Value Watch: INNdulge, Palm Springs
As if a 24-hour, heated, clothing-optional pool wasn't enough, gay resort INNdulge of Palm Springs is running two specials to further entice visitors. The modern resort is offering a 2-for-1 summer deal that gives guests a free night for every paid weeknight through Sept. 30 (valid Sunday through Thursday; rates start at $145). A year-round, holiday-inclusive Seventh Night Free special is also in effect, if you'd like to soak in the sun after the September deadline.
The 24 rooms and suites flank the pool -- a cool 86 degrees for summer to combat the desert highs -- and the 24-hour Jacuzzi fits 12 and affords a grand view of the San Jacinto Mountains. Rooms include a complimentary DVD library and king-size beds, while the suites have their own kitchens. Complimentary continental breakfast is served poolside; Wi-Fi and gym facilities are also available at no charge.
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