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Pura Vida Palm Springs

589 South Grenfall Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
dickjacques Ellington, Connecticut
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ellington, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My spouse and I recently spent a very relaxing and splendid honeymoon respite at the beautiful Pura Vida Resort. The owners, David & Peter are truly such gracious hosts; and the wonderful staff...Steven, Glenn, Mark, David, and Sargon were always doing their very best to make us comfortable plus being attentive to any request. The cleanliness and high quality of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatlively New, I believe? The regular (standard? not sure their name for it) room was OUTSTANDING! Huge room, shower large enough for four people (kidding), boutique English cosmetics (Mouton Brown), gas fireplace. The pool and jacuzzi are immaculate. The breakfast delicious. Can't praise it enough. Because of other nights in LA and Topanga Canyon (a last-minute Thanksgiving trip), as well... More

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Denver, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I chose this hotel largely based on the ratings and reviews of the others in the area. We were NOT disappointed. From the moment we arrived (way earlier than the posted check-in time) we could not have been treated nicer than we were. The Manager, Steven, was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He was apologetic that... More

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DavidR_PeterH, Owner at Pura Vida Palm Springs, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, we sincerely appreciate it as so many travelers these days use reviews for making their vacation choices. When I remodeled Pura Vida, I designed the layout of the rooms to be as diverse as possible in size and layout. Rooms sizes range from approximately 300sf for a Standard King to a very large 550sf... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We've stayed in several places in Palm Springs, but this one is the best. Very clean and well kept property with large rooms. Staff are all great and really friendly. Morning breakfast was basic but good. The only thing they could do is give that a bit more variety. Stay here.

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DavidR_PeterH, Owner at Pura Vida Palm Springs, responded to this review

Peter & I both thank you for your great review. We of course are biased, but we think it's the best resort also. We have already won awards for being the best gay resort in Palm Springs as evidenced by our 2013 Five Palms Award and 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. We would love to expand our breakfast menu... More

Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

An impeccable, low key resort in the heart of Palm Springs's cruisy gay area. I loved the hot tub, comfy beds and the luxurious open shower with Molton Brown toiletries. I also liked the fact bikes were available to ride into downtown and that hummingbirds would come down to feed on some of the flowers. The staff are friendly, helpful... More

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DavidR_PeterH, Owner at Pura Vida Palm Springs, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your great review, we sincerely appreciate it. As the Warm Sands area has a variety of hotels, we have positioned ourselves at the top end as a true all inclusive luxury resort, an escape from some of the more "playful" hotels. We have already won awards for being the best gay resort in Palm Springs as... More

London
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124 reviews 124 reviews
108 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We very much enjoyed a three-night stay just after New Year. The overall feel of Pura Vida is impeccable - most comfortable and spotlessly clean in the (relatively compact, by US standards) room and the beautiful pool area - with good strong wifi throughout. Breakfast was unpretentious but generous, and there are no short measures served in the daily Cocktail... More

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DavidR_PeterH, Owner at Pura Vida Palm Springs, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, we sincerely appreciate it as so many travelers these days use reviews for making their vacation choices. When I remodeled Pura Vida, I designed the layout of the rooms to be as diverse as possible in size and layout. Rooms sizes range from approximately 300sf for a Standard King to a very large 550sf... More

Santa Rosa, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Pura Vida is our new favorite resort in Palm Springs. There are many gay resorts, but this one is on top and the best. Pura Vida offers a true spa environment. The rooms are very comfortable, top quality bedding, lots of amenities. The owners, David and Peter, are outgoing, down to earth, and very friendly. The grounds are relaxing, comfortable,... More

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DavidR_PeterH, Owner at Pura Vida Palm Springs, responded to this review

Peter & I both thank you for your great review. We of course are biased, but we think it's the best resort also. We both especially enjoy the Happy Hour as it gives us, as Owners, the opportunity to meet and chat with all our Guests. As the only licensed gay resort in the area, we are able to offer... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I must say, this was a totally unexpected experience. We arranged to stay for only one night to see if Pura Vida would be an option for the next year. We were told to come at a certain time, we arrived and the room wasn't ready, (the occupants being slow to move that morning!) Well, we were escorted to the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Pura Vida resort is absolutely flawless. The owners, David and Peter, are wonderful and gracious hosts, and their support staff (Steve, Dustin and Darren) could not be friendlier or more helpful. Thanks to them all! The attention to detail in this five-star resort is second to none: beautiful toiletries, fluffy towels, excellent robes. We stayed in a King Spa room... More

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was our first visit and we were delighted. The rooms (especially Suite 2) are nicer than some 5 star hotels and the staff strives to please and accommodate their guests. The location is close to everything while at the same time feeling like a tranquil getaway. We will definately return and encourage the owners and staff (special thanks to... More

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Additional Information about Pura Vida Palm Springs

Address: 589 South Grenfall Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 40 Specialty lodging in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pura Vida is an premier 8 room gay men's boutique resort hotel that redefines the meaning of a luxury stay in Palm Springs and Warm Sands. New, intimate, unique, and sophisticated, this clothing-optional resort for men combines exceptional guest service with luxurious and striking accommodations to offer guests a extraordinary experience. Awarded the coveted Five Palm Award for being "The most stylish and modern gay guesthouse in all of Palm Springs" and SF Bay Area Reporter writes "One of the most upscale and modern gay resorts in the world". The renovated rooms have the male guest in mind with custom furnishings, layouts, amenities, and private patios. Rave guest reviews on social media sites have helped make Pura Vida the place to go for those in the know who want a luxury concierge experience, spectacular views, and daily complimentary evening cocktail hour pool side. We offer complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon poolside cocktails, resort wide Wifi, and other services. Our selection of rooms all feature custom furniture, fireplaces, flat screen TVs, crisp linens, Molton Brown amenities, and private patios. We invite you to come and experience all we have to offer. When making your plans, make Pura Vida your choice. ... more   less 
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