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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!...

2Thank leslylaigo
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...

Thank Lauren_L_LosAngeles
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 26 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!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I spent three unforgettable days at Sagewater Spa. Everything about our stay was the proverbial medicine we both needed. Let's start with the arrival. We were greeted by the uniquely convivial Rhoni Epstein, who charmed us immediately with her humor and warmth. Her partner, Christina, also was lovely and made us feel like family right away. The...

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Your magic added to the splendor of everyone's Sagewater experience. Please know we enjoyed having you as our guests as much as you enjoyed your stay. Please come home soon!

San Diego, CA
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Sagewater Spa is a quiet, relaxing, welcoming place to stay near Palm Springs. Rhoni is personable, friendly and warm. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and cute - and they come with grandma's recipe coffee cake. But the best part about staying at Sagewater is well, the water. Soak away your stress in the pool and hot tub, have a glass...

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PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your gorgeous review. We agree, our mineral water pool is everything. Having our pool only open to our hotel guests keeps us private, clean and restful. Please know that your comfort is #1 and the new AC's are on their way. You'll also be able to enjoy a few other design updates when you return!

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I'm not sure where to start or finish with this review, there were so many things I loved about this place. Rhoni was lovely and went out of her way to make us feel welcome including mixing amazing caipirinhas. The rooms were nordic type design, fragrant and clean with a choice of mountain or desert view. The architecture is a...

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PorterHouse09, Owner at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

Your are both eloquent and kind to write such a glowing review. We adored having you as our guests and know that our clear hot mineral water pool, the stars and us are waiting for your return. Many of our guests re visit our website to renew the spirit of Sagewater Spa.

Reviewed 31 May 2016

Rhoni and Christina take care of you like family as soon as you arrive at this beautiful spot. It's elegant and clean and tranquil and you leave feeling renewed. You can use the hot pools at any time of day and since it has a small number of well designed rooms it never feels crowded. Everyone respects the quiet atmosphere...

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PorterHouse09, Manager at Sagewater Spa, responded to this review

You are a gem and we love hearing from you and having you as a wonderful addition to Sagewater Spa. We'll be here when you finish your next project!

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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: €164 - €234 (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
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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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“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
“First come, first served. If you want a sunset view, get in early.”
 of 5 bubbles craighunter2016, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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