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Desert Sun Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1533 Chaparral Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Formerly Desert Shadows Resort)
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Ranked #19 of 69 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
David B San Diego, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the Labor Day weekend my wife and I celebrated our fifth anniversary of going to Desert Sun Resort. On our first visit, my wife was very anxious about being at a Naturist resort and was on the verge of wanting to go home after we arrived. I told her we would spend the night and leave in the morning.... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to nudist resorts in the past in Australia so are used to the friendly, relaxed lifestyle and are quite comfortable with being in a nudist environment. This was also the second time we have stayed at the Desert Sun, and while I agree with the other reviewers that the accomodations are clean we found them to be... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from five days at the desert Sun Resort. This was our seventh there, and we continue to be impressed with the comfortable accommodations, cleanliness of the rooms, beautiful grounds and excellent food and service at the Desert Sun Cafe. There is very little staff turnover, which adds a personal touch to returning guest. If... More

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vancouver island
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a picky guy and usually I find something to complaint about. But not this time ! This place is absolutely beautiful, very well maintained, management (hi Mike!) and staff are very friendly and helpful. Not to mention a location itself- very close to everything and secluded at the same time. Just for curiosity I went to check a similar... More

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Las Vegas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from our 4th visit to Desert Sun this year, and the review title goes a long way toward explaining why we come back. We make it a point to come on those weekends when there is a Friday or Saturday night dance in the Bare Buns night club, which in our case was Valentine's day, Memorial day,... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall okay. The rooms could use a little updating. The cockroach that showed up in the bathroom needs to find a new home. The outside grounds are georgeous. We enjoyed the stroll around the grounds at night.

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Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Be sure to check the bedding sheets when you check into your room or at least before going to bed. You would not want to experience what we did! It put a damper on our 4 day visit. We will not be back

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Orange County, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

So far three trips this summer and we just can't get enough! We have more planned! Went for my boyfriend's birthday after not having been for 9 months and were greeted like old friends - Michael (who is a gem) even gave us a fun little gift for the BF's birthday. And Amanda is always a star, she even pinch... More

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Edmonton, AB
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After joining the club for $10 on check in, we opted on room 53 in the Chapparel building. Ashley greeted us and introduced us to the manager, Michael. He patiently showed us several rooms and the property on whole. He even gave us 10% off on the room to seal the deal. We only thought we would visit as "day... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We spent 4 nights (Sun - Wed) at Desert Sun Resort at the end of jun for part of our nakation. Desert Sun Resort is just like any other modern hotel except its clothing optional. We stayed in one of the Chaparral rooms. Room is small compared to standard hotels in a similar price range. Floor is carpet except in... More

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Address: 1533 Chaparral Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Formerly Desert Shadows Resort)
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Sun Resort 3*
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