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“Wonderful Experience at Tortuga Del Sol”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tortuga del Sol

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Tortuga del Sol
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“Wonderful Experience at Tortuga Del Sol”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

My best friend and I stayed at Tortuga Del Sol for 2 nights in March, 2012 and I would go back and stay in a minute. The owners are so friendly and hospitable, the resort is tranquil, clean, and in a convenient location, not too far from the bars/clubs but not too close so as to deal with all the nonsense and noise that comes with it.

The pools are clean and comfortable, there is a GREAT garden to sit in and the turtles are adorable.

We are 28 and 40 years old, and it is by no means a party resort with lots of young people looking to hook up. Other resorts (that you can get a day pass to) definitely have that feel, but this is a great escape from it all and I'd highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012 via mobile

This is our second stay at the Tortuga, we stayed in May 2010 and latterly December 2011. Both stays we're very relaxing and we were upgraded both times at no extra charge. Our room was clean and well appointed, the pool is clean and warm and the Guys- Ric and Rob were wonderful hosts. Breakfast is also very good. This would be our resort of choice whenever we visit Palm Springs

Stayed December 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

This is a very clean place, owners were really friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean. The fan in our bathroom was removed and never replaced. Clientele was older than in other resorts but we went there at the begining of Spring. A little bit far from the gay restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

This is a such a nice hotel. Rick and Rob the owners, really pay attention to there guests needs. they have made our experience a pleasure.

Room Tip: Number 9 is great. near the other exit and away from noise.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

We stayed here last week. We chose it because the hotel had 1 dog-friendly room. We took it and immediately were thankful for our decision.

The pool is perfect - warm and with mountain and garden views. The garden is beautiful and full of flowers. Our room was clean, well-appointed, and had both a kitchen and a fenced area outside for our dogs to use to relieve themselves. Perfect!

This place provides the most relaxing atmosphere. The owners are wonderful. The garden is beautiful. We loved it and even extended our stay 1 extra night.

This property is exactly what we were looking for. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a very relaxed gay resort in Palm Springs who also does not want that place to be like a bathhouse! Expect to have a very nice, relaxing time here. We look forward to coming back soon!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2011

I would strongly recommend this hotel for the value and the warm, hospitable service. It is not luxurious or fancy, but it is very nice and comfortable. We had a spacious room with a kitchen facing the pool for less than $150 per night. The best part is the hosts, Rob & Ricardo. Two very sweet guys who go out of their way to make sure everyone feels welcome, is comfortable and has all of the info they need (directions, restaurants, etc.) to make the most of their visit to Palm Springs.

Room Tip: Two little rooms in back don't face pool.
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  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2011

My husband I have stayed several times. In the winter and the hot days of August as well. It gets better everytime. As a Travel Agency Owner I travel the world. Never have I felt more "at home" that at the Tortuga. Ric and Rob are perfection and so is this piece of paridise. Clean, comfortable and relaxing beyond words. On occasion we bring our two Schnauzers with us and enjoy the pet friendley suite. We will return over and over and are looking forward to our next visit
Stan & Arlon Kephart-Rice Yarnell Arizona

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tortuga del Sol

Property: Tortuga del Sol
Address: 715 E San Lorenzo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8109
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Tortuga Del Sol Hotel Palm Springs

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