Hi--off to Palm Springs next weekend for a business trip. In need of some relaxation during the weekend, so am trying to decide on a place where can have a nice soak in natural hot springs water. Turns out several of the spas do have "hot" water but it is chlorinated water. And several of the Tripadvisor reviews are by folks who only posted a single review.
Here are the options that have gleaned so far:
--Taking of Waters at Spa Hotel in Palm springs is $40, last appointment at 5:30 pm (close at 7 pm), need to book another service if want to do this on Saturday. Examples of packages could use on Saturday include pedicure or body scrub ($89), massage or facial ($115), or both facial and massage ($220).
--Two Bunch Palms has a World Away package for two people that includes 1 60-minute treatment and $25 lunch voucher per person ($320), facial for one person would be $120 plus $25 resort fee/lunch voucher, facial and massage for one person would be $265 including lunch, gratuity is extra, day visitors get to use the facilities 1 hour before and 1 hour after their appointment, their hot springs pool is the Grotto pool, hours are 9 am-5:45 pm for last appointment
--Bella Monte resort, $20 per person day rate if there are two or more people, included if purchase treatment, do not offer facials, pool is natural mineral water (85 degrees), massages are about $120, open 8-8 pm
--Tuscan springs, $45 per person for 4 hours day rate, waived if book 1 hour spa treatment, all pools are natural hot springs (102, 104, 90 degrees), facial is about $95, massage is about $110, open 8-9 pm, last appointment about 7/8 pm
--Lido Palms Resort, $25 per person day rate, can use 9-5 pm when they are not fully booked (usually weekdays and sunday), facial is $97, massage is $112, package of both $185, change water every 6-8 hours, jacuzzis are 102-104 degrees, pool is 95 degrees, all are natural hot springs
Are the more expensive places really worth the extra cost? Some of the reviews on Expedia etc. are bad (e.g., Two Bunch)
How crowded are these at this time of year?
Any other natural hot springs spas that we should consider in the area?
Thanks so much