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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our first visit to Sagewater Spa dates back to 9 years ago, it was our first visit to the desert. Since then, we've stayed many times, and we have enjoyed that same warm hospitality, and this very special feeling of being away from it all. Now that we own a vacation home in Palm Springs, well… Sagewater Spa is still...

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PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

We love your visits! The fact that you own a lovely mid-century home in Palm Springs and still come to enjoy Sagewater shows how important the effects that our warm mineral-rich pool has on aiding relaxation. Thanks for noticing own latest design details and as travel connoisseurs your high marks mean the world to us. Looking forward to your April...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Just returned from my sixth or seventh visit to Sagewater and it was amazing as always. Friendly, relaxing, desert chic atmosphere and incredibly maintained. Three days went by too fast. We'll be back soon!

Thank erlinarose
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

We love seeing the before and afters! Your return to Sagewater is a huge compliment and we appreciate your visits. I must say, you are stellar mineral water pool soakers and look forward to seeing you enjoying yourself.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

One of the 50 leading small hotels in the world? Show me the other 49. This place really is something rather special. The owners Rhoni and Cris are true hosts with a pride in everything they do. I haven't been to any other of the hotels in the area, I don't need to, I will be back. Comfort and luxury...

Thank Mrichardb
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

WOW! We want to stay there, too! (smile) Thank you for being such lovely guests and for sharing your very kind words. You remind us why all the small details are so important to us and to our special guests. Hope you leap across the pond and into our warm mineral water pool very soon.

Irvine, CA
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Sagewater is the epitome of rest and relaxation. It is the perfect getaway to feed your mind, body and soul. We have been regulars to the Palm Springs area and have visited some of the other nearby mineral hot springs/spas. While there is nothing really bad to say about the others, I have to say that Sagewater is truly in...

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PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review and kind words. As a designer, you notice all the details and we are so happy that ours resonate with you and your husband. Now you have your place in the desert and we'll look forward to greeting you again, hopefully soon. Remember, the waters are waiting - us, too!

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I'm guilty of reading Trip Advisor reviews, but not posting! That changes today! My advice: visit this spa. We booked a room for Desert Trip. If you went to the show, you know that the entire Coachella Valley was booked. Many of the hotels were charging double their normal room rate (or more!). Not Sagewater! Normal rates and extraordinary hospitality...

Thank Kym1111
PorterHouse09, Manager at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Love your review but please know, we are a guilt-free zone! I understand that you are experts in our spas and mineral water, so your expertise is highly regarded. We also know that sharing one's secret spot can make us take pause and we are in grateful for your thoughtful review. Looking forward to getting to know you both and...

west palm beach
Reviewed 19 October 2016

When my husband and I go on vacation, we want to unwind, refresh and de-stress. The only place I can think of in United States to go is the beautiful oasis of Sagewater Spa. The owners, Rhoni and Cris are so accommodating, helpful and so nurturing, they make our stay so special. The spa, a midcentury paradise, has such beautiful,...

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Sagewater1, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your splendid review. We are so grateful that you have become Sagewaterians and always look forward to your visits. We know you have lots of choices and choosing Sagewater Spa means the world to us. See you in February for Joshua Tree in bloom.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My Husband and I just spent an amazing week at this wonderful place. Our bodies and souls were rejuvanated by the desert and the Sagewater experience. Our room was beautifully and minimally furnished, super clean and smelled amazing.The hosts Rhoni and Chris made sure we were at ease without being obtrusive. The guests all respected the privacy of others, but...

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Sagewater1, Manager at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Fantastic visit! Such interesting conversations, long soaks in our clear mineral water pool, and great laughs with new friends. No one wanted to leave! It makes us so happy that love all our little details that make Sagewater Spa so special. Your return will make us so happy. Big hug!

Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband and I visit Sagewater Spa 3-4 times a year and every time we go there it's like "home" to us. But this time around it was like a whole new experience! The floors are all beautifully tiled,a freshly painted pool deck, newly painted rooms and doors and brand new air conditioners! It's like Rhoni and Cris perfected perfection!...

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PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

You fully understand the benefits of the warm mineral water pool, the views and fresh air. We appreciate you being our Ambassador and friend and are blessed that this is your second home. You both make Sagewater great and we can hardly wait for your return!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I'm reluctant to review Sagewater because we'd rather keep it all to ourselves, but the secret is already out! I've stayed at quite a few hotels in Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs, and Sagewater is definitely my favorite. My fiancé and I have visited three times now, and can't wait to return. As other reviews have noted, this isn't...

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PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

You are gem for writing such a wonderful travel story about Sagewater Spa. Thanks so much and we always look forward to welcoming you back to your mid century home in the desert. The warm waters will be waiting, too!!

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It is hard to describe my love for this place, the setting, the water and the hospitality from Rhoni and Cristina. The mineral hot spring pool is as perfect as I remembered it. The fact that there are only 7 rooms means that you will always feel peaceful and relaxed even when it is fully booked. Each room has its...

Thank Samuel C
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

You're magical and resonate with our philosophy of letting nothing stand in the way enjoying our natural hot mineral water and surrounding nature. Always look forward to hearing from you and seeing you!

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#1 hot mineral water hotel in Desert Hot Springs. WINNER of 1 of the 25 BEST SMALL HOTELS in the US! Sagewater Spa, a seven room mid-century modern retreat, is a serene environment for adults who desire complete relaxation. Our facilities are exclusively for hotel guests and we do not have day spa guests sharing the property. We are known for our clean hot mineral well water pool and spa, minimalist designer rooms with desert or mountain views and well equipped kitchenettes. The finest Frette linens, TV, Wi-Fi, Aveda amenities, homemade Gramma B's Coffee cake and Organic European roast coffee. A gourmet poolside BBQ and views of Mount San Jacinto, professional massage treatments and facials add to the splendor. Featured on the cover of T + L , Cool Hotels, Best Designed Wellness Hotels, Tashen SPA, NY, LA, London Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, ELLE, SPA, Harper's, Traveler, LA, NY, SF Magazine ++. We understand that, "Quiet is the New Luxury." and a weekend away at Sagewater Spa feels like a week away anywhere else. ... more   less 

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Address: 12689 Eliseo Rd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-4759
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Desert Hot Springs
Price Range: $250 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sagewater Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Sagewater Hotel Desert Hot Springs
Sagewater Spa Desert Hot Springs, California
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#1 Spa Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#2 Green Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#2 Romantic Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
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“Being that there are only 7 rooms and only 1 room with two queen beds, all the rooms I am sure are wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles AlisonS600, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The room with a street view ended up being perfect for us, since most of the time we had the shades down to avoid direct sunlight.”
 of 5 bubbles 653kristak, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good”
 of 5 bubbles Mrichardb, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You get a lovely view of the sunset from the mountain view rooms, but they're all good.”
 of 5 bubbles Lauren_L_LosAngeles, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we had a desert/mountain view room - perfect”
 of 5 bubbles samuelc975, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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