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