I have stayed at several places in Desert Hot Springs (Hope Springs, the Beat Hotel, Lido Palms), and Sagewater far surpasses them all on all the details that matter - rooms, pools, and people. The rooms are spacious, open, well designed and well appointed; simple, spare and with more than a nod to the beauties of modernism inside and out. The bed was sooooo comfortable, with lovely linens and pillows of varying plumpness. We were loathe to leave it - but the hot mineral pools were always open and calling! The mineral water in the pools at Sagewater is the best; the large pool is comfortably warm and the smaller pool bakes - always! The two pools have a small opening between them that allows guests to slip from one to the other as they want to heat up or cool down. Finally, there is the hotel owner, Cristina. Almost invisible when you want to be alone, she seems to know intuitivelywhen you need something and appears with offerings (ok, maybe nobody needs coffee cake or capirinhas - but they sure do make staying somewhere that much more pleasant). All in all it's THE BEST place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WINNER of one of the 25 BEST SMALL HOTELS in the US! A weekend away at Sagewater Spa feels like a week away anywhere else. Sagewater Spa, a seven room mid-century modern retreat, is a serene environment for adults who desire complete relaxation. Our facilities are exclusively for hotel guests and we are known for our clean hot mineral well water pool and spa, minimalist rooms with desert and mountain views and well equipped kitchenettes. The finest Frette linens, TV, Wi-Fi, Aveda amenities, homemade Gramma B's Coffee cake and Organic European roast coffe. A gourmet poolside BBQ and views of Mount San Jacinto, professional massage treatments and facials add to the splendor. "Quiet is the New Luxury." Featured on the cover of T + L , 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
- Also Known As:
- Sagewater Hotel Desert Hot Springs
- Sagewater Spa Desert Hot Springs, CA - California Desert