Palm Springs has many gay-oriented hotels and many of them are of iffy quality, but the Santiago brings class to the market. There aren't many rooms—just 23, on two sides around a private clothing-optional, misted pool—but they're up-to-date, freshly renovated, and the linens are high-quality. A 24-hour pantry keeps snacks and drinks flowing, and each morning, management takes a lunch order so guests don't have to leave the relaxation of the pool if they don't want to. It's not usually a party joint, just a comfortable and well-run place with modest landscaped grounds where people crash and escape in peace. It should probably go without saying that this property is intended to be a comfortable space for gay guests.
Palm Springs› Hotel
650 E. San Lorenzo Rd., Palm Springs
Our Rating Neighborhood Warm Sands area Phone 800/710-7729 Prices Standard rooms $141—$271 Amenities Pool, free catered lunch, free breakfast, all-day snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, free parking, free Wi-Fi Units 23 rooms Web site Santiago Resort
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