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Sea Mountain Inn Resort
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Santa Monica, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderfully wicked and relaxing.....”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

I had the pleasure of finally staying at SMI. It was the most relaxing wonderful experience. Can not say enough great things about the staff and the grounds. The rooms are sweet and the pool and hot tub are clean and inviting. The staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. Loved it and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Malibu, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We've been coming to Sea Mountain since it first started in Malibu (and actually lived down the street). We love the great facility they now have in Desert Hot Springs..

There are reasons why people come from all over the world to be here. Dewey, the staff and the other guests are great to be around. It's like summer camp for adults. You can have as much or as little sexy adventure as you want in a safe, clean attractive friendly environment. What a great place to live out your fantasies.

People don't come here for haute cuisine. The food is good and there are always healthy choices, but if you are looking for special food there are lots of great restaurants to enjoy in Palm Springs - just 10 minutes away.

The real reason to be here is for the great experience. Every time we are here we meet great couples and have a very fun time. We never feel any pressure. It's a great place for people to come and let their hair down. After a weekend here you feel like you have really had a vacation (minus the high travel cost, inconvenience, rude staff, etc.).

As far as comparing it to other resorts in Mexico or the Caribbean, we've been there as well - Hedo, Desire, etc. Each resort has its own charm and is slightly different but we've never been to one we liked more. We are so lucky to have such a great facility in our own country. And the prices are very reasonable considering all you get.

In all of my visits here over the years, I've never spoken to a guest who was unhappy. You owe it to yourself to try it.

Room Tip: The rooms are all nice. We prefer rooms on the hot tub side because its a bit quieter but all rooms...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Topanganite
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Hanford, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

This place is all about just being yourself and having adult fun. Young, old, large or small it does not matter. The staff is the very best and they all actually seem happy to be at work. They take great care to ensure everyone is taken care of and having the best time possible. It is a no pressure environment where you can relax, make new friends and enjoy being naked without judgement. Come to Sea Mountain with someone who enjoys adult fun, lay out in the sun, swim or dance the night away. You will definitely leave with a smile on your face.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mark G
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Napareuli, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Sea Mountain Inn is a blast. Dewey the main man and owner is smart, funny and very good at creating a great atmosphere for his guests. I highly recommend a stay, you will leave happy and relaxed. We are from Napa and went down for the St. Patricks Day party and we really had fun. Lots of very nice people from all across the US and the World. The pool was warm and friendly and the hot tub was perfect. Thanks Dewey.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2014

The facility is quaint and beautiful, people are very friendly, rooms are super comfy and adorable, everything is very clean. Owner is a great guy with a glowing, helpful staff to match! Excellent choice for a quiet, lifestyle getaway. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed February 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014

We visited Sea Mountain for the day on a Sunday. The resort is small and pretty. The resort is billed as all inclusive but that included some greasy fired chicken for lunch, bagged salad and a cold shrimp dish that had tails on the shrimp. The drinks included a bad margarita and cheap wine. Water and soft drinks were available.
We paid about $200 for the day pass and membership fee and if we wanted to stay after 6 pm they wanted another $40. Way overpriced. I am glad we didn't make a special trip to Desert Hot Springs for SMI, we just visited while in the area. Does not even come close the similar resorts in Mexico.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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seamountaininn1, Owner at Sea Mountain Inn Resort, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Thank You for taking the time to write about how pretty and clean the unique safe and awarded Sea Mountain Lounge club resort is. As the Only spa hotel nude resort for couples that includes premium Beverages 24 hours per day and breakfast and a 5 hour Lunch - and 24 hour snacks- WE Feel SADDENED that we were unable to remove the tails from your Gulf Shrimp Treat-Its distressing to hear how difficult that must have been to remove those complimentary Shrimp that had tails on it. Next time we shall be vigilant and remove those Shrimp tails and if we do serve lobster we shall be sure that its not in a tail and its cracked and all the meat removed for our guests. Also please note the review mentions our" fired "chicken? as Greasy. We can only say that we have tried to fry that chicken with no grease and sadly its Fried Chicken still has Grease-new methods of frying shall b e implemented -we shall be more vigilant. Also for the bad wine -must be hard to have complimentary bad wine and have to take tails off the shrimp- Also Please note there are No Spa days that are $200 and we tried to contact these guests to be sure they were not over charged or confused-Also Sea Mountain Club Resort Hotel does charge $20 per person to extend the day spa -but guests can come in at 2 and not pay this or buy a day and evening pass if they are not staying in the private safe clean and awarded Hotel.
We do jest just giving our beautiful reviewers a bit of grief. The Sea Mountain Does appreciate all feed back and if anything is ever sub par the Sea Mountain Goddess staff would love to hear feedback. Although we do joke we take each presentation seriously and would love to welcome these wonderful guests back to show them that SMI can improve ! SMI thanks them again for their attention to detail and SMI will do better in the future. albeit there still might be a tail on shrimp ,it helps them move about :)
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had a great time at Sea Mountain Inn Resort. After reading all the reviews of the place we decided to give SMI a try. We wanted to go far enough away from our busy lives to relax, but still have some fun and excitement. We went to SMI for a whole week. If you want to primarily relax and soak in the sun I recommend Monday through Thursday. We came in on a Wednesday and had 2 relaxing days before it really picked up on Fri/Sat...and then a few more days to recover afterwards. The resort is very clean and very well attended to. They are constantly checking the pool/hot tub and general tidiness. Our room was off the hot tub and looked like it has just been remodeled. We peeked at a few other rooms and each one was newly redecorated in a different decor. You can bring your own alcohol to the resort, which was nice considering the new airline regulations allowing it in luggage. That saved us a ton of money in drinks. If you like margaritas their was a pretty steady stream of nice young ladies coming around with pitchers too.
I read alot of complaints about the food, but this really didn't seem to be a problem. Yes their was chicken every day for lunch, and it would have been nice to have more variety, but their was the option to order other things if you wanted it. If you are very picky on food, I suggest you bring/acquire what you like...otherwise it was fine. We didn't want to venture out much so the ladies ordered us dinner every night and brought it right to us.
The only thing we would do different for next time would be to rent a car. The resort is in Desert Springs about 20 minutes from Palm Springs city. It was a long delay in getting a cab to come pick us up and take us into town. We would have spent the same amount on a rental car as we did taxi fare and had more mobility.
I would like to point out how super friendly the staff was and really seemed to care about us. The resort is small compared to other places, but it lent to the atmosphere. Because their are only 15 rooms the ladies got to know our names and what we liked. By the end we really didn't want to leave.
Finally, everything you read about Dewey is TRUE. I have never seen a business owner as involved and concerned about his guest's happiness. He was their all day Friday and Saturday and greated every guest and checked on us several times to make sure we were having fun. We can't wait to get back to SMI and are really looking forward to our next trip!

Room Tip: If you like it quite choose a room away from the club.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sea Mountain Inn Resort
Address: 66540 San Marcus Rd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-2638
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Desert Hot Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Mountain Inn Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea Mountain is a luxury nude resort for couples and women only and its adults only with a female staff and 5 star service and semi all inclusive and mineral water boutique hotel for couples and women. The sea mountain was named best of the USA by AOL and MSN and Maxim and FHM including ranked as best celebrity secret by MTV VH1. There are 15 awarded rooms with king beds Egyptian linens flatscreens and mineral water in the showers and sinks. There is a 24 hour dance lounge and 24 hour pools available for day spas night spas and vacation stays. There are No single men on the property ... more   less 
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