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The 5 Best LGBT Friendly Hotels in Palm Springs

Leah Charney | April 23, 2018

In some circles, Palm Springs is known as a gay vacation mecca, so it's no surprise that there are a number of LGBT friendly hotels here. Likely a full third of the population is LGBTQ, which doesn't include snowbirds who spend the winters here or the influx of tourists from all over the globe. The pride parade is popping, gay bars and clubs are all over, and there's even a section of town, Warm Sands, where travelers will find a large collection of gay resorts (mostly clothing optional, mostly for men only).



Why it made the list

Potentially the most well-known of the nude, gay resorts catering to men, INNdulge is definitely for the social set. The pool parties are legendary, the hot tub has room for 12, and the entire spot is clothing-optional. Though many properties cater to couples, INNdulge does a wonderful job of making sure single travelers aren't lonely and can make new friends easily—beyond the daily breakfasts and and evening social hours, this Palm Springs hotel also hosts Thursday pizza parties and weekend pool parties.

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East Canyon Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

Though many properties in Palm Springs are geared toward men, this spot is open to all and attracts more of a mix of gay and lesbian travelers. Couples often choose to stay here and take advantage of the many offerings at the on-site spa services.

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The Hacienda at Warm Sands

Why it made the list

This upscale retreat is designed specifically with gay men in mind. Decor is romantic and worldly, so couples will enjoy a space to unwind, reconnect, or meet new friends. The pool is clothing-optional and the hotel offers concierge service who can arrange everything from tropical flower arrangements to in-room massages.

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The Saguaro

Why it made the list

This hotel isn't designed specifically with LGBTQ persons in mind, but for younger queers, it's a hip hotel and pool party spot. As the hotel tends to attract the under-40 set, it's a comfortable space for all, including non-binary and trans folk. The hotel's design is dreamy and bright and hanging out at the pool is a heckuva time.

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Century Palm Springs

Why it made the list

This clothing-optional Palm Springs resort for men is a mid-century modern dream. The rooms are decked out in brilliant oranges. The pool sparkles. And it's a calm, welcome retreat when you need a break from the Warm Sands party scene.

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