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.

Desert Sun Resort

Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Hotel website
1533 Chaparral Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Formerly Desert Shadows Resort)
Offers & Announcements
First Time Visitors Sale
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Desert Sun Resort
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Desert Sun Resort
Write a Review

216 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    151
    46
    12
    5
    2
See reviews for
3
174
15
4
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (50)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (216)
  • Mar-May only
    (65)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (44)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (74)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (33)
All months
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 !

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Oceanside, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Alberta
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Gilbert, Arizona
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Oslo, Norway
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
23 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
LOS ANGELES
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Orange County, California
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Louisville, Kentucky
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

18 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay