It might be a little bit too late to make a change. This is the beginning of "the season" for Palm Springs and you may have trouble getting a good room in a good hotel at a good price. You might be able to book at a gay place, such as Inn Exile. The gay places in the Warm Sands area of Palm Springs are sexually charged (if you like that), but they are not luxurious by any means. In the downtown area of Palm Springs, you might like Hotel Zoso--a nice gay-friendly hotel with an excellent location in the heart of downtown. But Zoso might be fairly expensive with a last minute booking. La Quinta is a nice community with lots of golf courses, but very straight. If you remain at your luxury hotel there, it will probably take you about 30 to 40 minutes to drive into Palm Springs on CA-111. I hope you enjoy your trip.