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.

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.

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YZ1A1810Desert oasis? Sure, those have water.
We offer a little more.

  • Expansive, heated swimming pool (largest in any gay PS resort)
  • Outdoor heated spa
  • Outdoor mist cooling system
  • Luxurious poolside day beds by Varaschin
  • Luxury pool towels and accessories
  • Poolside garden shower
  • Communal fire pit
  • Continental BREAKFAST
  • Complimentary “Stay n Splash” poolside LUNCH (specialty sandwiches, salads, wraps)
  • Always open, Cantina with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Townie bicycles to use
  • Overnight off-street parking
  • 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-Four spacious, beautifully furnished and comfortable rooms
  • Individual room climate control
  • King-size beds (some rooms feature two queen beds)
  • Flat-screen TVs with DVD players
  • Gilchrest & Soames luxury bath products
  • Refrigerators, irons, and in-room electronic safes
  • In room microwaves and hairdryers available upon request
  • And of course the attentive, and personable Santiago Staff!


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.

about us

Whether you come to Santiago to enjoy some solitude or to be a social butterfly, you’ll find your rhythm here. Led by Kent Taylor (GM) and Grant Le Valley (AGM), our amazing 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.

If you have any questions or would simply like information before you arrive, please feel free to e-mail us. We are always happy to help make your vacation the best it can be.


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.

Santiago Resort
650 E. San Lorenzo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264


Close to everything, yet a world away.


Swimsuit optional.  Fun mandatory.

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 a 12.5% local government room tax.

Resort Fee

An $8.00 per day resort fee covers all hotel amenities.

Check In/Check Out

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 require 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 – Non Holiday Weekend

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 result in a forfeiture of the advance payment.

Cancellations – Holiday Weekends

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 result 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, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Day.


Parking is for registered guests only.


The Pool and Spa are open 24/7.  No glass is allowed anywhere in the pool & spa area.

Minimum Age

Sorry, Santiago is not appropriate for guests under 18


Our Casita, with private patio, is pet friendly. Only registered Service Animals are allowed in other areas of the Resort


All rooms and outdoor areas are non-smoking, with the exception of designated areas.  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.

Special Needs

Please let us know if you have specific allergies or any other special needs.

oohs & aahs

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





“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

See full reviews and our ranking at  TripAdvisor

staff picks


Very popular and open late!. Neapolitan pizzas & Italian specialties; killer cocktails. (760) 327-5678

Black Book

Besides being a super-hip cocktail bar, with a perfect ‘people watching’ open patio, they also serve yummy bar food until 1AM 760-832-8497

Bongo Johnny’s

Perfect for a nosh after the bars close on Arenas Rd.  Free delivery to the Hotel. (760) 866-1905


Popular breakfast & brunch. Focus on local & organic. Long waits. (760) 327-7595

Chi Chi

Latin American food gets a healthy kick in the pants at this alfresco cool-kid haunt. (760) 318-3005


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


Intimate country-chic eatery serving farm-to-table Provencal fare. Dinner is amazing, and books early with reservations. They also serve a fantastic breakfast. 760-322-2724

Fisherman’s Market

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


Always a guest favorite. Has been opened for almost 15, recently re-opened after an extensive renovation, and rumored to be better than ever!  760-323-5199

Mr. Lyon’s

Upscale, modern twist on steakhouse fare. Bar menu pleases the casual yet discerning diner. (760) 327-1551

Mr. Parker’s

Dark, sexy and seductive serving fabulous bistro food to a crowd of VIPs. (760) 321-4629

Palm Greens Café

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

Rooster and the Pig

Awesome Vietnamese California fusion, They do not take reservations, but worth the wait. (760) 832-6691

Sherman’s Deli

Typical New York Jewish deli. Huge portions! (760) 325-1199

Smoke Tree BBQ

Delicious slow cooked BBQ, A local’s favorite. 760-778-6521


Michelin starred chef puts up dramatic, refined, alfresco dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. (760) 323-1858


One of the most romantic patios in the city, serving delicious California classic food  Also a hot spot for Brunch. 760-327-3446

The Sandwich Spot

Fun concept sandwiches. Not your standard sub shop. (760) 778-7900

The Tropicale

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

Tyler’s Burgers

Best burger in Palm Springs. Lunch only. Seasonal. (760) 325-2990


Standard Chinese food in a lively setting. Crowded happy hour. (760) 325-9264

Workshop Kitchen

Shareable tapas & speakeasy cocktails; stark modern décor. (760) 459-3451

Architectural Tours

Do more than just wonder what the story is with that house.

Architecture and Design Center

A subject so important to Palm Springs, it deserves its own building.

Bike Rentals

Just like the saying. (Seasonal)

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

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.

Joshua Tree National Park

An iconic desert park. Must do at least once.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

A fantastic view of the valley from over 8,500 ft, extensive hiking and nature trails. Facilities feature a restaurant, bar and cafeteria.

Palm Springs Air Museum

World War II era museum, many planes still fly.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Fantastic museum with rotating exhibits.

Palm Springs BUZZ

Free and fun trolley transporting visitors and locals all across town from Thursday – Sunday, 11am -1am every 15 minutes.

Smoke Tree Stables

Horseback rides by the hour through the canyons.


A West Coast Camp David with amazingly landscaped grounds and daily tours. Book ahead!

The Living Desert

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.

Black Book

Besides being a super-hip cocktail bar, with a perfect ‘people watching’ open patio, they also serve yummy bar food until 1AM 760-832-8497


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.

Oscar’s Tea Dance Sunday

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.

The Barracks

Leather bar in Cathedral City. Leather not required modesty not encouraged.

The Purple Room

A modern day Supper club with nightly ticketed acts.

Tool Shed

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.

Wang’s on Friday

Jam packed, as early as 4pm. Start your weekend early.