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“A lovely welcoming environment”
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Bearfoot Inn
Oakland, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A lovely welcoming environment”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

A clean, new resort with sophisticated decor and welcoming, helpful hosts. Reasonable prices and a relaxed, quiet vibe. A lovely heated pool and hot tub, great views, convenient location. Free snacks, plastic wine glasses for poolside, plush towels, and friendly people!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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bearfootinn, Owner at Bearfoot Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
We only wish we could submit reviews of our customers... we'd give you all five stars! It was such a great group of guys over the weekend and we hope to see you all again!
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Great location, thoughtfully appointed, tastefully decorated and warmly hosted, the Bearfoot Inn is a wonderful addition to Palm Springs. Our room featured a kitchenette with everything you might need, very comfortable mattresses and little touches like under-bed accent lighting and a welcome basket with snacks and bottled water. All the rooms surround the pool and hot tub in the courtyard area, which includes many lounge chairs and tables, along with a fire pit and outdoor cooking area. Breakfast is available each morning, and included bagels and pastries, cereal, fruit, coffee and juices. Our room also included a private patio, great for times when you need a quiet space to yourself. Glen and Jerry, the owners, live onsite and are easily available should the need arise. Really excellent accommodations all around. We'll be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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bearfootinn, Owner at Bearfoot Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments Paul. We really enjoyed having you and Gary stay with us and look forward to seeing you again.
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Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I stayed two days mid-week in this renovated clean resort. I was in single Queen room with a view on the clothing optional pool and hot tub. The resort is conveniently located a mile from downtown Palm Springs where restaurants, bars and other party places. The host is very friendly. I would recommend it for any adult male visitor to Palm Springs.

Room Tip: I recommend the ground floor rooms with view on the pool area.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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bearfootinn, Owner at Bearfoot Inn, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
We are so glad you like the location and the poolside rooms. Both are very much reasons we fell in love with the place. We look forward to seeing you again!
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San Marcos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2013

A friend and I stayed here over the past weekend. This was our first time staying in Palm Springs, and I have to admit it was amazing. We arrived considerably early for check-in, but that was not a problem at all. We were shown to our room and completed the check-out, including card swiping, in our room.

The room was immaculate. We stayed in the king suite, which has a great lookout over the pool area. The kitchenette came equipped with everything, down to the potato peeler and blender. They really thought of everything. The room has brand new amenities, remote controlled heater/AC which worked excellently, iPod dock, and embroidered bath robes.

Beyond the room, the entire facilities were great. There was a fireplace near the pool, and BBQ. The breakfast was quite generous and tasty, assorted bagels, REAL cream, excellent coffee, and the other standard fare one would expect to find.

The owner was very pleasant and inviting throughout our stay. When we arrived, we asked about drag shows in the area. He took the initiative to look up info on different venues and times, very much appreciated. Other than the check-in and contact regarding the drag shows we had no other reason to contact him, though I'm sure that any issue would be resolved in a great manner had we.

Can't say enough good things about it, the location is awesome, it has all the bells and whistles, and the owner is very pleasant to work with.

Room Tip: The king suites have a great view of the area and excellent amenities.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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bearfootinn, Owner at Bearfoot Inn, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thanks you so much. Now that you've had a taste of Palm Springs, and Bearfoot Inn, come back again and again!
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

The owners of the Bearfoot Inn, Glen and Jerry, have hit the perfect balance here... my king-bedded room offered luxury, privacy and thoughtful amenities, right down to a blender to mix my drinks! Their thoroughly renovated property has a very nice pool and hot-tub, a barbecue area, an afternoon meet-and-greet "happy hour" in which to meet fellow guests, as well as my own private patio. The skillfully done renovations have retained much of the 50's charm prevalent to the Palm Springs area but with completely rebuilt interiors, pool area and landscaping.
I get to visit Palm Springs at least a couple times per year, and after a three nights at the Bearfoot Inn I found it to be a professionally run, comfortable, friendly and convenient "home away from home." The owners are friendly and approachable, and gave me some great recommendations for places to eat that I had not previously heard of. (Shermans Deli! WOW!)
The inn is in the "Movie Colony" area which is a short, safe and pleasant walk to downtown. I'll be back.

Room Tip: The rooms with back patios allow for extra privacy and personal space.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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bearfootinn, Owner at Bearfoot Inn, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We're so happy you like the balance between the updates and the 50's charm. We thought it was worth preserving as well. Come back soon!
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I learned the Bearfoot Inn had opened through facebook and was truely intrigued by the photo's that were posted. Called last minute and was delighted they were taking reservations. Both Glen and Jerry were very friendly when I arrived, and their puppies are adorable.
Found the rooms bright and comfortable. I was also surprised by variety of amenities they outfitted the kitchenettes with. Also like being able to sit outside on a private patio to catch some sun.
Location couldn't be better, only a block from Palm Canyon Drive - which is the main street downtown with too many shops and restaurants for only a weekend visit. You also can't beat the view of the sunsetting over the mountains.
If you're looking for a relaxing get-away, I would recommend stopping by and having a look.
Really nice guys!!

Room Tip: They have a few different rooms available, I stayed in a room with a single king bend and full kitc...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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bearfootinn, Owner at Bearfoot Inn, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We're so glad you liked it!
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I found the Bearfoot Inn quite by accident while booking a last minute room for a surprise new years eve vacation. They had a room, a room made for bringing your pets as well, and then I found out it was their opening weekend. The rooms are completely new. WARM, Big, Clean, and just plain comfortable and welcoming. With the heated pool and hot tub, and the outstanding location just blocks from downtown be sure and give the Bearfoot Inn a try. You wont be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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bearfootinn, Owner at Bearfoot Inn, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dan, we're so glad you found us! We're looking forward to seeing you, Dave and the puppies again really soon,
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Property: Bearfoot Inn
Address: 888 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5719
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bearfoot Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bearfoot Inn is a clothing optional hotel resort for gay men, bears and their admirers. Located in the historic Movie Colony, flourishing Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, Bearfoot Inn is your oasis in the desert and home away from home. Casual and elegant, yet masculine, this mid-century modern resort for men has been faithfully restored and upgraded so you can relax and be yourself. ... more   less 
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