This review is only for the mineral pools - not the hotel itself.
My wife and I stayed in Santa Fe in April 2012 and debated staying here at the hotel and resort but opted for a Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe.
The second day of our stay we decided to make the trip north to Ojo Caliente and enjoy an afternoon in the hot mineral pools. The drive wasn't bad - 45 minutes to an hour but seeing that the main focus of our trip was Santa Fe we were glad we opted to stay closer to the city as there wasn't much in the area of the spa.
The mineral pools were all clean and nicely done. Several people mentioned numerous upgrades to the pools in recent years. The bath houses (changing facilities) were clean and nicely done as well.
We arrived a little before noon and stayed till 3:30 or so in the afternoon and we could see a noticeable increase in the number of guests over our 3 hour stay. Only one of the pools were covered (aka shade) so if you burn easily bring plenty of sunscreen. I thought I had plenty on but left with a red head and shoulders.
The lounge areas around the larger pool were great for relaxing and cooling off a bit.
As we left we said we enjoyed our time and wouldn't mind returning if we were in the Santa Fe area but if we were going to pick a similar place for more than a few nights we would probably return to Pagosa Springs in Colorado (2-3 hours north of Ojo Caliente) as there's more pools/tubs and more to do in the immediate area.
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