Palm Springs, California.   Boosting over 330 days a year of sunshine, Palm Springs is a dream destination any time of the year. For the gay traveler, it is a sure bet destination for fun in the sun. Palm Springs’ large LGBT community is one of the top cities in the United States with the highest concentration of same-sex couples. The resident gay population is now estimated at 40%. With a recent surge in gay owned businesses, including gay hotels and resorts, gay restaurants, and gay events (including the infamous White Party and Dinah Shore weekends), Palm Springs is an international LGBT destination.

Adding to the landscape of the gay get-a-way is the new Random Haus Palm Springs (“RH”), which opened February 15th, 2013. RH is a bit of new concept for the area, as it is a Condominium Hotel for the LGBT community, offering fractional ownership of units as well as hotel stays. The two-story building is mid-century modern, which was rebuilt and remodeled from the ground up, with a lot of attention to detail. Located off San Lorenzo Road, next to the Warm Sands area, it is close to all that Palm Springs has to offer.Palm Springs, California. Boosting over 330 days a year of sunshine, Palm Springs is a dream destination any time of the year. For the gay traveler, it is a sure bet destination for fun in the sun. Palm Springs’ large LGBT community is one of the top cities in the United States with the highest concentration of same-sex couples. The resident gay population is now estimated at 40%. With a recent surge in gay owned businesses, including gay hotels and resorts, gay restaurants, and gay events (including the infamous White Party and Dinah Shore weekends), Palm Springs is an international LGBT destination.

The 12 very spacious “units” are impeccable, with luxurious furnishings and linens, custom tile, top notch appliances and beautiful views of the pool and surrounding mountains. The grounds are well laid out, with the units all entering off the pool area.

In addition to the heated pool and spa, there is a sauna, entertainment area for BBQ’ing or socializing, and a meandering stream that runs around the property, complete with Koi.

 

Each unit is named after a Hollywood celebrity, with names like ‘The Crawford’, ‘The Garland’ and ‘The Monroe’. We stayed in ‘The Reynolds’, which boosts: 1160 square feet; master bedroom with king dual-side pillow-top bed, closet, and private bath; guest bedroom with queen dual-side pillow-top bed and closet; second full bath; 42″ HDTV’s in each bedroom and the living area; dining area with 4-person table; full kitchen; and sitting area with custom furniture and work desk.

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The Reynolds is one of the pet-friendly suites, and came complete with plush pet bed and doggie treats, to make the pooch feel right at home. Elegant, yet comfortable, with plenty of room to spread out and relax. There was a back patio alongside the stream, that was a relaxing spot for coffee. The beds were very comfortable and the robes beyond plush. (They do sell the robes – and you’ll want one!) This really is a home away from home and you will want to settle in and stay a while.

The RH staff was cordial, attentive and knowledgable… from a pre-arrival phone call to inquire about our pet, to arranging for a taxi, to delivering our continental breakfast to our suite in the morning.

A few items for the traveler to note: (1) the RH is pet friendly, which is a plus in my book, and while there is no additional fee for Fido or Fifi, there is a $250 refundable pet deposit due upon check-in; and (2) the RH has a swimwear “dress code” for the pool area – in other words this is not a clothing optional hotel. Visit Random Haus for rates and more information.

For more information about Palm Springs, including gay bars, restaurants, events and to book area tours and attractions, visit GoGayToday.com.

Random Haus Palm Springs
Location80%
Rooms100%
Service85%
Value75%
Cleanliness95%
Pros
  • Rooms
  • Pets OK
Cons
  • Not Exclusively Adults
  • Not Exclusively LGBT
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