Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs’ buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Within less than a year of opening in January of 2022, Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking at the top of Trip Advisor’s Specialty Lodging and Small Inns categories.
Inspired by Palm Springs’ history as a destination for Hollywood stars to unwind in privacy, Descanso offers guests a casual yet modern take on the legendary style of that time. Created by the same hospitality team that revitalized Palm Springs’ much-loved Santiago Resort and recently launched the all-new Twin Palms Resort, the Descanso property was extensively remodeled and completely transformed from top to bottom prior to opening. The open-air lobby sets a luxurious tone, with provocative contemporary artwork and a fresh color scheme that echoes the verdant courtyard garden beyond. Plantings include California natives, Mexican flame bushes, giant Birds of Paradise, and several types of palm trees. At the center of the resort, guests enjoy a sparkling salt water pool and spa, a mist-cooling system, and outdoor shower. Almost every spot in Descanso’s courtyard boasts stunning views of Coachella Valley’s iconic San Jacinto mountains.
Descanso’s fifteen bright and airy guest rooms feature custom-designed furniture, dreamy King-size beds, luxury linens, and bespoke materials and finishes. Rooms on the resort’s upper level include large picture windows framing panoramic views of the San Jacintos. One special suite even boasts a free-standing bathtub. Rooms on the ground level are just steps from the pool, perfect for enjoying the gardens day or night.
Led by General Manager Kent Taylor (who moved over from Santiago), Descanso’s hospitality team strives to create an atmosphere of casual extravagance. Amenities include complimentary Continental breakfast, a ‘stay & splash’ lunch, a 24-hour snack cantina, and ‘Wine O’Clock’ Happy Hour on the weekends. For guests who need to stay connected, the entire property is equipped with blazing fast Wi-Fi. Multi-speed bikes are available for exploring the surrounding midcentury neighborhoods and public art installations. Like the Hollywood stars before them, guests at Descanso are encouraged to unwind, relax, and rest in style.
Descanso Resort is the second upscale hotel for gay men from Resorts Palm Springs; other properties include Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort. This trio of distinguished properties offers travelers an enticing selection of casually extravagant vacation destinations in the beautiful Coachella Valley desert.