We had our wedding weekend at The Sands in September and it was the best decision we could have made. We toured a lot of venues in the desert, but decided to go with Sands because everything felt so intimate. We are also that couple that truly appreciates every attention to detail. From start to finish Olivia, Luiz and the entire team at Sands went above and beyond. I'll start with the tasting - we did our tasting two months before our wedding. We picked out our top picks from the menu and Olivia and the chef made recommendations according to our notes and taste. It was such a personal experience. Olivia sat with us the entire time, talking us through every little detail. My wedding planner who's done many tastings also said it was one of the best tasting experiences she's ever had. A week before our wedding, we saw it was going to rain on our wedding weekend. Did you know it rains 14 days of the year in Indian Wells? Yea, same. My husband and I made the call to tent the entire venue. Something that's never been done at the Sands before. When I say a monsoon went through Indian Wells, I'm not kidding. It was pouring down rain on Friday. My planner and the entire Sands team kept me clam, if I didn't have them I would have had a complete meltdown lol. We were also so worried that guests were going to slip so Olivia, Luiz and her team went to Home Depot and bought a whole bunch of anti-slip rugs. They were SO accommodating to every single guest. Tents went up within a few hours and we were able to have our Welcome Party in the Olive Grove as planned. Thankfully, the rain subsided Saturday in time for our ceremony and dinner party. Our weekend didn't got exactly as we planned, but we had a team that executed the weekend perfectly. We had people telling us that even with the desert monsoon, it was the best wedding they've ever been to because everything was seamless. Thank you so much Olivia and the team at Sands Hotel and Spa. You will forever be family to us! See you soon xx…
Sands is a very lovely hotel, the rooms are spacious and beautifully done. The restaurant is gorgeous and yum. But the spa is the best part of this hotel! Richard does the best massages and treatments - his deep knowledge of human anatomy and specialty in cranial sacral practices made our massages into a work of art and truly the crowning glory of our stay. Thank you!
I love absolutely everything about the Sand's, and have now visited three years in a row for my birthday in the fall -- my last two trips have included a massage at the spa provided by Steven, and I'm telling you now -- he is PHENOMENAL. If you get the chance, give yourself the gift of his fabulous ministrations and feel the radical power of his healing hands. He is truly talented.
Our stay at the Sands Hotel was absolutely exceptional. You walk into the reception area and are immediately transported into a Moroccan oasis. The room was absolutely stunning-- the bar "cart" inside was really something to marvel at-- and walking into jazz playing on our TV was really a next level touch. The food at Pink Cabana is delicious, the service all around was outstanding, and my massage from Steve was the absolutely incredible. Steve is clearly a knowledgeable and seasoned massage therapist; he took time to let me know what he was seeing in my body and even what stretches to do to avoid strain overtime. All in all, it was a beautiful trip and I cannot wait to go back!
This hotel is charming, relaxing and comfortable. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The restaurant was excellent as was the spa. I booked a massage with Steven and had one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Felt wonderful! If you visit you must take advantage of all the Sands has to offer.
This small boutique hotel is charming, from the moment you check in until you get your 1st cup of morning coffee by the pool. I can’t say anything negative about this hotel. I can only rave about how charming, clean, and quiet it is. The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. While I was there my daughter had an injury and we needed to stay an extra night. The staff went out of their way to find a comfortable room for us as it was a Friday night and fully booked. Most hotels would’ve just let you figure it out yourself. This hotel really went above and beyond. I will be a very loyal customer
My partner and I stayed for 2 nights. The hotel is very cute. We also got a couples massage with Richard and Steve who were great! Very friendly and knew what they were doing. They definitely worked out a bunch of knots. Highly recommend!
I had the most incredible massage with Richard. I added a scalp treatment and the whole experience was so luxurious. I feel taller and longer after Richard worked some magic on my tight muscles. I loved every minute and highly recommend booking time with Richard for your stay at the Sands Hotel.
My fiancé and I stayed at the sands hotel for a one night get away and we had the most wonderful experience. I received a massage and scalp treatment from Richard and I couldn’t have been in better hands. I highly recommend seeing him during your stay!
I was fortunate to have a full body massage at the Sands Hotel & Spa by Massage Therapist Maria Zawera. Maria was extremely accommodating with my schedule. I have nerve damage on both feet, that makes them extremely sensitive and painful as well as a knee issue and Scoliosis. She listened to the fact that I wanted a soft tissue massage. She also gave me the opportunity to select the essential oils that she would use on me. I would definitely recommend Maria to anyone who is looking for a very relaxing and incredible massage. Maria as well as the entire staff at the Sands Hotel & Spa were all extremely personable and very accommodating. We will definitely be staying at this beautiful resort again!