Firstly, the front desk staff are extremely friendly and professional and the place looks great.
Our room (in the "Historic" part of the complex), was nicely decorated, extremely clean and the bed comfortable. The layout of the place is much better with little or no traffic now coming through the halls of the old building now. The new bar and restaurant layout is also MUCH better. They have a good selection of wine and beers in the bar, reasonably priced BUT they don'ts serve their excellent draft beer in pint glasses. I did mention this to Matt in customer service, he was obviously a beer drinker :) !
The Artesian restaurant is a gem.....excellent breakfasts and the dinners are inventive and well prepared. The desserts are very, very good......service was excellent with knowledgeable waitstaff.
The one issue with our trip came when we were relaxing in the area around the large pool.
There are "whisper" signs everywhere and, for the most part, people respected them. HOWEVER, there were several children in and around the pool who were screaming and laughing and I did not see ANY of the staff reproach the "supervising adults".
This is supposed to be a relaxing, restorative venue, not a water park.
We did mention this on the comments card when we left as it spoiled an otherwise wonderful stay.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is one of the oldest natural health resorts in the country. Our sulphur-free, geothermal mineral waters have flowed from a subterranean volcanic aquifer for thousands of years. Over 100,000 gallons per day come to the surface, revitalizing those who soak in the long believed, healing waters. We offer a variety of lodging accommodations, including new enchanting suites and charming cottages, the historic hotel and private homes. We suggest that you make reservations for spa treatments and private outdoor pools before you arrive. We also offer spa treatments, pools, hiking and biking trails, a wine bar and lounge and a full-service restaurant. The Artesian Restaurant provides a casual dining experience and charming atmosphere. Our chef blends local flavors with global cuisine. Heal yourself body and soul with a retreat to Ojo. Whether it's for a weekend or a longer stay, you'll leave rejuvenated and refreshed. Welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Hotel Ojo Caliente
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort And Spa New Mexico