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The Hacienda at Warm Sands
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 24, 2009

As returning guests from The Netherlands (3rd time) we celebrated this time my 50th birthday in my favorite gay resort The Hacienda. Without a doubt the best resort in the world for gay travellers with high standards. The very friendly staff and very proud owners succeeded in excelling these standards. Everything was just perfect: the fire place suite was an ocean of space, the bathroom very romantic and the bedroom just gourgeous.
The sheets, linen, towels and bathropes are of the best quality, a joy for your body!
A fully equiped kitchen, state of the art audio/ video set and a open fire place to satisfy all your wishes and dreams. The complementary lunches are the best I have ever tasted.
Our rating is a big 5 ***** just excellent! The sunny weather in Palm Springs is realy the icing on your cake. To the owners Jim, Maurice and their staff we can only say: thanks and thanks again for an unforgettable stay in luxury and comfort. We'll be back!!
Jack & Rein

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 25, 2009

My partner and I have stayed at The Hacienda at Warm Sands several times now. The service is always perfect. Every detail is taken care of by hosts Jim and Maurice and wonderful staff, including Steve and Tom. They make it their business to anticipate what we want and offer it to us in an unobtrusive way. Elegant rooms with full kitchens. Quiet, understated, luxurious. Continental breakfast and full lunch served. They know the best restaurants, the best stores for finding exactly what we want. We love sitting around the clothing optional pool and chatting with guests from all over the world. Once you go there, nothing else anywhere else compares: It's the best.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank BillBomb
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Reviewed February 4, 2009

This was my second time at Hacienda and my opinion from before was only confirmed.
Jim and Maurice really know how to run a hotel in a personal and "make you confortable" way. The place is just a great retreat, lets you relax, meet great people and enjoy a very good room and grounds.

Oh and I don't know how they did it, but they also convinced the weather to be just wonderful for Jan 10th.... just for us :-)

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with friends
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8  Thank jpgermanyMunich
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Reviewed January 3, 2009

From the moment I arrived I knew I was someplace special.
The Hacienda staff immediately made me feel welcome and accomodated my early arrival.

All aspects of the Hacienda made for the perfect weekend of relaxation. All of the ammenities, the furnishings, the attention to detail, and the kindness of the entire staff made this a most memorable stay. I have never had a better stay anywhere.

I anxiously look forward to a return visit!

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled solo
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8  Thank BriBoyMinneapolis
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Reviewed December 9, 2008

Picture this: after just finishing a career with the US Navy "driving" big ships.....this ex-Navy boy goes back to sea for a 65-day luxury cruise around the rim of the Pacific Ocean (a fabulous voyage!).....but needs a "pot of gold" at the end of that incredible voyage to ease back into the real world. So what does he choose to do: Well, there's no question about it.....He spends a week at the Hacienda at Warm Sands in Palm Springs, CA! This is more than gold.....it's PARADISE! Only the Hacienda at Warm Sands can top a 65-day luxury cruise!

The Hacienda at Warm Sands is, in one word: PERFECT! The rooms.....warm, spotless, even more comfy than home. The hotel grounds: gorgeous, manicured, private and "Garden of Eden"-like for gay men. The amenities: unmatched.....from the superb daily breakfast buffet to the scrumptious lunches served poolside or in your suite, to the large, flat-screen TVs and DVDs to the iPod stations bedside to the beautifully appointed rooms and bathrooms (big, soft towels.....wonderful soaps and shampoos....two-man showers!)

And the delights of downtown Palm Springs are just a couple of blocks away....a nice walk, or a very short drive.

But it's the staff that REALLY makes the Hacienda at Warm Sands! The owners are on site almost every day.....checking and re-checking every little detail. The hotel staff are the kindest, warmest most professional I have found anywhere in the world. No detail escapes their attention! They are ALL gems! I mentioned a restaurant I was considering for dinner one night....and the staff whips out the formal menu for my review! Wow!

The Hacienda deserves it's title, given by many others here and elsewhere around the world, as "THE BEST HOTEL FOR GAY MEN ANYWHERE!" Period! It's romantic, it's sensuous, it's convenient, it's beautiful, it's welcoming.....it's PERFECT!

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled solo
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9  Thank Nicholas S
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Reviewed November 17, 2008

What a lovely little gem in beautiful Palm Springs – the Hacienda is in the gay warm sands area, near the center of town. Our suite was gorgeous, lovely design touches, smashing kitchen - I wanted to take it all home – and, what a super bathroom. We had some yummy treats to greet us on arrival and the following morning, a large breakfast buffet with a good selection that included pastries, cut fruit, cereals, and hard boiled eggs. Lunch was even more delightful. In fact, I could quite easily have lived in our newly found paradise.

The plantings outside were luscious; the pool areas were spacious and clean, with plenty of fluffy towels available. The staff were all super helpful.

I thoroughly recommend the Hacienda and if I ever return to Palm Springs I would most definitely not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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10  Thank Sea33
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Reviewed October 29, 2008

In Palm Springs, there are lots of great gay hotels. But there is only ONE Hacienda! If you desire a hotel staff that pays attention to every detail a property has to offer, caters to every request its guests may make, and wears the true stamp of First-Class Deluxe Luxury, you want to stay here. The polished staff and concern of the owners is evident at every turn. Using Good, Better, Best as the rating system for gay hotel properties in Palm Springs, The Hacienda jumps off the scale with a rating of Ultra-Fabulous. Simply stated, check in at the Hacienda and you will know you've stayed in the premiere gay hotel among the many properties that Palm Springs has to offer. You'll love it!

Bruce and Andy
Philadelphia - Atlantic City

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Address: 586 S Warm Sands Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-7633
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Palm Springs
Price Range: $249 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hacienda at Warm Sands 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small super-deluxe smoke free resort with a gay male clientele. All suites (500 to 850 sq. ft.) except for one room. Two pools, fireplaces, plantation shutters, plush linens and personal service. A staff to guest room ratio of one-to-one. Breathtaking mountain views and quiet location. Expanded European continental breakfast and catered lunch included in rates. In-suite massage services arranged. ... more   less 
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