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Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 April 2012

My boyfriend and I decided to take a little daytrip to Calistoga. We went on a whim and did'nt expect too much-we really just wanted to get away, have a massage, and enjoy the weather at a decent pool. Unfortunately, golden haven did not even deliver that. We found an online special-$98 for a 30min couples massage and access to their pools and hot tubs for the day. It was a decent price for Calistoga so we decided to go. Wow were we bummed when we got there. All I saw was a huge tin and plastic like structure. I was hoping that wasnt where the pool was....but it was. Next to the door to enter the pool area, there were some stairs that lead up to a deck-if you could even call it that-with about 6 reclining sun chairs (see the pictures I attached). So the 'sun deck' was completely detached from the pool area which is inside of some tin looking canopy-fine, we could deal with that...until we went inside. The temperature of the pool was ok but I did'nt even want to get into the hot tubs. They were brown and dirty looking on the bottom with parts of the tile chipping and dirty black grout on the sides. The massage was ok, nothing special. Needless to say, we will not be going back.

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Reviewed 21 April 2012

We have been going to Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa since 1975 - we are regulars and they continue to improve year after year! It is the only Spa we use in Calistoga because when we are there we are not just a number or herded like cattle through the Spa Experience - they really care and work to provide an excellent experience. Our last visit was April 18, 2012, they offered an exceptional internet deal that included a free overnight room! The rooms have been upgraded and the Jacuzzi Room is spacious, and very relaxing. If you have not treated yourself to Golden Haven, you have not been good to yourself!!! Let me also mention, the massage was GREAT! I have a back, neck & shoulders of steel and Steven did an awesome job of relaxing "well-overdue" muscles. One of the many great points of Golden Haven is that as a couple you are together through every step of the treatment - we love it!!! Hopefully I have inspired you to be good to yourself, and make your reservation with Golden Haven ASAP.

Room Tip: Go for the Jacuzzi Rooms if you like Jacuzzi s - you won't be disappointed! The Superior rooms...
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

My girlfriend and I went just for the mud bath and hour massage as we were staying elsewhere. The mud bath was my first and it was wonderful. Feeels like you are floating. While the place may not have had the ambiance of the exlusive spas, the value was excellent, staff friendly and service great . If you book make sure you mention the Internet rate from their site or they will charge you more.

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Reviewed 9 April 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Golden Haven for a night including the spa package to celebrate our anniversary, and we had a great experience. The place is quaint and well kept. The room is clean and even had a private sauna in it. The mud bath, mineral springs, and massage at the spa were a perfect combo before heading to the vineyards.

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Drove to Calistoga with no reservations... the place i had intended on staying had no vacancy and we ended up at Golden Haven. So glad we did! The mud bath & hour massage afterward was heavenly. The staff was wonderful and friendly and we couldn't have felt more comfortable. We had a jacuzzi room which was perfect - some reviews talk about the smell but it's the sulphur in the natural spring water.
A great getaway for some much needed relaxation!

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Golden Haven has wonderful mud baths. There is an order to how they are done, and no place does this better than Golden Haven. The attendants are respectful and helpful at helping you to feel comfortable in the mud. It's such a heavenly experience to have a mud bath with your partner next to you in adjoining tubs. And following the bath with a massage is worth the price. So relaxing. We've been to Golden Haven 4 times and plan to return as soon as we can!

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

My husband and I went to our first overnight spa, we had a wonderful times. We choose to have a couples mud bath, it was so relaxing and the treatment we recieved was great! Our room was very spacious, and it was quite that's what we needed. It was a great time and the price wasn't bad either. We will be going back again, this year. This is our NEW get a way...Amanda Bridgman.....Modesto, California

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa

Address: 1713 Lake St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1106
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Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Calistoga
#10 Family Hotel in Calistoga
#12 Romantic Hotel in Calistoga
Price Range: $278 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Haven Hot Springs makes the perfect Calistoga spa getaway. Come and experience the magic of the hot springs mineral water and rejuvenating spa treatment, including massage and mud baths for couples. Come for the day or stay for the night in one of our newly remodeled and affordable rooms. Our most popular accommodation is our Jacuzzi room featuring the hot springs mineral water that made Calistoga the #1 spa destination in Napa Valley. ... more   less 
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