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Santiago Resort
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
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“Far and above others of it's kind.”
Reviewed 22 November 2011

This resort delivered in every way imaginable. The hospitality and welcoming culture of both the staff and many a return vacationer to Santiago Resort was refreshing and FUN! I see why so many have made this oasis a regular in their travels. I plan on adding it to my must do list as well. Thanks ever-so! Here's to more of your plush and everything-you-could-think-of equipped rooms. And I mean everything. And to more of your HOT tub and pool side camaraderie!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

I have stayed at Santiago several times...peak season and off-season and have always had a great experience. In October, my partner planned my 50th birthday surprise in Palm Springs. He had a wonderful experience working with David in all the pre-planning as he had reserved a bock of rooms for guests from the east and west coasts. David and Ken were just incredible onsite too. David made me feel so special--from hanging a birthday sign out front to personally developing a delightful welcome reception for me and our guests. It is clear that he loves to entertain and he was so gracious to offer all this extra service. The property is so well maintained and offers a wonderful atmosphere. I know my friends will be repeat customers as well. Thank you, Santiago team, for making everything go so well. Hope to see you in March!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

Congratulations on such a warm, friendly and welcoming resort. From the moment we arrived till the end we were made to feel part of a family. Ken and Octavio went way beyond their means to ensure that we were always taken care of. Santiago can be proud to have 2 excellent devoted employees. The rooms were comfortable, clean and well maintained. The breakfast and lunch was plentiful. Our biggest highlights were the warm beautiful surroundings, the magical pool, the friendly ambiance, the frozen margarita treats and once again the warmth and professionaism of Ken and Octavio that made our stay complete. We had such a good time that we even missed our flight ! and of course Ken and Octavio were both there to ensure that we were looked after. A big kiss from your favourite Australian kangaroos. We will be back !

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

What a beautiful oasis this resort is. Four of us (two couples) wanted to do a quick getaway this past weekend, get some sun, and have a relaxing time at a classy men's resort in Palm Springs, and that is exactly what we got. Our host, Ken and his team were so welcoming and made us feel right at home. The grounds are lush, beautiful, and very well maintained. Guests are taken care of with the utmost care and generosity. Breakfast and lunch are included, as are snack baskets in the rooms and necessities like sunscreen and beach towels. Frankly, the website does not do Santiago justice. I honestly can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Great Great Great! David is a sweetheart, such a dear man! I love this guy! I am so happy he has returned; the resort is back to perfection. The landscaping is spectacular; the pool lounge chairs and pool towels have been updated; the room linens are new; the pool and spa were sparkly clean. Santiago still provides the complimentary lunch from Aspen which is delicious. Ken, the asst manager, seems well settled in his new role and continues to make sure guests are happy and the resort is clean. Santiago has a great team in place! Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

My partner and I had a terrific time at this resort. The accommodations were fantastic. Our room was close to the pool with very comfortable linens and very, very clean room from top to bottom. The staff at Santiago was fabulous! They thought of everything. They provided a snack tray with popcorn and various candies. The bathroom amenities were top notch. When we walked in the room had a nice clean scent with soothing music playing on the alarm radio (nice touch). We were even more impressed when we found out that on Saturdays they provided lunch; a nice gourmet sandwich with chips and a cookie. That was on top of the breakfast they provide every morning. I think the lunch is only on weekends, but we did not ask since we were only staying for two nights. Nevertheless, we had a terrific experience and would recommend this place to anyone visiting Palm Springs.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

After researching numerous hotels in Palm Springs, Santiago kept coming up as one of the top TripAdvisor rated locations. Based on other reviews and comparisons to others, I booked Santiago. From the time I arrived to the time I left, everything was perfect.

It's best decribed as a boutique hotel where clothing is always optional. During my visit only a few guys including myself went all natural. Other guests were very nice and mainly couples. Santiago tends to appeal to the well heeled traveler vs other spots that cater to more friskier clientelle.

I recommend staying in a room on the second floor. They have vaulted ceilings and a fan. It also offers great views of the mountains. All the furnishings were higher end and rival those at Westin or W Hotels. The bath and fixtures were all high end and very well appointed. I liked having the microwave, refrigerator and safe in the room. I also enjoyed the welcome basket of snacks and water, nice touches.

The continental breakfast was good, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, bagels, instant oatmeal, juice and coffee. If you're a diehard Starbucks fan, there's a store 2 min away by car. Coffee at Santiago is ok, but I prefer a dark blend to start my day. Lunch was fantastic. You get to order from a deli menu with a good selection of options. All from a bakery with unique bread offerings.

Kudos to the owners for making Santiago a great, high quality spot. Highly recommend for couples or singles. I will definately return. My only recommendation is to serve Starbucks coffee to save me the trip!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Santiago Resort
Address: 650 E San Lorenzo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8108
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Santiago Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most recently updated gay boutique hotel in Palm Springs, Santiago offers free breakfast, poolside lunch, and all-day refreshments in the cantina. The wealth of amenities includes the largest pool of any gay resort in Palm Springs. In this swimsuit-optional paradise, guests also enjoy an outdoor spa, meticulously landscaped grounds with two-man rope hammocks, a mist cooling system, fast wi-fi, and incredible mountain views. Santiago's 23 rooms feature flat-screen TVs, luxury bath products, king or queen beds, and tastefully styled furnishings. It all adds up to the perfect luxurious getaway for individuals or groups. ... more   less 
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