This place has the best hot mineral water in DHS and could be a fabulous place to stay. The small pools are emptied and cleaned every night and no chlorine is added. The large pool has chlorinated water. Lots of palm trees keep the area a bit cooler in the hot months, but block the sun in the winter when the place is crowded and being in the sun is desirable. The worst thing is that all the chaise lounges are chained down and can't be moved to take advantage of the shifting sun.
Most of the staff are helpful, but the owner is grumpy and creates a negative atmosphere which ripples down to the staff, who lighten up and are more pleasant when she goes on vacation. The sites are standard RV park sites, some larger than others, and in general, the clientele are friendly and respectful of privacy. People are allowed to smoke pretty much everywhere and this leads to passive smoke at the camping sites and around the large pool.
During the winter the place was clean. When I went back for a few days in the summer, it was filthy. Stinky air 'fresheners' in all the bathrooms.
On the pro side, the scenery is wonderful, and the location seems to be somewhat protected from the worst desert winds.One can cross the road and hike in the desert on unmarked trails. The 40 acre site has peacocks and a duck pond and is very child friendly.
- Also Known As:
- Sam`s Family Spa Hot Water Hotel Desert Hot Springs
- Sam's Family Spa Hot Water Resort Desert Hot Springs, CA - California Desert