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