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Pura Vida Palm Springs

589 South Grenfall Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Pura Vida Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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SF Bay Area
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Ellington, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us for an extended period and we're very happy you enjoyed your stay. We love to get guest feedback so that we can continue to improve our offerings and provide our guests with everything they need and welcome your feedback. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

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

Thanks so much for the review & my apologies for the delay in responding. We are very happy that we were able to accommodate you and that you really enjoyed Pura Vida. I've always had trouble naming the rooms & I feel even the Standards are anything but standard and am pleased you agree. Sure hope we'll see you again! More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
116 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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