Desert Hideaway with Natural-Mineral-Water Pools and Organic Spa
More than a century ago, settler Cabot Yerxa was digging a well when he unearthed natural hot springs bubbling beneath the Californian desert. Today, that same mineral-rich water is used to fill up the rejuvenating jacuzzis at Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa. In fact, H2O is the focal point of most of the experience here: the hotel is lined with pools, and the property's palm-shaded courtyard features spa tubs and a pool filled with natural mineral water.
At The Spa at Soleil, located onsite, aestheticians perform detoxifying body treatments with the help of the mineral water. They also perform facials that help diminish the effects of aging with oils, chocolate, and other natural elements. During the automated jade massage-bed treatment, you'll head to a private room to recline on a mattress filled with infrared jade balls, which radiate a soothing heat to your spine and legs.
Potted flowers and landscape artwork give an earthy feel to the guest rooms. Queen rooms face a tropical courtyard garden where you can lounge on deck chairs under the shade of palm trees.
As part of this deal, you’re entitled to two drinks and 20% off food at the recently remodeled Kafe | Bar. The stylish space has comfy chairs, flat-screen TVs, and a pool table.
Desert Hot Springs, California: Peaceful Small Town in the San Bernardino Foothills
Though it’s situated a bit off the beaten path in the San Bernardino Mountains foothills, Desert Hot Springs draws in many visitors who just want to experience its natural mineral waters. These waters flow from below the earth's surface into local spas and are known for their relaxing and therapeutic benefits. There's a calming desert landscape here, too, which lends to an overall feeling of peaceful seclusion.
In 1913, town founder Cabot Yerxa used material found throughout the desert to handcraft a Hopi-influenced pueblo home that towers four stories high. It’s now immortalized as Cabot's Pueblo Museum and is open for tours. There’s a retro '50s- and '60s-influenced vibe to the architecture of Palm Springs, which is located about 10 miles south of the hotel. The ritzy vacation spot features world-class golf courses and shopping centers.
Option 1: $69 for one night, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $164 value)
Option 2: $174 for two nights, valid for check-in Thursday–Saturday (up to a $274 value)
Included in all options:
Two welcome drinks
Two automated jade massage-bed treatments
Two $25 spa credits
20% food discount at Kafe | Bar, the hotel's newly remodeled restaurant and bar
Policies and Fees
Book by: 9/12/13 for Option 2; 9/13/13 for Option 1
Travel by: 10/13/13
Blackout dates: not valid 8/30–9/1 or 10/10–10/13
Cancellation policy and fees: 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one night's stay up to Groupon price applies. 24-hour cancellation notice for spa appointment required or cost of spa service applies
24hr cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
24hr cancellation notice for spa required or cost of spa service applies
Spa credits can't be combined or used towards cancellation penalties
Must be 21+ to check in & to drink alcohol
Must use promo value in 1 visit
15% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Standard Single Queen Room
One queen bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2
Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
Check-in: 4 p.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets may be added for $35 plus tax per pet per night; inquire at booking.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
Room upgrades: upgrade to a double-queen room for an extra $50 per night plus tax, a spa suite for an extra $100 per night plus tax, or a single king room for $40 per night plus tax.
By plane: about 10 miles from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP); about 124 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
By cab: about $30 from PSP
By car: about 10 miles north of Palm Springs, California
Through the last couple of months, a tremendous amount of remodeling and redecorating has been done to many rooms. Each single queen, double queen, and single king bedroom now has its own unique color scheme.