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10 LGBT-Friendly Hotels in Palm Springs for the Perfect Pride Month Escape

Plan Your Pride Month Escape and Get Ready to Soak Up the Sunshine!

Pride Month is here with a welcoming rainbow of deals and amenities at local Palm Springs hotels! To celebrate this special month, treat you and your partner to a luxurious stay at any one of these LGBT-friendly hotels for a romantic getaway filled with sleek charm and poolside fun. Palm Springs caters to the LGBT community, and we’ve rounded up some luxury destinations to provide you with plenty of choices for your Palm Springs Pride getaway. 


Descanso Resort

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Descanso Resort is the first men’s resort to open in Palm Springs in over a decade. Having undergone a top-to-bottom renovation in 2021, Descanso Resort’s guests enjoy modern accommodations in a retro, motel-inspired space. Green accents and wallpaper can be found throughout the hotel, contributing to a tropical vibe that encourages you to let loose and soak up some sun. Some rooms even have spacious balconies with sweeping mountain views, allowing you to feel connected to the desert from the comfort of your room. Best of all, if you hang out at the property during the day, you’ll be treated to a complimentary poolside lunch. While some members of the LGBT community prefer to party it up, Descanso Resort evens the playing field by offering men a relaxing and intimate oasis to return to.

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Descanso Resort
288 E Camino Monte Vista
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Twin Palms Resort (opening soon!)

Opening during November of 2022, Twin Palms Resort is set to offer an intimate experience for local men and visitors alike. The recently renovated men’s resort boasts a chic mid-century modern appeal that is complemented by breathtaking mountain views. Since there are only 20 rooms across the property, guests will enjoy a sense of exclusivity and privacy during their stay. Each room is complete with contemporary furniture and luxe bathrooms, providing you with a “home away from home” feel during pride month. Located in the historic Twin Palms neighborhood, this innovative and fresh resort will transport guests back in time with vintage vibes and 70s-inspired architecture. That said, the true highlight of Twin Palm is the crystal-clear pool and spa. Those looking to avoid unsightly tan lines will be happy to hear that swimsuits are optional, but fun is guaranteed.

Twin Palms Resort
1930 S Camino Real
Palm Springs, CA 92264


Vista Grande Resort

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Vista Grande Resort is a premium clothing-optional gay men’s resort with a long history of providing welcoming hospitality. Come swim in the two crystal-clear pools, which are heated to a comfortable 90 degrees. When not swimming, you can sunbathe under the cool micro-fine water misters on padded lounge chairs in the warm Palm Springs sunshine and make new friends. From reasonably priced poolside studios to the luxurious villas surrounding the waterfalls, this resort has rooms suitable for short- or long-term stays—many of the rooms have fully equipped kitchens!

Vista Grande Resort
574 S Warm Sands Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264


El Mirasol Villas

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Since 1975, El Mirasol Villas has been a resort of choice in Palm Springs for gay men. Custom-designed furnishings, shutters, French doors and California king beds make each accommodation a comfortable and elegant experience. Relax Palm Springs-style on your own private patio as you gaze down at the pools below. The gardens are charmed with the sounds of trickling fountains and a Dolby sound system. Serene walkways lead to fountains, fireplaces, two swimming pools and a new 10-man Jacuzzi spa and outdoor shower. The hotel even has a eucalyptus steam room for guests to use at their leisure.

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El Mirasol Villas
525 S Warm Sands Dr 
Palm Springs, CA 92264


Triangle Inn Palm Springs

Triangle Inn Palm Springs offers desert-dwellers a choice of eight elegantly appointed suites within the hotel grounds, plus an adjacent four-bedroom, two-bath house with a second pool and Jacuzzi for groups of up to 10 people. Accommodations are graciously appointed and feature all the comforts of a typical home with fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, large baths with top-quality linens, plenty of closet space, private reading libraries, TVs and stereos. A quality breakfast is served poolside each morning, and afternoon mixers provide the perfect setting for meeting fellow guests. This resort is legendary for its relaxed vibe and Southern (Californian) hospitality. Owners Stephen and Michael live right on site.

Triangle Inn Palm Springs
555 E San Lorenzo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264


INNdulge Palm Springs

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INNdulge Palm Springs is the perfect place to stay for a sun-soaked getaway. The hotel boasts a 12-man Jacuzzi and heated/chilled saltwater pool, both of which are open 24 hours a day. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, a daily continental breakfast, complimentary local gym access, air conditioning, on-site guest laundry, outdoor misters and assistance with restaurant and activity bookings. The morning breakfasts, evening social hours, Thursday pizza and weekend pool parties are all ideal ways to meet new friends. INNdulge in a vacation to be remembered as you relish an opportunity to relax, meet new friends or catch up on some rest.

INNdulge Palm Springs
601 Grenfall Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264


Santiago Resort

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Resting at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, Santiago is a private escape for gay men and is a place where the stillness and serenity of the desert take form. It’s a place where the bubbling spa, rustling palms and singing birds become your personal soundtrack—where your only commute is the one from your room to the pool. Hotel amenities include an expansive, heated saline swimming pool, outdoor heated saline spa, outdoor mist cooling system and luxurious poolside day beds. Santiago’s professional staff effortlessly provides attentive service while allowing you just the right degree of solitude.

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Santiago Resort
650 E San Lorenzo Rd 
Palm Springs, CA 92264


Desert Paradise Resort Hotel

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Desert Paradise Resort Hotel is one of the longest-standing resorts in Palm Springs. Desert Paradise is proudly gay-owned and -operated, welcoming all guests and seeking to provide the perfect destination for the like-minded traveler. Immerse yourself in spectacular views and tropical grounds. Take in views of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains from the large sundeck, complete with a misting system and more padded loungers. Desert Paradise offers an ideal escape where you can relax, be yourself and discover what it means to be truly welcome.

Local Insight: Desert Paradise Resort Hotel offers a deluxe continental breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Place your order at the Paradise Cafe, and one of the guest attendants will bring it to your room or your poolside table!

Desert Paradise Resort Hotel
615 S Warm Sands Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264


The Hacienda at Warm Sands

The Hacienda at Warm Sands offers gay male resort features, extensive grounds with lush foliage and Southwestern plantings, 10,000 square feet of Saltillo-tiled patios and walkways highlighted by a Japanese water feature and a large, multi-tiered gurgling fountain. It also features two large swimming pools, a jetted inground spa and an adjacent fireplace. Massages are provided in your suite from the best independent Palm Springs therapists, and a full range of treatments are available, including sports, therapeutic, Swedish and deep-tissue massages. The Hacienda staff is at your disposal to pamper and discreetly be of service.

Local Insight: “The Logo” TV series’ final episode was filmed at The Hacienda at Warm Sands.

The Hacienda at Warm Sands
586 S Warm Sands Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264

All Worlds Resorts

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All Worlds Resort is one of the largest clothing-optional gay men’s resorts in California. The grounds feature seven pools (including a reflection pool), four spas, community showers, misters, a barbecue and a sand volleyball court. Guests also have access to a lounge with a big-screen television and a gym. The playful property has a total of 38 rooms, and day and weekend night passes are available. Plus, on Sundays, there are often pool parties with free barbecue bites.

All Worlds Resorts
526 S Warm Sands Dr 
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Looking for the best LGBT-friendly boutiques, restaurants and bars? Check out this inclusive guide on where to dine, shop and explore during Pride Month!

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Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Crystal Harrell is a Communication-Media Studies graduate from California State University, San Bernardino. She has contributed to various publications within Greater Palm Springs, such as The Desert Sun newspaper, Coachella Magazine, CV Weekly, Desert Health, and After School Magazine, as well as creating content for the Los Angeles Times' High School Insider website. When she's not writing, Crystal enjoys traveling, photography, fashion, and all things film.




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