The Perfect Setting!

March 15th, 2016

The Hacienda at Warm Sands in Palm Springs is clearly the best clothing optional, lifestyle resort that I have ever had the pleasure to visit. My partner and I stayed at the Hacienda for one week from February 18 to February 25, 2016. We reserved a deluxe grand suite. We were very very pleased.

Upon our arrival, in our rental car (lots of available parking), we were met by Robert at the front door. Robert was personable, kind and very friendly. He was very engaging and extremely helpful. He gave us a tour of the property and then showed us to our lovely suite.

I shall begin my review with the grounds. They are impeccable. It is evident that a very highly skilled and professional team of gardeners work for the Hacienda. The place exudes pride of ownership. The little waterfalls in the courtyard by the second pool, the palm trees, flowers, the pathways….. Everything was perfect! It was a joy to walk around and look at the various plants and watch the hummingbirds!

There are two pools on the property; one slightly deeper than the other. Both were equally lovely to lounge in. Around the pools there were numerous loungers. I must comment here about the loungers because the cushions were really, really thick and luxurious. They were exceptionally clean and very well maintained. Extra large bath towels emblazoned with the Hacienda logo were placed on each of the loungers and very quickly replaced when used. The hot tub and out door fireplace are so inviting at night time.

As mentioned we stayed in in deluxe grand suite. We stayed in room number nine in the back area. I cannot express how lovely and clean this room was. We had a fully functional kitchen with two refrigerators, dining room, a gas fireplace that was fully operational, a very large living room quite comfortably furnished, a beautiful bedroom with a very comfortable king size bed and a private backyard. The private backyard was very big and also comfortably furnished. I could easily imagine little cocktail party back there with new friends!

As mentioned, the kitchen was very well-stocked. Cutlery, table were, glasses, even a blender for your blended drinks. As well there was a popcorn machine with popcorn included and various other small kitchen appliances one would require. It would be very easy to simply move in and stay for an extended period of time.

A special mention to the staff; they are exceptional. Beginning with the cleaning staff, they were professionally dressed and behaved in a quiet and professional manner that was unobtrusive and very what much welcomed. The rooms are cleaned each day with the precision you would expect in a luxurious five star resort. The attention they paid to small details was amazing. (A special thank you to Luis who was our primary cleaner during our stay!). As well, I must extend kudos to Steve, the manager. I cannot tell you how much of a delight that man is and how well he represents the Hacienda. He is engaging, witty, smart, and very proud of Palm Springs. He is equally proud of his work at the Hacienda and he very much should be. Steve helped make our stay that much better.

By far, the continental breakfast on offer at the Hacienda at Warm Sands is the best breakfast of its type. (Anywhere!). Fresh croissants, chocolate croissants, danishes, fruit, boiled eggs, cereals, tea, coffee, orange juice, .old cuts, cheese, and bagels. It was all very elegantly displayed in the breakfast room. Everyone enjoyed the selection and no one was left disappointed. There was more than enough for everyone.

Lunch was a delight, pure and simple. Every evening we had a menu from which we chose a selection of sandwiches or wraps or large plated salads with sides. As well, drinks like lemonade, coffee, tea, water etc. Lunch was delivered around 1230 each day. It was delivered directly to your table where you happen to be sitting, or in your room if you happen to be there, or by the pool if you happen to be relaxing there as well. A little table setting is prepared for you with silverware, glasses etc as your plate of lunch was delivered. Lunch is provided by an outsourced catering company. They do a very very fine job of providing a tasty healthy lunch.

We were particularly enamored with the two owners of this lovely resort, Jim and Maurice. We were invited, as were all of the guests, to their weekly cocktail party that was held in the breakfast room at the resort. Red and white wine, with cheese and crackers, fruit and chocolates were on hand for the cocktail party. It was lovely. The best part was an opportunity to meet Maurice and Jim personally and listen to their stories and meet other guests. It was like being at a party with old friends.

The clientele of the Hacienda present as slightly more sophisticated. There was an element of refinement that was quite welcome. But by no means was it stuffy. Conversations easily flowed between guests, yet people generally migrated to their personal spaces and enjoyed reading or listening to their iPods and were not obtrusive.

It is easy to enjoy the natural splendor and the positive vibe of Palm Springs. Staying at the Hacienda however, makes the experience just that much better. It may be slightly more expensive but you definitely get what you pay for! I am so happy to endorse the Hacienda as the number one place for gay men to stay in Palm Springs.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
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01-760-327-8111

www.thehacienda.com

An Oasis Paradise in the Desert City of Palm Springs

March 4th, 2016

This was my First Visit to The Hacienda, and Why I’ve Never stayed here before is Beyond me?! I wouldn’t stay Any place else after the Wonderful Experience I Enjoyed here.

The Location is Perfect, the Property and Suites are Beautiful, and the Service…Beyond Compare & Words !! The Owners have Employed the Most Competent and Experienced Staff, with Kudos to Paul, Steve, Rob, and All the others who made my stay there a Memorable one ! And I Can’t forget to mention the Delicious and Varied Breakfast Buffets & Lunches prepared by Resort. Mouth Watering and Delicious !

I could go on, but anything else I want to say has Already been said by the previous Reviews, and are all Accurate. Positively the Best Gay Resort I’ve Ever stayed at, and it Definitely Ranks alongside Main Stream 5 Star Boutique Resorts I’ve stayed at during my Many travels Abroad.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!!!

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
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01-760-327-8111

www.thehacienda.com

Vacation was Wonderful

February 25th, 2016

Suite 7

From the moment of our arrival we completely loved the accommodations, the grounds, the scenery and what a staff! Steven, Paul, Robbie, Luis were all so accommodating and genuinely caring that we had all we needed to be comfortable. We have never felt so welcome!

For more information, contact The Hacienda
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1-760-327-8111
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01-760-327-8111

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A fantastic week in Palm Springs

February 20th, 2016

This wasn’t our first stay at the Hacienda, but it was the usual relaxing vacation it has been every time. Great suites, beautiful pools, delicious lunches and breakfasts, and it’s always great to see the same helpful staff on every visit. We have stayed at other similar resorts on Warm Sands, but none are as well maintained with as nice amenities as the Hacienda. We pay a little more to stay here, and it is worth it.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
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01-760-327-8111

www.thehacienda.com

A great escape from the Midwestern snow in February!

February 19th, 2016

The Hacienda at Warm Springs was the perfect escape for me and my husband. We spent 6 glorious nights here and booked our return trip for November even before we left. The accommodations and location were above our expectations. The staff were available and attended to our requests. We highly recommend The Hacienda at Warm Springs!

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
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01-760-327-8111

www.thehacienda.com

Our new Palm Springs retreat, for good reason!

February 17th, 2016

This was our first stay at Hacienda.
We plan to make it our Palm Springs retreat, for good reason!

The Hacienda is well located, cozy – yet spacious, discreet, well landscaped and not “prissy”.

Our suite was well-appointed, spacious, classy and not pretentious.
We especially enjoyed
– the excellent gas fireplace (our stay was early FEB)
– the roominess and comfortable feel of the great room
– the awesome bed and pillows (choose from their pillow menu – cool, right?)
– the excellent bathroom, with double sinks, multiple showerheads, and sundries provided
– the secluded back patio

The staff are friendly, efficient, thoughtful and very helpful… top marks on all hospitality standards.

All of the key features of the common facilities – the heated pools, chaise lounges, hot tub, Guest parking – were exemplary.

We are extremely impressed with the quality of the included meals – the continental breakfast and outstanding lunches (personally delivered each day — again, cool, right?).

The VPO’s – very proud Owner’s – hosted a wine social for all Guests (the place was full), where we met our neighbors and learned of the history of the facility, and some references shared by other Guests and our hosts of dining and entertainment options in town.

In short, this property is well run, stands above the crowd, and feels serene, comfortable and relaxing. We’ve good reason to call this our new Palm Springs home base.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111

www.thehacienda.com

Always look forward to returning!

February 13th, 2016

An amazing staff. Clean, comfortable rooms and amenities. Quite simply, they focus on their guests and everyone is welcoming, professional, helpful and friendly. They never disappoint.Great location. Already looking forward to my next visit. Breakfast and lunch, just right.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
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01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Never, ever, ever disappoints.

February 13th, 2016

We just returned from another amazing stay at the Hacienda. Running a hotel is an art, and these guys have mastered it. Also, this year we enjoyed the new fireplace at the hot tub and the newly redone pool.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch, amazingly friendly staff and the most comfy rooms. Certainly way above any competition.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Exceeded Expectations

February 13th, 2016

I have stayed in similar properties before – in Provincetown, in Ft Lauderdale, and in PSP on earlier visits. My first stay at the Hacienda confirmed what many others have said – it’s by far the best of any of them, and really exceeded my expectations.

The staff you interact with daily are all top-notch. Steve, Robbie, Luis, Paul – they all take pride in what they do and they do it very well. Just a pleasure to deal with! The food is very good – breakfast is buffet style with high-quality goods (not the pre-packaged muffins common in most places). A proper lunch is also included, and you can choose your entre from a personalized daily list. I had the salmon salad twice and it was in the “superior” category. Staff bring a tray to your room, or you can eat poolside at an umbrella table. There are two swimming pools, a hot tub by the front pool, and an outdoor fireplace for socializing. Monday night Jim & Maurice (owners) hosted a wine & nibbles reception for all the guests. They know a lot about Palm Springs and were very helpful with suggestions on what was worthwhile and what wasn’t.

The grounds are beautiful, the staff is super, the amenities are really nice, the guests (mostly couples) and the guest experience in general were nicer than what I expected. There is a quiet, refined atmosphere at Hacienda – if you want more of a “bathhouse” environment then stay somewhere else. These folks do an impressive job and run a top-notch facility.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com

Absolute Perfection… Total Relaxation!

February 6th, 2016

Our second visit to this corner of heaven! Firstly, Palm Springs is gorgeous, but The Hacienda transcends calm, comfort, friendliness and everything one needs for a perfect holiday. We were fortunate to have 9 nights staying in Suite 1. The living space is generous with kitchen, dining area (we ate outside and out…!) a great lounge and a bed to sleep to heaven on. Nice touches like the Mike and Sean embroidered bed cushions.

The team looking after you are discrete but attentive. We have to mention the lovely Robbie, who’s a total charmer! Love your Coyote fur… Steve, who is a sparkler, Paul whose lunches (and these are included) are totally ‘yum’ and Luis, who makes sure that your room is always top notch. Thank you gents.

The Hacienda is one of less than five places all over the world, that we have had fortune to stay at that is just the perfect balance. Beautiful pools and clean very well maintained gardens. Fab mountain views. Centrally located to walk to the bars and restaurants.

We always speak very well of The Hacienda and will continue to do so. Thanks Jim & Maurice and the gents who take much care!

Can we come back….?

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-760-327-8111
www.thehacienda.com