Featured photo credit: Twin Palms Resort
The opening of a new resort in Palm Springs doesn’t happen everyday. But it does happen enough that it isn’t exactly news. So why are we devoting a whole blog post to the Twin Palms Resort? The latest in a long line of gay resorts Palm Springs tourists have been awaiting is definitely its own flavor. For one, it’s new, but it’s also historic. And somehow it manages to artfully balance both. It also provides a classy sanctuary for gay men at a time that really highlights the need for rejuvenating relaxation. UPDATE: If it weren’t for the prices, you’d never know this was the off-season at this bustling Palm Springs gay resort. Through the end of August 2023, nightly rates are $195 for any room, any night!
How the Twin Palms Resort Stands Out in a Mid-Century Wonderland
Not to be confused with the former Frank Sinatra home of the same name, the Twin Palms Resort has been around for decades. Just not quite like this. When the current owners purchased the Twin Palms, it was an all-purpose resort. But it was easily drowned out by the modernist overwhelm of the surrounding area.
Its history wasn’t enough to distinguish it, while its lack of coherent theme and focus did it no favors. Fortunately, the minds behind two gay resorts Palm Springs tourists have been frequenting for years also had an idea for the Twin Palms.
It was purchased with the intent of elevating it alongside their Santiago and Descanso Resorts. But the trick came in balancing the old with the new; a harmony in which the management team excelled. And with their changes instituted, they’re confident that the Twin Palms Resort will have no trouble proudly standing out as a gem in its modernist neighborhood.
Setting the Twin Palms Apart from the Other Gay Resorts Palm Springs Offers
The Twin Palms Resort’s second life as a getaway exclusively reserved for gay men started with a facelift. The swimming pool was redesigned to parallel the distinctively mid-century-inspired rooflines of neighboring homes. The diverse rooms are resplendent with vibrant decor that would look right at home in a 1950s desert sanctuary. And the architecture values the natural world, always striving to marry the interior to the exterior. It’s this kind of attention to detail that makes the new Twin Palms Resort the product of more than just a facelift.
When creating the latest of the gay resorts Palm Springs offers, the management of the Twin Palms recognized the importance of preserving its history. Therefore, they never drifted too far from the classic mid-century modernist aesthetic. After all, it’s a style that’s closely tied to the Greater Palm Springs area as a whole.
What You Can Expect When Staying at the Twin Palms
Nestled behind the privacy of San Jacinto mountain peaks, guests are invited to unwind in true comfort. This is further facilitated by king-size beds blanketed in soft linens, soothing spa baths, and 50” screen smart TVs. Some rooms even include private patios.
Highlights of the Twin Palms Resort:
- Heated swimming pool
- Twelve-man spa
- Extravagant sun beds with soft pool towels
- Outdoor mist system
- Communal fire pit
- Complimentary continental breakfast and poolside lunch
- 24-hour canteen with complimentary drinks and snacks
- Large marble bathrooms with walk-in rain showers
- Eco-conscious toiletries
- Fast Wi-Fi with high speed internet
- Off-street parking including four charging stations for EVs
- Each room also includes: fridge, iron, hairdryer, and electronic safe
The Twin Palms Resort has already opened its doors, adding yet another selection among the numerous gay resorts Palm Springs and its surrounding areas already boast. There’s plenty to do in the neighborhood in and outside of the gay scene. The staff has even listed personal recommendations on their website. Rooms are currently going for as low as $215 per night and as high as $456 nightly. You can make reservations directly through the Twin Palms Resort website.