First let me start by saying the room costs us $141.00 for one night(on a week night). You might think it would be an ok place to stay. That room rate in New Orleans would be a pretty classy place, or even a room on the Gulf front at a 4 star resort. You would also think, or so we did, that for that price the room would be clean. I for one thought you would have air conditioning, a phone, and a t.v. Well what a suprise!
We were traveling with some family that lives in Colorado, so we really felt "obligated" to stay the night (actually we had 2 nights reserved), since they had made the reservation in advance, and wanted to show us around the mountains. If we had been alone( my husband and I) we would not have even checked in. Camping outside would have probably been better, even with reports of a large bear roaming the area.
The office had used bathing suits for rent, and a bulletin board full of "activities" and ceremonies you could attend. I saw a notice of the times of year you did not have to wear clothes in the "hot tubs" and I knew we would not be getting in the water (no chlorine all natural).
Walking into our room was NO better, it seemed stale and musty, and I am not sure how often it was cleaned, it was dirty. The mattress sagged, it was way worn out, and I felt so depressed. I went to turn on the t.v. to see something that would take my mind away from the "resort" I knew we were stuck in. Well.......could not do that, since there was no T.V., I realized this as my husband said the old air unit hanging out the window did not work! It was hot,,,, so he inquired at the front desk ( in person since there was no phone in the room either) he was told they do not advertise they have air conditioning. I knew then we were not getting any turn down service that night! Ha Ha!
Oh, and there were bunnies hopping all around the parking lot, and some cats running down the hall that connected all of the rooms. And... how can I forget the man in the room next door to us sitting in a chair at his window naked with the room light on at night with his curtain open. I felt as if there was a hippie love fest going on around us ( good if you are into that I guess with dirty hippie people) . Thank goodness we had to leave the next day because of a hurricane in the Gulf (we live in the South).....we found out because of our cell phone (no t.v. remember).
Overall.........don't stay here.... keep looking for another place..anywhere is better, I am sure of it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- we are a unique one of a kind natural hot springs, that also has lodging, 12 lodge rooms, I handicap suite, 3 cabins, and 1 3bd cottage, each cabin has its own private hot spring pool. 1 weekly vacation cabin. and a 5 room B&B. day soaking is $15/$20. Our rates include the use of the 5 outdoor soaking pools. Our rooms have been completely remodeled after a mudslide and a fire in 2013.because of the fire we are still in the process of the rebuild. All of our rooms have been upgraded to be as green as possible. All natural bedding, Led lighting, in floor heating, wind towers, solar arrays etc. our focus is on our hot spring experience, and the spa that offers a variety of therapies. we also host workshops and seminars. We are a alcohol and smoke free environment. Our focus is on creating a quiet and peaceful experience for adults. open all year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn And Health Spa
- Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Health Hotel Buena Vista