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Terra Cotta Inn

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   2388 E Racquet Club Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-2629
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Ranked #12 of 29 Palm Springs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneseo, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to stay here for our honeymoon. Patty greeted us at the door and showed us to our room. We had a regular room without the full kitchen, but we were very surprised by the spaciousness of the room. The bed spread was very comfortable and the combo mini fridge was large enough for snacks and drinks for a few... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights (Wed - Sat) at Terra Cotta Inn at the end of June for part of our nakation. Terra Cotta Inn is a 1960's era hotel(with 17 rooms). It is in the shape of a rectangle with the grounds, pool and hot tub in the middle very private, perfect setup for nude sunbathing. The grounds are beautifully... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We love to stay at TCI whenever we can, just wished they had a branch in Texas LOL! Tom, Mary Claire, Patty and Adriana really do a great job. When we arrived, we were sad to hear that Jude (the previous TCI dog in residence!) had passed away but they now have "Buffy" a young lab mix who is a... More

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124 reviews 124 reviews
45 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We are experienced naturists and frequent resorts. Terra Cotta came well recommended. We were very pleased. Though not luxurious, the room was comfortable with all the amenities. The atmosphere is cozy and the people very accommodating. This is an old converted motel, but if you overlook small bathrooms it was very pleasurable. The staff was sensational.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is our favorite place to stay when we visit Palm Springs. Tom and Mary Claire bring the rare personal touch to the already unique atmosphere. For a nice,quiet,relaxing clothing optional resort this is the place for you, especially if you are new to the experience.

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Princeton, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We there from the 15 thru the 22 of Feb and had a great time in the sun. Made many new friends and scheduled our week for next year! We were first timers to any clothing optional hotel. Tom and Mary Claire made us feel right at home. They have the greatest staff! This was a relaxing vacation to enjoy... More

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Paso Robles, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

First time visit to Terra Cotta Inn. We knew coming that this was a small resort. Friendly staff, decent breakfast, and clean grounds. Rooms are quite dated. Peeling paint in the bathrooms, tired caulking in the shower, lose tiles next to the pool so the place could use a little maintenance here and there. Comfortable bed though. Nice place for... More

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TomMulhall, Owner at Terra Cotta Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It is very helpful. Glad you loved the beds. Those are top of the line Sealy brand plush top beds. All the guests love them like you did. Sleep is very important and our guests deserve the best. I'm glad you mentioned that we are a nice place for first timers. AOL Travel... More

San Diego
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Ran out to the desert for 2 nights when the weather report said that temps would be in the 80s. Terra Cotta was just the warm relaxing place that it has always been! We arrived and immediately dropped our things in our large room with full kitchen. We put on our sun tan lotion and found shady(or sunny if you... More

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TomMulhall, Owner at Terra Cotta Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It does a great job of capturing the charm and flavor of our resort. As you point out we are pretty unique having guests from all over the US and Canada which is why we are popular 7 days a week. We're not just another weekend getaway, although Southern Californians wanting to relax and have... More

Palm Desert, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The Terra Cotta Inn is small in size but more than makes up for that by the warmth, enthusiasm and friendliness of the owners and staff. It is essentially a converted motel site encircling a beautiful haven of relaxation, featuring a mid-sized saltwater swimming pool to your left upon entering and a relaxing and somewhat secluded hot-tub to your right... More

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beecher
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We never planned to stay at Terra Cotta Inn,but when other plans fell through they had room for one night we ended up staying three,from the moment we called to check availability we felt comfortable and important,although the rooms were slightly outdated by design they made up for it in cleanliness and comfort,it was close to the attractions and nice... More

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Address: 2388 E Racquet Club Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-2629
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Terra Cotta Inn 2*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Looking for a fun, relaxing, romantic vacation? One that you will want to repeat year after year. Tired of boring big box chain hotels? Then book at the popular Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa. Recipient of the coveted Los Angeles Times newspaper's 2011 and 2012 Readers Choice Awards as the most popular of ALL small resorts in ALL Southern California. Not a nudist? No problem. As AOL Travel reported when they picked TCI as one of the 10 best nudist resorts in the world. They called them the most mainstream clothing optional resort in the US and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time. Guests from around the world vacation there, thus they are popular 7 days a week, not just another weekend getaway. TripAdvisor picked them as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world and they're the only nude sunbathing resort in Palm Springs that was honored. AOL Travel in April 2012 picked them as the best value nudist resort in the US. Never any hidden resort fees here. In Dec 2012, The Los Angles Times newspaper did a 2/3 page feature Sunday travel article calling them the "common sense" place to stay in Palm Springs. In the summer of 2013 Palm Springs Life Magazine gave them a Best of the Best award for having the best massages at a small resort. Finally, in November 2013, the Desert Sun newspaper gave them a Best of the Valley award for being the best boutique hotel in the whole Palm Springs area. You will love your stay which is why they average about an 80% repeat guest rate, one of the highest in the travel industry. ... more   less 
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