The place is an older slightly rundown desert motel in the middle of nowhere with a "manana" mentality, but we really enjoyed it. It was like going back to the 50's and stopping at an old place on route 66 with the bonus of the hot spring and pools. Definitely not a five star place, but the room was clean and comfortable and we thought a little bit fraying around the edges added to the atmosphere . The trip out along old highway 80 and 94 was great (DO NOT take the interstate) and put us in the mood for this funky spot. The restaurant was fine and the cantina seem to be a local hangout, but friendly and casual. I would recommend it to anyone who can be a bit flexible and who is looking for an unusual overnight trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jacumba Hot Springs & Resort "The Jacumba Spa" consists of a completely renovated Restaurant, Full Service Bar, Two Swimming Pools, Spa and 24 Hotel Rooms. In addition to all the new features, the main focus is on the world famous mineral water. Pumped from our artesian well, the 100 degree mineral water fills our two pools and spa. As we are utilizing a continuous flow system so no chlorination is necessary. Located on the US/Mexico border in the high desert East of San Diego, the Jacumba Spa is the perfect get away destination. Many people have referred to the hot springs as "...Magical, mystical healing water". The waters at The Jacumba Spa will leave you relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated from the stress-filled world we live in today. ... more less