Hot Springs in Desert Hot Springs

Places to Soak in Desert Hot Springs

Outdoor Hot Springs at Two Bunch Palms
Courtesy of Two Bunch Palms

You wouldn't believe it's in the desert, there's so much water bubbling up everywhere, but Desert Hot Springs is packed with places to enjoy natural mineral springs and spa treatments and generally relax.

El Morocco Inn and Spa began in the early 1960s as a "spa-tel," a motel with a hot spring feeding its swimming pools and hot tubs. Today, it's been redone in Moroccan style.

Hacienda Hot Springs Inn boasts mineral pools, a lagoon and garden and with only 6 rooms, it's pretty exclusive.

Hope Springs Resort 10 rooms and 3 pools in a 1950s-style lodging nicely renovated in minimalist style.

Living Waters Spa is a bed and breakfast built around a hot spring. Clothing optional.

Miracle Manor boasts an organic approach halfway between a spa and a retreat center, with no clocks (they'll come to remind you if you have a massage scheduled) and of course, the hot spring waters.

Nurturing Nest Mineral Hot Springs Retreat and Spa is a small, 7-room retreat that offers hot springs, spa treatments and a holistic approach.

Sagewater Spa is a smartly-renovated 1950s property with minimalist decor, some unusual treatments and a pretty swimming pool.

Sea Mountain Resort and Spa has room for 15 overnight guests and welcomes day visitors, too. They have a mineral water pool and offer massages and other spa treatments. Clothing Optional

Two Bunch Palms reputedly began as Al Capone's "Fortress West," but nowadays it's more of a fortress against stress, with nice, spring-fed pools and an extensive spa menu.

More Hot Springs

If you love hot springs and want to find more, check our guide to California hot springs.

If you're interested in more of the outdoor ones, get a copy of Touring California and Nevada Hot Springs by Matt Bischoff.