Santiago Resort - A Gay Men's Swimsuit Optional Resort

Palm Springs, California USA

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Why Stay Here?

Santiago Resort is a luxury getaway where men come to hit pause, be spoiled, and rediscover the bliss of completely giving in to the moment.

A chic escape catering to gay men & offering free breakfast & lunch, plus a swimsuit-optional pool.

This private, swimsuit-optional escape for gay men rests at the foot of the stunning San Jacinto Mountains. A stay at these desert flats in the heart of Palm Springs is ideal when you're in the mood for a more private holiday in the company of other friendly men.

Santiago Resort is an intimate 24 room luxury resort, marketed primarily to the Gay male community. Located in a highly desirable residential neighborhood in the largely wind-free South area, the resort is located just 10 minutes from Palm Springs Airport and just blocks from the dining and entertainment center of downtown Palm Springs.

Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

Courtesy TripAdvisor

Great pool. Friendly staff and relaxed guests.
Nov 19, 2016

Wonderful place to mix business with pleasure. Spacious rooms, warm and friendly staff,…
Sep 17, 2016

The staff is amazing. They make you feel welcome the moment you walk in. Very polite and professional. The whole place is super clean. We will most definitely be staying here often.
Aug 12, 2016


It’s kind of amazing that one simple gate can separate paradise from the rest of the world, but that’s exactly what walking into Santiago Resort feels like.

A private, swimsuit-optional escape for gay men resting at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, Santiago is a place where the stillness and serenity of the desert infuse everything. Where the bubbling spa, rustling palms, and singing birds become your personal soundtrack. Where your only commute is the one from your room to the pool. And you look forward to it.

Santiago’s professional staff effortlessly provides attentive service while allowing you just the right degree of solitude. It’s a combination that creates a tranquil atmosphere of casual extravagance unmatched anywhere in the desert. So come step through our gate. Exhale. And smile. You made it.

Desert oasis? Sure, those have water.

We offer a little more.....

Expansive, heated swimming pool (largest in any gay PS resort)

Outdoor spa

Outdoor mist cooling system

Complimentary continental BREAKFAST with Starbucks Coffee

Complimentary “Stay n Splash” poolside LUNCH (specialty sandwiches, salads, wraps)

24 hour Cantina with complimentary snacks and beverages

So-close-you-can-almost-touch-them mountain views

Fast Wi-Fi with high-speed Internet

Privacy fence around entire property for ultimate seclusion and relaxation

Meticulous grounds featuring native plants, cacti and palms

Luxurious, two-man rope hammocks strung between the palm trees

Twenty-Three spacious, beautifully furnished and comfortable rooms

Central air conditioning

King-size beds (some rooms feature two queen beds)

Flat-screen TVs with DVD players

Luxury bath products

Refrigerators, irons, and in-room electronic safes

In room microwaves and hairdryers available upon request

Whether you come to Santiago to enjoy some solitude or to be a social butterfly, you’ll find your rhythm here. Led by John-Michael and Grant, our staff are masters at gauging where you fall on this spectrum and will effortlessly provide the level of service and attention that matches your mood and your agenda.

oohs & aahs

We like making people glad they chose Santiago Resort. Here’s what some of our recent guests say about us.

“My husband and I have been guests on four previous occasions and always had a great experience. Our recent stay was better than ever. New owners have embarked on a renovation project (new paint colors, new furniture, etc.) that is making this gem of a resort even better.”

“New owners really made improvements and are continuing to make this hotel better. We are already booked for another stay. Our recent stay was nearly perfect and as close to ideal as it gets.”

“This is my second stay at the Santiago Resort. The hotel has recently been remodeled and the rooms are beautiful; simple and comfortable, yet very tastefully done.”

Following is the review

Despite there being so much to do in the Palm Springs area, the resort proudly admits that most of their guests check in, strip down and head straight for the very inviting pool (which is heated year-round to 85 degrees). Their swimming pool, is the largest in any gay resort in Palm Springs. It is accompanied by the equally new 10-man spa.

In addition to television, all Santiago rooms and suites feature free internet access terminals (as well as wi fi), DVD players, CD players, refrigerator, microwave, iron and board. And, they equipped each guest room with a private electronic safe for your convenience and security.

Can't get enough of the beautiful desert night air? Their all-new gazebo, tucked in next to the hammocks at the east end of the property, is a welcoming refuge for quiet conversation (or a bit of quasi-privacy) around a glowing firepit (weather permitting). So just relax. The Santiago Resort was built for you. Leave your cares behind. And enjoy.

Property OVERVIEW: Entire property is CLOTHING OPTIONAL, Twenty-four PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED studios and junior suites, KING SIZE BEDS with feather duvet covers (some rooms feature 2 QUEEN Beds), Refrigerators, microwaves, irons and in room electronic safes, Central air conditioning, The BEST MOUNTAIN VIEWS in Palm Springs, 'State of the Art' OUTDOOR COOLING mist system, The LARGEST private resort heated swimming pool and SPA, CEILING FANS in 2nd floor rooms, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Flat Screen Televisions with DVD Player, A library of adult male videos and extensive gay independent FILM LIBRARY on DVD, All rooms are NON-SMOKING


  • Air conditioning
  • Business Center
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • City Center
  • Clothing Optional
  • Complimentary Bottles of Water
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout
  • Concierge and booking services
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • DVD rental
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Nudism possible
  • Pool
  • Refridgerator
  • Safe
  • Terrace
  • Toiletries assortment