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Terra Cotta Inn

2.0 of 5 2388 E Racquet Club Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-2629
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fresno, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you stay at the Terra Cotta Inn you don't rent a room, you join a family. The staff and other visitors are all so nice and friendly, it's like staying with family (the kind you like.) We were the only ones who were here for the first time. Most of the people we met have come every year for... More 

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Anchorage, AK
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Designed by architect Albert Frey in 1960. It's had a history of famous guests. The owners are extremely gracious and friendly, and are happy to share the motel's history with interested guests. The rooms are large and simple, with decor in tune with the motel's original architectural style. Of course, the opportunity to enjoy the sun and pool without a... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The intimacy of this small hotel is wonderful. We ended up just leaving our key in the door during the day as we migrated from the pool to the hot tub to the chaise lounges to our room. In fact we even left the key in the door over night one night. They make it so comfortable you do not... More 

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North Dakota
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119 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was our second stay at Terra Cotta and we found it to just as enjoyable as the first. Tom, Mary Clare and staff were great, the other guests friendly, the pool and hot tub perfect--and the new puppy fun. We really like the fact that poolside rooms have their own patio area and are--well, close to the pool. The... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed here for a nice, long weekend in Palm Springs and we are so glad we did. Terra Cotta Inn is a perfect place to stay for new nudists. The staff is extremely helpful making us feel very much at home and the guests were very friendly. The mini fridge/freezer was a nice surprise making the room very accommodating.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

From the time we were greeted at the door the kind hospitality of Tom continued until our departure The rooms were basic and very spacious and very tidy with a good comfortable bed The nakedness commenced as soon as we placed our luggage in the room A very comfortable sourroundings for a resort 3/4 full Being Australians we were greeted... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Being from Australia we don't have too many options like this. Of course Terra Cotta Inn is old, it's historic, Frey's design reigns! The decor has to match the 60's feel, so does the music. This place made us feel very comfortable and the people we met last week were fantastic and all the staff are welcoming and friendly. The... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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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*
Number of rooms: 17
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