Royal Villa Resort (Closed Permanently)

81% love it
GayCities Members report that Royal Villa Resort has closed
Clothing optional
This resort isn't just for overnight guests, as visitor day passes are also available.


    • gayallday2
      gayallday2 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The older owner is bossy, impatient, arrogant, and greedy. He doesn't provide a gay motel for the gay community for philanthropic reasons to support the gay community. He literally told me "I like their gay dollars." He's in it entirely for the money. He doesn't care about us. He just wants our money. Want to check out past 11am? He charges $20 for 2 more hours or $40 for 4 more hours. The place was dead. There was hardly anyone there and I can see why. The only bright spot was his younger partner; very nice, sincere guy. I feel bad for him having to put up with that bitchy queen. I regret giving him my "gay dollars." Never again.

    • 5280guy
      5280guy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      very nice place
      I just returned from Phoenix, and I must say that I really liked staying here. everyone seemed very nice (even though I kind of stayed very much to myself). I will tell friends about staying here and am looking forward to my next visit.

    • niky45
      niky45 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I'm 45 y/o cd or boy what u like! I can give u my cell. number and if u need me I can come over for fun(I'm bottom)!niky45!602-373-8600!OLSO BEST CLEANING SERVICES(HOUSE APT. AND OFFICE)!I'M WORK DAY OR NIGHT TIME!602-373-8600!

    • Naked
      Naked Over a year ago
      Loves it

      awesome, clean and relaxing
      private, clean, quiet, awesome.

    • bigtaters
      bigtaters Over a year ago
      Loves it

      3rd time staying at the royal villa
      This was my 3rd time staying at the Royal Villa. Doug and Kenny are always making improvements. They added new TVs in the larger rooms in the past year, and are beginning to change the counter tops in the kitchen area of the larger rooms. I don't expect housekeeping every day, since I am a neat person. If I need anything I tell them before I go out. Even if I go out for a few hours, my room is done when I get back. Doug and Kenny are up to date on all the bars and resturants. If you need anything they will do their best to accomadate your needs. The Royal Villa is the most central place to stay in Phoenix. I checked out other places and they do not compare to the Royal Villa. Your Safety and Security are number 1 at the Royal Villa

    • NYCMan
      NYCMan Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Back again to see Friends
      We have just stayed at the Royal Villa again. This makes it the 4th time we have been here. We like it here because the owners are friendly, they care about our comfort and safety. The rooms are clean and the guys are always surprising us with renovations and upgrades. We are still paying the same price we did 3 years ago. We will be back in the winter and can't wait to see the new things Doug and Kenny have planned for us when we get there. Hi to the doggies too!!

    • txcs714
      txcs714 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Unfriendly Staff is an Understatement
      They should have paid us for the stay... huge disappointment. I could have overlooked everything else, but the staff attitudes sucked.

    • homokyd
      homokyd Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Highly Recommended!
      My partner and I stayed here last weekend and had a wonderful time! Our room was clean and newly remodelled, and the resort facilities were great - in particular, the pool and jacuzzi. Kenny, one of the owners, was very kind and helpful (and cute too) :) Highly recommended!

      I_LOVE_PHOENIX Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I have stayed at Royal Villas 4 or 5 times since 2007 and can't say enough good things to our friends in Philadelphia/Delaware area about the accomodations. My partner and I travel a lot and we're always looking for a good value. Our rooms have always been clean and are sizeable compared to what we get in Florida for much more $. The grounds are beautiful and secure at night. Since this is downtown that is important. Doug and Kenny are responsible owners of a business and as onsite management they maintain a watchful eye. They do discourage public sex but not sex. As Doug would say "take it to your room". On the plus+ side of staying here I can say that the rooms are larger than normal for a "hotel" room, the rooms are adequately cleaned and furnished, the pool and hot tub are BEAUTIFUL, the price is reasonable, the location is excellent, and I LOVE THIS PLACE BECAUSE IT IS QUIET AT NIGHT AND I CAN SLEEP !. The negatives are they could use a few more parking spaces on site, and they need to leave the hot tub on until midnight instead of 9:00PM. If you're looking for the gay F**K Palace, go to the bathhouse. Staying here was a wonderful way of getting acquainted with beautiful Phoenix. Mike and Dave (Philly area)

    • ohrr
      ohrr Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Read the other review and can't believe it's The Royal Villa! I have stayed here 4 times and have always loved the place. Beautiful landscapes , pool and hot tub! Owners have always been cordial and most helpful. I guess you get back what you give! Excellent location - close to bars, restaurants, etc. It's a great place to relax and rejuvenate yourself. No complaints here . If you want a loud party place, there are plenty of bars around. This is a hotel just like any other hotel and you have to follow the simple rules! Clientele are businessman, and vacationers.

    • Deco
      Deco Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Royally Rude
      Drove an hour to checkout this hotel and were refused entry at the front gate. We asked for a tour of the facility and the rooms and were told, presumably by the owner, that "there are naked people inside and that this is not Disneyland. If you want to see the facility, go to the web site." We've stayed at other clothing optional hotels and were never treated so rudely. Certainly, this one is off our list.

    • RoyalVillaDude
      RoyalVillaDude Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Management response to ptown09
      Hey guys! We are responding to ptown's review. First of all, the Villa is kept very clean. 75% of our business are repeat clients. Our A/C's work just fine, even when it is 115 degrees. By the way reviewer, Phoenix does not have flys, especially in AUGUST !!DUH!! This review is totally fabricated, or these people were here and were kicked out for having no boundaries and behaving as such. Sorry to sound so negative, but I do have to stick up for the place. We will be celebrating 18 years of ownership this November!!! Thank you for reading this.

    • ptown09
      ptown09 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Rude Villa
      Stayed here awhile ago and was quite disappointed with the management. I believe it is a family owned establishment because both the father and his son were schooled in identical fashion. Yes, it is old, and yes it does resemble a gay version the Bates Motel, but the entire trip went sour for both my partner and I upon checking in. The rooms are old, and that.s fine, but the air conditioning was in need of repair. The studio styled rooms include a kitchenette, but since the rooms aren't cleaned daily, trash and flies buzz around free of charge. The guests were friendly and the pool a delight. But we say, if you're not into customer service, maybe it's time to retire.

    • pecsz
      pecsz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place to stay
      Stayed here for a week and got upgraded to a larger room with a discount! Converted apartment complex with ready parking. Large, clean rooms with kitchenette. Fantastic pool and jacuzzi. Doug and Kenny are very friendly and gave lots of good tips on local hang-outs. Although it was a quiet week (probably too cold by Phoenix standards - only 80-90F!!), it was nice to have the place to myself and go midnight skinny dipping in the warm pool. The locals come on day passes and were fun to chat to. I really enjoyed my time here.

    • gbdt
      gbdt Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Easy laid back place
      Great facility. Nice knowledgable staff. Need more variety in the music that is played 16 hours of lite jazz favorites gets old!