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“Great little place with friendly owners!”
Review of Tortuga del Sol

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Tortuga del Sol
United States
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
70 hotel reviews
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“Great little place with friendly owners!”
Reviewed 1 September 2010

Okay I know that going to the desert in the summer is not the smartest thing to do, but they had great rates, and the owners very willing to give directions/suggestions for meals etc.
Rick and Rob are both very friendly and always said hello anytime they saw me.

Had a huge room with kitchen and really, my only beef is that the hot and cold water taps on the bathtub could really use a changing as they're corroded and didn't work very well and shower spray a bit on the weak side.

A bit out of the way from the Warm Sands area, but since that area is a shadow of it's former "glory", if you will, this could perhaps be a good thing.

I'd certainly look to stay there again on my next trip.... and with winter coming, thats a sure thing.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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San Diego
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Reviewed 27 December 2009

Rob and Rick were very friendly, made me feel like I was visiting friends. It was my first time staying in Palm Springs and they were very helpful suggesting restaurants and things to do. They also offered me free passes to the Palm Springs Art Museum. It's a laid-back place and I look forward to returning.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 29 October 2009

I've been here several times and always loved it. It's more for the mellower crowd, not the out of control crowd. The last time I went their was a group of young guys that were hogging the jacuzzi all night long getting wasted, not exactly my cup of tea, but other than that I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Kansas City, Mo
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Reviewed 11 October 2009

Tortuga del Sol just gets better with each and every visit. Ric and Rob make you feel so welcome and the grounds, rooms, and the pool are simply beautiful. Always a great group of guys there. Looking forward to our visit next year.

Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Orange County, California
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Reviewed 25 September 2009

Another great relaxing visit, Ric & Rob are great hosts. Rooms are always kept clean, a great place to kick back and relax. Pool & spa are clean and kept at a comfortable temperature and poolside misters provide additional comfort from the hot desert sun. You can't help but feel comfortable in these surroundings. Tortuga is located on a quiet street not far from the downtown district. I've been a repeat customer for several years, and the owners take great pride in the upkeep of their property. Stay at Tortuga on your next visit to Palm Springs, you'll not regret it, plus you'll leave with a relaxed sensation. CARL

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

Palm Springs has a lot of gay hotels to choose from and each is unique. Tortuga is our favorite. Rick and Rob are the ultimate hosts and ensure to every detail.

The pool is wonderful and you are sure to meet new friends as you lounge about.

We also like the fact that thy have a pet friendly room, with a kitchen and continue to bring our puppies with us each year.

We've stayed in many Warm Sands and Palm Springs hotels. This is our favorite.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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bobm128
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

Summary: Friendly, good location, well maintained, warm & inviting hosts, good price, kitchen in each room, comfortable bed, nice pool & hot tub, nicely landscaped, continental breakfast each morning, turtles & tortoises.

The TdS, is located at the south end of the downtown commercial area (restaurants & shopping) of Palm Springs. The resort was built in the 60’s (if my sun-saturated brain correctly recalls). It has about 12 rooms, mostly surrounding the central court yard where the pool and seating areas are located. There are a couple of rooms in the back for those who seek quiet. Décor is turtles, sun, and desert. Each room has a kitchen, which includes a refrigerator, microwave, stove, sink, and utensils. The rooms are comfortable but not ultra-modern, we had a pink bath tub – retro and fun.

The pool area is well landscaped with plenty of lounge chairs. This It is clothing-optional and there were a mix of clothing levels. TdS is a great place to relax and is not a cruisy resort. TdS is great for couples, singles, and groups who want a hospitable and convivial resort destination.

The owners, Rick & Rob are friendly and take the time to make sure your stay is enjoyable. They know the area well and can direct you to most any where you need to go. They even let me pick a grapefruit off their tree. We found the guests, like the owners, to be friendly. Ages ranged from 20’s-60’s. TdS is the type of resort where you can read quietly by pool in the morning and then go out to dinner with other guests.

I highly recommend the TdS and plan on staying there again.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Tortuga del Sol

Property: Tortuga del Sol
Address: 715 E San Lorenzo Rd, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8109
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 42 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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