Sanctuary Resort & Spa

11000 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, California, 92240, United States | Hotel
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Spa day for Tim (again)

A travel blog entry by ginandtim


... It rises and falls as if he is calling out, starting softly in snore-speak to get his wife's attention and near the end emphasizing the object or goal of his speech, 'honey, get me A BEER!!!' every 20 seconds. But he's nicely reposed, soft smile on his face, like a baby. No...more like that sleeping buddha - the one you may have seen pictures of from Thailand. I just can't disturb the buddha!....

And so I choose to go ...

Christmas and New Years Eve in the desert

A travel blog entry by knightc


On Christmas Eve we went to a mega church called Southwest Community Church. They had three services that day and we went to the 5 pm service with 1398 other people. They started the service with a video presentation and flashing lights (Cue sound - "Out of darkness and despair there came into the world a light..") and then (Cue lights - bright burst of white light). There was great music, a wonderful sermon ...

Social Butterflies, An Education, and Adios!

A travel blog entry by jilnmike


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We spent part of today preparing for our journey home. Yep, we have been here five weeks and it is time to head home tomorrow. I put away our folding bikes, cleaned and stored the barbecue, put away the patio chairs, cleaned the inside of the truck and washed its windows. Meanwhile Jil went for a long walk, went to the gym, and took a dip in the pool.

Did I mention that she got up at 0600 hours and did five loads of laundry, cleaned up the inside of the coach and ...

We're Alive & Well- And Off To Borrego Springs!

A travel blog entry by jilnmike


... league park and lights for the football field. His love of the area and its people will be felt for years to come. Mr. Avery is regarded as Borrego Springs' hero.

Avery bought 3000 acres near town to prevent its development and opened the area up to the public. He named it Galleta Meadows Estates. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this land with little
restriction. He had many metal sculptures built by artist Ricardo Breceda placed around the open spaces of ...

Happy New Year!

A travel blog entry by jilnmike


... more than we had supposed.

A quote from Shields literature states: "The Walk at Shields will showcase our beautifully landscaped 12 acre date grove highlighted by 23 hand crafted statues (14 scenes) that historically chronicle Christ's life journey."

The chronicle of Christ's life journey came as a complete surprise to us but what a wonderful surprise it was. Shields Date Garden is a great place to visit and was the highlight of our ...

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This hotel, located on 11000 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, is near Home of Cabot Yerxa, Desert Hot Springs Spa, Desert Dunes Golf Course, and Desert Dunes Golf Course.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Sanctuary Resort & Spa Desert Hot Springs

    Oh My Gosh! - and not in a good way!


    It was horrible! The place was "the Armpit of Palm Springs."

    Inexpensive? Yes But I would never stay there again.

    Even in the bathroom, there was exposed drywall, that they didn't

    even make an effort to fix. Do yourself a favor..... don't stay here.

    What a nightmare!


    I wish I had checked with this website before booking with this "resort".



    My sweetie decided to surprise me with a spa treatment for my birthday and Valentines day. I was truely pleased until we arrived.

    Are they really remodeling?


    I stayed at this "resort" recently. It was definitely not worth the price. They say they are under new ownership and remodeling, but I saw no evidence of that. It really was like staying at a run-down motel, not a resort. The wallpaper was dirty and peeling, the carpet was stained, the bathroom was missing a piece of the ceiling and had a huge crack in the mirror. There was no alarm clock, iron or remote control in the room. The staff was nice enough, but I only saw 3 people working there. If we wanted towels or anything, we would have to go to the front desk to get them. I was only there one night so I can not rate the housekeeping, but I did not see housekeeping staff on the premises while I was there.

    Cockroaches in the tub


    Made my reservations one month in advance for $100/night at Palm Springs discount hotels for 2 nights over Memorial Day Weekend. The hotel is recently under new management... and needs work.



    Every single aspect of my stay was wonderful. It is so inexpensive and wonderful. We found a wonderful place to stay! staff , restaurant, rooms and pool area is perfect

    Absalutely gross! Old! Run Down! Ghetto!


    I paid Approx $450 for a Saturday and Sunday night stay during the Coachella concert weekend (April 30 ond May 1st, 2005). We paid to stay at this expensive dump because I refused to camp out in the desert. I expected luxory like the website said. It was the most gross hotel I've been to in my life. By first glance and smell you'd think they charged by the hour, if not minute. So many things wrong with this place, AC unit taped to wall, extension cords all over the room, bizarre kitchen ware, scratching sounds coming from ceiling over shower, either scalding hot or super cold shower water with no pressure either way, must I re-mention the smell? All I have to say is this place and website is extremely missleading. Never stay here. I hope I didn't catch any bedbugs.

    Misleading website, skanky hotel


    The website makes it look wonderful and relaxing, the reality is a run-down motel with threadbear sheets and patched up tub, cigarette butts all over the property, gum on the pool deck and less than professional staff. Very disappointing, this is a $39 room at best, certainly not a $99 room!

    Motel not hotel


    The website is very misleading. How was this so call resort rated .Should have been a 1 star motel. The atmosphere was ghetto like....broken tiles,broken fixtures, everything was outdated and in need of repairs.The telephone did not work.The so call air conditioning unit was barely functional . Drawers were missing,light fixtures missing bulbs.The refrigerator was plugged into a bedroom outlet thru a hole punched through then bathroom wall. One word that would best describe this place--filthy.

    Misleading and Disappointed


    Our family of four have just returned from a weekend wedding held in Palm Springs, CA. Because of the astronomical high hotel prices in Palm Springs, we decided to stay in Desert Hot Springs, which was close to the wedding venue. While checking on the internet, the La Toscana website caught our eye. It was rated 3-1/2 stars out of 5 and the pictures on their virtual website was quite attractive. It advertised mineral hot springs and luxurious accommodations. When we arrived, we could not believe this was the same place as advertised on the internet. Pool was small, tile hallways leading to room were broken and holes were evident. Room amenities were horrendous. Rugs in the rooms were sticky, room telephone was not in working order, sink stopper was broken, air conditioning units - old and noisy. The overall look of the room was old and in disrepair. Room keys did not work and had to be rekeyed and still only one worked. Rollaway bed mattress ($10 extra charge) was so old and uncomfortable. Minimal staff was evident. They should have paid us to stay there!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sanctuary Resort & Spa Desert Hot Springs

    2.00 of 5 stars Fair