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#24 of 39 Specialty lodging in Palm Springs
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Bearfoot Inn is a clothing optional hotel resort for gay men, bears and their admirers. Located in the historic Movie Colony, flourishing Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, Bearfoot Inn is your oasis in the desert and home away from home. Casual and elegant, yet masculine, this mid-century modern resort for men has been faithfully restored and upgraded so you can relax and be yourself.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Free internet
Wifi
Internet
Outdoor pool
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Non-smoking rooms
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
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Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
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Full view
74Somewhat walkable
Grade: 74 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
76Reviews
0Q+A
25Room tips
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The room was ok, but no more than that, it was very dusty, dirty in the corners, and the floor Sticky. The aircon attached to our room was broken and keept us awake at night. The pool area was fine, but the pool water oily and full of bugs. Breakfest was a joke. The guests who was in the hotel were cute & friendly, but the good vibes ends on that note............ The host was extremely hostile and uncomfortable, we experienced him screaming & shouting at some of the other guests on the first day, before it became our own turn on departure. 30min before check out, we and the other guests at the pool area were rudely asked to go to our rooms and pack so that it could be cleaned, when we checked out and kindly asked for a day pass, that a guest in front of us had received for $10 the day before, he literally asked us to shut the f... up or he would start shouting (which he already did....), for this place was not a place of losers like us, and og we though that hos place was a f....ing cerity case, this even though we just rented a room for 2 days, so we just had to go back to our nasty country again. Shocking ..... We never wish for anybody else to exsperience the worst host in the buisness of hotels and resorts
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This was our second visit to the Bearfoot Inn (April 12-17, 2019). The first was around 5 years ago and we thought we would give it another try. Big mistake. While the rooms are scrupulously clean, and the pool chairs and tables well maintained (which is why I gave it two stars instead of one), the owner needs to get out of the guest resort business. I knew that I was going to have to work every day while we were there, but I looked forward to being able to do so while at the pool in the sun and warmth. When we arrived there is this horrible, irregular screeching coming from the pool equipment area (next to the pool). When we asked about it, he said that the hot tub heat pump was damaged. We put up with it the first day, but on the second, when we were literally the only people at the pool for the majority of the day, I asked him if he could turn it off until later in the day since I didn't want to listen to that screeching all day. You would have thought I was asking for the world. While he did do it, it became a "thing" that was obviously bothering him from then on. He thought that the music covered it up. Uh, no. But that was nothing compared to the second to last day, when he walked by my husband while checking in another guest. My husband said hi, and the owners response was "oh, you do know how to say hello". WTF. Didn't know we were there for his entertainment. When I heard that I confronted him after he finished checking in the other guests, and he said we weren't friendly, and that we thought we owned the place. Huh. I guess expecting a pleasant environment is just a step too far. When asked what his problem was, he said he didn't have one, then flipped us the bird. Wow. So while we were booked for another night, we just packed up and left. I have never left a bad review for a resort, but this was just way over the top. And BTW, in his ranting he mentioned that it was going to take $1,000 to fix the pump, because "you people" don't know how to turn off the hot tub (which has a timer on it) and he wasn't going to spend it. So I would ask before you arrive if the hot tub pump has been fixed, unless you like to listen to machinery in it's final death throws while lounging at the pool.
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I've given a rating of 3, perhaps it should have been 2. Over all I enjoyed myself because I chose to overlook the not so good things. The following could have been better: Pool cleaning - there was quite a bit of debris on the pool floor. The tour I was offered upon arrival was a point of the arm in general directions, which I thought was a little lazy. Kitchen facilities were not explained, even though coffee machine and blender in place, but no coffee. It took me 3 days to find the hotplate in the cupboard. Last months TV guide was still being offered. These things would have cost nothing or very little to improve on. The toilet broke 3 times, it wasn't difficult to fix, but quite annoying. Other improvements would cost, and I know a small property like this would have very small margins. The room was clean and tidy. The furniture is tired and needs updating. Glass wear (plastic) needs replacing, the rest of the cutlery and plates etc are ok. Bed sheets and towels are old and greying. I found the firm bed to be quite comfortable and the large flat screen TV is good. There could be more done with the gardens. The BBQ area was not used at all but could be a great draw card for social evenings. A shade sail over the pool is really needed. I really enjoyed the other guests, the location is uptown and about 1 mile walk to down town (I didn't have a car). It was an easy walk but make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen. The owners little dogs are very cute and friendly. I had no issues with outside noise or rowdy guests. I was there 8 nights, perhaps that was a little to long? Over all it was nice, but many areas for improvement.
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First time in Palm Springs and stayed here for a long weekend. Just ok and won’t return. Here’s why: 1. No blackout curtains so bring an eye mask and ear plugs to keep out the all-night lite coming through window and the racket of the blinds. 2. Cheap pillows and flimsy bath towels. 3. Both sinks were clogged. 4. Pathetic continental breakfast looks like a bunch of stuff bought at Cosco. 5. The room door lock was deficient and not easy to close. 6. Needs way better cleaning and disinfecting and they even re-used the tip envelope. Really? I’d definitely visit Palm Springs but this place is not worth it. Look elsewhere.
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We had a wonderful stay here in the heat of July, the air conditioning and ceiling fan worked very well. This place is just beautifully maintained and the atmosphere is relaxing and rejuvenating. While I would not call the rooms luxurious, they are well above average. I loved how big the walk-in shower is and the large bathroom overall. The first night I did not sleep as well due to the firm mattress but this was clearly stated in their online description. I did sleep better the following two nights. I did not like the platform bed concept, I have a bruised shin because of it and the platform was very noisy when getting into bed and turning while in bed at night. The bathroom was big but I would have preferred a sink with cabinet rather than a pedestal sink, it made it difficult to store toiletries and shavers near the sink. Overall we would stay here again, friendly service and just a nice place to stay. I have read reviews complaining about the breakfast but it honestly makes me wonder if those reviewers understand what a Continental Breakfast is? It usually is coffee, bread rolls, and butter and jam. I have been to Europe and this is all you get. Bearfoot Inn provides much more than a Continental Breakfast, when we stayed they had great coffee, tea, yogurt, fruit, bagels, cream cheese, cereal, packaged danishes and muffins, and a variety of juices, milk, and water. This was not a Continental Breakfast, it was far superior.
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PRICE RANGE
$150 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCalifornia DesertGreater Palm SpringsPalm Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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