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!
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