Adult retreat in Desert Hot Springs.
The simple, mid-century-style space was impressive.
Desert Hot Springs, California also features many cozy hot springs inns.
Sage water is a classic example.
This inn, hidden in the wilderness of the hills, originated from the Mona Lisa Motel, established in 1954.
It has not changed significantly compared to the photos taken at that time.
It was called a Spa-Tel and was a combination of a hot spring and a motel.
Total of 8 rooms, admission is limited to 21 years and older.
After passing through the turquoise entranceway, I was in the pool area.
For a long time, it was difficult for me to use the hotel unless I stayed at least two nights, but the policy seems to have changed after COVID and it is now possible to make a reservation from one night.
The rooms had been renovated, and colorful Eames chairs and other furnishings created a mid-century atmosphere.
Each room was equipped with a sink, stove, and refrigerator for long-term stays.
The windows facing the poolside dared to be placed on the lower half of the wall, which was done with good taste.
Soaking is only available in the courtyard pool area, and clothing is required.
There was a BBQ grill and party space by the Desert View pools at your disposal.
The rectangular pool was divided into two, one large and one small, and the thermal water was poured into the smaller one and flowed out into the larger one.
The water temp of the smaller pool was 100 degrees F, although the source water that springs on the premises is 165 degrees F.
The water outlet was at the bottom of the pool, and the spring water, which had already been watered and the temperature lowered, was put in.
The smell of chemicals, while not strong, was bothersome to me.
With the pure water of Desert Hot Springs, chlorination was even more disappointing.