Sanctuary Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Desert Hot Springs
Marcus and Andy finally get to camp!!!!!
It was a perfect night, pretty warm, desert clear skies, and no creepy crawlies that we could see.
We dropped a tarp, rolled out our bags, and tried to have a fire. The only wood we had was from the original campground in Virgina, which we had been saving ...
After the off-road adventure we were not quite sure what our next (and penultimate) destination should be. Andy was lobbying hard for a visit to Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea. But couldnt quite get enough support for adding additional hours to the trip. It would have put our arrival time in San Diego in a bit of jeopardy. So it was descided to head to Joshua Tree.
After a ...
... dogs several times? Well, she did! Awe, come on, you really didn't think that she doesn't pull her weight around here, did you? She gets her work done then has fun!
This is the last entry for this blog. Home is only four hours away. This trip has really been fun and unlike our neighbors from Canada and the Northern U.S. we were here to vacation, not to escape freezing winter weather. As I write, the evening air is pleasantly warm. What a change from just a couple of days ago. Vaya con ...
... for all to enjoy. The sculptures include life sized replicas of prehistoric elephants elephants, giant tortoise, camels, saber toothed cats, tapirs, raptors and dinosaurs that were at one time indigenous to the area as well as farm workers, mountain sheep, a prospector and his mule. Our favorite- the serpent.
The serpent is awesome. Its about 350' long, its head facing the sun as if heading towards the mountains. It undulates in and out of the sand as ...
We went into Desert Hot Springs in search of the Cabot Museum. It lies on the hill east of downtown. Our intent was to take a look around and make a reservation for a tour tomorrow. As is our M.O. as of late we were the first visitors to arrive. We decided to change our plan and tour today!
This place is certainly worth seeing. It was built by one man, Cabot Yerxa. I was astounded to learn how this one man touched so many souls and accomplished so much in just one lifetime. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
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.
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
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.
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!