Just returned from the Desert Sun Resort. As the other reviewers point out, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I had beautiful weather and the resort offered a tennis clinic. Natasha was wonderfully helpful, even to this guest who never held a tennis racket before. The wine tasting was informative, I learned quite a bit about the history of wines. The only issues I had was the Chapparel Hotel is advertised as having a small fridge in the room. It doesn't, it has an "ice box" meaning you have to place ice into the container to keep your items cold. Kind of like the ice boxes you carry when you camp. I was also taken aback by the $20.00 spaghetti and $3.00 ice cream bar (I was originally informed it was $2.00). Small niggly things, but it did affect my enjoyment at the resort. I guess the other downside, and I guess for males travelling solo, is that you are treated by the rest of the guests as a "third wheel." Conversation was next to impossible to start and some of the female guest regarded my visit with suspicion. There was one older couple who welcomed me into conversation, and it became the highlight of my weekend.
So to recap: Resort is absolutely gorgeous, the anemities are expensive and sparse. Not the recommended trip for a solo male. This is my second visit and the third wheel applies to both visits.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Palm Springs in Au Naturel Luxury. 3 Swimming pools, 2 jacuzzis, tennis court, restaurant on site, spa, fire pit, night club. Try clothing optional freedom in a beautiful natural setting with waterfalls, flowers, streams and lots of trees. Minutes from airport and downtown Palm Springs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Sun Hotel Palm Springs