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las vegas
Reviewed 31 July 2008

A great place to stay, it was like being back in a European Villa in the middle of Palm Springs. the staff were great and the rooms each had there own theme. I highly recommend this place. and the pool was great.

1Thank dallasrme
Palm Springs
Reviewed 24 June 2008

What can you say?? The owners are three BEAUTIFUL men without any attitude who are as sweet as can be. The guys that go there are awesome, the rooms are beautiful, the parties are stocked with hot and friendly guys........They should have named it Heaven instead because it's the closest thing to it!

1Thank RobinPS
Reviewed 27 May 2008

My partner and I just returned from our stay at Helios and can't wait to get back there. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and part of the Helios family. The staff and guest were unlike anyplace we have stayed before. We felt like we were staying at a friends guest house and we were...

1Thank flavaChicago
san diego
Reviewed 2 April 2008

What a great place. Helios is the perfect escape for the gay male traveler. Singles or couples, this place is great for everyone. I was checked in by one of the very sexy owners and given a quick, but thorough tour of the grounds and facilites (you have GOT to see the amazing Play Room for yourself!) and then shown...

2Thank lovingcalifornia
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 March 2008

I arrived for my first stay at Helios to find Palms Springs looked like a tornado hit.. including the resort. The clean up took place that night and early he following morning. The Hosts were lovely. The accomodations were what I wanted. A quiet place with a pool to sit by for the following 3 days. The first morning I...

4Thank travlinguy6562
Reviewed 5 March 2008

My recent stay at Helios, formerly named La Posada East, was not my first experience at this property. I have stayed at many resorts in Palm Springs for both business and pleasure but none draw me back quite like Helios. It is convenient, quiet, safe and fun. The owners are accommodating and friendly. The grounds are well manicured with quaint,...

Thank BHarper
Victoria, BC
Reviewed 27 January 2008

I stayed for 10 days and wished it was a longer trip the moment I arrived. The staff & owners are friendly & really helpful, directing me to the best places to dine, shop, explore and knew what was going on around town if you were interested & how to best get around too. I was made to feel right...

2Thank sxthree
chicago, IL
Reviewed 24 January 2008

I was very pleasantly surprised when I got to Helios to see a very nice, well manacured area with a great pool. I was even more impressed to find out what a great and attentive staff there was. The other guests were even great, interesting and fun as well! The rooms were clean and fun, the breakfast was good, the...

3Thank absman_c
Twentynine Palms, CA
Reviewed 23 January 2008

Helios is quiet and relaxed. The grounds are well-kept. The staff are attentive and charming, lending an air of old-fashioned hospitality that is very rare in many area resorts.

3Thank DuncanMurphy
Raleigh, NC
Reviewed 18 January 2008

I stayed at Helios on the recommendation of a friend and couldn't have been happier with my stay. The place is great; the owners are great; the stay was GREAT!! Like I said, I couldn't have been happier with the experience! I would highly recommend it and I will be back!!

2Thank bbbndggd

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An historic property centrally located to downtown Palm Springs. Purchased in 2013 and upgraded as follows: new room decoration, new furniture, new flat screen TV's, all new lawn furniture , new linens and bedding. New manager: Matt Sizemore star of the small screen who is amping up the fun with 2 all male events weekly. Gone are the old waffle robes, flat pillows and grumpy housekeepers. Carson and Josh work hard to keep the place immaculate. So whether you want to lounge by the pool aunatural, or meet old or new friends, this is the place for you ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helios

Address: 280 E Mel Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4817 (Formerly La Posada East)
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Helios Hotel Palm Springs
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms face the pool in the center of the property, but be aware that one room can only be accessed by waling through the indoor playroom (which may or may not be what you want to do).”
 of 5 bubbles 652rayq, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
“I wouldn't...”
 of 5 bubbles MagicTenor, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The only bad room is an empty room at Helios. My personal preference, rooms 5-11 with a courtyard view or a semi-private rear patio. You cant go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles 931ChrisD931, 10 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view to the courtyard. Or ask for a reference to a more updated facility in the Palm Springs area.”
 of 5 bubbles augmonster, 9 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Rooms anywhere is quieter because they are off from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles JamesT137, 29 May 2012 | Read review
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