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“Perfection” 5 of 5 bubbles
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East Canyon Hotel and Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

My partner & I stayed @ the East Canyon Resort & Spa in January. It was mid-week (and January!) so the hotel was fairly empty. In many places that would adversely-affect service-levels, but this is most-certainly not the case here! From the moment we checked-in we were made to feel welcome, and there wasn't anything the staff wouldn't do for us.

We stayed in a junior suite on the second floor (room 11?) with a magnificent view of the mountains, palm trees and the pool. The room was well-appointed and comparable to what you'd find in a four or five-star hotel: high thread-count linens, a decent sound system with USB ports, free wifi, etc. We particurlarly liked the interior decor - masculine, but not cliched.

There were more than enough seating options pool-side: plenty of chaise lounges in the sun and the shade, and if you happen to forget your iPod or iPhone, you can still listen to a wonderfully eclectic collection through the poolside sound-system.

We particularly appreciated the fact that there was no 'scene' here. We're no prudes, but it was nice to be able to relax poolside without feeling like we were part of a sidewalk-sale. Our fellow-guests were cordial, but respected each others boundaries, which is refreshing for a gay resort.

My partner took advantage of the spa and booked a 60-minute massage which he declared to be one of the best he's had. If you're so inclined, there's even a huge selection of movies to borrow. Movie-queens take note: I believe the entire TCM Collecrtion is here!

Palm Springs and its gay-resorts can have a slightly-tawdry reputation. Its nice to see that Richard & his staff are dedicated to running a high-quality resort and offer a wealth of reliable information on where to shop, eat, drink, tour, hike, golf, etc.

I'd live here if I could - it's that wonderful!

Thanks for a wonderful three days!

Room Tip: Rooms on the east wing of the second floor offer fabulous views of the mountains. You can watch the...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Milton keynes
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

I am a bit late in putting up this comment but can sum up our stay in one word FAB-U-LOUS!!
The service was brilliant, the room luxurious and the grounds great.

Not being muscle boys or young oh and British we liked that it was not an optional clothing establishment (however we are not obese just to clarify). Had it been an optional clothing establishment we could not have moved from our sun beds until after dark! It did not seem at all seedy which we liked.

The spa treatment is excellent - one of the best so make sure you book!

We will be back - WELL DONE EAST CANYON

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank john c
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West Hollywood
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163 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

If you’ve already read my review of East Canyon you know I’m a blissful-postulate. I’ve been back two times since then and in my last visit I learned even more information that made me excited, and sort of feeling like I had “missed out.” One of the lovely things I like about the place is the clientele that come, and hang out at the cocktail mixer in the afternoon, and the breakfast in the morning. This visit I sat with one of the lovely regular guests (like myself, in town for business) who told me about the New Year’s event that Richard the owner puts on. There is a little party for the guests on NY-Eve, and a big brunch on NY-day. It sounded really nice. I also learned that Richard is known for his holiday events and booking long months in advance is necessary. Good to know! I could have come out and done New Years with the guys!!
I also learned other information about the rooms. My last two visits I stayed in the Junior Suite, and I recommend them! I’ve attached photos. I liked Room 2, on the ground level… and then stayed in Room 27 on the upper and was surprised how much larger that room was! I had this thought about how fun it would be on New Years to have several friends come down and stay over with me in the adjoining room, and share the spacious seating-area. So, I have things to plan and look forward too for next year.
As always, one of the nicest parts of the stay is having coffee in the morning with Richard the owner. I look forward to it, as do all the regular guests. I confirmed this last visit when the guys came down for coffee to chat with him.
I highly recommend the personal nature of the place and Richard the owner.

Room Tip: I really liked Junior Suite 2 and 27. Althought 27 was almost too much room for me on an overnighter...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DoctorBuckles
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San Francisco
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134 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

This is our second Christmas holiday stay at the hotel. This hotel is actually small which is a plus. The staff is friendly and helpful and the owner, Richard, is there every day making sure things are going well. We have always enjoyed meeting the other guests and made friends along the way. The place is immaculately kept. We have not tried the spa services, but the pool and hot tub are quite nice. Wifi is complementary but a little weak in the rooms. It is a little on the edge of the downtown stores and restaurants, but not an impossible walk. A standard continental breakfast is included. They offer complimentary drinks in the late afternoon. Few seemed to take advantage of this on our stays which was a disappointment, as it would have been nice to be able to socialize. The rooms are large but a bit on the dark side. Be aware that if you prefer firm beds that you might find these too soft. We plan to return to this hotel on all future visits.

Room Tip: Upper level rooms seem brighter and more private. Rooms 21-24 face the mountains.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Russ855
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

We stayed here for 3-4 days as part of a holiday travelling around southern California from London. A great chilled and relaxing place. Very peaceful and friendly. They have a delicious breakfast - fresh fruit, juice, bagels and pastries, and the BEST COFFEE I've had in America. The owner also invited everybody for cocktails / wine on Saturday evening, which was a great way to meet the other guests in a relaxed atmosphere.
I have no reservations in recommending this place.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about East Canyon Hotel and Spa

Property: East Canyon Hotel and Spa
Address: 288 E Camino Monte Vis, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4711
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Palm Springs
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,464 - ₹ 16,272
Hotel Class:3.5 star — East Canyon Hotel and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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