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Desert Sun Resort

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san diego
Reviewed 2 April 2013

This is a great facility, clean and neat with very helpful staff. The grounds are beautiful, featuring three pools and two jucuzzi spas. There are three types of accomocations: older, somewhat larger rooms; newer, smaller rooms; condos. The rooms are furnished with somewhat dated furniture. The bathrooms in all rooms are very small. Suites with kitchens are available in the...

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rhnaks
Reviewed 28 March 2013

This was our first overnight stay at DSR. Our previous visits were all day-passes. We were assigned a Chaparral room on ground floor directly beside the main pool. We were initially hesitant about staying overnight from reading mixed posts on condition of rooms and linens. Upon entering our room, we were pleasantly surprised to see new and quality towels and...

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2Thank rhnaks
Orange County CA.
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We've been to most of the c/o resorts in the area and DS has the nicest grounds and facilities we've seen. The public areas are beautiful and immaculate. The small room we stayed in was nice but could use a remodel. Tiny fridge plunked on the floor, no microwave, old school furniture etc. That said, it did the job but...

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3Thank SoCalCaliente
Melita Manitoba
Reviewed 12 March 2013

This was our first experience at a complete au naturel resort and it was awesome! The resort is perfect for a quiet holiday around a pool. We already have our condo booked of next year and will look forward to another week in a place that we are comfortable and beautifully cared for along with a great staff. Thanks for...

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5Thank Pat B
Renton, Washington
Reviewed 25 February 2013

My wife and I spent a week here for our 15th wedding anniversary. What an amazing place! We haven't been that relaxed in years. The amazing staff (Thanks Teresa!) are on hand to help and made our stay perfect. The Desert Sun Resort is the perfect place to just sit back and soak up some sun in a safe and...

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4Thank KPSDls
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 17 February 2013

This was a first time experience for my husband and myself. It was my 66th birthday, and what a memorable one! From the manager Michael, to the front desk staff, to Chef Roberto, to the cleaning and maintenance staff, we were made to feel comfortable and welcome from the minute we arrived. Everyone was very professional and respectful. Behavioral expectations...

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8Thank bettysbest
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Desert Sun is a lovely oasis in Palm Springs. We have stayed there twice, and each time find new things to appreciate. The location is terrific, the maintenance of its gardens, pools, and rooms is wonderful. The staff are very nice. Nothing is too much trouble.For instance, on our latest visit, one staff member overheard me say I'd love a...

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5Thank OZZIETRAVELLER2013
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 6 February 2013

This was the first time that myself and a friend of mine have went to this type of resort. Michael , the manager, gave us a tour and eased all our concerns. Within 10 minutes we were both down at the pool and making new friends. We stayed at the Hotel and it was very clean, the beds were comfy,...

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7Thank Dale689
Bixby, Oklahoma
Reviewed 24 January 2013

really enjoyed our trip. Relaxing,good food, nice grounds and pools. Just watch the top step of the main hotel since the steps are uneven.Be sure to get on the bridge. You can't get to the homes accress the bridge. if we go back I would like to stay in a condo.

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9Thank Art B
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 January 2013

This is the ideal weekend get away from Los Angeles. Pack light because you are naked 24/7 if you like. 3 pools, 2 jacuzzis, tennis court, restaurant and bar. Drinks delivered to the pool. We have met wonderful people and the service is great. They want to please. If you like, dress and walk down to the main Blvd but...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience Palm Springs in Au Naturel Luxury. 3 Swimming pools, 2 jacuzzis, tennis court, restaurant on site, spa, fire pit, night club. Try clothing optional freedom in a beautiful natural setting with waterfalls, flowers, streams and lots of trees. Minutes from airport and downtown Palm Springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Sun Resort

Address: 1533 N Chaparral Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4601 (Formerly Desert Shadows Resort)
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Sun Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Desert Sun Hotel Palm Springs
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Palm Springs
#12 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
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“Chaparral rooms are conveniently located and quieter than one might think (being next to the "Activity Pool")”
 of 5 bubbles T_and_K_in_AB, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book early to get room you want. Can fill up fast”
 of 5 bubbles paulaO6334PD, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The courtyard rooms are the best!!”
 of 5 bubbles nascarbilly, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Courtyard rooms were newly remodeled with great showers and microwave and refrigerator”
 of 5 bubbles TravelerVII, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are quietest, balcony hotel gives a view of fun activities”
 of 5 bubbles davidp222, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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