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Los Angeles
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I heard it's being converted to a drug and alcohol treatment center. Closed mid-2016. That's a shame, as it was one of the most welcoming gay men's resorts in the area. Maybe it was because if the location -- most of the other gay businesses are on the other side of Palm Springs.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My first visit to the resort is for a weekend event. Every square inch is enjoyed by the guests. The resort is well maintained and clean, with a huge illuminated pool that brighten the courtyard in the evening. Thanks for the owner for providing the arena for the event.

1Thank Phil Y
Riverview, Florida
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This is the best place for a day pass in the Palm Springs area among the gay resorts and has an extensive playroom as well as opportunity to lay by the pool or use the hot tub the day passes are only $10 and on special days $5 which can't be beat

1Thank Stevied888
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

If you are gay and are looking for a place to stay, this is a very good place to stay. The rooms were nice. The staff was nice and cordial. It's within walking distance to Toucans. Also you can take The Buzz to Arenas every 15 minutes. No complaints!

2Thank Kevin P
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 12 January 2015

I booked a weekend getaway for myself to ring in the new year and celebrate my birthday and this was the only gay resort in Palm Springs that had rooms available without any ridiculous minimum night stay. The resort is an easy and quick walk to the northern side of Palm Canyon Drive (the main strip of downtown Palm Springs),...

1Thank Ray Q
Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 14 October 2014

After the rude reception we received from the owner of the property, and the copious apologies from the front desk clerk, our stay was off to a rocky start. Property is well maintained, but the room we stayed in was in disrepair, the mattress was ancient and the linens were bargain basement thrift store quality. I won't go back or...

3Thank MagicTenor
Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Called Friday night which was the weekend just before new years of 2014 get the last room available a good price 150 what's a bit steep. But its new years so cant complain. Very clean establishment room 10 excellent. I hope they up grade the shower but everything besides that was great. My friends and I had a great time....

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

New ownership has changed it. My friend stayed there for the last time. He had a visitor during the day who paid for a day pass. At 445 someone knocked on his door to tell him his guest had to be out by 5 or there would be an additional charge for another person in the room. Wasnt that clean...

5Thank bearrunningwild
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

A beautiful place in the middle of Palm Springs. Rooms are clean and good size. The grounds are tropical and lush. The pool and hot tub was clean and inviting. Love all the outdoor furniture where you have your pick from chairs to chaise lounges to hammock to bed futon. Great value clothing optional low key and relaxed or can...

2Thank Sdnavyguy
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Ed, Mike Carson and every other person I've encountered while staying at Helios reminds me why I keep the Resort at the top of my places to stay when visiting Palm Springs. Every attempt to ensure your needs are satisfied is apparent with the personal touch that Helios' owner, manager and houseboys demonstrate every day. The amenities are abundant, a...

1Thank Chris D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An historic property centrally located to downtown Palm Springs. Purchased in 2013 and upgraded as follows: new room decoration, new furniture, new flat screen TV's, all new lawn furniture , new linens and bedding. New manager: Matt Sizemore star of the small screen who is amping up the fun with 2 all male events weekly. Gone are the old waffle robes, flat pillows and grumpy housekeepers. Carson and Josh work hard to keep the place immaculate. So whether you want to lounge by the pool aunatural, or meet old or new friends, this is the place for you ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helios

Address: 280 E Mel Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4817 (Formerly La Posada East)
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Number of rooms: 11
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“All rooms face the pool in the center of the property, but be aware that one room can only be accessed by waling through the indoor playroom (which may or may not be what you want to do).”
652rayq, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
“I wouldn't...”
MagicTenor, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The only bad room is an empty room at Helios. My personal preference, rooms 5-11 with a courtyard view or a semi-private rear patio. You cant go wrong.”
931ChrisD931, 10 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view to the courtyard. Or ask for a reference to a more updated facility in the Palm Springs area.”
augmonster, 9 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Rooms anywhere is quieter because they are off from the street.”
JamesT137, 29 May 2012 | Read review
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