Palm Springs' New Skylark Hotel Is As Gay As It Gets
If you're familiar with Camp Palm Springs—the clothing-optional resort where guests get super naked for some random meet and greets—then a) shame on you! and b) you should know it's no longer in operation. It's now Skylark Hotel, featuring 28 contemporary rooms, a large pool, shamrock-shaped hot tub and an al fresco bar. Oh, and the cruising is still 24-7 but only clothed (nothing but a jockstrap counts, we think).
You'll notice the gay themes haven't changed much (gay owners, gay clientele, gay staff, gay magazines in rooms) but heteros are welcome. All rooms look out into the central pool area, so whether you're voyeuristic or egotistic, everyone wins. Except uncomfortable heteros.
Rooms are actually quite contemporary and the whole property is slated to be a huge social center for the LGBT community, whether they're staying here or not. Sorry, Ace Palm Springs…you might have competition!
The hotel just had a major grand opening pool party two weeks ago with David LaChapelle's muse Amanda Lepore and Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears, which is basically saying it's also going to be a party hotel. Break out the poppers! Oops...we mean champagne!
Room rates start at only $149!