Archive for June, 2008

Great resort

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

My partner and I spent a weekend at the Hacienda in June – our first stay at a gay resort and our first time in Palm Springs – and we loved it. Great facilities (pools, rooms, etc.) – very clean, outstanding service, excellent breakfast and lunch, plus margaritas by the pool one of the afternoons with the owners! The owners are great guys – very welcoming and friendly. The staff is at your service for anything you need. I highly recommend a stay here.

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/.

A Quality Resort

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

We stayed at the Hacienda for three nights in July this year. This was our first time in Palm Springs and whilst it was low season we would return again at the same time of year.

The accommodation was clean, well furnished and spacious. A welcome pack of essentials was provided on arrival which was welcome. The staff were extremely helpful and advised on local restaurants, bars and nightlife etc

The pools were warm and clean and pool towels were plentiful. Breakfast was provided each morning and of a good standard. Lunch is ordered the day before and delivered to your room or poolside seat. This was fine but could be improved upon. If you were staying more than a couple of nights you would easily bore of the menu.

All in all an enjoyable break, good facilities and somewhere we would like to visit again. Recommended to all discerning travellers.

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 Hacienda ROCKS

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

My partner and I stayed at the Hacienda for 2 nights and wished we could stay there forever. We were pleasantly surprised with the friendliness of the staff and their willingness to assist us since we arrived after they closed. The grounds are very nice and the suites are better than a 5 star hotel. The bed and other furnishings are really nice. The two man shower was a real treat too. They have the softest towels and the welcome basket was a real treat. The place is very quiet just the way we wanted it to be. We were able to do our thing without being bothered. They offer a great breakfast and lunch is available although we missed it. The pool and hot tub are very nice. We can’t wait to return to our place in paradise.

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/.

We Found The Best Gay Resort in the US

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

My partner and I spent a weekend in Palm Springs last month and stayed at The Hacienda based on a recommendation from two of our very close friends. They told us The Hacienda was considered the best gay resort and the only place to stay when visiting Palm Springs. How right they were. We were first impressed by our welcome greeting when we checked in, the grounds are immaculately groomed and filled with lush vegetation, the views especially from their front pool (one of two large swimming pools) showcased Palm Trees and the impressive Palm Springs mountain range. Our large suite was in a word unbelievable. The suite had a massive fireplace, a separate large round glass dining table, living room with a jumbo flat screen TV plus our bedroom also had a flat screen TV and DVD player. The bathroom, which we understand was completely remodeled last year, was exceptional – fitted with horizontal water jet sprays and two large shower heads. The meals provided as part of our rate included an extensive continental breakfast (hard boiled eggs, cheeses, ham, fruit, various breads, etc.) and a memorable lunch – one day we each had salads and for our second day we each tried one of their specialty sandwiches which were served on china plates, on the umbrella table next to the pool. Beyond all of this, the staff not only answered our many questions about Palm Springs, and what to do, but also gave us several choices each night for restaurants and bars. We are already planning a return trip to Palm Springs next March primarily because of the wonderful time we had at the Hacienda. Trust us…this one is a real find.

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/.

A Great Option for Seeing Palm Springs

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

A long time friend and I stayed there for four days in November. We are not partners and were looking for place that where we could relax and catch up on our friendship. The Hacienda turned out perfect for that.

The owners and staff create a relaxed, welcoming environment. The setting is pretty and the environment feel safe. They have the balance between friendliness and unobtrusiveness. That feeling seems to be shared by the other guests we met too. The breakfast and lunch were tasty with a nice selection of healthy choices. They patiently answered all our questions and gave good suggestions when asked. One recommendation was one of the best therapists I have experienced.

Personally, I am sensitive to reducing my impact on the environment as I travel. So the only improvement I would like to have at the Hacienda is in this area (changing linens only when needed, reducing air conditioning, and planting plants more appropriate for a desert environment.).

In short, this is a great option for guys that want a quiet, pretty place to relax and see the sights around Palm Springs

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/.

What a Treat

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

My partner and I just completed a four night stay at the Hacienda, and I have to commend the staff and owners for the relaxing, quiet experince we both enjoyed! When we arrived, we were promply greeted at the gate and taken to the office, where we were told that because there was a last minute cancellation, we would be getting an “upgrade” to a suite. Talk about a pleasant surprise. The room was spacicous and immaculate. We enjoyed the use of a efficiency kitchen, dining table, and a terrific living room area. We were poolside, so that was a plus as well. The view from our room showcased a well manicured grounds area. A small area, but pristine just the same. The location of this resort is in the Warm Sands area, and is close to the areas most visitors want to be near, yet is nestled in a quiet area where you don’t hear the roar of cars and trucks racing down the road when you are seated outside or sunning poolside.

We also were pleasantly surpirsed at the fine quality of the lunches that were served to you either poolside or in your room. The food was comprised mainly of sandwiches, salads, or wraps, and were served with a side of potato salad or the like. It was just enough. The food was fresh and tasty. So that was another surpirse. We’ve stayed at other resorts that serve you a lunch like it was a school cafeteria with a menu that is the same.

The staff is friendly and helpful, and at the same time, respect the fact that you are there for a vacation and deserve to be treated with respect. They certainly illustrate that they value you as a guest and do everything they can to ensure you are satisfied.

One of the owners greeted us during lunch one day and found him to be very gracious and friendly. Again, we’ve been to resorts where the owners breeze past you and could care less if you are there or not. Sure wasn’t the case here.

This is not one of those cruisy resorts where other guests are cruising and peeking in your room, and that was a refreshing experience as well.

The only item worth mentioning is that their hot tub is somewhat small and a bit shallow. Still and all, it was clean and well maintained, so only a small “minus” for the Hacienda.

Book this resort for a future trip. We certainly intend to!

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

Exceptional Resort to be visited again and again……………………..

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

I have stayed at this resort several times and have been treated the same each and every time! They are consistent with their exceptional service. They have a unique way of making each and every guest feel special. Disney has the cap on this market; but I will say that Jim and Maurice, the owners, are a close second to Walt Disney himself! I travel extensively on my own and for work which is about 80% travel. I have stayed at many hotels, resorts, B & B’s and I feel that I can definately compare and give good feedback. The owners always meet and greet their guests when they are present and when they are not on property their highly trained staff engage in much of the same. They tend to any need that a guest might have. Tom, Steve and Kaleb each have a wonderful personality and their character is highly admired by many. I would recommend this resort to anyone and I have already done so to some of my closest friends. I only wish I would have came across this property many years ago. I have no desire to stay anywhere else once in Palm Springs. Why go anywhere else once you find someone or somewhere that really cares about making your visit a most delightful one!

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

Quaint and Classy

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

My partner and I absolutely loved The Hacienda at Warm Sands. We stayed during Palm Springs Pride Weekend and were glad that we chose this place. Our room was nicely decorated and had a view of the pool area. The other guests during our stay were pleasant and nice. The owners and staff were friendly and very accomodating. The free gourmet lunches were an added treat and were placed in our room refridgerator if we were out and about. We would definitely recommend this place — a 5-star Gay Resort! See you soon!

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

Quaint and comfortable!”

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved our stay at the Hacienda. The property itself is very small, only about a dozen suites or so, giving it a very quaint and personal feel to it. The jacuzzi and two heated pools were spectacular. Our room was amazing and had an outstanding attention to detail. What really impressed us, however, was the service. Even before we got there, the staff sent us there recommendations of restaurants and even offered to make us reservations. Once we got there a map to the restaurant was printed and on the table. The manager gave us a tour of the property and our suite and made sure we had everything we needed before leaving for the night.

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

“Splendor in the Desert”

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

A great hotel is a factor of both good service and nice amenities. The Hacienda has both to the nth degree. The friendly staff made me feel right at home. They came around to my room with breakfast and lunch, both of which are chef-quality. The staff was constantly attentive to towels at poolside and they kept the grounds spotless. I arrived on an unseasonably cool day and reveled in the deliciously heated pool and hot jacuzzi. The room was kingly in size and filled with items any upper-class home would be proud of. I especially liked the big, flat-screen tv with DVD, the fireplace, the little private patio out back, and the welcoming fruit & snack basket awaiting me upon arrival.

In the morning, I noticed the outdoor lounge was equipped with the New York Times and other daily newspapers, in addition to magazines and tourist information. The DVD collection was overwhelming and diverse.

To put it simply, I was VERY impressed!

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