Mineral Water Hotels in Desert Hot Springs

If you're seeking a tranquil escape with access to mineral water soaks, you're going to want to book a suite in California's spa city.

October 26, 2023
Story by Site Staff
Bedroom at Two Bunch Palms.
PHOTO COURTESY TWO BUNCH PALMS

DESERT HOT SPRINGS INN

With only six rooms, this hotel is truly a boutique experience. Natural mineral waters fill the 85-degree pool and 102-degree spa, while mountain views from the guest rooms provide dreamy ambiance indoors and out.

A lifelong dog lover, innkeeper John Thatcher creates a pet-friendly environment without pet fees, deposits, or breed restrictions. Looking to relax with a little THC? The property is cannabis friendly, too.

THE SPRING RESORT & SPA

Built in 1957, this modest hangout got its start as a rustic escape with a hand-painted sign and a rectangular pool. It reportedly welcomed a few luminary regulars who sought a private getaway; their names were kept under wraps, as they are today. Purchased in 2003 and renamed The Spring, the microresort and spa now flaunts its main attraction: natural hot springs that flow into three pools and private outdoor bathtubs in select suites. A host of spa services round out the programming.

Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis.
PHOTO BY BRANDON HARMAN

DAZURE PALM HOT SPRINGS RESORT & DAY SPA OASIS

Majestic mountain vistas. Desert-blue skies. Healing waters. Check, check, check. Miracle Hill is the backdrop for a few posh spa retreats, including Azure Palm, where a 100-foot-long pool filled with mineral water beckons lap swimmers and hillside hot springs abound. Between soaks, choose from more than 35 spa treatments and check out the expansive Himalayan salt room, popular for its calming and detoxifying effects. From morning vinyasa to vino beneath the Big Dipper, this recently renovated property is sure to deeply enhance your wellness experience. Get ready to say, “Spaaaa.”

Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis.
PHOTO BY BRANDON HARMAN

TWO BUNCH PALMS

Since its founding in the 1930s, this adults-only retreat has changed hands seven times over seven decades and was at one point said to be the secret refuge of gangster Al Capone.

In the ’70s, part of the property was designated clothing optional, luring hippies and a handful of Hollywood’s elite (who still visit for the privacy). That au naturel soaking spot has become the stone grotto — swimwear required — where today’s bathers bask beneath palm fronds between luxurious spa treatments, yoga sessions, and spiritual and meditative workshops.

Focused on sustainability, Two Bunch is a carbon-neutral resort with a 3.5-acre solar farm on-site that powers the entire property. Open only to guests, the restaurant prepares farm-to-fork produce and whole foods free of hormones and additives.
Lounge area at Two Brunch Palms.
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THE GOOD HOUSE

It took only one soak in the mineral waters of Desert Hot Springs for Brian Edson to see what makes the area so special. Soon after, he and business partner David Shaker opened The Good House, an intimate property with seven unique suites and a pool circulating the healing waters that lend this city its name. This tranquil retreat offers a lush, quiet getaway where guests can not only soak, but also participate in juice cleanses and enjoy fresh California cuisine made with herbs and produce grown on the property. Choose between overnight stays or day passes (which include access to the entire property, including a sauna). Either way, don’t miss the transformational therapies at the on-site spa, including reiki, reflexology, and raindrop therapy.

The Good House.
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THE GETAWAY

This intimate, midcentury-modern hotel contains spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom fully furnished apartments. Each unit provides a comfortable and stylish home away from home. The property welcomes kids and pets, with a shared pool, and can accommodate groups of up to 15 for a buyout.

WE CARE SPA

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Come for an intensive personal transformation. Leave with a new lifestyle. For nearly 40 years, practitioners at We Care Spa have facilitated guided fasting, educational workshops, and alternative healing modalities to help visitors achieve a healthier mindset and physical well-being. Detox though liquid nutrition, then revitalize through treatments ranging from reiki and sound baths to clay wraps. No wonder this 20-acre retreat attracts A-list stars like Tom Ford, Matt Bomer, and Venus Williams. Twenty-eight suites offer private terraces and circadian light fixtures to reset your internal clock. A juice bar services the pool and cabanas, all overlooking uninterrupted vistas of the mountains.

We Care Spa.
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