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“A NICE PLACE TO GET AWAY”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Ocotillo

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Casa Ocotillo
Certificate of Excellence
Marietta, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A NICE PLACE TO GET AWAY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had a very enjoyable stay. The continental breakfast is more than loaded. The thoughtful amenities are a welcome extra. The location is perfect, just outside of everything but so close that it is easy to get there by walking. The owners took extra steps that helped make the vacation in Palm Springs go well when it could have turned into a hassle as we did not know what to expect on our first visit there.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

"This is a delightful place, with charm to spare.

The entire location has architectural integrity and beauty, down to the last thoughtful detail.
Art and objects are perfectly placed, colors carefully coordinated, for those of us that are sensitive visually. Upon inquiry, the reason becomes obvious. One of the owners (Brian) was trained as an architect.

It is quiet, peaceful, relaxing, warm, welcoming, and a perfect environment for decompression, and for getting batteries recharged. It does not have that frenetic sexual tension found in other Palm Spring locations. There are always the bars for that and more.

I cannot wait to return. Dog friendly is a big plus."

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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New York, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

Attractive, comfortable, and private--everything about this small desert hideaway is close to perfection. The pool in the landscaped gardens and many outdoor living spaces are special delights, and so are practicalities like the nicely stocked guest kitchen. Vic and Brian are friendly and thoughtful hosts. For me the search for a place to stay in Palm Springs begins and ends at this address.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms here, and each has semi-private outdoor space.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our second time staying at Casa Ocotillo and everything was as perfect as our first time four years ago! The rooms were spotless, the breakfast just right and the owners went out of their way to make our stay 5 stars. Hope we'll be returning sooner next time.
Thanks, Brian and Vic.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

I love staying at Casa Ocotillo, because it's like home away from home. I wake up in the morning, get a fresh cup of coffee and read the daily news paper outside our special room they have at Casa Ocotillo. Brian and Vic are very friendly and always have everything you need, great service. By the pool you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and enjoy the sound of the birds and chimes, and relax... We even take our dog and pick grapefruits, for a fresh squeezed juice. Don't miss the opportunity to stay at Casa Ocotillo when you visit Palm Springs, Close to restaurants, bars, and stores. It's a very friendly place!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

We've been coming to the desert for years and have stayed at several of the gay owned and operated boutique hotels, but for us the spinners stops at Casa Ocotillo. The owners are sweet and accommodating and give you the perfect blend of friendliness and privacy. The grounds are beautiful and it really feels like their home is your home.
As a pet owner we loved that they have a private fenced in dog run area that made for a happy pooch. If you are looking for a private getaway this is the place. Can't wait to be back there again.

Room Tip: there's only 5 rooms and they are all comfortable, so you can't really make a bad choice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

We traveled to Palm Springs for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary and Modernism Week. Casa Ocotillo provided a lovely and quaint backdrop for our weekend getaway. We enjoyed our room, the nicely landscaped grounds and conversing with the other guests around the pool area. The inn is very close to the downtown area and many shops and restaurants (though we would recommend a car if the weather is especially warm). Bikes are available to borrow for quick trips.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Courtyard Suite, which had a private patio area.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Ocotillo

Property: Casa Ocotillo
Address: 240 E Ocotillo Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8428
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Palm Springs
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Ocotillo sets new standards for luxury accommodations for gay men. The walled compound offers you the ultimate in luxury and privacy tucked away behind iron gates in a quiet historic area of old Palm Springs. Guests experience unparalleled resort-like accommodations and services in a restored 1930’s hacienda on over one-half acre of lushly landscaped grounds.. The five spacious bungalows and suites have been individually designed for gay men in a personal hideaway sheltered away from the usual hustle and bustle, yet minutes from the excitement of downtown. ... more   less 

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