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3.0 of 5 Spa   |   12689 Eliseo Road, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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North Hollywood
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always feel rejuvenated at the end of my trip to Sagewater. Rhoni and Cris are generous hosts whom care about the total experience. The massage was excellent, the accommodations relaxing, and the water is amazing!

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Bishops Stortford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three nights here as part of our tour around southern california and found the sagewater spa to be a relaxing, tranquil haven. With just 7 rooms this really is a private boutique hotel that merits its praise. Christina who runs the place has one aim, to make sure her guests are content and it really shows - she... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a delightful weekend at the Sagewater Spa. My boyfriend and I came here with the hope that we could relax for a couple of days. We got exactly what we wanted and so much more. The spa is very small, only 7 rooms. Very minimalist, but very cozy and intimate. Rhoni and Cristina (the owners) make you... More

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Portland, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the Sagewater Spa based on the reviews, but what really sealed the deal for me was talking to Christina on the phone for the initial call. She was warm, engaging, and very helpful. She and Rhoni were the same in person. They are truly interested in giving their guests a wonderful experience-which it was. The spa is the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Sagewater Spa was a perfect place to de-stress and relax, and escape the snow and cold of the midwestern winter. From the moment we arrived, we felt at home. It is small enough to feel like we were staying with friends--but we also had as much or as little privacy as we wanted. The hot mineral water was delightful, the... More

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San Rafael, CA
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Based on it's wonderful reviews, we recently chose the Sagewater Spa for a three night stay. So thankful we did, what a jewel! We arrived pretty wound up after 10 hours of freeway driving from the Bay Area (flight to LAX cancelled). Upon arrival, we soaked our cares away in the hot mineral pool. Our moods lifted, muscles relaxed, and... More

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Sagewater1, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic review! We loved meeting you both and look forward to your return visit, hopefully soon! More

NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I had the pleasure of finally visiting the Sagewater Spa a few weeks ago after having heard rave reviews about it years ago from a close friend. My friend was right. Sagewater is a perfect little retro-modern oasis in the middle of Desert Hot Springs with fantastic thermal pools. The nice thing about the spa—and it's definitely worth noting—is its... More

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PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Your review was so eloquent, all we can say is, "THANK YOU!" More

Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I had the luxury of spending three nights at Sagewater, and we already miss the hospitality of Cristina and Rhoni and the relaxation that the inn invites. While simple, our room had everything we needed, and we found that our best time spent was outside by the hot springs pools, which we were the only swimmers for... More

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I was hesitant to write this review. Not for any other reason than I want to keep this little gem all to ourselves! Maybe it was the serene atmosphere or the minimalist design of the rooms or the little touches of comfort that were almost unnoticeable, but yet incredibly perfect that made our stay a "best vacation ever". Chris and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Sagewater was perfect for me as a solo traveler. I had plenty of peaceful privacy and interesting conversations with other guests when I wanted to be social. The owners, Cristina and Rhoni, are perfect hosts. The rooms and common areas are clean and comfortable. The water in the pools is truly healing and relaxing. There is plenty of plenty of... More

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Additional Information about Sagewater Spa

Also Known As:
Sagewater Hotel
Sagewater Hotel Desert Hot Springs
Sagewater Spa Desert Hot Springs
Sagewater Spa Desert Hot Springs, CA
Address: 12689 Eliseo Road, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Desert Hot Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#4 Romantic Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#4 Family Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sagewater Spa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A weekend away at Sagewater Spa makes you feel as if you have spent a week away anywhere else. Sagewater Spa is a serene environment for adults who desire total relaxation and rejuvenation. The property is a private mid-century modern seven room retreat, known for the hot mineral well water pool and spa, clean rooms with convenient kitchenettes, exclusive FRETTE linens, Aveda amenities, our infamous homemade Gramma B's Coffee Cake, award winning European roast coffee, pool side gourmet BBQ and brilliant views of Mount San Jacinto. Excellent professional massage treatments and facials. Seen in over of Travel + Leisure Hotels' issue, Cool Hotels, Best Designed Wellness Hotels, Tashen SPA, NY, LA, London Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, ELLE, SPA, Harper's, Traveler, LA, NY, SF Magazine ++. ... more   less 
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