Archive for November, 2008

Absolutely Loved the Hacienda

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

What a lovely little gem in beautiful Palm Springs – the Hacienda is in the gay warm sands area, near the center of town. Our suite was gorgeous, lovely design touches, smashing kitchen – I wanted to take it all home – and, what a super bathroom. We had some yummy treats to greet us on arrival and the following morning, a large breakfast buffet with a good selection that included pastries, cut fruit, cereals, and hard boiled eggs. Lunch was even more delightful. In fact, I could quite easily have lived in our newly found paradise.

The plantings outside were luscious; the pool areas were spacious and clean, with plenty of fluffy towels available. The staff were all super helpful.

I thoroughly recommend the Hacienda and if I ever return to Palm Springs I would most definitely not hesitate to stay there 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/ .

What a Paradise

Monday, November 17th, 2008

We just got back from the Hacienda and have to say we were just stunned with the property. We stayed in one of their largest suites which have a fireplace. This was our third time in Palm Springs, and we were celebrating my birthday. From the huge living/dining room, separate bedroom, fully appointed kitchen, 2 large flat screen TV’s and DVDs (living room & bedroom), and huge comfy bed, great breakfast and gourmet salads and sandwiches for lunch, to the free washer and dryer, everything was just perfect. The property is in the quiet residential area of Warm Sands about a mile from downtown. We just can’t say enough about the property, and the owners Jim and Maurice. The other staff – Tom, Steve, Caleb, Gene, Arturo, and I’m sorry I’m missing the names of the other housekeepers — were so very accommodating. We will plan every trip around the availability of this great gay resort because we are surely not ever staying anywhere else 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/.

Four Seasons Watch Out

Monday, November 17th, 2008

It’s gay hotels like this that TripAdvisor is so useful, if it hadn’t come so highly rated we probably wouldn’t have known of it and would have gone to one of the larger mainstream straight oriented hotels and then we would have missed a real little gem.
The Hacienda is small in number of rooms (about 10), but the owners have done so much to make it a great place to stay. The accommodations are all beautifully decorated and furnished, and most are very large. They have everything that’s needed. Breakfast and lunch are included in the rates. Breakfast is an expanded continental and they have lunch catered by a shop in town. Almost all the other gay guest houses and resorts we called only include breakfast or if they do offer lunch, there is an additional charge. Most of the other guests we met had been to the Hacienda before and one couple who have vacationed there for at least six years mentioned that the owners had recently finished a half million dollar renovation of the suites. And, it shows! Amazing two-man showers with 4 showerheads, beautiful tile work in the bathrooms and kitchens, unusual art throughout. High-end hotels like Fours Seasons and Ritz could get ideas from the Hacienda. We had a car so we drove to Joshua Tree State Park one day which we highly recommend if you have a day to spend besides staying pool-side near the two pools. The staff is outstanding, they try really hard to make everyone welcome, and they were very helpful with directions, providing maps and instructions. At night the pool areas are magical and it is very difficult to leave the property even to go to dinner. We sat out several evenings with a bottle of wine just looking at the stars (and of course each other). The Hacienda is hard to leave as they say on their website.

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/.

Elegant and Friendly

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Top notch in every way! My partner and I stayed in a deluxe suite that had been completely redone from top to bottom. As with all the suites, it was located next to one of two pools. A small but adequate Jacuzzi was nearby. The suite is spacious, with very elegant and comfortable furniture. There was a very nice mix of guests, both young and older. And the employees are extremely helpful! They serve a nice breakfast and lunch every day. The large grounds are spectacular! I promise you’ll enjoy your 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/.

This is the Place!

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

In Palm Springs, there are lots of great gay hotels. But there is only ONE Hacienda! If you desire a hotel staff that pays attention to every detail a property has to offer, caters to every request its guests may make, and wears the true stamp of First-Class Deluxe Luxury, you want to stay here. The polished staff and concern of the owners is evident at every turn. Using Good, Better, Best as the rating system for gay hotel properties in Palm Springs, The Hacienda jumps off the scale with a rating of Ultra-Fabulous. Simply stated, check in at the Hacienda and you will know you’ve stayed in the premiere gay hotel among the many properties that Palm Springs has to offer. You’ll love 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/.