Gay Palm Springs · Mid-range Hotels

Gay Palm Springs · Mid-range Hotels

Looking for a perfect place to stay in Palm Springs? We've handpicked the best hotels for gay travelers in Palm Springs near to the gay nightlife.

Our 2022 top Palm Spring hotels for gay travelers are listed below.

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Why this hotel?: Classy, Gay-Owned Hotel. Close to Arenas Road.

East Canyon Hotel & Spa is a gay-owned hotel. It used to be gay only but now it welcomes a mixed crowd. You could call it straight-friendly. There are 15 well-appointed rooms – it’s a fairly intimate setting.

There’s nightly happy hour around the pool at 5 pm. This is one of the classier hotels in town.

The gay nightlife of Arenas Road is just down the road, including Hunters, supposing you’d like to dance the night away.


pool, spa, jacuzzi

288 E Camino Monte Vista, Palm Springs


Based on 396 votes

Why this hotel?: Classic Boutique Hotel. Very chic.

Colony Palms is a celebrated boutique hotel in Palm Springs. It’s considered to be one of the best hotels in town. The Spanish-colonial building was built in 1936. It has tropical gardens, a nice pool and views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

You’ll receive a glass of rose when you check-in. There are 57 rooms, all elegantly designed with Spanish and Morrocan touches. Downtown Palm Springs is a short walk away. This is always a great choice for a Palm Springs vacation.


spa, pool, restaurant

572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs


Based on 709 votes

Why this hotel?: Gay. Clothing Optional. Great location.

Billed as “romantic, relaxing and frisky”, the Triangle Inn is a popular gay hotel in Palm Springs. Hosts Stephen and Michael live on the property, so you’ll be well taken care of. It’s an intimate space with just nine rooms. It’s a walled compound so it’s very private.

You can unwind the tropical gardens, take a swim in the pool and admire the dramatic mountain views. It’s a clothing-optional resort, so you may find yourself admiring other views too. The property is just a block away from Palm Canyon Drive, so all the action is right on your doorstep.


pool, garden, gym

555 E San Lorenzo Rd, Palm Springs


Based on 194 votes

Why this hotel?: Intimate Boutique Hotel. Romantic setting. Chic design.

Sparrows Lodge is an intimate boutique hotel in Palm Springs. It’s located in South Palm Springs – the gay nightlife is just 1.5 miles away and quickly accessible in a cab.

This is a great choice if you’d like a smaller hotel with loads of character. The rooms are spacious, rustic in character and have a homely feel. They don’t have TVs but they do have Wi-Fi.

There’s an outdoor pool, a whirlpool and a garden. You can opt for a poolside room, a garden room or a larger suite. Food is served each day in the Barn Kitchen.


pool, restaurant,

1330 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs


Based on 329 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular gay hotel. Great location.

La Dolce Vita is a clothing-optional resort for men only, located right by downtown Palm Springs. With the gay nightlife, shopping and attractions right on your doorstep, the location is excellent.

It’s a great place to unwind and relax in a somewhat stimulating environment. The hotel offers Palm Springs only professional men’s spa. There are 18 rooms to choose from of varying sizes. You can make the most of the hot tub, steam room, outdoor pool and barbecue.

You’re free to parade around with or without clothes. Oh, and you get a complimentary breakfast each morning. What’s not to like?


outdoor pools, spa, hot tub, steamroom

1491 Vía Soledad, Palm Springs


Based on 579 votes

Why this hotel?: Near the gay scene. Great value for money.

Caliente Tropics is located in the White Sands district of Palm Springs and close to the gay nightlife, this Polynesian-inspired hotel is affordable and fun.

The rooms are styled in vivid Polynesian hues and all come with free WiFi, coffee makers and cable TV. If you upgrade to a suite you’ll get a living room as well.

You can make the most of the hot tub, pool, restaurant and bar. Poolside service is available so you can indulge yourself quite nicely without leaving the hotel.


bar, restaurant, pool, hot tub, gym

411 E Palm Canyon Dr , Palm Springs

Very Good

Based on 7592 votes

Why this hotel?: Fun, gay-popular hotel. It's very colorful.

Gay-popular hotel, The Saguaro, located in Palm Springs that hosts an annual gay dance event for White Party. Located 2.5 miles away from the downtown action, you can’t miss this place as it’s vividly hued in camp-as-pants colours.

The large outdoor pool is often a hub of activity with DJs playing and weekend parties. During Coachella and White Party this hotel is popping.

The Saguaro has a spa and you can make full use of a range of treatments. There’s also a 24-hour gym.

All of the rooms come with balconies and fittingly vibrant colours to match the hotels exterior. You can upgrade to a two bedroom suite if you need more space. All of the rooms are comfortable and well appointed.

You can head to the in-house El Jefe restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner and then raise a glass at the pool bar.


bar, pool, restaurant, spa

1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

Very Good

Based on 4813 votes

Why this hotel?: Gay men only resort. Clothing optional.

Vista Grande Resort is a gay, clothing optional resort is stylish and just 1.6 miles from central Palm Springs. Located in the Warm Sands district and close to the gay nightlife of Arenas Road.

Recently renovated, the resort boasts gardens, a lagoon and a dry sauna. There are two pools to choose from – clothing not required.

The chic rooms come with microwaves and fridges. If you upgrade to a larger room you’ll get a fully equipped kitchen.

Palm Springs is a great destination for gay travelers and this is the resort for ‘the discerning gay man.’ If that’s you we’d recommend staying here.

Day passes are also available if you’d like to get your kit off and lounge by the pool.


pool, wi-fi

574 S Warm Sands Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA, Palm Springs


Based on 39 votes

Why this hotel?: Pop Art Design. Popular with celebrities. Near Coachella.

The Parker Palm Springs is shaded by palm trees and located five miles from downtown Palm Springs. Coachella Valley is just a half hour drive away so it’s an ideal base if you’re heading to the festival.

The style of the hotel is vibrant and quirky. It could have been designed by Andy Warhol. The setting is spectacular. It’s popular with celebrities and often used for fashion shoots.

Rooms are ranged along sweeping corridors. The decor is quirky, most have four-poster beds and some offer balconies.


bar, restaurant, gym, pool, wi-fi, tennis court

4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs


Based on 2310 votes

Why this hotel?: Clothing optional. Budget option. Gay resort.

Bearfoot Inn is a gay resort is a clothing-optional establishment in the Movie Colony neighbourhood of Palm Springs, CA.

With just 11 rooms, Bearfoot Inn is quite an intimate place. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, each with walk-in shower, coffee maker, flat panel TV. Deluxe rooms include fully equipped kitchens and patios.

Breakfast is included each morning. You can make full use of the pool & spa and get access to workout at the local gym before you parade around the hotel – with or without clothes.


pool, spa, breakfast

888 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

Very Good

Based on 124 votes

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