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“Comfortable and Relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Morocco Inn & Spa

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El Morocco Inn & Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Encinitas, California, USA
2 reviews
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“Comfortable and Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband booked us into the Sultan's Suite for two nights and it wasn't nearly long enough! It was one of the best places we have stayed for our anniversary... comfy, relaxing, peaceful and beautiful. The room was lovely, the pool and hot tub were clean and the perfect temperature and open 24 hours a day. The staff was super and the amenities were amazing for the price. Great value with lots of extras. We will stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, NV
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed 3 nights at the El Morocco this time. We keep coming back because it is so relaxing and lovely. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. We love the ambiance the rooms and the hot spring pools. If you are looking for a oasis in the desert this is the place. We plan on visiting again soon. The spa services at the El Morocco are wonderful we highly recommend getting a massage while you are there.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Silverstate
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Freehold, New Jersey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed in the Sahara Suite for two nights before our wedding as a pre-honeymoon. The Sahara Suite has two bathrooms, bedroom and living area, which we needed as we were able to have enough space to get ready for our wedding day, which happened to be the day we checked out. We wish we had stayed longer. We cannot describe how perfect this place is. We loved the Morroccan decor, the amenities, and the owners and staff. We look forward to going back again and staying in the same suite! I had an emergency tooth extraction during our stay and even though I could not enjoy everything as much as I wanted, the El Morrocco Inn was the place to be while feeling under the weather. The water is very healing as well as the atmosphere! We had a great two-night stay, a beautiful start to our wedding day, and our well-traveled friends and family were impressed by our terrific hideaway. Thank you, Amy and Billy

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank amy0264
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Illinois
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70 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This Is a magical inn in the middle of an unlikely residential area. Do not let the location be of concern.We enjoy visiting the surrounding areas of Joshua Tree and Pioneertown (don't miss going to Pappy and Harriet's for great food and live music; see Teddy Quinn's talent revue on Monday evenings) -- this location was perfect to venture out to both. However, once one steps beyond the large wooden door with peacock feathers gently caressing the face, it will prove difficult to leave. It is a surreal experience of comfort and relaxation along with surroundings that provide a sensual delight to the senses. From the authentic and tasteful decor to the fragrant, intoxicating air. Not to forget the warm rose water hand wash ceremony performed by the host at happy hour while sipping delicious Moroccotinis. My husband and I enjoyed the whirlpool bath and lounged by the fire in the evening. Despite a few reviews, I found the breakfast in the morning substantial and of good value. There are also many other treats provided throughout the day. The people who work at the inn are more than helpful and aim to please with kinds words and delightful conversation. They also know when to appreciate that the guests do not want to be disturbed; being mindful to not intrude when appropriate. Ernest made sure to check on us before he left for the evening to make sure everything was perfect. He also shared delightful dialogue during the daily Happy Hour. He truly complimented our visit with his presence. We are frequent travelers and have stayed all over the world; trust, I do not believe one will go wrong with the decision to stay at this gem, for a weekend or a week. Be prepared for an uncomplicated and relaxing stay in a peaceful environment. If one needs to decompress from the stresses of the outside world, this is the place. Note: I feel this is the perfect environment for couples.This is not a place for friends to visit and "party" all night by the pool. There are many other nearby areas that are more suitable to do so. The inn was not crowded (I believe the owners strive for this on purpose); however, those guests who we encountered on the property were friendly and appreciated each other's privacy which honestly, one does not encounter as often while traveling!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank GD64
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

El Morocco was exquisite. The entire hotel looked like a page out of Morocco's finest guidebook had come to life. We stayed in one of the Sultan's Playrooms and it was gorgeous. The round bed was incredibly comfortable and the entire atmosphere was romantic and relaxing. The garden was truly magnificent. So beautiful, we actually got engaged there! We will return again for many years to come. The service was spectacular and the amenities amazing. Thank you for such a memorable vacation.

  • Stayed October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Sweet little hotel in Desert hot springs. Attentive staff, nice pools, interesting Morocco-inspired decor. The only thing I'd complain about are the breakfast pastries, industrial muffins straight from the supermarket "value" counter? Way too sweet and spongey. But otherwise good coffee, great selection of fruits, avocado, tomato, bagels etc. Nice touches that make you feel even more at home like the free-to-use DVD library, self-service port sherry and snacks in the evenings, etc.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank nykr888
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Henderson
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Upon entering you're transported to Morocco. A truly relaxing experience, my wife and I look forward to our next visit.
Everything about our visit was positive. The staff was excellent. Thank you for such a great experience.
Mike and Denise

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mike W
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Property: El Morocco Inn & Spa
Address: 66810 4th St, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3269
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Desert Hot Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#6 Spa Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Want to get away and feel like you've really done it without the high cost??? Slip into our warm and natural spring-fed mineral swimming pool & jacuzzi spa around the clock! This Moroccan inspired getaway features 12 guestrooms, each with a Cal King "Dream Deeply" bed, microwave & minifridge, exotic textiles, bistro tables and chairs, beautiful lamps,Moroccan furnishings & artwork. A Lavish complimentary continental breakfast is set out daily in the Kasbah Lounge and we offer our complimentary nightly signature cocktail,the "Morocco-tini"! Besides having 2 pools filled with those healing geothermal spring mineral waters, you can also choose from a wide range of deeply relaxing Spa treatments including Massages, Body Scrubs, Clay Wraps and Facials! We also offer Discount Spa Packages year 'round! ... more   less 
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