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Sagewater Spa

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is hard to describe my love for this place, the setting, the water and the hospitality from Rhoni and Cristina. The mineral hot spring pool is as perfect as I remembered it. The fact that there are only 7 rooms means that you will always feel peaceful and relaxed even when it is fully booked. Each room has its... More 

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Thank Samuel C
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

You're magical and resonate with our philosophy of letting nothing stand in the way enjoying our natural hot mineral water and surrounding nature. Always look forward to hearing from you and seeing you! More 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

My husband and I spent three unforgettable days at Sagewater Spa. Everything about our stay was the proverbial medicine we both needed. Let's start with the arrival. We were greeted by the uniquely convivial Rhoni Epstein, who charmed us immediately with her humor and warmth. Her partner, Christina, also was lovely and made us feel like family right away. The... More 

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Your magic added to the splendor of everyone's Sagewater experience. Please know we enjoyed having you as our guests as much as you enjoyed your stay. Please come home soon! More 

San Diego, CA
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Sagewater Spa is a quiet, relaxing, welcoming place to stay near Palm Springs. Rhoni is personable, friendly and warm. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and cute - and they come with grandma's recipe coffee cake. But the best part about staying at Sagewater is well, the water. Soak away your stress in the pool and hot tub, have a glass... More 

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PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your gorgeous review. We agree, our mineral water pool is everything. Having our pool only open to our hotel guests keeps us private, clean and restful. Please know that your comfort is #1 and the new AC's are on their way. You'll also be able to enjoy a few other design updates when you return! More 

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I'm not sure where to start or finish with this review, there were so many things I loved about this place. Rhoni was lovely and went out of her way to make us feel welcome including mixing amazing caipirinhas. The rooms were nordic type design, fragrant and clean with a choice of mountain or desert view. The architecture is a... More 

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Thank David W
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Your are both eloquent and kind to write such a glowing review. We adored having you as our guests and know that our clear hot mineral water pool, the stars and us are waiting for your return. Many of our guests re visit our website to renew the spirit of Sagewater Spa. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Rhoni and Christina take care of you like family as soon as you arrive at this beautiful spot. It's elegant and clean and tranquil and you leave feeling renewed. You can use the hot pools at any time of day and since it has a small number of well designed rooms it never feels crowded. Everyone respects the quiet atmosphere... More 

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Thank Tamazin S
PorterHouse09, Manager at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

You are a gem and we love hearing from you and having you as a wonderful addition to Sagewater Spa. We'll be here when you finish your next project! More 

Atascadero, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

After 3 nights camping in Joshua Tree, tired and dirty, we arrived at SageWater. Our gracious hosts welcomed us in and set us free. With no decor distractions, our clean relaxing space was refreshing. We soaked for hours two nights/3 days, and we were able to cook our own meals and never had to leave this oasis. The water is... More 

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Thank frostsplay
PorterHouse09, Manager at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

My lithium babies, it was so good to see you floating almost above the waters and certainly above all distractions thoughts. See you soon - we hope! More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is the place to come to escape the stress of the world! The hotel is a zen oasis in the desert. The waters are the best, and the hostesses Rhoni and Christina couldn't be more charming. We loved our visit and plan to return soon.

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Thank Julie A
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and writing your kind review. Your words help inspire us to keep Sagewater Spa a relaxing retreat, for our special guests. Looking forward to see you both again! More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Thank god my wife has excellent intuition - She booked us (first timers) into the Sagewater while visiting the Springs for an art show. Located in Desert Hot Springs, The Sagewater is a smallish (7 rooms), intimate, low-slung throwback 60's-style hotel sitting on a south-facing hill overlooking San Jacinto and Palm Springs. Rooms are clean and airy but private and... More 

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Thank craighunter2016
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Do you know who's cool? You are! Your review made us smile and we so enjoyed you both making full use of our amenities during your stay. It's a compliment to you, as "first timers", that you could both settle right in and make Sagewater Spa your retreat home. A return visit- YES! More 

Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Imagine going up a side street in a smallish town off the main road. You arrive at a whitewashed stucco, small scale wall and teal-blue door. Just a sign on a pole to greet you, until you go through that door. The wonder of Sagewater Spa is it's scale. Low, slow, small. Seven rooms, impeccable in comportment, amenities, screened-in windows... More 

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PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

An artful photographer and architect would notice all the small details, happy they were both eye pleasing and made your stay comfortable. We enjoyed your visit and getting to know you. As you know, we love our warm mineral water soaker's and you more than fulfilled your obligation :-) We are truly happy that Sagewater Spa will be your home... More 

Miami
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The hotel is divine in every sense! It is located on a quiet street, is adults only, and other guests are respectful of the peaceful environment! We went there to relax, rest and rejuvenate in the pools which are fed by the natural 145-degree Spring Water! It is an intimate, luxurious experience. Everything...from the towels, sheets, accessories is 1st Class!... More 

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Thank apollomiami
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

You are both divine! Creating an environment that soothes such creative and visual guests and having them fully receive our intention is a shared gift. Wonderful to meet and get to know you. Looking forward to seeing you floating in our warm clear mineral water pool. More 

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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
#1 hot mineral water hotel in Desert Hot Springs. WINNER of 1 of the 25 BEST SMALL HOTELS in the US! 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 do not have day spa guests sharing the property. We are known for our clean hot mineral well water pool and spa, minimalist designer rooms with desert or 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 coffee. A gourmet poolside BBQ and views of Mount San Jacinto, professional massage treatments and facials add to the splendor. 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 ++. We understand that, "Quiet is the New Luxury." and a weekend away at Sagewater Spa feels like a week away anywhere else. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sagewater Spa

Address: 12689 Eliseo Rd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-4759
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Desert Hot Springs
Price Range: $175 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sagewater Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Sagewater Hotel Desert Hot Springs
Sagewater Spa Desert Hot Springs, CA - California Desert
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#2 Romantic Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#2 Green Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
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