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Desert Sun Resort

3.0 of 5 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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Annandale, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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119 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We arrived at the resort around 9:30pm and the front desk got us checked in and into our room very quickly. We had a 2BR condo with a garden view. The resort is extremely clean and very beautiful. The guests were also wonderful. We spent the first day at and in the quiet pool with only 1 other couple most... More 

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So. California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at Desert Sun Resort, Oct 10 thru 12. It was the third visit here and we both think it was the best yet. Since it was our third time at Desert Sun we knew what to expect. The resort did not fail to meet expectations! We did notice the new furnishings in the chaparral... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is our 5th stay at Desert sun. My wife and I love this place. All the staff are great, the mangers ( Michale and Teresa ) are by far the best mangers of any resort we have ever been at. We rate this place a 10 for cleanliness and for the beauty of the grounds. If you ever plan... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Over the Labor Day weekend my wife and I celebrated our fifth anniversary of going to Desert Sun Resort. On our first visit, my wife was very anxious about being at a Naturist resort and was on the verge of wanting to go home after we arrived. I told her we would spend the night and leave in the morning.... More 

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1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have been to nudist resorts in the past in Australia so are used to the friendly, relaxed lifestyle and are quite comfortable with being in a nudist environment. This was also the second time we have stayed at the Desert Sun, and while I agree with the other reviewers that the accomodations are clean we found them to be... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I just returned from five days at the desert Sun Resort. This was our seventh there, and we continue to be impressed with the comfortable accommodations, cleanliness of the rooms, beautiful grounds and excellent food and service at the Desert Sun Cafe. There is very little staff turnover, which adds a personal touch to returning guest. If... 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*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Desert Sun Hotel Palm Springs
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Palm Springs
#14 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs

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