Last year (2007) we made reservations and were promised a room with two beds (one for our 5 year old daughter) well in advance to the date of our arrival. We arrived and the front desk people had already given out all of the two bed rooms but agreed to bring and set up a cot in probably the smallest room in the hotel. We were crammed in for two nights! THEN last week we were concluding a 12 day camping trip through Colorado and New Mexico and wanted to spend our last night camping out in Ojo Caliente. We arrived, chose a camp site and were willing to pay the high rate for tent camping so as to enjoy the spa and pools. They were going to charge us 1/2 price for the remaining two hours of pool time since kids could NOT swim after 6:00 pm and then charge us again in the morning for the few hours that we were actually going to be there. We have often stayed at the hotel or the cabins, even honeymooned at Ojo, and they have always provided spa passes for the night of arrival and and day after, but apparently NOT for campers. Ojo Caliente has proven to cater to the more affluent guest, prejudice kids, make few or no concessions to truly accommodate the traveler, and reflect little or no competence at the front desk. We will not go back!
- 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