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Sam's Family Spa Hot Water Resort

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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort was panned by Sam in the late 60s and 70s. Started because he could not find an RV park that would take in his Kids and Pets. Soooo he bought over fifty acres and build one. He wanted the name FAMILY incorporated into the park. What he ended up with is just a wonderful place for a day...

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Anthem, Arizona
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Price was a bit high, site was infested with ant when we visited. Otherwise it was clean and usable. Great for a short stay on our way to SoCal. Hot springs were decent, and the pool looked nice though we didn't use it. Not super kid friendly.Odd sign at the pool posted, clearly this was a big enough problem it...

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1Thank palama8505
Nebraska
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a very large resort. It is divided in half which keeps the temporary RVers separate from the regular/long term residents. The RV sites are narrow & very close together. The grounds are well kept. Walking around the pool & lake area is very pleasant. After a day of driving, it was great to relax in the various hot...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We came in just for day use with our 2 kids. Besides the 4 natural hot springs pools, there was a large swimming pool and a kids 2.5 feet deep round pool( my kids' favorite ). For $50 we had all the water fun we can get. You can also bring your own barbecue and use one of the many...

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1Thank zimbozim
East Bay, CA
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We enjoyed our stay here at the rv park and kept coming back night after night. It is an unusual place with lots of families at this time of year for spring break and lots of people who live there year round. We found everyone to be very friendly and we felt very comfortable there. Loved the pools and the...

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Roberts Creek, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We have just arrived home to the rainy, Sunshine Coast of B.C. Our third winter spent at the beautiful Magic Waters of Sam's I love the yoga, water aerobics and numerous social and dinner events. We have made several life time friends over the years and look forward to our next winter Spa months. Hooray to the wonderful staff for...

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Thank duggankat2
E.U.
Reviewed 21 March 2016

ABOUT: We are a family of three traveling with a 4 year old  in a vintage VW Westfalia Camper and Sam's Family Spa has been on our list of places to visit. We were previously camping at Joshua Tree Blackrock Campground and decided to try a night or two at Sam's Family Spa. OVERALL: Researching other natural hot springs in...

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2Thank Carlos S
San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Too many people...That is the opposite of a relaxing place to me... which is what I think of a spa. The hot jacuzzi smelled like pee... the rest were ok. The little kids pool was great for my daughter, who had a lot of fun jumping in.... but later on I found a little blister on each toe from landing...

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Thank Maria B
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Mostly back in sites with full 50 amp hookups. My 41 foot DP and toad fit. Need a female connection for the cable but it works good. WIFI is good but costs $$. Sites are pretty level with hedges behind and palm trees in every site. The pools and spa's are really nice. Love the Averie and the pond with...

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2Thank Chiefly1
San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 January 2016

great pools, family friendly, great for a day trip, variety of temperatures in the pools, not sure about the overnight accommodations, store staff very pleasant and helpful, fellow travelers interesting

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Sam's Family Spa Hot Water Resort

Address: 70875 Dillon Rd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241-7695
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Desert Hot Springs
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Sam`s Family Spa Hot Water Hotel Desert Hot Springs
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
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“Pets are allowed in the park and there is a little Doggi Area for off leash time. no dogs in hotel or trailer rentals”
 of 5 bubbles tuppy2009, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The desert winds comes in at night try to face the back of your rig south so it does not blow around so bad.”
 of 5 bubbles johnciacci, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in our own RV but there are RV's for rent available.”
 of 5 bubbles 956deniseh, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Heres a tip go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles crazyaboutravel, 22 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Get room 10 - it has a huge sun deck”
 of 5 bubbles SarahParra, 6 Nov 2012 | Read review
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