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Harbin Hot Springs

18474 Harbin Springs Road, PO Box 782, Middletown, CA 95461
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Harbin Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here late one night with a friend, and showed an old id that had San Francisco as my address. The charged me a boatload of money for six hours of soaking. Around 160 or so... 100 for the year membership and 30 a person to soak. A few days later I looked to the website to check about... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming To Harbin for over 12 years now, usually once a year, and it is one of my favorite places. The only issue I had this year was a larger than usual number of self-involved flakes. But overall, a few days at Harbin is a great experience. Yes, the pools are clothing optional, but my experience is that... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harbin Hot Springs is glorious! Unless you don't like nudity, hippies, or elements of communal living, that is... As I like all those things, I can't imagine a more relaxing, restorative, and invigorating weekend than one centered around the pools at Harbin. I often find that hot pools aren't hot enough for me, but that's never been a problem here.... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Harbin is the tried and true place to take a retreat, if you get a chance to take a training in water massage, or have gone to any of the festivals here you will remember them for the rest of your life. The older rustic rooms are close to the tubs a big plus and massage , even the restaurant.,... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Harbin is clothing optional as most of you probably know by now, but they really mean it in case you're thinking that only some people are nude. Nope! Especially by the pool everyone is naked. I felt strange being clothed, but everyone is clothed for yoga and other events in the Temple because of the rules. They have security 24/7... More

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California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I used to go to Harbin back in the 80s. It was a bit different back then. The management is clearly into developing the property now and making money. After not being there for about 20 years my husband and I recently rediscovered the place. Many things in terms of cleanliness and organization have been improved. We have a favorite... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Harbin is a unique place. It's a very secluded area in the moutains that offers an amazing view and hot springs. Phones and electronical devices are not allowed so it's the perfect place to disconnect from the hassels of life. You reconnect with the basics and earth. The atmosphere is layed back, you can find gorgeous trails to hike and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

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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165 reviews 165 reviews
45 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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Address: 18474 Harbin Springs Road, PO Box 782, Middletown, CA 95461
Location: United States > California > Lake County > Middletown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Harbin Hot Springs Hotel Middletown

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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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