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Sagewater Spa
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LA
1 review
“Soak soak soak!”
Reviewed 15 May 2008

This was the advice given to us when we booked our room at the Sagewater, "at any time you get in". Which we did (at 4 am) and boy was that sage advice (no pun intended). We slept so well here. A lovely place with lovely people running it.

  • Liked — beautiful pool and lovely owners
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2008

This was our second year in a row staying at the Sagewater--all the way from Boston! The first night we were there, we got engaged! For us, the Sagewater Spa will always be a very special place. We love it so much that we will definitely be back again and again. We cannot say enough good things about the friendliness of Cris and Rhoni or the beautiful, laid-back atmosphere.

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Long Beach
1 review
Reviewed 5 May 2008

Sagewater is a secluded oasis in the desert, a hip getaway from Los Angeles and whatever else you have going on. The term spa overstates things somewhat, as the property itself is quite minimalist...there are no dedicated spa facilities, for example, so massage treatments are done in your room. However, it is this spartan style and stripped down personality that gives this place it's charm and makes it truly different from larger spa-hotels. This is the place to come if you want avoid the people and complexities you find at other places. Here, the clean arcitecture, simple furnishings, amazing hot spring water in the pools, and the warm desert sun lay the foundation of the experience for your stay, the rest is up to you. The hosts are genuinely warm and personable people, which also makes this place unique from most anywhere else. Come here for a truly quiet and relaxing stay and lots of time in the water.

  • Liked — The water
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illiniois
1 review
Reviewed 3 May 2008

I recently stayed at Sagewater Spa and had a very relaxing and peaceful stay. Sagewater remains a respite from the busy world, and you really feel like you are away from it all. Cris, Rhoni and Sage are the perfect hostesses, and made me feel at home for my visit. Highly recommended for those seeking a rejuvinating vacation.

Stayed May 2008
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LA
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2008

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday recently and we had a relaxing, laid-back time: the mineral pool was extremely calming, the service was great (the two women who run the place are very attentive), and the coffee cake they give you when you get there is delicious.

They've also got a very friendly pootch there, and the small, cozy atmostphere (7 rooms) really lended to a nice, communial feeling. It's easy to schmooze with other guests by the pool, but if you want to be left alone, no one will bother you.

So if you enjoy sitting in a hot springs pool, petting a cute dog and reading a book, you'll be in for a good time. We had so much fun, that we stayed an extra day.

Also, it's pretty affordable, especially because you feel like you're getting good service for the price. Sure, there's no cleaning staff (though you can pay for one if you want it), but that's not a big deal.

Suggestions if you are going: If you feel like doing something nice for your significant other, I would suggest asking them to get you some champagne and local toffee (so tasty!).

Buy some meat for the grill, because you'll probably want to stay in and relax.

The local casino is pretty lame (Caliente something or other), so it might be worth going out a few minutes more to find something nicer. I hear Morongo is better.

It's a little over an hour to get to Joshua Tree (the entrance is only about 40 minutes away, but you need to drive another 20 minutes to get to a nice place to hike), so plan accordingly.

The only problem I could think of is that my internet was a little wonky; but that's because I think we were too far away from the router. The wireless worked when we left our room.

  • Liked — great pool, friendly attentive staff, relaxing environment
  • Disliked — occasionally slow internet access
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Surprise, AZ
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Reviewed 20 April 2008

After seeing the reviews in TripAdvisor and comparison shopping we booked at the Sagewater Spa. Although it differed slightly from what we had in mind, it was as advertised and really quite wonderful. The pool and spa are totally relaxing. The massage was great, as was the trip over to Joshua Tree Park.
The gals will recommend restaurants and make reservations, give you a heavenly cake loaf filled with gooey cinnamon on your arrival, and even let you give little Sage shnauzer a kiss if you are missing your own critters. We had a great time.
The Eynons, Surprise, AZ

  • Liked — mineral spring water
  • Disliked — lack of lin-room leisure chair
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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culver city, california
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Reviewed 17 April 2008

From the moment we walked through the door at the Sagewater Spa in Desert Hot Springs we knew we would be at peace. Our troubles fell from our shoulders as we were personally greeted by our hostesses/ guides/ mentors, and their pooch, Sage. Our only regret is that we couldn't spend every minute in the mineral waters in the pool and 100 degrees plus soaking tub. Once in a while we had to come out to prepare our barbeque meal, or go to sleep on our pristine white sheets. It was indeed, a sage choice to stay at the Sagewater Spa.

  • Liked — Caring hosts
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Sagewater Spa
Address: 12689 Eliseo Rd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-4759
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Desert Hot Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#2 Green Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#2 Romantic Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sagewater Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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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