I've visited the hot springs twice in the past 2 weeks. The first time was over the 4th of July weekend. Myself and a large group of friends were camping nearby and visited the pool for the day w/ our kids. I found it to be VERY overpriced if you are coming only for the pool. It cost $22 pp for my husband & I & $16 for our son and then it was $5 pp extra for the slide. All in all we paid $75. They charge you extra for towels but luckily we had brought our own. The bathrooms & dressing rooms are small and cramped.
I was surprised there are no umbrellas w/ the chairs poolside. I personally don't like frying in the sun. You can bring in your own shade if you so desire. You can also bring in your own food.
We visited again this past weekend. My husband and a friend were hiking the Colorado Trail and we met them here at the end of this leg of the trail. We stayed in one of the rooms for 2 nights. The first night my son and I stayed alone while my husband was still on the trail. We had one of the Hillside rooms right above the upper pool. The room was very nice and came equipped w/ a mini refrigerator for us to store our snacks that we had packed. There was a very nice TV in the room but no DVD player w/ this room. Luckily I had brought my laptop so my son and I were able to have a movie night. There is no outdoor seating here unless you bring your own chair and just sit it outside. Also, there is no wifi access unless you are in the hotel lobby, restaurant, bar or spa.
The second night my son and I had to switch rooms when my husband arrived. We were moved to a Cliffside room. These rooms have an outdoor seating area that overlooks the entire property and nearby Mt. Princeton & Antero. This room also had a mini refrigerator and a microwave as well.
We had breakfast 2 days and dinner 1 night as well as drinks in the afternoon. The portions are large and the food is great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed talking to our waiter Eren who is from Turkey and is here to study International Business.
I will definitely visit this resort again if I am needing to stay in the area but I won't pay just for the pool for the day. Way overpriced. I'd much rather stay at the resort and get the price of the pool included in my stay.
One other note: We found the beds to be way too soft. We all have firm mattresses at home. With that being said we rarely stay in a hotel where the mattresses are firm enough.