I've stayed at several of the Warm Sands Drive (heart of gay palm springs) resorts and El Mirasol is a wonderful choice for visitors looking to be in the mix of it all, while also having a relaxing home base.
My room was perfect, nice big king bed, with mini-kitchen with a fridge and microwave, for making food and saving some money from having to go out everynight. There are two pools, one hot tub, and a sauna on the property. I traveled solo, but had no problem whatsoever striking up conversations with other guests on the property. Everyone was very friendly, and I believe that starts with the staff. All of the staff are happy to go the extra mile to make your stay wonderful. Paul, Bruce, Skip, and the housekeeping team each did different little, and big things, to help make the stay seamless. Whether it was grabbing me and extra beach towel, or an extra shampoo, or finding me a room for one more night (as my flights were delayed leaving) - they all went that extra mile to make El Mirasol my home for my ten night stay.
The property is right on Warm Sands, which is a quick walk or three minute drive to the gay clubs on Arenas or Sunny Dunes. It is also only a five minute drive to the airport, a lovely little perk when you have an early AM flight to catch.
They keep the pools heated which makes them the perfect temp for either a day or night swim. The sauna was a wonderful treat at night. It became my pre-game ritual before heading out to dinner and the clubs.
Most of the guests were couples, friends, and a few other solo travelers like myself. Age ranges varied greatly from mid 20's up to 60's.
El Mirasol provides great value for money. Continental breakfast in the morning includes juice, coffee, fresh fruit, cereals, bagels and english muffins, everything you need to start off the day right. The grounds are beautiful. Just walking around the property and looking at all of the flowering trees, plants, and cactii you can tell a lot of love has been put into El Mirasol, and it shows.
I'd be happy to return, and do give many thanks to all of the fantastic staff for making my stay (which kept going and going and going) a wonderful experience. Ok, need to stop now, as I already want to go back.
- Also Known As:
- El Mirasol Hotel Palm Springs