they’ve got it down to a T. Can’t wait to go back. By FAR my fav gay resort in the world, and I’ve been to a few!

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

August Hot Nights Palm Springs

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Guest Picture of West Pool

This was our first time visit to this resort, it was selected for us by a friend. We stayed there on weekdays (M-F). The initial reaction to entering the resort was wow, nice! The junior suite #4 was attractive, clean, very comfortable. Lots of space and storage. The AC was fantastic and much needed. The pool area was very relaxing, clean, always well maintained. The staff was superb and efficient. Breakfast and lunch were served and very yummy. The shower was fantastic and large. The view around the pool was very scenic.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Work Get Away

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

We actually stayed here mid week thru weekend while still having to do some work (we are both self employed) As always, the staff was exceptional in meeting our needs and expectations and our time not working was the full relaxation we needed to regroup. The accommodations were clean as was the pool – crystal clear and clean. Thank you Jim & Maurice and your exceptional staff.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

An amazing hotel….an unforgettable experience!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The Hacienda at Warm Sands is a true gem of a resort. To say that the experience there is phenomenal would be an understatement. This was our first trip to the resort, and we were blown away. It is absolutely crystal clear that the resort has thought through their guests’ needs, and put a lot of effort and time into making sure there are no hiccups in their guests’ stay.

The Grounds:
The resort is comprised of about 10 rooms split between two pool areas and connected via a breezeway (where breakfast is served during mornings). We stayed in the front half of the resort, but both sections have a large pool. The front area by the main door has a jacuzzi as well as a fireplace for the cooler evenings. The back area has a relaxing water fountain in addition to the pool. The entire resort is landscaped beautifully, and most days I would just sit on one of the lounge chairs and watch the hummingbirds fly through, or hear the distant chirping of birds while listening to the soothing sounds of the music over their speaker system. There is also a free guest laundry (complete with supplies) so you don’t have to take dirty clothes back home.

The Rooms:
We stayed in a Deluxe Suite (free upgrade from a Junior Suite). It had a separate living/dining area, kitchen area, and bedroom. It felt like we stayed in an apartment versus a resort. The room was decorated and designed by the owners themselves, boasting an eclectic style of furniture which I absolutely loved. We were greeted with a basket of treats that included granola bars, popcorn, mixed snacks, fresh fruit and water upon entering our room, which came in handy because we got into the area later in the evening and wanted a quick nibble before doing anything else. It was my partner’s birthday and upon our arrival, we found a lovely bottle of wine to celebrate his birthday. The bathroom was stocked full of thoughtful items like mouthwash, lens cleaners and quality soaps and lotions and all of the products were L’Occitane. The bedroom had ample space to spread out our luggage.

Pillow problem? No problem! If you like to be able to pick out the level of firmness of your pillows (I like mine with a bit more sturdiness), the Hacienda has you covered. They have a pillow menu for guests, and the staff provided us with our additional pillows quickly.

Food:
They have an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, all included in the price. The breakfast is usually a buffet with an assortment of pastries, bagels, ham and cheese, yogurts, cereals, boiled eggs and other delightful sundries. We’ve stayed at a couple of other locations in the past, but none provided the quality of breakfast items that the Hacienda did.

The lunch is a special list of items curated by the resort owners and catered through a local restaurant, the Manhattan in the Desert. We tried several options during our stay, and not one of them disappointed us. My partner has a couple of dietary restrictions, and we were able to provide requests to the staff who accommodated them happily. Quick side note, because we tend to forget things, we set a reminder to fill out our lunch order while we were having breakfast. The staff needs a wee bit of time to place the order to make sure it’s ready and delivered to you by lunch. Even the lunch forms were personalized with our names on them….how thoughtful!!!

Staff:
I cannot say enough about how wonderful the entire staff were. They’re quick to respond on any of your needs, chat with you if you like to strike up a conversation, or give you your space to relax if that’s what you want. We love making new friends, and enjoyed chatting with them every day. They are incredibly helpful with recommendations on restaurants and places to check out, and will call to make reservations for you if you like. They even have an extensive library of movies and games you can borrow in the main office. If you want something less “low key,” they have a list of activities and goings-on in the Palm Springs area. We never once felt like the staff didn’t go out of their way to make us feel at home. We also had the incredible pleasure of meeting the resort owners, Maurice and Jim, during our stay. They are truly an inspirational couple and we loved chatting with both of them while we were there and very happy we got to know them better.

Overall, this is the only place we will stay going forward in PS and Maurice and Jim have made friends for life. Thank you guys for such an amazing experience.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Best Gay Resort Anywhere!

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

My husband and I have stayed at the Hacienda once before and we were happy to return. This resort is the cleanest, prettiest, most nicely decorated, and best service of any gay hotel that we’ve ever stayed in. Their attention to detail is far superior than any other gay resort in the Palm Springs area. We look forward to returning to the Hacienda again sometime soon!…. (the bed, sheets, pillows were all excellent).

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Surpassed Expectations!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

We were surprised other specialty resorts had surpassed Hacienda as #1 (on Trip Advisor) but we decided to take a chance. Don’t be mislead, this is a top choice.
Great staff+ Great rooms, love the cleanliness and luxuries like L’occitane shampoos, creams
Great patio, quite sophisticated. Nice to have a ‘free’ lunch- you can have them store in the room fridge until you finish your hike
perfect for couples . A swim at midnight with a view of the moon and stars.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com