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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 #15 of 69 hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
28 helpful votes 28 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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