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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 #16 of 69 hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
ncouple New York
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at Desert Sun on our third visit to Desert Sun. People were very polite and sociable. Our first visit was my wife's first clothing optional experience. It was such a positive experience she wanted to return. Since then we have visited several other clothing optional venues. Without a doubt Desert Sun has been the most... More

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Paso Robles, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed in a courtyard room this visit which was o.k.. The room was comfortable and generally quiet but still close to the activity pool. The only downside was we payed extra for a full kitchen and while the kitchen was there, there were a few issues the resort needs to clean up. First, we are vegans and the first... More

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Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Desert Sun for our 25th Anniversary. We had our first visit here for my 66th birthday in February 2013 (and our first clothing optional experience). I recommended it at that time on Tripadvisor. This latest visit in April 2014 is our now our fourth time at DSR. The heart and soul of Desert Sun... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have been here 3 times before and it truly an incredible place to visit. I have went as a couple, a single male, and this time I managed to talk 3 (2 females, 1 male) of my friends to go for their first experience. They were all pretty nervous, but It was pretty awesome how they adapted to the... More

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Pasadena, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

...because of the praise, but--I assure you--it is not. I am a patron. Desert Sun gets five stars because it provides a great service; namely, a larger and more upscale nudist resort than usual where the emphasis is on nudism, not friskiness. It is the only nudist option for single men in the area, and a safe place for single... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We booked DSR for four nights and we was so happy there, that we stayed one more. It is a beautiful place with beautiful atmosphere. No overcrowded. Great people are there. If you love quiet place with freedom natural feeling and want to relax, definitely go there. The resort is walking distance from palm Springs downtown and other attractions. Restaurant... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

First off, the grounds at this place were really well maintained, everything was super clean and beautiful. We'd never been to a resort before this as we were worried we'd be bored laying around doing nothing for a couple of days, but it turns out this place was very relaxing. We felt comfortable immediately and never felt self concious. We... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The facilities are nice, but the hotel rooms needed an update, which I just happened. The pools and grounds are beautiful. It is a nice feature that it is so close to downtown Palm Springs and the shops and some really good restaurants. That location makes up somewhat for the limited hours of the restaurant and bar. You can only... More

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Springfield, Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Arriving at the airport on an afternoon the 90 degree heat was just what I was wanting. The cab ride from the airport was $18 not including tip. Tony at the front desk was professional, friendly and cheerfully answered all my questions. The entire staff were exceptional. My room looked as though it had recently been renovated. The lush towels... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Green Hotel in Palm Springs #13 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
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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 
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