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The Best Weekend!

Friday, July 1st, 2016

This place is amazing! The room was very clean and the staff extremely helpful. We really love this place and can’t wait to go back. We feel very welcome and at home when we stay at the Hacienda, especially all the little touches. The breakfast was really nice and we also had lunch poolside.

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Best Vacation EVER!!!

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

We just got back from one of the most amazing vacation we have ever had. The reason our vacation was so amazing is because of The Hacienda. When we visit Palm Springs we ALWAYS stay at The Hacienda. We have been staying their for 8 years. First, the grounds are top notch. They are serene and excellently maintained. Second, the staff goes above and beyond. Steve, Paul, Luis and David are simply the best. They are always professional and friendly and helpful. Third, the rooms are just amazing. Wonderfully appointed and very cozy. The poolside lunches are delicious and you feel like you have been transported to paradise. If you are planning a trip to Palm Springs, The Hacienda is the only place to stay. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

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A perfect honeymoon oasis taste of Paradise.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Here We grew as a couple sharing our visions of Paradise. As we advanced in discovery of each other we kept challenging each other: How, What Where will we find/ build our own re-creation of Paradise. The Hacienda provided the perfect Oasis for this vision-quest planning. Making our dreams of a life together real and worth striving for all started with our days here. This place is truly a foretaste of Heaven. The staff are indefatigably gracious and warm. The breakfast were always hearty and delicious. The Hacienda offered us the perfect balance of excitement and repose. We will be returning every year for our anniversary now. We could never tire of this slice of Heaven. Thanks to all who made our stay Perfect. Ken & Ed

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1-760-327-8111
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Comfortable, convenient and convivial.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

This was our first stay at this resort but I suspect it will not be the last. In fact they are renowned for their repeat business. The places just oozes comfort and is perfect for relaxation (the Palm Springs desert climate also plays a part). The staff were superb, unobtrusive but there when you needed them. They are all very knowledgeable about local restaurants and attractions and will assist with bookings. The resort is located within about a 15 minute walk of the town center and is also close to Palm Springs Airport. All in all comfortable, convenient and convivial.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
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01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Our Sweet Spot

Friday, May 6th, 2016

This was our eighteenth stay since 2001 and after all these years and visits, we never get tired of this place, and when we are forced to leave we are already thinking about when we can get back.

There are a few things that make this place special. First: The setting is beautiful with attractive grounds and stunning views of the mountain. The owners recently enhanced the landscaping and added outdoor lighting, and a gas fireplace next to the hot tub. So now even at night you will want to be outside enjoying the lovely ambiance that has been created. Even though the hotel only has ten rooms, there are two pools with different settings so you have options each day.

Second: When you do need to be inside, your spacious and comfortable suite will meet all your needs. Most have more than enough space, and many include extra amenities such as: a fireplace, kitchen, dining area, private patio, two televisions, and a nice bathroom. We always feel like we are in our own little private getaway home and not at a hotel.

Third: The staff is outstanding and gives you just the right amount of attention. Many of them have been with the hotel for a long period of time which says a lot about how well this property is run. They enjoy working at the hotel and take pride in what they have created and are always making sure everyone has what they need and that the property always looks great.

Fourth: You almost never have to leave. A nice light breakfast is available each morning and a broad selection of hearty choices provided for lunch. Both included in your room rate. You can dine in your room or alfresco around one of the pools. So if you just want to relax and barely leave paradise, you are set.

Fifth: Even if the hotel is full, there is still enough space for everyone to have their little quiet spot. In general the guests tend to be mid-thirties and older, and most are interested in enjoying their well-deserved down time.

The Hacienda is the only place in world that we visit just to be at the hotel. The environment that exists here is just so perfect for us that overall we spend the vast majority of our time just sitting around and taking it all in. You may feel the same way too. Many of the guests we encounter have stayed multiple times. We all know a good thing when we find it.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
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01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Another Perfect Stay

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

This was our 5th stay at the Hacienda, so that says all about our views on the perfect getaway.

The hacienda is a perfect oasis in Palm Springs. Accommodation is immaculate and staff are always discreet, friendly and very helpful. Thanks once more Steve and your gang. We stayed in one of the larger suites. It is spacious with a living room, bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom and large rear patio. A home from home. Since our last visit the gardens of the Hacienda have had a major makeover. We were staying at the rear which now looks much larger. The gardens now reflect the desert setting of Palm Springs but are still a lovely area to lap up the hot sun. Staying here you could almost not spend a penny more on food. Breakfast is of a continental nature but there is lots to eat. For lunch you have a selection of wraps sandwiches or salads. The owners, Jim and Maurice once again hosted a complimentary cheese and wine in the breeze way on the Saturday evening.

We are contemplating a return again this year in the hot summer.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
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01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

The Hacienda is not like those other places on Warm Sands

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

My partner and I LOVED our stay at the Hacienda. It is not fair to call the rooms “rooms”; they are truly apartments. A large living / dining area with a kitchen, bathroom and separate bedroom. The d├ęcor is very well put together. I am not necessarily a fan of the Spanish styling, but what do you expect when they call the place “The Hacienda”. The interiors were spotless. The kitchen even had dishes, pots and pans in them. The bathroom had thoughtful accessories including Q-tips and mouthwash. The remote controls for the TV’s were a bit of a pain in the you know what but only because we were not familiar with them. The owners and their staff are all great. They were very concerned we were more than satisfied with our suite and amenities. Although it is a clothing optional resort we chose to wear bathing suits. I think tan lines are more sexy than not, don’t you? I have already booked another stay at the Hacienda and will be back in a few weeks

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1-760-327-8111
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Luxury in the sun!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Many gay resorts can be disappointing – but not this one!

The welcome is great – and it just gets better. There are 2 groups of 5 rooms – each around a pool. Our room was amazing – we had number 9 (of 10) that was huge and came with a small outdoor patio (which, to be honest, we never used).

Importantly, each pool has 10 sun beds – so no need to worry about getting some sun (or shade). The breakfast is excellent – Continental style, but with chillers/thermos flasks to keep everything cold that should be cold (juices, yoghurts, milk etc), which is not always the case in many hotels.
Lunch is also included in the room rate – a choice of salads, sandwiches or wraps, which were plenty large enough and always freshly-made.

We did not bother with a car – but were easily able to walk to all local restaurants (averaging about 20 minutes) and the local shops (about 5 minutes).

The resort is kept immaculately clean – with friendly staff who are always willing to offer every assistance to make for a perfect stay.
It was also great to meet the 2 owners at a Friday evening drinks/nibbles “get-together”

Overall, we had a great 7 days – and didn’t really want to leave!

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
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01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Classy, sophisticated and relaxing.

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

My domestic partner and I stayed at the Hacienda at Warm Sands in Palm Springs in February 2016 for one week. We stayed in room nine for $512 USD per night, fees and taxes in. That may seem like a lot for a clothing optional gay men’s resort but the price includes daily breakfast and lunch which makes the price reasonable. Also, the price keeps the unsavoury types away.

Room nine was the biggest hotel room I have ever stayed in, it was absolutely huge. The room included a kitchen, dining room, living room, one bedroom with king bed, fireplace, air conditioner and a rear patio. The room was clean, tidy and well furnished. The wi-fi was flawless.

The grounds were separated into two sections each with a pool and one section also had a hot tub and an outdoor fireplace. The section with the hot tub had a better view of the mountains. Both sections, however were beautifully landscaped, clean and well maintained. Generic lounge music played softly in the background throughout the day creating a relaxing, sophisticated ambience. I didn’t notice at first but after the fourth day, it became apparent to me the playlist repeated daily making some of the songs a bit tiring. This can obviously be remedied by increasing the content in the playlist.

The premises was conveniently within walking distance to the gay strip and downtown Palm Springs.

All the staff workers need to be commended for exceptional service. The staff were professional, friendly and always eager to help. The owners were a pleasure to meet.

The continental breakfast was always fresh, tasty and well presented. The several daily lunch choices listed on the menu were of similar good quality as the breakfast and delivered to one’s room personally by the staff.

The clientele was mostly classy, well-to-do professionals of mature age happily lounging in the nude with their soulmates.

Speaking about naked men, some cruising did occur but not enough to satisfy the partygoers. Speaking about partygoers, The Hacienda is a place where the birds sing louder than the music.

I highly recommend staying at The Hacienda at Warm Sands.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Excellent Palm Springs Destination

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

This was my first visit to The Hacienda and I’ll definitely return. The accommodations are spacious and comfortable, the setting is great with a mountain view and landscaped grounds, and the social environment is a great balance between relaxing and fun. I like to walk and this location is great for getting to downtown on one side and residential neighborhoods in the other direction. I’m already planning my next visit.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com