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4.0 of 5 Spa   |   12689 Eliseo Road, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240   |  
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“Bliss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2007

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!

  • Liked — the hot water and the room
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2006

Nice simple hotel. Very quiet and relaxing. The hot water spa and pools are excellent to soak in. The towels and sheets are very soft - but Id say the beds aren't that comfortable. We went when it was cold and windy so it was hard to sleep - but Id like to return when its warmer out. Christina who runs the place, is very nice and accomodating.

  • Stayed November 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2006

I have found a Diamond In The Desert!

I recently stayed at Sagewater Spa in Desert Hot Springs and had the most wonderful stay. From the moment I arrived, I was made so very welcome by the owner Crinstina - and with homemade coffee cake in hand, she showed me to my room. The rooms are minimal in design and have a very Zen and calming feeling. Just beautiful, however for someone who travels all over the world, the bonus was the amazing beds - so comfortable and with Frente sheets and special extras. For me, I found a place where I could turn off and totally relax, and I was so relaxed. Some say the water at Sagewater Spa is the best in the Desert - and I believe then. After an hour in the beautiful pool, I slept for hours and found a peace I so needed. I also had two of their amazing signature Sagewater Fusion Massage Treatments, which was absolute heaven, and these are a must for anyone who stays at the Spa.

The other guests were very special, as was my overasll stay. For anyone wanting a place to relax like no other, at a high quality spa, there is no better place in the Desert than Sagewater Spa.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sagewater Spa

Address: 12689 Eliseo Road, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Desert Hot Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#2 Spa Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#2 Romantic Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sagewater Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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

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