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.
Our property has four types of rooms with a variety of furnishings, which allow for a great deal of flexibility when it comes to accommodations. If you don’t see anything that looks like it will work for your party, please or call us at . We’re sure we can make arrangements to suit everyone. Please note all rooms are non-smoking.
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.
For a luxury getaway on a smaller scale, our owner/management team is also pleased to offer Santiago’s sister property, Thirteen Palms. A stay at these desert flats in the heart of Palm Springs is ideal when you’re in the mood for a more private vacation rental experience.
Have questions? Special requests? Confused about the concept of not having to worry about a single thing while you’re here? We’re happy to clarify. Contact us anytime.
650 E. San Lorenzo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Close to everything, yet a world away.
Whether you enjoy showing off your new designer suit or prefer swimming free, remember, it’s all about sunscreen. Lots of sunscreen.
Rates are for single/double occupancy. Extra person charge is $40 per person per day. All rates are subject to an 12.5% local government room tax.
Check in time is between 2pm and 5pm daily. Early check ins will be accommodated to the best of our ability but cannot be guaranteed. Arrivals after 5:00pm are self check in. Check out time is 11am.
Reservations requires a one night Advance Payment (deposit). The balance of the stay will be charged upon arrival using the same credit card as the advance payment. Early departures constitute a cancellation. Changes to your reservation will be considered a cancellation and new booking.
Cancellations made prior to 72 hours of arrival date will receive a full refund of the advance payment. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival date will resort in a forfeiture of the advance payment.
Cancellations made prior to 14 days of arrival date will receive a full refund of the advance payment. Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival date will resort in a forfeiture of the advance payment. Holiday weekends are: President’s Day, White Party Weekend, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Gay Pride Weekend, New Year’s Eve and Day.
Parking is for registered guests only.
Sorry, Santiago is not appropriate for guests under 18
Sorry, only service animals are allowed on the property
All rooms and indoor areas are non-smoking. A $200 cleaning fee will be charged for smoking inside a room.
Please feel free to show visitors around the property, but understand that the use of the property is for registered guests only. There is limited space intended exclusively for our guests.
Please let us know if you have specific allergies or any other special needs.
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.”
Outdoor hipster retreat. Neapolitan pizzas & specialties; killer cocktails. (760) 327-5678
Perfect for a nosh after the bars close on Arenas Rd. Free delivery. (760) 866-1905
Popular breakfast & brunch. Focus on local & organic. Long waits. (760) 327-7595
Latin American food gets a healthy kick in the pants at this alfresco cool-kid haunt. (760) 318-3005
Fast and Fresh food delivered directly to your room (760) 449-0934
A stylish yet casual gastropub. Rows of beer taps and outdoor pub games. (760) 507-1644
Modern meets French country in décor and cuisine at this Uptown darling. (760) 325-8490
Extremely casual. Seafood caught fresh daily and served fast. (760) 327-1766
Izakaya Japanese. Uber-cool decor, great value. (760) 325-3005
Cool, yet intimate French/American bistro, brunch & lunch on certain days. (760) 327-4400
Inventive Euro-Austrian cuisine, Upscale dining. (760) 778-0017
Extensive menu, extensive dining room, extensive noise level. (760) 327-5858
Upscale, modern twist on steakhouse fare. Bar menu pleases the casual yet discerning diner. (760) 327-1551
Dark, sexy and seductive serving fabulous bistro food to a crowd of VIPs. (760) 321-4629
Whole, organic. Daytime smoothies and salads, nighttime pan-Asian. (760) 864-9900
At the Arrive Hotel. Modern Southern California cuisine. Mostly outdoor…poolside with style. (760) 507-1640
Small, progressive Vietnamese American beer bar. (760) 832-6691
Typical New York Jewish deli. Huge portions! (760) 325-1199
Michelin starred chef puts up dramatic, refined, alfresco dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. (760) 323-1858
Fun concept sandwiches. Not your standard sub shop. (760) 778-7900
World Cuisine. Popular happy hour. (760) 866-1952
No frills at this inexpensive taqueria. A delightful alternative to the touristy cantinas of downtown. (760) 325-1125
Swanky American fusion, always a good crowd. A safe bet. (760) 864-8746
Best burger in Palm Springs. Lunch only. Seasonal. (760) 325-2990
Standard Chinese food in a lively setting. Crowded happy hour. (760) 325-9264
Shareable tapas & speakeasy cocktails; stark modern décor. (760) 459-3451
Do more than just wonder what the story is with that house.
A subject so important to Palm Springs, it deserves its own building.
Just like the saying. (Seasonal)
Official partner with the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. Guests of Santiago get 5% off rentals with this link.
View a comprehensive listing of all hiking in the area.
An iconic desert park. Must do at least once.
A fantastic view of the valley from over 8,500 ft, extensive hiking and nature trails. Facilities feature a restaurant, bar and cafeteria.
World War II era museum, many planes still fly.
Fantastic museum with rotating exhibits.
Free and fun trolley transporting visitors and locals all across town from Thursday – Sunday, 11am -1am every 15 minutes.
Horseback rides by the hour through the canyons.
A West Coast Camp David with amazingly landscaped grounds and daily tours. Book ahead!
A great wild animal park featuring desert flora and fauna from around the globe.
Every Thursday evening, the downtown strip turns into a massive street fair.
Go for the shows. Nice patio.
Casual, good music at good volume for conversation.
A modern day nightclub with big acts nightly. Ticketed.
Gogo boys, crowds and the best dance floor in palm springs. Watch out for bachelorette parties on Saturday.
4pm to close attracts a diverse crowd of men.
Dive game bar with darts, pool and stiff drinks.
Video bar plays musicals on the big screen on certain nights. Themes like karaoke and country each night.
A mature crowd. Never empty.
Leather bar in Cathedral City. Leather not required modesty not encouraged.
A modern day Supper club with nightly ticketed acts.
Walking distance leather bar with a cult following.
Tiki louge with a mixed crowd. Sunday drag shows.
On the cusp of the Arenas Rd strip.
Jam packed, as early as 4pm. Start your weekend early.
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