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Desert Sun Resort

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1533 Chaparral Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Formerly Desert Shadows Resort)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was headed to Coachella Festival....went to hotels.com to book a room where we could dwell in the sun before heading out in the desert. What hotels.com did not inform, was that is is a all nude hotels, and that you can not enter the pools area and Public Spaces With cloths on. So please. Let People know before they do... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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202 reviews 202 reviews
18 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a natural way to enjoy Palm Springs, this is it: quiet, peaceful, private. The ONLY goal one should have when visiting this place is relaxation. Conveniently located within walking distance of main street and its varied shopping and dining establishments, this property is a truly a hidden gem. Bring a book. Take a nap in... More 

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LOS ANGELES
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was slightly skeptical, but I had a nice visit at the resort. The grounds were very well maintained and the conversations were very lively and almost everyone was uber friendly. I met a nice couple from the state of Washington and a rowdy couple from Canada-rowdy in a good way. I will definitely return....without a doubt. After dark at... More 

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Orange County, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DSR is most definitely our home away from home. It gives us a chance to lose the kids for a bit, unwind, and have some fun! We tried other C/O places in Palm Springs but nothing comes close to this property. The people we meet there is what really makes it special. I know there are reviewers that claim it's... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'll start by sharing the negative -- this ain't no party place. Having said that, this is really Heaven on Earth. If you want to de-stress, go to Desert Sun Resort. Really. If you want to truly relax -- naked -- go to this place. This is a place where couples can connect without worry about who the hell is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a Wed and immediately felt welcome. Hotel / pool was not too crowded. It got full for Fri / Sat. They had activities for St. Patrick's Day, which was nice touch. Other couples were friendly and easy to talk to. The rooms are fairly basic but have been updated and are nice since most of the time... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

While our home is being hit with record cold we are basking in the Palm Springs sunshine. We have met some wonderful people here. The conversation in the hot tub is sparkling with the exciting experiences of a Coast Guard captain, a retired mogul in the network industry, a newly wed couple spending the first night of their honeymoon here,... More 

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North Dakota
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135 reviews 135 reviews
119 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was our second stay and we found it to be more enjoyable this time. Our first visit was over a major holiday weekend and the resort was full. A lot of the crowd seemed to know each other and we found the atmosphere to be a little "cliquey". This time was completely different--a smaller crowd and most of the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We just left Desert Sun and we were both sad to leave. We are new to the clothing optional resorts so I was a little nervous about what to expect. After about five minutes all my fears were set aside, everyone was so nice. What a relaxing weekend we had! The grounds are beautiful we walked around and it just... More 

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Cedar Park TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I wrote a review of DSR back in February based solely on a day visit. Since then my wife and I returned for a 5 night stay in mid October and then I returned a couple of weeks later by myself for a 2 night stay while in the area on business. Had a great stay both times. Nice, friendly... More 

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