Hope Springs Resort – Desert Hot Springs, California

Desert Hot Springs is a small city in the Coachella Valley in Southern California. It is about two hours away from Los Angeles, and about an hour and a half from Palm Springs. The city has long been known as a getaway spot for retirees who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s known as “The Spa City,” and there are numerous resorts and spas where you can enjoy a day or a week of pampering.

But something else is happening in Desert Hot Springs: it’s becoming a must-visit destination for foodies. Desert Hot Springs has many unique restaurants and cafes, but the place you really have to go to fully experience this little desert oasis is the Hope Springs Resort. This 22-acre resort has a restaurant, a pool, a spa, and an outdoor performance venue—and it will be opening its luxury hotel later this year. Here’s an inside look at everything you can expect to find at Hope Springs Resort.

Adult-only Hot Springs Pools

Hope Springs Resort – Desert Hot Springs, California
Hope Springs Resort – Desert Hot Springs, California

While you can’t actually stay at the hotel yet, you can visit the pool and enjoy the amazing views of the mountains and the desert landscape. The pool has plenty of lounge chairs, and they recently added some cabanas that are available for rent.

The property’s three swimming pools may be found at the very heart of the complex, right in the midst of all of the guest rooms. The indoor jacuzzi has the warmest water of all the water features, with temperatures reaching up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Because these wet and swimming areas are treated with chlorine, you are obliged to wear a bathing suit in order to enter them.

The water that is used in the showers and the water sources in the bedrooms are both completely natural.

The pool itself is massive and features a large waterfall, a swim-up bar, a kiddie pool, and plenty of water features. There are cabanas with TVs that you can rent if you want to spend an entire day at the pool.

Food is served at the pool all day long, including a delicious breakfast. There’s also a lunch menu at the outdoor bar area. In addition to food, there are plenty of drinks you can order at the swim-up bar or from one of the waiters who walk around with trays full of drinks.

If you get hungry for something more substantial, don’t worry—you can easily walk over to the restaurant or order from room service.

The Spa

The spa at Hope Springs Resort is a truly unique experience for anyone who wants to get away from it all. The spa itself is located just off of the main pool area, so you can easily spend the day soaking in the spa and then go over to the pool for a dip. The spa includes a sauna, a steam room, and an ice fountain. There are also private treatment rooms with luxurious showers.

One of the most popular treatments on the menu is the Desert Hot Springs Salt Glow Facial. This treatment uses Himalayan pink salt that has been heated to a therapeutic temperature before being ground into fine crystals, then applied to the skin. The salt crystals are mixed with a special infusion of essential oils and then massaged all over the body. This treatment will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and silky smooth.

The salt room at Hope Springs Resort is also quite popular among patrons. The room is set to a specific temperature where minerals in the air begin to form, creating a healing environment for anyone who sits inside for several minutes. You can even buy your own personal salt lamp to use at home after visiting this unique spa.


Hope Springs
Hope Springs

Hope Springs Resort has a beautiful outdoor amphitheater where they host concerts, art festivals, and movie nights. The amphitheater has an area that’s covered with large tents, so guests can relax in the shade during the desert climate.

The resort also has a small cafe and bar in the outdoor courtyard. This is a great place to grab a drink or a snack before a show starts. If you want something fancier, head over to Cafe Sospeso (which is also on the property) for dinner before the show. You can enjoy dinner on their patio or by the pool and then walk over to the amphitheater for the entertainment of the evening.

The resort also hosts art festivals and other events throughout the year, and there is always something going on here. During my visit, I was surprised when I walked into my hotel room to find tickets to an upcoming concert waiting for me at my door. It was a pleasant surprise and made me feel like I was part of their family, not just another guest checking in.

Getting There

Hope Springs Resort is located at the intersection of Palm Drive and Ramon Road in Desert Hot Springs. It’s very easy to find, and a GPS will lead you right to it. If you’re coming from Los Angeles, head south on I-10 toward Palm Desert. Take the Palmdale exit in Lancaster, which will put you on Highway 14 toward the Coachella Valley.

Once you’re in the valley, take Highway 111 south toward Indio/Coachella. In Coachella, this highway turns into Jackson Street. Stay on Jackson as it turns into Highway 111 again. You will pass by the casinos in Cabazon and then you’ll hit a road that says “Desert Hot Springs – Pismo Beach.” Heading west off the highway onto Palm Drive will lead you right to Hope Springs Resort.

Bottom line

Visiting the Hope Springs Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California is an adventure that you won’t soon forget. With its beautiful scenery, hot springs, and all the activities available, you are sure to create lasting memories of your trip.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an exciting outdoor adventure, the Hope Springs Resort has something for everyone. From soaking in the hot springs to exploring the nearby trails, there’s something to do for all types of visitors. The Hope Springs Resort offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

So pack your bags and prepare yourself for a trip that will be full of exciting activities and breathtaking views!

The Restaurant

The restaurant at the Hope Springs Resort is called The Kitchen, and it is one of the most highly anticipated restaurants to open in 2018. It is being run by Chef Philip Speer, who was previously the executive chef at The Water Club in New York City. Chef Speer has quite a list of accolades, and he’s been featured on the Today Show, ABC News, and more.

The Kitchen will feature one-of-a-kind dishes made from locally sourced organic ingredients. Most of the ingredients are from the Coachella Valley and are purchased from local farms. Chef Speer works closely with these farms to ensure that all of his ingredients are as fresh and organic as possible—and this is something you can taste in his dishes.

The restaurant itself has an open kitchen design that allows you to watch Chef Speer and his team create your meals. There’s also an outdoor patio where you can enjoy your meal while gazing out at the pool and cabanas of Hope Springs Resort.

The Kitchen is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday nights, and dinner reservations are highly recommended.

The Cafe

The Cafe at Hope Springs Resort is the perfect place to stop for breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon snack. They serve fresh and healthy fare, which is a welcome change from the typical offerings you’ll find at most restaurants in this part of California.

Here, you can order a salad topped with salmon or avocado for lunch, or stop in for a healthier version of your favorite comfort food. For example, the crab cake sandwich features 100% Alaskan King Crab meat on a brioche bun drizzled with lemon herb sauce and capers. Or you can order the beef brisket melt made with beef brisket braised in red wine topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese on sourdough bread.

And if you want something sweet to finish off your meal, check out the raw tiramisu. This dessert is layered with raw cheesecake and raspberry ganache and topped with whipped coconut cream, coconut flakes and fresh raspberries. It’s a true exercise in minimalism—all of the ingredients are raw and natural, so you can actually feel good about eating it!

The Garden

Hope Springs Resort is the brainchild of the husband and wife team of Chef Michael Mina and his wife, Carla. The resort has a variety of different offerings, but the restaurant is definitely the main attraction. The resort is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, and you can enjoy a meal at The Garden.

The Garden is a casual outdoor restaurant located at Hope Springs Resort. It’s surrounded by colorful flowers, lush greenery, and trees. The ambiance is calm, serene, and peaceful. You can enjoy a relaxing meal here in this peaceful setting before or after enjoying some pampering at the spa.

The food served here is on par with the dining experience at Michael Mina’s other restaurants in San Francisco and Las Vegas. The menu changes seasonally, and you can expect to find fresh ingredients used in every dish. The restaurant offers a prix fixe option, where you can choose three courses for $75 per person or four courses for $85 per person.

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Local information

Address: 68075 Club Cir Dr, Desert Hot Springs, California 92240
GPS: 33.955025,-116.473759
Phone: 760-329-4003
Season: Year-round
Website: hopespringsresort.com