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“A B&B like NO others”
Review of Casa Ocotillo

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Casa Ocotillo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 9, 2009

Casa Ocotillo is an upscale but not uptight … Vic and Brian welcome you into their lovely home for an unforgettable experience…from the moment you arrive you know you’re not at the status quo warm springs resorts. You are just a few blocks from the action but can excape to your own oasis...Casa Ocotillo has lush gardens, wonderful pool area, hot tub and a great outdoor living area. You can just relax and have a cocktail in this space or in the morning have your coffee and read the paper in the cool morning air. The rooms are very lavishly decorated but are very comfortable to be in…there is beautiful one of a kind artwork through out the property; each room has its own décor and charm. From the Brokeback Suite too my all time favorite the Hacienda Suite with its own privet patio in the back of the house. You can join other guest by the pool/outdoor space or you can enjoy quiet time with your loved one. You have access to the fully stocked mini kitchen; you can choose a movie from the extensive movie library, Vic and Brian can help any first timer or return guest to the area find the best places to go and things to do or allow you too just lie around and do NOTHING! It is very refreshing to find such a great value in Palm Springs…Great for couples or single traveler’s they make you feel comfortable and not alone, unless you want to be. Oh and they are pet friendly!
Thanks for the hospitality,
Dan & Eric from Sedona, AZ…

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2009

This was my second trip to Casa Ocotillo and it was better than ever. We stayed in the Hacienda which is very private and has a huge yard for my 2 Corgis. We invited another couple to join us for the wknd and they loved the service, accomodations and amenities as much as we did. Felt like I was hanging out at a friends' house rather than at a hotel. Will definitely return as soon as we get some time!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

This is a beautiful place, hidden away in Palm Springs, but easy to get to and from when experiencing the rest of the area. The hosts were warm and welcoming. The fridge stocked with water, ice and beverages was a nice treat. Although the temperature outside was etreame, the pool was wonderful and the room was just the right temperature. I remember saying at one point: the place feels comfortable, almost like a friends house.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

I stayed with Brian and Vic after having a less than positve experience at another lodging in the Warm Sands area of Palm Springs.

Upon check-in, I felt like I was with family and friends. The rooms are very understated and very comfortable. My partner stayed home so I was solo. Brian and Vic took me to see Ms. Fern on Sunday evening and we had a swell time. They are consumate hosts, very intuituve, caring, and are real GEMS. I will definitely return.

Hold on to my shorts... (Inside JOKE) because I will be back.....

Thank you for the stay; the friendship... Can't wait to return.

Mark & Don
Rosie and Tuesday (Labs in tow)

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

Stayed here (www.casaocotillo.com) for the first time for a birthday weekend celebration. 8 people total, so we rented 4 out of the 5 rooms. It was like staying at a friend or relative's house rather than a hotel. The community fridge was always well stocked with water, juices, sodas, and snacks such as fruit and muffins. The hosts, Brian and Vic, were so nice to allow us to grill our group dinner there and use the kitchen and dining room in their home. They even set the table completely for our guests, including candles, wine glasses, table settings...the works. Ask for the Hacienda Suite...it is very tucked away and private with a large patio. The neighborhood and grounds were very quiet with secured parking. It was the perfect spot for our group.

Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

just got back from a fantastic weekend in Palm Springs at Casa Ocotillo. Our hosts Brian and Vic couldn't have been nicer or more accomodating. the rooms were super comfortable and the property is the perfect size.
we even grilled steaks on the bbq just so we didn't have to leave.
Can't wait to go back to our new "home away from home".
thanks guys
Erich & Ken

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

Recently spent a weekend with a group celebrating a friends birthday. The accommodations make you feel as if you are staying at a very well off friends private estate. Our room, 'brass balls' was one of the smaller rooms available, but was quite roomy and comfortable. The hosts, Brian & Vic, made every accommodation availble to us, including giving us use of their own kitchen and dining room for a birthday celebration dinner. The favorite amenity of all of us was the communal kitchen. The refrigerator was constantly stocked with multiple types of soda, juices and water as well as an assortment of muffins, yogurt and fresh fruit. The true gated off street parking is a rarity on Palm Springs, The comfortably chilled pool in 100+ temps was also a nice touch.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Ocotillo

Address: 240 E Ocotillo Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8428
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > 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 41 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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