Greetings from Rhode Island! Yes, we traveled all the way across the country to experience this truly unique resort to celebrate my girlfriend's 40th birthday and we can't wait to plan our return visit. We only wish it was closer and we're envious of the left-coasters who can take the easy ride out to Sea Mountain Inn for the day, night or weekend anytime they feel like it.
The resort itself is tucked safely away in a residential neighborhood off the main drag in Desert Hot Springs. It's not much to look at from the outside but once you're escorted inside through the security door you quickly realize that you've made a GREAT decision to come here. Our room (#3) was fantastic -- spacious, clean, great shower, AWESOME bed, mini-fridge, LCD TV and DVD player, etc.
Dewey, the owner and resident mac-daddy, gives each set of guests the grand tour of the facility -- which seems 3 times larger on the inside than it looks like on the outside. There's a zen-like feeling to this place and the incredible music mix keeps everyone in the right state of mind.
We really loved everything about this hidden oasis. Everything was super-clean, the pool and hot tub were at just the right temperatures around the clock, the people were all fun, sexy and interesting, and we even loved the free breakfasts and lunches each day! Free tasty margaritas are served 'round the clock by Dewey's able (and topless) assistants. And Dewey himself does the honors of pouring various concoctions of fruity shots down your throat, or on your chest, or in your lap... You get the idea! He and his staff clearly take great care to make sure everyone has a fun and memorable time at SMI.