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Renton, Washington
Reviewed 26 February 2013

My wife and I spent a week here for our 15th wedding anniversary. What an amazing place! We haven't been that relaxed in years. The amazing staff (Thanks Teresa!) are on hand to help and made our stay perfect. The Desert Sun Resort is the perfect place to just sit back and soak up some sun in a safe and...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 18 February 2013

This was a first time experience for my husband and myself. It was my 66th birthday, and what a memorable one! From the manager Michael, to the front desk staff, to Chef Roberto, to the cleaning and maintenance staff, we were made to feel comfortable and welcome from the minute we arrived. Everyone was very professional and respectful. Behavioral expectations...

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8Thank bettysbest
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Desert Sun is a lovely oasis in Palm Springs. We have stayed there twice, and each time find new things to appreciate. The location is terrific, the maintenance of its gardens, pools, and rooms is wonderful. The staff are very nice. Nothing is too much trouble.For instance, on our latest visit, one staff member overheard me say I'd love a...

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5Thank OZZIETRAVELLER2013
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 7 February 2013

This was the first time that myself and a friend of mine have went to this type of resort. Michael , the manager, gave us a tour and eased all our concerns. Within 10 minutes we were both down at the pool and making new friends. We stayed at the Hotel and it was very clean, the beds were comfy,...

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7Thank Dale689
Bixby, Oklahoma
Reviewed 25 January 2013

really enjoyed our trip. Relaxing,good food, nice grounds and pools. Just watch the top step of the main hotel since the steps are uneven.Be sure to get on the bridge. You can't get to the homes accress the bridge. if we go back I would like to stay in a condo.

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9Thank Art B
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 January 2013

This is the ideal weekend get away from Los Angeles. Pack light because you are naked 24/7 if you like. 3 pools, 2 jacuzzis, tennis court, restaurant and bar. Drinks delivered to the pool. We have met wonderful people and the service is great. They want to please. If you like, dress and walk down to the main Blvd but...

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5Thank TravelerVII
Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 7 January 2013

After reading the “Lost it’s Soul” review I am obliged to put forth our views of the New Year’s Eve gala. We have attended the event for several years running now and this was in our opinion the finest one to date. Moreover, the other four couples at our table all of which were multiple time attendees as well shared...

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9Thank Al L
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 January 2013

We recently visited desert sun resort. The grounds are very well kept with swimming pools, hot tub and tennis court. It's very enjoyable to do nude sun bathing. However, we were quite disappointed by the quality of the room. We were first assigned to a room (pool side) with very musty and stinky smells. Luckily later in the night, April...

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2Thank Amy S
desertsunps, Owner at Desert Sun Resort, responded to this review

I am very glad that you enjoyed your visit. I am sorry that you were unhappy with the sheets but you should be happy to hear that that we ordered new bedding for all the hotel rooms last month and we are just waiting for delivery. At Desert Sun Resort, we care about the guest’s experience and we continue to...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 January 2013

So many changes, not all for the good. I have been going there since the early 2000s. I have seen it change hands a few times. I have seen good people leave and have found that not all the replacements fully understand what the hospitality business is about. The place has gone from "we're happy to serve you" to "You...

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desertsunps, Owner at Desert Sun Resort, responded to this review

This report was written by a person who was banned for “conduct” on New Years from the resort. We will still take the time to address the “concerns”: Desert Sun Resort has had very little staff turnover, with the exception of the restaurant, which is normal for any restaurant business. Excluding the restaurant, we have had less than 5% turnover...

Beverly Hills, California
Reviewed 27 November 2012

We are regular guests at this beautiful resort and stay here on business trips to the desert. The pools are sparkling clean as are the hot tubs. The grounds are the nicest of any clothing optional resort in the desert. The rooms, however, are getting stale, smelly and old. Though I know we did not come to stay in the...

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desertsunps, Owner at Desert Sun Resort, responded to this review

Alan, Thank you for your posting. We appreciate you for taking the time to share your experience. These postings justify our most recent actions. We agree with you that our new cleaning solution was leaving a smell in the hotel rooms. Our housekeeping crew was trying a new cleaning agent that was recommended by our vendor, Waxie. Since your stay,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience Palm Springs in Au Naturel Luxury. 3 Swimming pools, 2 jacuzzis, tennis court, restaurant on site, spa, fire pit, night club. Try clothing optional freedom in a beautiful natural setting with waterfalls, flowers, streams and lots of trees. Minutes from airport and downtown Palm Springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Sun Resort

Address: 1533 N Chaparral Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4601 (Formerly Desert Shadows Resort)
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Sun Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Desert Sun Hotel Palm Springs
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Palm Springs
#12 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The courtyard rooms are the best!!”
 of 5 bubbles nascarbilly, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Courtyard rooms were newly remodeled with great showers and microwave and refrigerator”
 of 5 bubbles TravelerVII, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are quietest, balcony hotel gives a view of fun activities”
 of 5 bubbles davidp222, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“This is clothes optional. My friend didn't dress down, but enjoyed the quiet and quaint landscaped areas. But one needs to take the plunge.”
 of 5 bubbles UT-Scott, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms tend to be more quiet, but next time we are just as likely to stay poolside.”
 of 5 bubbles LoveSunTA, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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