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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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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite c/o resorts. This is by far the best we have encountered in Palm Springs. The grounds are clean and spacious. There are three different, depending on whether you want active or quiet. The rooms are comfortable and many have been recently updated. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is close to downtown... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a few nights here and thoroughly enjoyed the people and the surroundings. Enjoyed the tennis courts and the social aspect. Well situated close to town and other amenities. We tried the tow other nearby c/o places for a night each but they really do not compare. Should mention that compared to the other places the there was a... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a great extended weekend at the Desert Sun and couldn't be happier with our experience. It was a wonderful opportunity to relax au natural in a safe, clean environment that catered well to our expectations. Whether one wants to actively socialize with other guests or simply relax in shaded solitude with a book and blackberry vojito,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are married, in our early 40s and this was our first clothing optional experience. We came Father's Day Wknd and it was very quiet. Maybe saw 15 couples over the 72 hours we were there. We read many reviews so we felt we knew what to expect at DPR. STAFF & PEOPLE All interactions with hotel staff was flawless... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Desert Sun is a great resort. My main complaint is that there is too little shade from the blazing sun, and guests huddle in what shade there is. The pool has almost no shade. Some moveable areas of shade cloth would make a great improvement

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

doesn't get much better ..this is paradise. A place where you you can drop the prudy victorian inhibitions of society and get back to nature and get a great all over tan. Food, drinks and service is awesome. Its a place you'll look forward to visiting on a regular basis. Its a 5 star !

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Oceanside, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

DSR has 3 pools, 2 hot tubs. And you can always drag a chairs off to a spot of your chooseing. We have always stayed in the Chaparral rooms. They are horel rooms and just fine for what they are. If go and complain about these rooms, you are spending too much time in them. What did you go for?... More 

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Alberta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First time at a nude resort. All employees and guest made us feel comfortable. Grounds are kept really clean. The salt pool and hot tub are really a great addition for people that do not like chlorine. Looking foward for our next trip in July.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was my 6th visit or so. I went as a couple this time, but have gone as a single male, and I had met a lot of people the year before and 18 of us came back for a little reunion. That is what makes this resort, is the people that go there and work there. Yes its a... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stopped in Palm Springs for two nights on our travels. We had an upstairs room which was basic but very clean. It was all we needed as we don't need many bells and whistles. My only complaint is the noisy AC unit. Holly cow. Sounds like a rock grinder. I will be back but hope that is fixed next... More 

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