A cornerstone of the Desert Hot Springs community.
With an authentic blend of style and elegance, our desert resort truly allows for that breath of fresh air moment as soon as you walk through our doors. Our inviting spaces encourage you to relax and connect with friends, or even make some new ones. We welcome you to get lost in our amazing mineral water, renew yourself at the Spa, grab a bite at our Italian restaurant, or take a hike in the beautiful St. Jacinto Mountains.
Our Hot Mineral Water
Desert Hot Springs is the only place in the world with both hot and cold mineral spring aquifers. The Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel is historically famous for its natural hot spring mineral waters with their therapeutic, healing properties. Our crystal clear waters rise at an average 140°F from underground lakes, called aquifers, located about 300 feet down. This water is then cooled to temperatures ranging from 90°F to 104°F and pumped at 200 gallons per minute into our eight pools and spas; perfect for swimming, soaking, and relaxing.
Discovered hundreds of years ago by the Cahuilla Indians, it was “rediscovered” in 1914 when pioneer Cabot Yerxa unearthed the curative mineral waters on his land – a little over a mile from where our hotel stands today. His first well produced crystal clear mineral water at 132°F and a second well produced cool fresh drinking water, so he named the area Miracle Hill.
Throughout his life, Australian geologist and chemist, Dr. Augustus Broue traveled the world analyzing hot spring mineral waters. In 1938, he visited Desert Hot Springs: “From the analysis of these waters, I have not found the like of them in any country I have explored… It would appear to have qualities far superior to any waters known to me.”