Archive for July, 2008

Best Upscale Gay Hotel ever

Saturday, July 5th, 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/.

Applaud

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Stayed here over MLK Jr., weekend and it was fabulous. Booked the fireplace suite, which was spacious and came complete with kitchen, appliances and two flat screen tvs; one in the living room and bedroom. The pool was heated, and there was even a wine reception on Saturday afternoon, which we missed, but what more can you ask for? Free continental breakfast and lunch!! We even met the owners, who were so friendly and made a special trip out to meet the guests. We’ve finally found a great place with style and class in 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/.

Our Favorite – Excellent Hotel – Beautiful Setting

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

This was our third time at this wonderful hotel and it had been almost three years since our last stay. Because we like this hotel so much we will not wait three years again. Everything about this hotel is great: the rooms, the staff, the location, and the setting.

The hotel is arranged around two L shaped courtyards that each have five rooms and a pool. The front area is more open and has an outstanding view of the mountains. The back area is more intimate with lush landscaping. My partner and I enjoyed spending time in each area. The rooms vary in size but all have a nice Southwest feel with tile floors, rustic furniture, and neutral colors. All the rooms in the back have gas fireplaces, and almost all rooms have a kitchenette. This arrangement allows you to set yourself up in your own private casita and bring in some food to cook and some wine (or other beverage of your choice) to drink.

One of the things we like most about this property is that they always seem to be making improvements. Upon our second stay in our favorite room, number 10 in the back, the kitchen was redone with black granite countertops. This time around, our room had a new bathroom with rain shower, two flat screen TVs, and an I-pod docking station.

The hotel offers a light breakfast and a great lunch with about 10 gourmet sandwiches or wraps to choose from. If you want to relax and hang out, there is no need to leave the hotel until dinner time. Need a paper? They offer about six. Need the internet? A laptop is available. Want to watch a DVD? They have plenty, of all kinds. This is the place to go to just enjoy the wonderful environment that the owner’s of this property have created – such a beautiful tranquil setting.

Adding to the enjoyment is a great friendly staff that is very helpful and keeps everything in perfect order.

The Hacienda is the best gay oriented inn we have ever had the pleasure of staying at – and we are looking forward to a many more future visits.

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 an exceeptional experience

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

In Decemeber this year of ’06” I spent a one week vacation at the Haccienda, Palm Springs CA. This was my second time at the Hacienda and it was just an exceptional experience,. From the first conact for reservations which were accurate and promptly executed, to my special requests during my stay, the service is excellent. The staff is polite and very caring and you can count on a prompt response, to any request you might have for your stay. ,
The Hacienda is a beautiful place, with the suites clusted around two swimming pools. The propertyy is private, classy and absolutely clean and fresh.
The rooms are comfortable and immaculately clean and kept that way by a very caring housekeeping staff.
The breakfast and lunch included during your stay is more than ample and provides you with a great choice of very good food.
I am looking forward to my next visit where you feel welcome, pampered and relaxed.
Thanks to the Haciends staff

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 best of the best

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

This was my first stay ever at an exclusively gay property and I fear I am spoiled rotten by it and doubt any other gay accommodations could match it. To be honest, I was actually concerned that I would want to be a guest at a clothing optional men’s resort. But the Hacienda is a very special place and not at all what I imagined. The 10 room hotel is absolutely first rate from its staff to its beautifully large rooms with their flat screen tvs in both sitting and bedroom areas, accompanying DVD players and a library of music and viewing pleasures running from the classics to XXX. They serve wonderful continental breakfasts as well as ‘room service’ lunches– all included in the room rate. The staff is truly pleasant and friendly. The atmosphere is extremely low key and the guests overwhelmingly couples not on the prowl. There is some very quiet nudity but nothing approaching what we saw when we visited two neighboring properties. Which brings me to the only negative I can think of–the Hacienda is smack in the middle of Warms Springs, a gay ghetto which is full of guest houses with wildly different standards than itself. Some appear to be little more than overnight bathhouses. The cars cruise the streets night and day. Fortunately once you’re behind the high hedges and locked gates of the Hacienda you’re away from it all. I highly recommend this hotel to people who want a higher standard and a tonier crowd than every other place in the area. If you’re out to go wild you should look elsewhere but if you want the best, go directly to the Hacienda.

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/.

2008 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Cinema Diverse – The 2008 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival sponsored by the Palm springs Cultural Center – taking place from July 22-27, 2008.

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/.

Our favourite Hotel in Palm Springs

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

We have been to several Palm Spring´s guesthouses and have found The Hacienda to be far above the rest. The meticulously maintained rooms, pool, and outside areas are complimented by the attentive staff. Its notable that the same staff has been there for years-that creates a level of continuity rarely found in gay guest houses. I wholeheartedly recommend this guesthouse to any “spoiled” gay traveller.

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 Place to Celebrate

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

For a special treat, we spent a long weekend at The Hacienda. I planned the trip to The Hacienda partly as a surprise for my partners 40th birthday. I preordered with the staff to have a large tropical flower arrangement and chilled bottle of champagne waiting in our suite as the surprise upon arrival. What a great staff, fabulous suite, world-class beds with comfy pillows and the grounds are so spacious and lush. We have added the Hacienda to our short list of our favorite return visit resorts.

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/.

Always Welcome at the Hacienda

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

We stay at the Hacienda every year with a group of friends and continue to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, the great service, the clean and spacious rooms, and the overall relaxing feeling we get from being in such a heavenly place. We will continue our yearly trips and always stay at the Hacienda.

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 keep coming back

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

My partner and I have been to the HAcienda 4 times, now and we are already booked for another trip in September. Our first visit was for two days, and this year we are staying four, and we would stay longer if we could. There is no other place that we would ever stay in Palm Springs. After a few days we come back so relaxed we cant wait to go back. The vibe is relaxed, the staff is friendly and helpful, with everything from a dinner reservation to arranging a massage. Just writing this review makes me want to go back again.
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/.