Santiago

Warm Sands

Gay-owned Santiago is a chic, swimsuit-optional retreat, which boasts the large swimming pool (heated) of any gay resort in town, string hammocks for two, an outdoor...

  • For Men
  • Resort

Korakia Pensione

Historic Tennis Club

Korakia Pensione, called one of the sexiest hotels in America, is straight out of exotic North Africa, which is what the Scottish painter Gordon Coutts intended when...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bed & Breakfast

Casitas Laquitas

Built in 1932 and last renovated in 2012, Casitas Laquita is a gated resort for women and their friends with 15 Spanish-style casitas and suites and a lushly...

  • For Women
  • Resort
  • 5
  • 1

Escape

South Palm Springs

Gay-owned and -operated, Escape is a clothing-optional 1950s property with a 15-person hot tub and a pool, heated in winter/cooled in summer, which is open 24/7 and...

  • For Men
  • Resort
  • 5
  • 1

The Riviera Palm Springs

Uptown Design District

Remembered as where the Rat Pack partied, the 398-room Riviera Palm Springs opened in 1959 and remains a prime example of Mid-Century Modern architecture - and...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

Queen of Hearts Resort

Queen of Hearts, which opened in 1969 as The Desert Knight, was the first lesbian-friendly hotel in town. Gloria Swanson is said to have stayed there. Sadly it has

  • For Women
  • Resort
  • 4
  • 1

Tortuga Del Sol

Tahquitz River Estates

Tortuga Del Sol - just south of downtown - is a laid-back clothing-optional resort within walking distance of Warm Sands activities. Rooms with queen or king beds...

  • For Men
  • Resort
  • 4
  • 1

Dinah Shore Estate

Old Las Palmas

Dinah Shore's 1.3-acre estate, designed in 1965 by Donald Wexler, is the ultimate in vacation hideaways with 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, deluxe chef's kitchen, guest...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Rental properties

East Canyon Hotel & Spa

Uptown Design District

Clothing is NOT optional at the East Canyon Hotel & Spa, originally a men-only hotel but now a boutique property attracting all orientations. Around the swimming...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Palm Mountain Resort & Spa

Downtown

The 120-room Palm Mountain Resort & Spa is where the first Dinah was held in March 1991. It's conveniently located across the street from the Mercado Plaza and...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Resort

The Hacienda

Warm Sands

In the gay-popular Warm Springs neighborhood, The Hacienda is a clothing optional resort that prides itself on its staff-to-guestroom ratio and greeting each guest...

  • For Men

Canyon Club Hotel

Downtown

The 32-room clothing-optional Canyon Club Hotel is a mid-century property with a 52-foot swimming pool, sun lounges, a hedge maze, indoor playroom and a koi pond....

  • For Men
  • Resort

Ace Hotel & Swim Club

South Palm Springs

The 176-room Ace Hotel & Swim Club is so into mid-century modernism that it's built on the footprint of a 1965 Howard Johnson Motel, serves roadside dinner food...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Bearfoot Inn

Movie Colony

The clothing-optional Bearfoot Inn is close by the Uptown Design District and walking distance to plenty of great restaurants and shopping on the north end of town....

  • For Men
  • Resort

Caliente Tropics

The 90-room Caliente Tropics is a mid-century Tiki-style resort where the Rat Pack used to hang out. It has basic guest rooms, a big heated swimming pool with a...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Resort

CCBC

Cathedral City

On 3.5 landscaped acres, the 45-room CCBC is the largest clothing-optional gay men's resort in California. It hosts regular special events and offers a nature walk,...

  • For Men
  • Resort

Chaps Inn

Uptown

Chaps Inn is a 10-room clothing-optional resort catering to leathermen and bears. It offers a heated salt water pool and outdoor sling and Saint Andrew's Cross. Most...

  • For Men
  • Resort

Colony Palms Hotel

Uptown Design District

The 56-room Colony Palms Hotel has been receiving guests since 1936 when supposedly it was mob-run and had a speakeasy and a brothel downstairs. Later it was the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Historic Hotel

Desert Paradise Resort Hotel

Warm Sands

The Desert Paradise Resort - clothing optional - is a landscaped mid-century property with 14 poolside rooms and suites with California king beds. Each room is named...

  • For Men
  • Resort

Hard Rock Hotel

Arenas

The Hard Rock chain's high energy prevails just off the Arenas strip. Its 163 stylist guest rooms are oversized with a king or two queen beds. Its bar Bardot,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

Hyatt Palm Springs

Uptown Design District

The 197-room Hyatt is an all-suites property with a middle-of-everything location and the Hoodoo outdoor sidewalk cafe that has live entertainment on weekends.

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

INNdulge Palm Springs

Warm Sands

The award-winning INNdulge is clothing optional with 24 rooms around a large pool and a 12-man jacuzzi. The saltwater pool is heated in winter and cooled in summer

Joshua Tree Highlands Houses & Cabins

Joshua Tree National Park

Adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, the Highlands Houses & Cabins are mostly weekly and monthly rentals. Good for folks who like to rock climb, horseback...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Rental properties

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita is set on an acre of land at the foot of the San Jacinto mountains about two miles from downtown nightlife and shopping. Non-hotel guests who book at...

  • For Men
  • Resort

Parker Palm Springs

Canyon Sands

Parker Palm Springs is a luxurious retreat on 13 acres (5 ha) of hedgerows and hidden areas. The rooms have extras like sheep skin rugs and Hermes soap. For...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Resort

Rimrock Ranch Cabins

Joshua Tree National Park

Rimrock Ranch, a high-desert hideaway Gene Autry and Roy Rogers used to frequent, is a high-end campground with four knotty-pine cabins dating from the 1940s,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Novelty

Sparrows Lodge

South Palm Springs

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Historic Hotel

The Renaissance (Mariott)

Downtown

The 410-room Renaissance is TAG-approved and home to the April White Party. A resort-style hotel without resort fees, it has the largest pool and pool-deck...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

The Saguaro

South Palm Springs

A former Holiday Inn, the rainbow-colored Saguaro has Iron Chef Jose Garces in the kitchen, hand-crafted Mexican furniture in the rooms, cruiser bikes and an...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Triangle

Downtown

A laid-back retreat with nude yoga, Triangle is a clothing optional men's hotel of nine suites, each with a fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast is served poolside with

  • For Men
  • Suite Hotel