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Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel

10805 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
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Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel
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Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Desert Hot Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have come to this place before. I like the hot water pools and supposely time to relax in a family ambiance. Now the place seems to accept pets and if you do not mind the dog barking while trying to take a nap is fine. The kids will be kids and we put up we the noise, But I... More 

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Reggie B, Assistant to Reggie Bickford, GM/Co-Owner at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I agree with you, if you're not seeking a spa retreat then our hotel is probably not the right choice. The concept of spa hotels is to spend a relaxing weekend spent immersed in a simpler era. The DHS Spa Hotel was recently voted 'Best Spa of the Coachella Valley'. Yes, we are extremely family friendly... More 

Dallas, Texas
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451 reviews 451 reviews
50 hotel reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a rather large facility with 7 hot spring pools, a large warm swimming pool, a restaurant, several ballroom/meeting rooms, coin operated laundry, and 2 wings of rooms. However, it is showing its age. The ceiling tiles in my room were stained and falling down, but the front desk sent someone to repair them right away. Everything is just... More 

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Reggie B, Assistant to Reggie Bickford, GM/Co-Owner at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Miracle Springs is a leading resort in Desert Hot Springs and our award-winning restaurant, Capri, is a popular choice for international guests and the local community. We apologize for the restaurant staff not meeting your expectations on this occasion. We all strive for excellence -- however, we all make mistakes. The issues have been addressed... More 

San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

After a long drive the day before, I was thrilled to spend a few hours in the pools at this property. Since it opens at 8am and I had to be back on the road soon thereafter, this was the perfect time to be there! There were only a few of us in the pools and it was very peaceful.... More 

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Reggie B, Assistant to Reggie Bickford, GM/Co-Owner at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review! Glad to hear that your expectations were met. Come back soon. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Stayed here on the first stop of our visit to the USA. What an amazing place. We managed to get a room right in front of the pools of which there were seven. It was really hot when we arrived here and our room wasn't quite ready so we went straight into the pool for a swim. Some of the... More 

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Reggie B, Assistant to Reggie Bickford, GM/Co-Owner at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review! We're delighted to have been the first stop on your visit to the USA! Safe travels. More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here many times and have always enjoyed ourselves. Upon arrival this time, they had mixed our reservations with another guest. Even our credit card was on their itinerary. That was disturbing to say the least. This time they had renovated the rooms a little. They have painted the entire room, added an accent wall and painted a... More 

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Reggie B, Assistant to Reggie Bickford, GM/Co-Owner at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. As you may know, we have security until the early hours of the morning monitoring the grounds and noise levels. Management will address how security staff can do a better job. One of the major draws for our oasis is the fact that the pools are open 24 hours... More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to DHS Spa a Hotel for years but always stayed someplace else. I've been missing the best part, after dark when the pools are deserted is magical. The desert breeze in the palms and the glowing pools make you sleepy, but a dip in the big pool resets you for more hot water. The rooms are wonderfully... More 

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Reggie B, Assistant to Reggie Bickford, GM/Co-Owner at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review! Glad to hear your stay was magical! We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back soon. :) More 

Bend, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stopped in to this place while we were camping at Joshua Tree. Since we're used to roughing it, we weren't expecting too much, so we were not disappointed. If I was expecting luxury spa accommodations, I would be pretty bummed. The changing areas and locker room feel just like a public pool's locker room, with rubber mats and a... More 

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Reggie B, Assistant to Reggie Bickford, GM/Co-Owner at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your sharing your personal experience. The Spa Hotel is a landmark and an AAA Three Diamond Resort. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit Joshua Tree. More 

New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I liked it very much. The weather was wonderful But I have to say that first couple of ours we were not very happy- the lock did not work-it was repaired after we called. Then we found out that shower also did not work. We called again-the handy man came soon and offered us another room, but we decided that... More 

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Reggie B, Assistant to Reggie Bickford, GM/Co-Owner at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We're glad to hear that our maintenance staff resolved the issues in a timely manner -- and that ultimately, you enjoyed your vacation with us! Thank you for choosing the Spa Hotel. Hope to welcome you back in the near future. More 

La Habra, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Usually love this place... my "happy" place... last visit, not so much... Weird group of people up all night partying... like 20+ in one room <on the 211 side>... and they were shady looking people... roaming the property until sun up... never saw a single one of these folks during the day light. I did NOT enjoy the band on... More 

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Reggie B, Assistant to Reggie Bickford, GM/Co-Owner at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We apologize for not meeting your expectations. Indeed, the stairs are older -- the architecture is mid-century modern (built in the 1960s) -- but they are not a safety hazard. The property is an AAA Three Diamond Resort, and has been featured on PBS as a unique and wonderful place to visit. Guests are allowed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Staff was friendly abd helpful ...one of my biggest problems with travel...if not treated righr ...forget it . But ya'aii were great . Slow paced. Traveling accessibility was nice especially with you location andother places and things to do nearby

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Reggie B, Assistant to Reggie Bickford, GM/Co-Owner at Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the Five Star Review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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