I recently visited the mineral springs at Ojo Caliente (did not stay at the hotel) and while the variety of pools was good, the condition of the facilities was at best "no frills" so guests should be prepared. The men's locker room was cramped with wet floors with no attempt made by the limited staff to assist guests, clean the facilities, etc. The check-in area was disorganized and was out of rented locks for the lockers so I ended up storing my clothes in the car. The mud baths were the highlight though some unruly guests started throwing mud which hit other guests who weren't amused. While I believe my expectations were realistic given I had spent the previous day at the Jemez Springs Bath House and had an excellent experience, I do not plan on returning, given the other options available in the Santa Fe area including Ten Thousand Waves.
- 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