We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Surprise of the year”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
The Hacienda at Warm Sands
Certificate of Excellence
carbondale
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Surprise of the year”
Reviewed May 26, 2007

We had decided to extend our stay in PS or a few days and as the Parker was sold out, I called The Hacienda, having heard of it through friends but never stayed there. They had one suite left, which we gladly accepted. We got there and were so impressed with the facility, the accommodations, and the friendly staff in particular. Out suite had just been remodeled and had a large bathroom with a double shower, huge living and dining area, and was spotless. There were 2 pools, and even though they were full, we never felt crowded. And the best surprise was that it was about half the price of the other hotel!
Definitely worth a visit.

  • Liked — large, spacious, bright
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
26 Thank glenwoodCarbondale
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

418 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    403
    12
    3
    0
    0
See reviews for
3
276
72
4
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (118)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2007

We have stayed at several other resorts--they do not compare. Attention to detail, personal service, clean and beautiful rooms with above average amenities, breakfast and lunch are standard here. We felt pampered from the moment we arrived and we will be back.

  • Liked — Personal Service and Comfort
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
31 Thank tabirdman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2007

My partner surprised me with a trip to Palm Springs and a stay at this incredible resort. Wow. I was so pleasantly surprised. First, we were greeted so warmly. The entire staffed assembled to welcome us, give us tips, and show us our room. We had one of the front suites by the main pool, just perfect, with a view to the mountains in the distance. Our kitchen had almost everything we could need, and was very elegant. Black granite counter with stylish cabinetry and decor all around. A huge LCD TV in our living room and a slightly smaller LCD TV in the bedroom, and plenty of current release and other great DVD selections to rent from the main office, free of charge.

The staff was excellent. They were especially helpful in helping us plan our trips to Joshua Tree, the Aerial Tramway, and my horseback riding trip through Indian Canyon. They would eagerly print us out details of each excursion, along with mapquest directions. One staff member even offered to have my lunch come early so I could pack it for my horseback riding trip at Smoketree Ranch, since I was leaving before Lunch would be delivered to the resort. I didn't even have to ask. Just amazing service. And I highly recommend the horseback riding trip as well. You have to do the 2 hour trip to Indian Canyon, through the Palm Oasis...nothing quite like it. The best way to see the desert!

The Jacuzzi was very nice, but you have to know how to turn it on. At first we thought the jets didn't work, but later we realized that dial was somewhat hidden by the control shed, otherwise just 2 jets run, and gave the impression that the other 4 jets were broken. We were too shy to ask, or complain, and the next day of our stay, one of the staff members noticed we didn't turn on the jets..and ran over to fix it for us. We were laughing..and felt silly, because we were just saying how this place would be perfect if only the Jacuzzi jets worked...and then quickly realized that were silly for not asking. We were even more impressed by an already attentive staff.

They have free self-laundry service with degerent and all, and 24 hour spring water. Breakfast buffet is also very nice with plenty of healthy choices. There is no fitness facility on the grounds, but with all the great hiking around, it's barely missed. They also arrange on site massage.

On Saturday, the owners came by and we had a frozen Margarita party, compliments of the resort. We got to meet other guests at the hotel and had a great time.

There was a nice variety of guests during our stay, both in terms of age, cultures, personalities, and locations. We are both in our early 30's, and felt that this was the perfect place for a very relaxing, romantic getaway. It's one of the few times we actually managed to relax on a vacation. Isn't that the best reason to have a vacation anyway?

  • Liked — Service, views, and room. So many things were great.
  • Disliked — Lunch sandwiches were rather bland. Not crazy about the deli that they use to cater the included lunches.
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
29 Thank XTOSMIA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2007

The Hacienda is absolutely the best property of its kind around. If you have read my reviews online of other establishments (like Big Riby's in Key West and Costa Rica), let me make it clear that they cannot compare to this property. The Hacienda provides uncompromising quality and not the kind of "nice for a gay establishment" quality. The ten rooms are beautifully furnished and each cluster of five has its own pool. The fireplace suites (highly recommended) are basically small apartments with beautiful appointments, almost full kitchens (just the oven is missing) with granite counters, great beds, a 42" plasma screen with DVD player in the living area and a smaller plasma with DVD in the bedroom. Multi-head showers, excellent spa-quality bath products, fresh fruit and snacks upon arrival, and so much more. Expanded continental breakfast (this means breads, fruits, cereals, juice, coffee, and tea, plus boiled eggs, ham, and cheese) and deli-delivered salads and sandwiches for lunch are included in the room rate. The only thing I think was missing was a nice happy hour wine and cheese event daily. A number of B&B's (straight and gay) typically have this, but The Hacienda did have one such event on a Sunday afternoon (unfortunately we were leaving then). A whole collection of extremely current films (The Departed was on the shelves within the week of its release), including specialty and classics, are available for checkout. Probably 30 current-issue mainstream magazines (GQ, Details, Travel and Liesure, etc.) and many newspapers and books are available. The office and housekeeping staffs are friendly, professional, and do an amazing job with the rooms. Room rates are not inexpensive ( fireplace suites are about $359 a night plus taxes), but you really get the quality for which you pay, unlike nearly every other gay establishment in the country where the "gay premium" is charged (sub-standard room for a lxury price - hear that Big Ruby's?). We can't wait to go back to Palm Springs and enjoy the hospitality!

  • Stayed March 2007
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
31 Thank alanhotatl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NYC
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2007

Stayed here over MLK Jr., weekend and it was fabulous. Booked the fireplace suite, which was spacious and came complete with kitchen, appliances and two flat screen tvs; one in the living room and bedroom. The pool was heated, and there was even a wine reception on Saturday afternoon, which we missed, but what more can you ask for? Free continental breakfast and lunch!! We even met the owners, who were so friendly and made a special trip out to meet the guests. We've finally found a great place with style and class in Palm Springs.

  • Liked — The suite
  • Disliked — weather
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
32 Thank Mark-Johnny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
202 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 620 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2007

This was our third time at this wonderful hotel and it had been almost three years since our last stay. Because we like this hotel so much we will not wait three years again. Everything about this hotel is great: the rooms, the staff, the location, and the setting.

The hotel is arranged around two L shaped courtyards that each have five rooms and a pool. The front area is more open and has an outstanding view of the mountains. The back area is more intimate with lush landscaping. My partner and I enjoyed spending time in each area. The rooms vary in size but all have a nice Southwest feel with tile floors, rustic furniture, and neutral colors. All the rooms in the back have gas fireplaces, and almost all rooms have a kitchenette. This arrangement allows you to set yourself up in your own private casita and bring in some food to cook and some wine (or other beverage of your choice) to drink.

One of the things we like most about this property is that they always seem to be making improvements. Upon our second stay in our favorite room, number 10 in the back, the kitchen was redone with black granite countertops. This time around, our room had a new bathroom with rain shower, two flat screen TVs, and an I-pod docking station.

The hotel offers a light breakfast and a great lunch with about 10 gourmet sandwiches or wraps to choose from. If you want to relax and hang out, there is no need to leave the hotel until dinner time. Need a paper? They offer about six. Need the internet? A laptop is available. Want to watch a DVD? They have plenty, of all kinds. This is the place to go to just enjoy the wonderful environment that the owner’s of this property have created - such a beautiful tranquil setting.

Adding to the enjoyment is a great friendly staff that is very helpful and keeps everything in perfect order.

The Hacienda is the best gay oriented inn we have ever had the pleasure of staying at – and we are looking forward to a many more future visits.

  • Liked — The whole package.
  • Tips/Secrets — Make sure you take the tram up San Jacinto.
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
33 Thank J_and_A_1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
albuquerque
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2006

In Decemeber this year of '06" I spent a one week vacation at the Haccienda, Palm Springs CA. This was my second time at the Hacienda and it was just an exceptional experience,. From the first conact for reservations which were accurate and promptly executed, to my special requests during my stay, the service is excellent. The staff is polite and very caring and you can count on a prompt response, to any request you might have for your stay. ,
The Hacienda is a beautiful place, with the suites clusted around two swimming pools. The propertyy is private, classy and absolutely clean and fresh.
The rooms are comfortable and immaculately clean and kept that way by a very caring housekeeping staff.
The breakfast and lunch included during your stay is more than ample and provides you with a great choice of very good food.
I am looking forward to my next visit where you feel welcome, pampered and relaxed.
Thanks to the Haciends staff

Charles D.

Stayed December 2006
Helpful?
29 Thank harrydove
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Palm Springs hotels
1.0 mi away
Andreas Hotel & Spa
Andreas Hotel & Spa
#9 of 73 in Palm Springs
1,260 reviews
0.7 mi away
Avalon Hotel and Bungalows Palm Springs
0.9 mi away
Desert Riviera Hotel
Desert Riviera Hotel
#1 of 73 in Palm Springs
1,909 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Santiago Resort
Santiago Resort
#2 of 41 in Palm Springs
453 reviews
0.0 mi away
Vista Grande Resort - A Gay Mens Resort
0.0 mi away
Desert Paradise Gay Men's Resort
Desert Paradise Gay Men's Resort
#15 of 41 in Palm Springs
119 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Hacienda at Warm Sands? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Hacienda at Warm Sands

Property: The Hacienda at Warm Sands
Address: 586 S Warm Sands Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-7633
Phone Number:
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hacienda at Warm Sands 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 
Also Known As:
The Hacienda At Warm Sands Hotel Palm Springs

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing