We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 69 Palm Springs hotels

Desert Sun Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1533 Chaparral Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Formerly Desert Shadows Resort)
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Offers & Announcements
2 for 1 Day Pass Offer
Save Saved
You added Desert Sun Resort to your Saves list
Desert Sun Resort
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Expedia.com Tingo.com Venere.com
and 3 more sites!
Ranked #17 of 69 hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2013
GreenLeadersGold level
A recent review
Write a Review

185 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (39)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Surrey, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an awesome room looking over the golf course and all the birds were chirping, nice experience to wake up to. Fabulous resort, rooms huge and all the amenities close by. Beautiful grounds, never did golf there, but lots of others were constantly using the beautiful course

Was this review helpful? Yes
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kansas City, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Springfield, Oregon
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
San Diego, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were a little nervous but didn't need to be. Within 10 minutes we felt comfortable, the staff was very helpful and all the guests were nice and polite. The grounds are beautiful and our room was clean and comfortable. I loved the heated salt-water pool. The resturant was crowded, so service was a little slow, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Kihei, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners have really improved the facilities and grounds from years ago. The hotel rooms are dated, small but clean. Did not eat at the cafe. The grounds are beautiful and there are quiet area that you can find if the 80s music by the main pool gets to be too much. Noisy rooms at night.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
desertsunps, Owner at Desert Sun Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing how nice the facilities and grounds are. Since we purchased the property six years ago, we have consistently improved the beautiful grounds that are guests have become accustomed to. We are the only West Coast nudist resort that offers our guest three swimming pools and two Jacuzzis to choose from every day! For many of our... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times, and it always seems the front desk gets messed up. This time we were double charged and treated like it was our fought. The couple we were with were also double charged. Everything was straightened out, but why does it happen. I think the system is a little outdated. The grounds are very well... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
desertsunps, Owner at Desert Sun Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give your report of your recent trip to Desert Sun Resort. We take your comments about being “double charged” very seriously. This is the first time in the past six years that we have heard a guest complain about being “double charged” so we, as resort owners, immediately pulled your folio to investigate... More

Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My wife was unable to be with me for this trip. The resort still made me feel welcome for my one week stay. I truly LOVED the pools and surroundings. All the pools and hot tubs are top notch. All staff and grounds people were friendly and nice to chat with. The rooms in the Chaparral Hotel are a little... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
desertsunps, Owner at Desert Sun Resort, responded to this review

Hi Bruce, Thank you for the nice review. I agree with you that there is no better way to relax than to try vacationing naked! I just want to assure guests that photos are never allowed at our resort unless accompanied by management. Our GM was nice enough to oversee that these pictures taken were of the property only and... More

Cedar Park TX
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Southern California last week from Texas. We stopped in here for a day visit only so this review is based solely on that. We didn't stay the night or eat in the restaurant so I can't comment on those. We're experienced nudists, belong to a club in Texas and have been to Club Orient... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We spent 4 days at Desert Sun for the New Year. We decided to rent a 1 bedroom condo instead of a hotel room for the advantage of a kitchen and 2 way fireplace for the bedroom and living room. Holidays are always fun, with bigger crowds and the hotels specials for each holiday. The New Years celebration was fun... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 16

Been to Desert Sun Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

  • Very nice(4)
  • Hot tub(4)
  • Quiet pool(3)

Additional Information about Desert Sun Resort

Address: 1533 Chaparral Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Formerly Desert Shadows Resort)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Palm Springs
#15 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Sun Resort 3*
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. AANR and TNS affiliated- minutes from airport and downtown Palm Springs. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Tingo, Venere, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Desert Sun Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Desert Sun Hotel
Desert Sun Hotel Palm Springs

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Desert Sun Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.