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The Best Hot Springs to Relax at in the Desert Hot Springs

Get ready to relax and replenish your body with these calming and peaceful destinations that will have your mind, body and spirit feeling better than ever.

Written By: Jessica Gomes

With the daily pressures in today’s hustling and bustling society, it’s hard to find an escape to relax and forget about the constant stress we experience from our daily life. However, with the Desert Hot Springs only two hours away from Los Angeles, we can now take a small retreat that transports us into full relaxation mode. Take a peek at our favorite mineral hot spring destinations that will relax, rejuvenate and replenish you from your daily stresses. You’ll leave forgetting why you were stressed in the first place!


Two Bunch Palm Spa Resort

“For 600 years, hot artesian waters rich in minerals bubbled to the surface to form a lush oasis that served as a respite for weary travelers. As early as 1857, a settler recorded the discovery of our site as a place to rest and find watermarked by two palm groves.”

An award winning spa and resort, Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort is located in the heart of the Southern California Desert. They are known for their famous hot mineral springs that bring you the best wellness experience throughout its “four pillars” of service, which are:

  • Soaking Hot Mineral Waters
  • Healing Spa Treatments
  • Healthier Gourmet Food
  • Movement, Fitness and Enrichment Classes

“In the summer of 2014, the resort underwent a massive room renovation that brought the property and its 70 rooms on 77 lush acres to the standards of a modern-day high-end wellness resort.”

This 77-acre resort was built in 1930 and holds 70 newly refurbished guest rooms including 13 suites. Along with the gorgeous grounds, the resort provides natural artesian waters that move up through the property. They have been flowing for over 600 years and, today, are cooled in a meditative Grotto and nutrient rich with minerals such as lithium, calcium and magnesium. The Wellness Spa located on the resort grounds has 19 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, two mud baths, and two water therapy pools. You can partake in over 30 fitness and enrichment classes to continue your health-focused vacation when you aren’t in the healing waters or getting pampered in their Wellness Spa. Among these health driven features, you will also be able to experience gourmet farm to table cuisine from the talented chef, Cossi Houegban, better known as Chef Cossi.

The goals Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort has for its guests are: to savor their delicious farm to table fare to nourish and replenish your soul; share a warm and inspired setting with friends or that special someone; attentive service; experience a getaway that infuses your palate, seduces your senses and feeds your passions.

Fun Fact: There is a 3, 000 square foot passive earth mound dome dedicated to just yoga!

Native Knowledge:

  • There is a courtesy day lounge for Spa Guests
  • It’s a 15-minute ride from Palm Springs Airport.
  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • In 2015, they will begin construction of a new spa, café, boutique, fitness center and a high-energy grotto

67425 2 Bunch Palms Trail
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa

“Miracle Springs is the unique place where business, traditional values, and hospitality are merged.”

Three Diamond rated by AAA, Miracle Springs Resort, and Spa sits in the middle of the desert beauty. They provide exceptional service and their comfortable, business-like atmosphere with a twist of artistry make their springs sophisticated, yet extraordinary. They accomplish their mission of making you feel right at home with their professional, educated and pleasant staff, taking the best care of guests while they are staying at this healing watering hole. So sit back and relax, enjoy the warm desert sun on your face and prepare to get pampered!

Miracle Springs Resort and Spa features eight beautiful pools containing hot mineral water rich in minerals, pure and completely odorless. The water, created by Mother Nature, is taken from a well that is located on the hotel property at 140 degrees. It is then cooled to temperatures that range from 90 to 105 degrees, in which they are then streamed in to create the gorgeous, relaxing pools.

You will find an outstanding variety of enjoyable services at the spa including, massages, facials, body masques, wraps, manicures, pedicures and many more. Each professional is skilled and experienced in his or her technique, so you will be sure to have one amazing spa experience!

“Totally refurbished in 2008, Miracle Springs’ 110 large, luxurious rooms are now more beautiful than ever.”

You can stay in this desert oasis without ever having to leave the property. During the day, you can partake in a hot spring soak and spa day, and in the evenings you can dine in their Capri Restaurant. They serve all three meals throughout the day and have an extensive wine list you can enjoy solo, with your friend or significant other.

Fun Facts: Their rooms and suites are newly decorated, giving you an upscale, experience

Native Knowledge: Take a long soak in one of these hot mineral pools followed by a wonderful massage at the Miracle Springs Spa.

10625 Palm Dr
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Hacienda Hot Springs

Hacienda Hot Springs lives by the three “R’s”: Relaxing, Rejuvenating, Retreat.

This oasis in the desert is a private boutique hotel providing a peaceful and relaxed environment decorated with Old World rustic features. Your options are endless when it comes to being at ease. You can soak in the famous mineral waters and relax. Choose a book from their classic collection in the library located on the grounds, step into the Finnish rock sauna and pick your favorite spa treatments to indulge in. Their newly refurbished spa offers a wide range of massage therapies designed to compliment the natural mineral waters. Among their spa services, they also offer scrubs wraps, facials, Watsu and many more! If you want to experience the Hacienda with multiple guests, they can host special events or retreats up to 20 people indoor or 60 people outdoors.

Fun Fact: The waters at the Hacienda originate from an underground aquifer that rises to the surface a 160 degrees.

Native Knowledge: If you are local, ask about their VIP Day Spa Membership!

12885 Eliseo Rd
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

El Morocco Inn & Spa

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This Moroccan inspired luxury inn allows you slip into their natural hot mineral water pool and spa for the ultimate retreat. The romantic atmosphere overlooks the gorgeous Palm Springs desert and faces the gorgeous pool and spa on property.

This exotic getaway will have you feeling fresh and calm after you experience their hot springs and spa. Try their signature scrub and body glow, The “Morocco-tini.” They use their house recipe of Sweet Orange essential oil, purifying salt and white cranberry juice to make you feel luxurious and cleanse the skin, letting you feel relaxed and pampered!

Fun Fact: El Morocco In & Spa is rated as a top destination on Lonely Planet

Native Knowledge:

  • Their Day Spa fee is $50 per person, or your visit can be completely free with a one hour Spa treatment for each person.
  • They serve complimentary continental breakfast daily to get your day started right.
  • They have happy hour in the evenings so you can sit and relax while enjoying their fresh cocktails.
  • If you are with your special someone have champagne and strawberries delivered to your room for a sweet surprise!

66810 4th St
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240


The Spring Resort & Spa

“The very word “spa” means a place providing therapeutic mineral springs.”

A tranquil experience is what The Spring aims to offer, as their clear mineral waters nourish your body and mind. The waters are heated in earth’s fissures and come up at 170 degrees packed with nutrients and minerals. You will surely feel relaxed soaking in one of the three sparkling mineral water pools and enjoying the captivating, panoramic views.

“The health benefits of mineral-rich, hot springs have been well documented over the years. From early indigenous peoples to current day health enthusiasts, mineral waters around the world are famous for their healing attributes. While the natural heat relieves stress, the minerals absorbed through the skin rejuvenate the body. The water in Desert Hot Springs is also especially rich in silica leaving the skin soft and smooth.” – The Cornell Study of the Spa market

Fun Fact: The hotter the water, the greater the mineral content- their water is one of the hottest in the region.

Native Knowledge:

  • A complimentary continental breakfast is available daily
  • Guests can order groceries in advance, so the in-room fridge is stocked
  • You can pre-order long stem roses to leave an impression on that someone special

12699 Reposo Way
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240


Tuscan Springs

Tuscan Springs is a 16 room boutique hotel. Tucked away in Desert Hot Springs, this family owned, Italian inspired natural hot mineral water hotel and spa feature two hot mineral water Jacuzzis and a large hot mineral water pool. Their water is pumped from a 350 foot Aqua well that is naturally volcanically heated to 117 degrees. The water is cooled based on its location, whether it is for swimming in the pools or soaking in the hot tubs. They have a wide range of spa services you can treat yourself, or your special someone to at their on-site spa, La Bella Spa. They wish to transport you to a quiet and relaxing destination, so you can let all of your worries and stresses go, allowing you to feel rejuvenated from the daily pressures we experience. So put on their plush robe, grab a delicious snack from their lounge and head into their peaceful oasis, leaving all your worries behind.

Fun Facts: The inspiration for the hotel came from the romantic meeting of the owners, Camelia and Cornel Chioibasu in Italy over 30 years ago!

Native Knowledge:

  • You must be 21 or older!
  • They serve complimentary continental breakfast daily

68187 Club Cir Dr
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

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