Many many years ago, Ojo Caliente was a simple building with some private tubs across a dusty parking lot. Hotel rooms were added, and these have tripled in price since 2004. Just five years ago, 100 dollars was not cheap for a room either. These days, any kind of price sensitivity seems to have gone out the window.
A "resort" Ojo Caliente ain't. A spa? They try. Close to 300 dollars per room? Laughable.
It should have remained the rugged experience that it was, but there are not many $$$ to be made without the (in my opinion) slightly decadent 'pamper yourself' ideology. A typical HELOC economy place, in my opinion. If one is so inclined, park in the still dusty lot, use the pool, and overnight elsewhere. I did. The purpose of my trip had been to see how things change. Lots of attitude were added in this location, that's for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is one of the oldest natural health resorts in the country. Our sulphur-free, geothermal mineral waters have flowed from a subterranean volcanic aquifer for thousands of years. Over 100,000 gallons per day come to the surface, revitalizing those who soak in the long believed, healing waters. We offer a variety of lodging accommodations, including new enchanting suites and charming cottages, the historic hotel and private homes. We suggest that you make reservations for spa treatments and private outdoor pools before you arrive. We also offer spa treatments, pools, hiking and biking trails, a wine bar and lounge and a full-service restaurant. The Artesian Restaurant provides a casual dining experience and charming atmosphere. Our chef blends local flavors with global cuisine. Heal yourself body and soul with a retreat to Ojo. Whether it's for a weekend or a longer stay, you'll leave rejuvenated and refreshed. Welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Hotel Ojo Caliente
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort