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Descanso Resort is Palm Spring's Sophisticated Escape for Gay Men

Descanso Resort is Palm Spring's Sophisticated Escape for Gay Men

Descanso Resort picture of attractive men in swim trunks near pool

In less than a year, the clothing-optional gay resort has already been voted the best in the valley.

One year ago, the Descanso Resort officially opened its doors in Palm Springs.

And that one short year was all it took for Descanso guests to rank the resort as Palm Springs’ #1 Specialty Hotel for men on TripAdvisor!

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

HANNES VAN DER MERWE

This luxurious boutique resort is perfect for gay men who want to experience everything Palm Springs has to offer but in a relaxed and sophisticated setting.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

JOHN ELLIS

The Descanso Resort was extensively remodeled and completely transformed from top to bottom prior to opening by the same hospitality team that revitalized Palm Springs’ much-loved Santiago Resort and recently launched the all-new Twin Palms Resort.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

JOHN ELLIS

Their efforts clearly paid off.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

HANNES VAN DER MERWE

It's the perfect blend of indoor-outdoor living.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

HANNES VAN DER MERWE

The resort is just the right size for relaxing with that special someone.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

JOHN ELLIS

The resort's fifteen bright and airy guest rooms feature custom-designed furniture, dreamy King-size beds, luxury linens, and bespoke materials and finishes.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

JOHN ELLIS

Rooms on the resort’s upper level include large picture windows framing panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

HANNES VAN DER MERWE

Led by General Manager Kent Taylor (who moved over from Santiago), Descanso’s hospitality team strives to create an atmosphere of casual extravagance.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

HANNES VAN DER MERWE

Amenities include complimentary Continental breakfast, a ‘stay & splash’ lunch, a 24-hour snack cantina, and ‘Wine O’Clock’ Happy Hour on the weekends. What better way to meet and mingle with newfound friends?

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

JOHN ELLIS

Multi-speed bikes are available so you can explore Palm Springs on two wheels.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

JOHN ELLIS

The open-air lobby sets a luxurious tone, with provocative contemporary artwork and a fresh color scheme that echoes the verdant courtyard garden beyond.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

HANNES VAN DER MERWE

Plantings include California natives, Mexican flame bushes, giant Birds of Paradise, and several types of palm trees.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

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At the center of the resort, guests enjoy a sparkling saltwater pool and spa, a mist-cooling system, and yes, swimsuits are optional.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

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And the poolside outdoor shower is perfect for sharing.

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

JOHN ELLIS

For guests who need to stay connected, the entire property is equipped with blazing fast Wi-Fi

Descanso Resort Palm Springs

HANNES VAN DER MERWE

You can learn more at about the Descanso Resort in Palm Springs at their website descansoresort.com and on Facebook and Instagram.

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