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“Absolutely top-notch desert oasis” 5 of 5 stars
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Pura Vida Palm Springs
589 South Grenfall Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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“Absolutely top-notch desert oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Pura Vida resort is absolutely flawless.

The owners, David and Peter, are wonderful and gracious hosts, and their support staff (Steve, Dustin and Darren) could not be friendlier or more helpful. Thanks to them all!

The attention to detail in this five-star resort is second to none: beautiful toiletries, fluffy towels, excellent robes. We stayed in a King Spa room which was spacious and well laid-out. It had a double walk-in shower, a chromotherapy jet-spa in the room, an outdoor sitting area poolside, a totally private back patio, a mini-fridge, sofa and chair, and a king-size, very comfortable bed. The furnishings and appointments throughout the resort are of very high quality.

The heated pool, outdoor spa and pool deck are so pleasant that you will find it difficult to leave. We enjoyed the other guests that we met here, too.

The breakfast is really good: fresh fruits, cereals, bagels, muffins, juices, boiled eggs, coffee, tea...everything you need to start the day.

You will not regret visiting this fine resort, one of the very nicest we have ever stayed at. A+ all the way. Cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was our first visit and we were delighted. The rooms (especially Suite 2) are nicer than some 5 star hotels and the staff strives to please and accommodate their guests. The location is close to everything while at the same time feeling like a tranquil getaway. We will definately return and encourage the owners and staff (special thanks to Sean and Greg) to keep up the good work. You have a winner!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I am a frequent visitor to PS and am selective about accommodations and cleanliness. PURA VIDA far exceeded my expectations. Very amiable owners (David and Peter) and staff (Greg and Seann). Excellent customer service and friendly attitude. Rooms were well appointed, very clean, top of the line toiletries and spa experience shower facilities.

Very satisfactory continental breakfast daily and attentiveness to detail in all aspects.

Greg and Seann were very helpful and personable and made my stay enjoyable. Good hiring by Owners.

Guests were also nice and friendly. A definite place to return :))> Thanks all!

Room Tip: Very clean, comfortable beds and good quality linens and service all around. Highly recommend this...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Pura Vida stands out among the many places in the Warm Sands area. It's a step above in class, ambiance, service and rooms most if all. Everything looks new and modern. The rooms are well appointed and maintained. The shower has two heads and plenty of space for 2. There are double sinks, the AC rocks. .. need I say more? I'll definitely be staying here again. You should too!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidR_PeterH, Owner at Pura Vida Palm Springs, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Your review makes all the hard work worthwhile and are really happy we met or exceeded your expectations. The rooms, even though only a year old, will be undergoing a refresh this Fall offering even more amenities in the rooms. Thanks again and we're looking forward to your next visit with us!
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I planned our first trip to Palm Springs to celebrate our 8 year anniversary. After reviewing many websites we chose to stay at Pura Vida Palm Springs. What a perfect choice! Upon arriving we were escorted to our room to find a bottle of champaign. The room was gorgeous. From the spa tub to the rain shower to the comfy bed it was perfect. With only 8 guest rooms Pura Vida has a very intimate feel, exactly what we wanted while celebrating our special week. It was great getting to know the other guests and look forward to staying in touch. The staff were very professional, friendly and handsome. I already miss the daily 6pm happy hour. Without a doubt we will return to Pura Vida when we make our second trip to Palm Springs!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidR_PeterH, Owner at Pura Vida Palm Springs, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thanks guys for your great review! It's always a treat for us to help our Guests celebrate very special occasions, especially an anniversary and that the room did not disappoint. There will always be a cocktail waiting for you at Happy Hour. It's always a pleasure to get to know our Guests and enjoy a special occasion with them. We look forward to your next visit and another glass of champagne!
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I wanted to take my partner to a wonderful resort in Palm Springs for his birthday. We love Palm Springs and we enjoy staying at the "men's resorts!" Pura Vida Palm Springs does not disappoint! We stayed in Room #2 with it's own private "oasis" ( hot tub with waterfall) on the private patio in back! All of the resort is beautiful! David, the owner, is an absolute pleasure to talk too and he genuinely wants his guests to have a wonderful time while at his resort! Greg and Sean take care of any needs that you might have . We look forward to staying at Pura Vida Palm Springs again very soon!

Room Tip: All one rooms have been remodeled very nicely
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidR_PeterH, Owner at Pura Vida Palm Springs, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thanks very much for your glowing review. We are really happy you liked the Pura Vida Suite which I designed as a private sanctuary and retreat where you choose whether to have complete privacy or enjoy the other resort amenities. The PV Suite will be undergoing some remodeling this Fall to make it even better! It's always great when a celebration takes place and we love to be able to participate in birthdays! We look forward to your return visit and thanks once again for the review.
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Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We just found our new favorite getaway. I am reluctant to share beacuse others will book room 2 which may limit my choices in the best seasons. But that would be selfish. What a lovely inn. The staff was exceptional. The rooms, beds, decor, amenities were great. Just a calm, serene, relaxing place. Our room 2 had the private spa on the private patio. The shower was incredible opening onto the same patio. Just loved everything including the other guests. Want to book for next year now.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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drpvps, Owner at Pura Vida Palm Springs, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Regardless of your reluctance, thanks for sharing your experience at Pura Vida. Am really pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Grand Pura Vida Suite and the ambiance of the resort, it really is a special space. We are planning on making even more upgrades to the suite over the summer to make it even greater so we look forward to your next visit. We will always do what we can to get you back in the Suite & at Pura Vida! Thanks again. David
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Address: 589 South Grenfall Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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, our 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. Check out our ever-changing Specials Page for Seasonal Deals. ... more   less 
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