From our early checking to our late check out, everything suited us down to the ground. The breakfasts are very simple, but that's all that we needed, especially as the included, Deli supplied lunch, is so great and filling. Ken makes every guest feel very welcome and Oscar does a great job keeping the room spotless with as little fuss as possible. The 3 o'clock poolside Popsicles arrived like clockwork and were well received by all guests.
We had Perfect weather for the whole 10 night stay and swam and relaxed by the pool every day. I prefer the upstairs rooms as they do offer a great outlook of the mountain backdrop as well as providing ceiling fans to create some airflow a night. Santiago is definitely not a sleazy resort, but does offer the chance to mingle with other guests and spend many nights chatting away in the spa. Certainly if you are after more than just a chat, there is nothing to stop that taking place as well especially in the well positioned gazebo in the back corner.
We have stayed in other Palm Springs accommodations however it will now be difficult to com back and not stay at Santiago. For value for money I don't think that it can be beaten.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A private, swimsuit-optional escape for gay men resting at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, Santiago is a place where the stillness and serenity of the desert infuse everything. Where the bubbling spa, rustling palms, and singing birds become your personal soundtrack. Where your only commute is the one from your room to the pool. And you look forward to it. Santiago's professional staff effortlessly provides attentive service while allowing you just the right degree of solitude. It's a combination that creates a tranquil atmosphere of casual luxury unmatched anywhere in the desert. So come step through our gate. Exhale. And smile. You made it. Amenities: Expansive, heated swimming pool (largest in any gay PS resort) Outdoor spa Outdoor mist cooling system Complimentary continental breakfast Complimentary "Stay n Splash" poolside lunch (specialty sandwiches, salads, wraps) So-close-you-can-almost-touch-them mountain views Free Wi-Fi with high-speed Internet Privacy fence around entire property for ultimate seclusion and relaxation Meticulous grounds featuring native plants, cacti and palms Luxurious, extra-large rope hammocks (2) strung between the palm trees Twenty-three spacious, comfortable rooms Central air conditioning King-size beds (some rooms feature two queen beds) Flat-screen TVs with DVD players Luxury bath products Refrigerators, microwaves, irons, and in-room electronic safes ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Santiago Hotel Palm Springs