Miracle Springs Resort & Spa

One- or Two-Night Stay at Miracle Springs Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, CA

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Romantic Getaway with Natural Hot Mineral-Water Pools

More than a century ago, in the California town of Desert Hot Springs, both hot and cold natural mineral springs were discovered atop the aptly named Miracle Hill. As a result, resorts and spas populated the town, hoping to take advantage of the springs’ believed holistic healing properties. You can soak in these mineral-rich, odorless waters at Miracle Springs Resort & Spa, set on an acre in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains.

The Mediterranean-influenced hotel, topped by a terra-cotta stucco roof and surrounded by lush gardens, pumps the 140-degree water straight from the earth before cooling it down to 90–105 degrees. The water then fills eight pools and hot tubs, which are open 24 hours. There, you can bathe in the sweet-scented waters for as long as you’d like—the hotel suggests dipping into the pools and tubs two to three times a day to reach total relaxation.

Near the mineral pools, the onsite Capri restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Typical entrees include top sirloin ($14), halibut steak ($15), and gnocchi a la romano ($11). At the onsite spa, aestheticians and massage therapists are on hand to perform massages, facials, body masks, wraps, and full-scale Broadway musicals.

Desert Hot Springs, California: Spa-Centric Oasis Minutes from Palm Springs

In 1913, settler Cabot Yerxa was digging a well in the San Bernardino foothills when he unearthed natural hot springs bubbling beneath the Californian desert. These hot springs created a spa-centric culture in Desert Hot Springs—the mineral waters, which reach temperatures of up to 148 degrees, flow directly into several local spas. Yerxa also 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.

Twelve miles south of Desert Hot Springs, you’ll find a retro '50s and '60s vibe in Palm Springs. The ritzy vacation spot features world-class golf courses and shopping centers. Joshua Tree National Park lies 40 miles east, an 800,000-acre swath of land that stretches across parts of the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. The five palm oases scattered throughout the park are the best spots to see native animals, such as snakes, bighorn sheep, and black-tailed jackrabbits.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two adults in a pool-view or mountain-view room. Up to two kids stay free. Combine up to four nights.

  • Option 1: $89, one-night stay, for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $176 value)
  • Option 2: $129, one-night stay with wine and strawberries, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday (up to a $216 value)
  • Option 3: $165, two-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $305 value)

Book by: 10/19/12
Travel by: 12/19/12

Included in all options:

  • One appetizer (a $7 value)
  • Partial body massage (a $40 value)

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Eight natural hot mineral pools and hot tubs
  • Onsite restaurant and bar
  • Spa
  • WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/19/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/19/12
  • Not valid 8/31-9/2, 10/5-10/7, or 11/22-11/25
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night’s stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 14.9% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Pool-View or Mountain-View Room

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for adults 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $10 per day
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a poolside room for an additional $20 per night, Sunday–Thursday only.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 13 miles from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
  • By transit: Sunline Transit Agency bus $14, Palm Drive at Buena Vista Ave stop
  • By cab: about $30 from PSP
  • By car: about 12 miles northeast of Palm Springs

Customer Reviews

All the warm mineral pools
Shellee G. · October 4, 2016
The staff were all fantastic! The springs themselves felt amazing.
Michelle K. · September 6, 2016
The rooms are incredible and the 24 hour pools are amazing!!! Will definitely be returning! Plus the staff is extremely nice and very helpful.
Adriana C. · August 22, 2016

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