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This beautiful 1950's property is one of the longest running clothing optional resorts serving the gay community in Palm Springs. Perfectly located less than a mile from downtown, it is an easy walk to numerous Gay Bars & Restaurants. Our east/west-situated pool allows you to enjoy full sun all day. Surrounded by spectacular mountain views and lush tropical grounds, you'll escape in a resort where you can relax, be yourself and submerge in our hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Residential Neighbourhood
Full view
62Somewhat walkable
Grade: 62 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
5Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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It’s a decent property with a very basic level of service and even more basic accommodations. The furniture around the property and in my sleeping room came from Ikea and I was expecting a bit more. The mattress and bed linens were comfortable. The level of service was
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As with all of my previous reviews, nothing much to add. Escape continues to excel as a low-key, quiet CLEAN resort. Sparkling clean pool, plenty of room for just relaxing or floating around enjoying the sun. Nice weekend Happy Hours. Nice variety of guests; mostly older, but
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Response from Mark H, Owner at Escape
Responded 1 Jun 2018
Thank you for your reviews, we always appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback after your visits! See you again soon!
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As the owner of one of the top bed-and-breakfast in Canada and a world traveller for many years, I had the pleasure this past January of staying at this wonderful resort.Mark and his partner and Staff have done an incredible job bringing this lovely resort up to excellent
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Response from Mark H, Owner at Escape
Responded 24 Mar 2018
Thank you Shane, the reviews from other resort owners are always special, we hope to visit your lovely place sometime too!
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My husband and I stayed at Escape over MLK weekend. We both were very impressed with the accommodations, facilities and service. The rooms are nicely appointed with comfortable beds and a full kitchen. We were fortunate enough to meet some really nice guys while at the pool.
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Response from Mark H, Owner at Escape
Responded 24 Mar 2018
Thank you very much for your review, I apologize for my delayed response as I apparently missed this one. However, we are a very happy you enjoyed your visit and meeting other guests. We are so fortunate to have a great group of guys who visit and wonderful staff to help us make Escape a special place!
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This is my new go-to place when I stay in Palm Springs to escape the chilly north! The other resort I used to go to started cutting corners on service, so I started trying out different ones. I really like this one. The resort is an intimate and quiet place to relax, grab some
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Response from Mark H, Owner at Escape
Responded 20 Jan 2018
Thank you for mentioning what a great group of guys we get here at Escape. We have repeatably seen our guests make long term friends while visiting, often timing their return trips to overlap. It is a great thing to see. We are also very happy you have made us your "go-to" place, it is always a pleasure when you visit!
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I would say around 70% go without clothing in and around the pool area. This is a quiet resort, never seen any actual play. Been here a few times and booked again for Sep 17.
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Is the staff naked too?
no, the staff are dressed.............
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Is Hotel Mercurio Clothing Optional?
All of the gay resorts in warm sands are clothing optional. There are one or two gay resorts (not in warm sands) in Palm Springs that are NOT, however.
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"get close to the pool."
"Most rooms have a small patio to themselves which is worth asking for."
"The closer to the pool the better; great scenery!"
"Upgrade to the larger room with a kitchen"
"Two size rooms, king and superior king. I think there are also a few with two queens."
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