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Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa
Riverside
1 review
“Getting Better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2008

Where Do I start? I have visited the Agua Caliente Hotel before, very impressed with the changes. The prices went up a bit but overall it seems like this place will become a great getaway. The staffs more friendly then ever, really do make you feel at home. I can’t wait to see the final results of this hotel might become a regular.

  • Liked — Staff
  • Disliked — Restaurant not open
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2008

Agua Caliente Hotel & Spa, Desert Hot Springs CA
Jan 2 - 7, 2008
(Enjoyed our Stay! At the referral of a friend I made reservations at the Agua Caliente Hotel & Spa. We did not expect the wonderful service and accommodations we received. The Room was newly renovated and beautifully decorated. The personal service we received by the staff was exceptional. The best part was the Hot Mineral Water Pool and Indoor & outdoor Spas. Even though the weather was rainy, the Spa was so warm and relaxing it made our trip a memoriable experience. We plan to return again in the very near future. The hotel was very convenient to many attractions, shopping and restaurants in the Palm Springs area. I would certainly reccommend it to all my friends.

Stayed January 2008
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Los Angeles
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2007

I reccomend this hotel especially the Spa suite. When staying here in a spa suite you have your most privacy desirible in a getaway with your lover. I had the best experience with my grilfriend in this hotel. I have to admit that this will become a getaway for me... On top of all this the water is hot natural water, the front desk staff are very knowledegeble with the whole natural springs.

  • Liked — Privacy
  • Disliked — Old carpet
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2007

Where do I start? This hotel is old and run down. The lobby was still decorated with Christmas ornaments in April. The lobby restroom had severe water damage and moldy smell. The hotel room, a single king bed, was dirty and the door would not close all the way unless you leaned against it. We actually slept with the light on because we were worried about bugs or someone trying to come in. The wind did come in from around the door. You could have very easily forced the door in. We also kept our shoes on except for when we slept. The pool was the only nice part about it, but it was way to windy out to enjoy.

  • Disliked — Dirty and run down
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2007

My family and I spent sometime in Desert Hot Springs over the new year. It's a town that is more affordable than Palm Spring in terms of stay and yet you can drive not too far to do all the things you want in Palm Spring. There is a great shopping outlet. We stayed at the Aqua Caliente hotel which is under new management and and still work in progress. From what I've heard, the old management didn't maintain the place very well and the new management now is cleaning and fixing it up. And the other customers(repeat customers) told me it is getting alot better than what it was. For budget reason and close to the town itself, this is a great hotel. It has a swimming pool with hot spring water in it and the water is warm. It also has 2 jacuzzi(indoor + outdoor)
Don't expect 5 stars, but if you are looking for rooms it's available. We really enjoy the jacuzzi there. Staffs are friendly and will definitely stay there again. -kc

  • Liked — Best bang for the $$
  • Disliked — Need improvement still
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled with family
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temecula
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2007

I had stayed here for a total of 4 nights and all i can say is that i loved it! The employees were so nice and the mineral water helped me relax on this short, but wothwhile vacation. if you are looking for a get away, come to the agua caliente hotel and mineral water spa to relax. Not the classiest place, but definately calm and comforting. It was never loud, the pool felt so great, and i got nothing but smiles from the employees. I had a great time here.

  • Liked — the employees
  • Disliked — resturant was not open
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2006

My husband and I have visited AC Hotel for a few mid-week days each of several recent years. The rooms didn't smell. They were always reasonably clean. There have been missing light bulbs, and TV remotes, etc., but the desk was always quick to fix any deficiency. The spa service (massage) was professional. The pool is wonderful.
We book a spa suite to skinny-dip in privacy at all hours. Our idea of heaven. We'd like to take the spa room home with us. I've always liked the lack of "glitz". I prefer the company of birds and jack rabbits in the courtyard and the quiet.
The decor has never changed and could certainly use an upgrade. It is a bit more shabby each year and we really miss Doc's diner, which offered great low cost meals, without having to leave the site.
They used to offer some good web coupon specials, but the website has changed and the prices appear to be creeping up. I don't know if they've done any recent redfurrbishment to merit higher prices. We will have to go back after the first of the year to find out.

Stayed February 2006
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Additional Information about Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa

Property: Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa
Address: 14500 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-6836
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Desert Hot Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#8 Spa Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains and at the edge of Joshua Tree National Park is the city of Desert Hot Springs, California, where you will find one of the best kept spa hotel secrets called the Aqua Soleil Hotel and Mineral Water Spa. Our hotel features three gleaming pools filled with hot mineral water drawn from the Desert Hot Springs aquifer deep beneath the earth's surface by our onsite well. For centuries this odorless and mineral-rich water is believed to hold curative powers. We offer a variety of well-appointed room types to fit your needs, all of which have been recently remodeled. Our Single Queen and King rooms afford comfortable accommodations with unique and radiant color schemes. Our Double Queen rooms offer a second queen-sized bed and are ideal for guests needing additional space. Our Soleil Suites feature a huge 6x10' private, jetted mineral water pool inside of the suite. Our full-service spa, The Spa at Soleil, offers a number of relaxing and rejuvenating body treatments, facials and massages. The Aqua Soleil Hotel and Mineral Water Spa is the ideal getaway spot for those looking for a serene and relaxing atmosphere at an affordable price. Some might say we offer a taste of Palm Springs, just 15 minutes away, without the Palm Springs prices. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Desert Hot Springs
Aqua Soleil Hotel And Mineral Water Spa
Agua Caliente Hotel
Agua Caliente Resort

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