My husband and I stayed at Hope Springs for a long weekend getaway and we enjoyed every minute of it.
I did a lot of research on Trip Advisor. I read almost all the reviews of Dessert Hot Springs hotels, and many of them looked similarly good. The reason I chose Hope Springs is because it seemed to have the perfect balance of mid century modern minimalism without the bare bones, institutional feel. And my experience staying there was everything I hoped for. The vibe was retro, zen, colorful, warm and ultra comfortable. Our room was spotless and smelled like fresh air. It had a charming kitchen with vintage ceramic dishes, plastic wine glasses (so you can drink around the pool), a mini fridge, microwave, and a table with 2 chairs. We also had a little table and chairs on our private patio. We liked the shared kitchen too, which was stocked with cucumber water, tea, coffee and condiments.
Garfield (one of the owners) prepared a light breakfast every morning - hard boiled eggs, fruit, cheese, breads. We had interesting conversations with him and people from all over the US, Canada and Europe. We spent hours lounging near the pool and in the hot tub - all natural spring water. We had views of the mountains from almost every direction. I have no idea what nearby hotels ranked higher are really like, and I probably never will, because Hope Springs was a #1 experience in my book, and I'll definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small, perfect getaway located two hours east of Los Angeles, Hope Springs's main attractions are its hot mineral water, flowing through three pools 24-hours-a-day, classic mid-century California architecture combined with a modern minimalist sensibility, and a level of service that is both laid-back and attentive. Then there are the spectacular views, a full menu of massages and body treatments, delicious breakfasts, as well as proximity to both Joshua Tree National Forest and Palm Springs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hope Springs Hotel Desert Hot Springs
- Hope Springs Desert Hot Springs, CA - California Desert