Do not camp in the campground at the resort! Though the site was decent and quiet, it cost $30 to simply park my camper there! I did not need a "hookup" and there was no bathroom for the $30 other than an outhouse. We arrived late in the afternoon and paid the fee to camp and then had to pay an additional fee to use the hot springs that evening for a total fee for me of $50. Since it was the evening I did not want to wash may hair and figured I could get a shower the next morning since thus far I had paid $50 to camp and take an hour soak. Lo and behold the next morning, I was told that I would have to pay another entry fee to the hot springs to get a shower. What a rip-off! Even the most deluxe campgrounds will provide a flush toilet and shower for a $30 camping fee. Maybe they want to discourage camping there - if that's true - it worked. I was told by some locals that the place is under new management and the place was changing for the worse.
We also had dinner there and it was pretty mediocre food for the price, which was expensive. All told, I would not go there again except for a day soak.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is one of the oldest natural health resorts in the country. Our sulphur-free, geothermal mineral waters have flowed from a subterranean volcanic aquifer for thousands of years. Over 100,000 gallons per day come to the surface, revitalizing those who soak in the long believed, healing waters. We offer a variety of lodging accommodations, including new enchanting suites and charming cottages, the historic hotel and private homes. We suggest that you make reservations for spa treatments and private outdoor pools before you arrive. We also offer spa treatments, pools, hiking and biking trails, a wine bar and lounge and a full-service restaurant. The Artesian Restaurant provides a casual dining experience and charming atmosphere. Our chef blends local flavors with global cuisine. Heal yourself body and soul with a retreat to Ojo. Whether it's for a weekend or a longer stay, you'll leave rejuvenated and refreshed. Welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Hotel Ojo Caliente
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort