My husband and I have been coming to the Lido Palms since God was a child. Literally, it's been 15+ years, and we have seen three sets of owners along the way. We love the Lido Palms for many reasons: located in Desert Hot Springs, it has a natural source of hot mineral water that is incomparable in the US. Think of taking a bath in pure Evian water. It's great to drink right from the tap, and people swear by its healing powers. The town itself isn't anything special, just a shabby little place, but the LP is a real find. We have taken many people here over the years, including several group retreats, and everyone finds it wonderful
They have 3 pools -- a super hot hot tub, a large swimming pool and an indoor pool. The grounds are minimally landscaped, appropriate for the desert, with nearly tame roadrunner birds who dash about amusingly. It's got a retro vibe without being forced. The rooms have kitchens, making it easy and economical. How wonderful to drink your coffee and eat your muffin by the pool in the bright California sunshine! Otherwise the rooms are attractive, clean and fairly recently updated. BBQ grills and a picnic table are available for those who want to cook and eat there. Guests are always quiet and respectful, allowing everyone to relax and enjoy, maybe chat a bit but otherwise, it's great for those who want to get away from it all. Room rates are very affordable, and no kids are allowed, making it perfect for couples or those who just want a peaceful experience.
Greg the manager is cheerful and responds quickly to any request. As mentioned, we have brought groups of people from L.A. out here for retreats, meditation and discussion, game nights, etc., and everybody just loves the place. It's also close to local shopping, so you can get to a drug store or grocery store in a couple of minutes. To be honest, the restaurant options in DHS are limited -- Chinese, Mexican, a steak house and a couple of breakfast joints -- but if you want more choices, Palm Springs is just 9 miles away.
Fun hints: Stop at Hadley's en route for date shakes, great weekend snacks and sandwiches. And bring some Phillip Glass music to play as you drive through the astonishing acres of windmills. Played at top volume, it's truly a surreal experience!
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- Also Known As:
- Lido Palms Hotel Desert Hot Springs
- Lido Palms Desert Hot Springs