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Sagewater Spa

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Reviewed 27 December 2011

i have to say that this place is as close to heaven you'll ever get. if you like the mid century aesthetic and like to immerse yourself in blissful, warm (unchlorinated) natural spring water, then this is your place. the rooms are PERFECT. exactly what you need. spotless and immaculate, with every attention to detail and comfort. what's more, cris...

1Thank gl1972
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

10 stars — thank you very much! As a guest you know that Sagewater is all about your relaxation, comfort and rejuvenation. We're truly happy that you appreciate our pristine environment.

west palm beach
Reviewed 26 December 2011

my husband and I stayed at Sagewater Spa and loved it so very much. The hotel itself is so beautiful and so relaxing. The pool so rejunvenating. We have stayed there before in the past and love coming back. The hosts are wonderful and welcoming. It is a slice of heaven.

1Thank bengiwestpalmbeach
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 December 2011

Cris and Rhoni, thank you both-I really had a wonderful stay. Sagewater has become like my home out west...only wish I could spend more time out there. The stress left me as soon as I crossed highway 10 headed north toward Sagewater. And the spa was just as I've remembered, the healing water - perfect, a decor that's freeing to...

1Thank JO999321
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

You make Sagewater great! We look forward to your return visits and the continuity of a long friendship. Happy you reserved for Coachella and got your room.

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 10 December 2011

Simple and a beautiful place, perfect for relaxation, meeting great people, highly recommended.

1Thank Benny C
Corte Madera, California
Reviewed 6 December 2011

The defintion of linger is: "to be slow in parting or in quitting something." When we were there recently, we had no urgency to do anything other than experience the sense of calm we felt within and with each other. The beauty of Sagewater Spa is that the experience truly lingers with you after you leave. I keep thinking back...

2Thank CoffeecakeLover
Irvine, California
Reviewed 17 November 2011

Sagewater Spa was a delist full experience. The room was simple but utterly comfortable--the bedding divine, the kitchen immaculate and fully functional, the ambiance casual and peaceful,the staff friendly and most helpful. We would go there again without a doubt. The swimming pol and hot tub, fed by their own mineral waters, we're heaven. Go for the water--both the drinking...

1Thank Charlotte P
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Wow! Makes us want to check in to Sagewater Spa! Thanks for your glowing review. We know how busy you are and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. Look forward to seeing you soon in our clean warm fresh water mineral pool!

Guaynabo, null, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 14 November 2011

My husband and I spent three days at the Sagewater Spa and were incredibly relaxed by the end of our trip. the water was delicious, the grounds were immaculate and the landscape incredibly beautiful. With only 7 rooms, we felt as if we were in our own private spa. It is a true oasis in the desert.

1Thank Dionne S
West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 21 October 2011

My husband and I decided to take a last minute trip to the desert. After several "we're all booked" phone calls, I came across Sagewater Spa. Rhonie and Cristina were delightful on the phone and even more welcoming once we arrived. It's a seven room motel. It was quiet. Everything is very clean, rooms have a kitchen. You're welcomed with...

3Thank allenonda
PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

We love your guests! From the reviews you can see that we are hands on but not intrusive. Sagewater Spa is like going to visit your favorite Aunt who always has a gentle word and sees you at your best. After staying with you you feel your best! Since we are approachable, we love to directly hear about out guests...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 September 2011

I went to Desert Hot Springs in hope to relax, do a fast with my friend and enjoy some peace and quiet and my long weekend was a total success thanks to Sagewater Spa. We had a great time, I loved the simple setting, it was comfortable, the little kitchen in the room is perfect, the silence, and the warm...

1Thank Camilla T
Moorpark, California
Reviewed 2 August 2011

My wife and I stayed here in June and really enjoyed it. Especially wonderful was the water, delicious right out of the tap. My wife had a facial and massage in the room which she really enjoyed. Cristina can help book these services. The pool was the perfect temperature and the water felt very soft. The rooms are done in...

4Thank Heinfamily

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
#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 Romantic Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#2 Green Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
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