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Tortuga del Sol

715 E. San Lorenzo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner of 12 years and I live extremely busy lifestyles and have little time to enjoy vacations together. Recently, I thought it was a good idea for some rest, relaxation and romance at a gay, clothing optional, resort in the hot Palm Spring summer air. With over 25 similar gay, clothing-optional resorts in the area, you are bound to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tortuga is a great place to relax. It's clothing optional, but it's also low-key. The aesthetics are very pretty. Rooms are good. I do wish they would play more upbeat music at the pool. It was mostly sad love ballads. Overall I had a nice time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was just what we needed. A quiet place to celebrate our anniversary that allowed our dog. Ric and Rob were great. The room was big and the fenced in pet area with grass was a plus. Bed was very comfortable. There are some updates that could be done but you can tell they are working on them. Yes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Couldn't have had a better time. Owners Rick & Rob are very friendly and helpful. My bf & I were upgraded to a king suite due to a conflict. A large room plus a separate, full kitchen, and a large table and leather recliner in the main room. Only minor complaint was a small bathroom, not for use by two... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There are a ton of gay guest houses and hotels in Palm Springs for the LGBT travelers. But the Tortuga del Sol is the best I've ever visited (and I've stayed at a lot of hotels over the years in Palm Springs.) This is a small (twelve rooms) well-kept, clean, really enjoyable place to stay in the Warm Sands area... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

So if you're looking for a low key place to get away that has nice guests and friendly owners, this is the place to stay. We went there in August (yes oppressively hot) for my birthday just to relax. We stayed in one of the suites, so we had a full kitchen which was great. The GOOD: 1. Location if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Dead boring place they don't admit other than guests who are staying at the hotel, meaning there's no day passes so all you have to mingle with is whoever is staying at that time, if someone else is staying of course. If your idea of spending a quiet, peaceful dead vacation compared to the cemetery this a great place for... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I stayed here a couple of nights on a short trip to PS in August. Nice property and room was very clean. First time to stay at one of the gay resorts on San Lorenzo and really like the area. It is less "active" than the Warm Sands area but that's fine by me. Have to say that the king... More 

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Azusa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a well maintained albeit dowdy and tired gay men’s resort that caters to older guys, especially Canadians in the spring fleeing winter. (They offer special plans for extended stays.) Disregard the website that portrays this as a happening place for randy young muscle boys. It is not. The owner couple is conscientious and the vibe is generally quiet... More 

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El Monte, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I wanted a place where it wasn't going to be too cruisey, where I can relax naked by the pool, and most of all a place that had personality. And this place is it. I arrived a little early, but the owner was nice about letting me check in before 4pm. He showed me around the property, the turtles, the... More 

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