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Helios

280 East Mel Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Formerly La Posada East)
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

My first visit to the resort is for a weekend event. Every square inch is enjoyed by the guests. The resort is well maintained and clean, with a huge illuminated pool that brighten the courtyard in the evening. Thanks for the owner for providing the arena for the event.

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Riverview, Florida
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155 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This is the best place for a day pass in the Palm Springs area among the gay resorts and has an extensive playroom as well as opportunity to lay by the pool or use the hot tub the day passes are only $10 and on special days $5 which can't be beat

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1 Thank Stevied888
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

If you are gay and are looking for a place to stay, this is a very good place to stay. The rooms were nice. The staff was nice and cordial. It's within walking distance to Toucans. Also you can take The Buzz to Arenas every 15 minutes. No complaints!

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Pasadena, California
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308 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I booked a weekend getaway for myself to ring in the new year and celebrate my birthday and this was the only gay resort in Palm Springs that had rooms available without any ridiculous minimum night stay. The resort is an easy and quick walk to the northern side of Palm Canyon Drive (the main strip of downtown Palm Springs),... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

After the rude reception we received from the owner of the property, and the copious apologies from the front desk clerk, our stay was off to a rocky start. Property is well maintained, but the room we stayed in was in disrepair, the mattress was ancient and the linens were bargain basement thrift store quality. I won't go back or... More 

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3 Thank MagicTenor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Called Friday night which was the weekend just before new years of 2014 get the last room available a good price 150 what's a bit steep. But its new years so cant complain. Very clean establishment room 10 excellent. I hope they up grade the shower but everything besides that was great. My friends and I had a great time.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

New ownership has changed it. My friend stayed there for the last time. He had a visitor during the day who paid for a day pass. At 445 someone knocked on his door to tell him his guest had to be out by 5 or there would be an additional charge for another person in the room. Wasnt that clean... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

A beautiful place in the middle of Palm Springs. Rooms are clean and good size. The grounds are tropical and lush. The pool and hot tub was clean and inviting. Love all the outdoor furniture where you have your pick from chairs to chaise lounges to hammock to bed futon. Great value clothing optional low key and relaxed or can... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Ed, Mike Carson and every other person I've encountered while staying at Helios reminds me why I keep the Resort at the top of my places to stay when visiting Palm Springs. Every attempt to ensure your needs are satisfied is apparent with the personal touch that Helios' owner, manager and houseboys demonstrate every day. The amenities are abundant, a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I was expecting high end luxuries after reading on the Helios webiste about luxurious robes in guest rooms. Instead, the rooms and amenities were shabby. The robes were second-hand, kept on board after La Posada became Helios. The towels and bath mats were thread-worn and needed replacing. The interiors of the rooms need a major upgrade, kitchenettes, baths, closets and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An historic property centrally located to downtown Palm Springs. Purchased in 2013 and upgraded as follows: new room decoration, new furniture, new flat screen TV's, all new lawn furniture , new linens and bedding. New manager: Matt Sizemore star of the small screen who is amping up the fun with 2 all male events weekly. Gone are the old waffle robes, flat pillows and grumpy housekeepers. Carson and Josh work hard to keep the place immaculate. So whether you want to lounge by the pool aunatural, or meet old or new friends, this is the place for you ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helios

Address: 280 East Mel Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Formerly La Posada East)
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Price Range: $120 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Helios 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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