Sam's Family Spa Hot Water Resort

70875 Dillon Road
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241

(760) 329-6457 x8
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Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps, 20 Amps







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Technomadia's picture
143 reviews

Love the Hot Pools!

This is a quirky and charming little place. A bit off the beaten path and far from amenities, but a beautiful desert location.

The spot for RVs are a bit on the short side, but not bad. All are basically the same, perhaps some wider than others. We appreciate that you choose your own site when you arrive, and then go register at the office. Most of the permanent mobile homes look older and some quite in need of updating. But the RV part is very well maintained and offers what you expect for a full hook-up site.

But you don't come here for the RV Park - it's all about the spa area! Which is absolutely an oasis, and so beautifully landscaped with palm trees, grass, flowers, waterfalls and birds. The pools are all well kept. And 4 hot pools, sauna and steam rooms are absolutely divine. What a treat to go soak several times a day! Although we do wish they'd dim the lights in the evening to make it a bit more relaxing.

Our biggest dings for the park are:

- Pricing. The daily rate is $50, while the monthly is $540 (plus electric). Definitely leaves the impression that they're making their money on short term stays. (We got the weekly rate of $300.. which is still on the high side, in our opinion.)

- The WiFi is provided by Tengo, and is abysmal. You get 2 free days per month, regardless of how long you say - and then you have to subscribe. But it was barely useable, and they throttle you down after just 100MB of usage.

- They offer no recycling onsite.

Verizon works great here, there's a tower disguised as a palm tree at the entrance. We got great AT&T 4G signal, but there hardly ever seemed to be any data capacity on the tower.

All and all, we loved our stay here. And in the future we'll probably try to plan our routing to stay here for a month.

Date of Stay:
 November, 2013
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2 reviews

If yo can avoid the owner it's not too bad.

No no and no! Love the scenery. Sam had a good idea when he made this park, but his daughter obviously does not have the same vision. Stayed here 5 months with a group of people who travel for work and Debbie did everything she could to make sure it was a miserable experience for all. Mean woman! If she can be avoided the place isn't too bad. Lots of kids ( a plus because I wanted kids for mine to play with) but lots of rules too, some of which are a little much. But you MUST obey them at all cost.She has cameras everywhere and watches them constantly. There is no off time for this woman! And there is no forgetting a rule.....ever. Some of the other staff....Kevin, Mike, Adrian and Eve are GREAT! Friendly and just good people all the way around! The park itself is okay, I like the rustic appeal, but I've seen nicer. It's clean enough and my children loved the fish pond. Debbie really ruins this place. Watch out for thieves, its not safe to leave stuff outside, or locked up inside for that matter. And when you arrive, photograph your electric meter, she will over charge on checkout! Good Luck to all who choose to venture here anyway!

Date of Stay:
 April, 2012
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Juggernaut's picture
24 reviews

You gotta be kidding!

Each to his own. I'll agree that the entrance is landscaped beautifully. In my opinion, that's the crux of it!
Tired and worn out after a long drive, we entered a narrow entrance parking in front of the registration area which is not marked.
We were greeted by two poorly English speaking women that handed us a map,told us to find a site and come back to register. Never mind that our fiver and tow vehicle is 62 feet long. We had difficulty manovering the narrow streets. We looked at 10 sites. Although they were deep enough to accomodate the fiver, there wasn't any place to park our HDT semi. We left and went down the road to Calienta RV Resort who gave us a better weekly rate. Perhaps the park is good for RV folks with smaller rigs.

Date of Stay:
 December, 2010

wheelingit's picture
53 reviews

Quirky Little Park in the Desert

This is a cute and quirky little park. It's in a bit of an "odd-ball" location being not quite next to Palm Springs or Joshua Tree, but ~30 mins from each. This is definitely a desert park with dirt pads and cactus landscaping, but they do a nice job of it. Also, half the park is permanent mobile homes. The absolute best part -> 4 hot mineral pools which you can use for free on-site, and a really nice pool area. That's probably the one reason we'd come back here. We went for 2-3 lovely mineral dips each day and then explored the surrounding area by car during the day. Weekly and monthly rates are worth looking at compared to the daily rate. Overall, we liked it.

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Date of Stay:
 April, 2010
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SilverSnail's picture
48 reviews

sam's family spa resort

This park is in Desert Hot Springs, about 7 miles north of Palm Springs. It's definately a desert environment (not like Palm Springs, with an absurd display of grass), but Sam's does a really great job with their mineral spring baths and swimming pool area. The central area is beautifully landscaped with palm trees, grassy picnic areas, and a pond stocked with fish and lots of birds. Sites are very spacious, but only a few have much privacy. Decent proximity to Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree National Park.

Date of Stay:
 December, 2008
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