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589 South Grenfall Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Pura Vida Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was our first trip to Palm Springs and we were torn between two resorts based on reviews and the websites...and were thrilled with our choice, Pura Vida. We went and visited the other resort once we arrived and it confirmed we made the right choice. The hotel is beautiful, spotless, contemporary with spectacular views from the pool, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was our first trip to Palm Springs and we chose Pura Vida based mainly on the reviews. It exceeded our expectations. The hotel is beautiful with mountain views everywhere you look. We were in the largest room (#2) and it is great. Loved having the private entrance, private jacuzzi, and the shower that opens to the private deck area.... 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 travelers these days use reviews for making their vacation choices. I am pleased that everything either met or exceeded your expectations. The size of Pura Vida creates what we think is a more personal & friendly atmosphere and, as the only licensed hotel in the area, our daily happy... More

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late, but were given easy instructions for settling into a lovely room. An anticipated room change went very smoothly. The manager, Steve, is delightful and very helpful with restaurant recommendations and catering lunches in to poolside. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend the resort.

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

Thanks so much for your review! Am happy that all went well with your late arrival & instructions were clear and everything either met or exceeded your expectations. Steven is a great asset to the resort & I know he will appreciate your comments. We are very lucky to have him & happy he was able to provide you with... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another fantastic trip to Palm Springs. Pura Vida is an oasis. Very quiet. Luxurious rooms, great staff. David has created an amazing place for gay men to come and enjoy all that PS has to offer!! Daily cocktail hour is a great touch.

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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 travelers these days use reviews for making their vacation choices. The size of Pura Vida creates what we think is a more personal & friendly atmosphere. And as the only licensed hotel in the area, our daily happy hour allows both guests & owners to chat over a afternoon... More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had looked at some of the TripAdvisor top rated hotels in Palm Springs and noticed Pura Vida on the list. Compared to some of the others, the number of reviews was small but the ratings were just as good so I decided to give it a shot. And I'm sure glad that I did! The hotel is a nice... 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 travelers these days use reviews for making their vacation choices. The size of Pura Vida, 8 rooms & 16 (maximum) guests creates what we think is a more personal & friendly atmosphere. And as the only licensed hotel in the area, our daily happy hour allows both guests &... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pura Vida in Warm Sands, Palm Springs is a great place to stay! The rooms are amazing and tastefully decorated with haute style touches. The hotel is situated in a very private, quiet and comfortable setting while one can luxuriate poolside with amazing mountain views and swaying palm trees. Ahhhhhhh. Steven was our host, maitre d’ and pleasantly and professionally... 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 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 while keeping all the same amenities while trying to make the entire resort a desert oasis. Steven... More

Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My partner and I just returned from Pura Vida Palm Springs and were both pleasantly surprised at what a wonderful stay we had and what a fantastic resort it is. The rooms and amenities are typical of what one would find in a 5 star hotel. The property has 8 rooms so it is very intimate and comfortable. The central... 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 while keeping all the same amenities in each room from flat screen TVs to fireplaces... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My partner and I booked a room at Pura Vida, Palm Springs from June 27-29 and we couldn't have been more pleased and satisfied with the level of service and care that we received from the moment we arrived until the moment we checked out to go home. This resort was purchased by new owners and completely renovated (taken down... More

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

Thanks so much for your review! It's been a labor of love since the purchase but reviews such as yours make all the effort worthwhile. I tried very hard to make Pura Vida not only a beautiful luxury resort, but a true home away from home. I lived on the property for the 1st 2 years and I still feel... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Just spent two great nights at Pura Vida. Having stayed at a variety of Palm Springs locations in the past, I opted not to be part of the Ace hipster scene nor to go to one of the larger gay resorts. Pura Vida was simply perfect. The rooms are incredibly spacious, clean, and stylish. I especially liked the openness of... More

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

Thanks so much for you review, we sincerely appreciate it. The rooms were designed to be open, spacious, and flowing, and centered on the sleeping and bath areas. I love coming over at happy hour to meet our guests and many have become friends. There is always new stories to hear experiences to share. I hope you'll come back again... More

Cologne, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Hi, just 8 rooms, so a bit cozy, nice pool area and a hot tub, breakfast typically american, nothing very special but good standard. They have a happy hour where they offer free alcoholic drinks, softdrinks are free all day long and of course internet is free as well. No daily newspaper. But I'm sure if we would have asked... More

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

Thanks for your review and we'll see what we can do about daily newspapers. Our expanded continental breakfast is limited by our permit but we are always looking at new offerings we can provide our guests. We enjoy our complimentary happy hour as it gives us a chance to meet our guests and hear so many wonderful stories. We hope... More

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Address: 589 South Grenfall Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Pura Vida is a 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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