Archive for June, 2008

A break in the sun!

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

This was one of the nicest places I have stayed at in a long time.
The staff friendly, kind, courteous and welcoming.
A relaxing atmosphere in a peaceful quite and secure setting.
Dec 2005 – a return is a must!

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111

From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111

http://www.thehacienda.com/.

ultimate experience

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

the only place to stay in palm springs when visiting from europe wonderful room large ;incredible staff we ve stayed at the hacienda for a full week loved it high standard in the room dvd ect wonderful breakfast and lunch everyone very very friendly will be back soon do not miss it

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111

From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111

http://www.thehacienda.com/.

ultimate experience

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

the only place to stay in palm springs when visiting from europe wonderful room large ;incredible staff we ve stayed at the hacienda for a full week loved it high standard in the room dvd ect wonderful breakfast and lunch everyone very very friendly will be back soon do not miss it

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111

From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111

http://www.thehacienda.com/.

Can not be faulted

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The website for this fabulous, low-key resort simply does not do it justice, especially the photos! As soon as you enter the place there is an overwhelming feeling of calm, with no sense of stuffiness. I’ve visited four times in the last 2 years and each visit has been as good as the last. Tastefully opulent rooms, a warm welcome from truly helpful staff, a nice range of complimentary breakfast and lunch options and a beautiful setting all do their bit to make a great pampering experience. In late spring & early summer, the smell of jasmine around the larger pool area is heady and magical. The resort attracts a great variety of interesting visitors, many of whom I’d noticed were repeat customers like myself & my partner. This is a real gem of a place.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111

From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111

http://www.thehacienda.com/.

Very high standards

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Just spent four days at The Hacienda and would recommend it highly. It really sets the standard in Palm Springs for up market gay resort hotels. The suites are well decorated and the two pools and hot tub are a good size, surrounded by beautiful landscaping. The service here is first class, and everyone on the team I met were extremely helpful in a friendly and relaxed way. If you are looking for an up scale, small resort that offers the best in service and facilities, then The Hacienda should be your first choice.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111

From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111

http://www.thehacienda.com/.

Best Upscale Gay Hotel ever

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

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!

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111

From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111

http://www.thehacienda.com/.

One of the best resorts we’ve stayed at, gay or straight!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

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?

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111

From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111

http://www.thehacienda.com/.

THE place to stay in Palm Springs

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

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.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111

From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111

http://www.thehacienda.com/.

Surprise of the year

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

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.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111

From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111

http://www.thehacienda.com/.

Surprise of the year

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

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.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111

From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111

http://www.thehacienda.com/.