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Harbin Hot Springs

18474 Harbin Springs Road, PO Box 782, Middletown, CA 95461
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been going to Harbin way before there was a Trip Advisor website that made it possible for people who would otherwise have never stepped foot into this unique oasis to find their way to visit. Now, not just the property's word of mouth guests (e.g. San Francisco gay and transgendered people, Sonoma county hippies and Watsu enthusiasts) find their... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat this resort was as recommended by a friend. The grounds are so lovely and the hot springs absolutely relaxing and soothing to the soul. All three of our party had massages and we all were so, so pleased, but the NOT TO BE MISSED experience is the Watsu Massage. It is done in the water and the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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128 reviews 128 reviews
38 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Yes, it is from a different era (the 1960's) and yes, it is not pristine - but thank goodness a place like this still exists for those looking to exhale from the insanity that San Francisco has become. The staff and the guests are just completely real and isn't that refreshing.

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San Francisco, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We rented two domes for a special occasion. Both were cozy and quiet. Quiet is a decisive factor for me in choosing a place to stay, and these domes had a sound muting effect that was very effective. The rooms are enormous, much larger than a typical hotel room. Our rooms were each uniquely decorated with a king-sized bed, antique... More

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Pylesville, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I had booked a massage and facial at Harbin Hot Springs since we were staying at a timeshare nearby. I knew about the clothing optional policy and it was OK for me. I did not mention this part to my rather shy husband, until the ride to the hot springs. He took it well but said he would still wear... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I agree with many of the other reviews - it's a beautiful nature-oriented setting, relaxing, nice facilities, good healthy food, and I enjoyed it. It also helps going in knowing what to expect, and I did my homework. But I was still not prepared for the very uncomfortable sexual vibe at night in the warm pool. Since when does silent... More

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Fairfax, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I tried to book a night for my wife's birthday, by the time she'd get up there on a Friday night it would be very late and she works early Monday morning so she can only really do Saturday night. They have a 2 night weekend policy and when I asked the first person they referred me to a manager,... More

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Topanga, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I stayed at Harbin over the Thanksgiving weekend, with a girlfriend of mine for a couple of nights and loved it. This was my second visit but the first was a number of years ago. I love Harbin Hot Springs for its wonderful nature setting combined with the opportunity to receive a 'Watsu' treatment, which is one of the most... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

a retreat in its every form. natural hot springs, yoga, beauty, deer, wild turkeys, lovely community, good food to eat. a place to just step off the world for a bit. it's quaint and rustic. just go if you never have tried this sort of this...so anti-commercial, it's awesome!

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Evanston, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

After northern California declined as a vacation spot, this old resort location was reborn in the 1970s as a new-age retreat. It has mellowed out now as a popular alternative resort for the San Francisco area, with activity still centered on the pools but ample opportunities for yoga, massage, and many variations. There are also a restaurant and cafe, nightly... More

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Address: 18474 Harbin Springs Road, PO Box 782, Middletown, CA 95461
Location: United States > California > Lake County > Middletown
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Middletown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic, non-profit retreat and workshop center hidden in the hills north of Calistoga and the Napa Valley. Rated one of the best places in the USA for massage. Thousand of acres of private land to explore. Meditative, relaxed environment. ... more   less 
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