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Lido Palms Resort and Spa
Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Desert Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just like Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2008

I'm a newcomer to the desert. With that being said, there are lots of choices on where to stay. I researched, called(more than once), and e-mailed my choices. I then made a decision that I would not regret.

The Lido Palms has a very quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The rooms are spacious, very clean and they even have a full kitchen. All equipped with dishes, silverware, pots, pans....everything you could want. There were no phones in the room, but there's a courtesy phone in the lobby for local calls. Also in the lobby is internet access, or if you have a laptop, they have wireless. There are so many books to read. Some autographed by very loyal guests.

The pools are great! There are 3 different ones to choose from. The main pool is about 90 degrees, the outdoor jacuzzi is about 104 degrees and the indoor pool is about 100 degrees. By the way, I had a watsu with Tal in the indoor pool, it was heaven.


If you'd like to go somewhere quiet and relaxing, this is the place. The owner and her staff will make you feel right at home.

Good value for what you get there. No gimmicks!

  • Liked — The pools, staff, room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2007

I was a bit apprehensive about going to a spa. Frankly, I don't look all that great in a bathing suit. What if everyone else had a perfect body in a size 2 thong? I need not have worried. The Lido Palms is a relaxed place where cellulite is perfectly normal and acceptable. Most of the guests in the eleven rooms are retirees, and most stay 2-3 months at a time. (It's easy to see why!)

Jill, the owner, is friendly and helpful. The three pools are an absolute delight. The largest, a 42' swimming pool, is kept at about 90 degrees, while the jacuzzi (outdoor) and spa (indoor) are a bit warmer. There are lots of flowers and bird feeders to attract wildlife, and that adds to the relaxation.

If any tension remains after you soak for a few hours, you can get a splendid full hour massage right in your room for a very reasonable $75. Be prepared for a long nap afterward.

There is a computer terminal in the lobby but no Internet (and no phones) in the rooms. There is a fairly large lending library for light reading(honor system). Most rooms have full kitchens.

You do need a car here, as restaurants and shopping are a bit far. But so are noise and bustle and traffic and congestion. This is a place to relax and recharge your batteries. I hope to return for a longer stay soon.

  • Liked — The three naturally-heated mineral water pools.
  • Disliked — No restaurant within walking distance.
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lido Palms Resort and Spa

Property: Lido Palms Resort and Spa
Address: 12801 Tamar Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-4615
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Desert Hot Springs
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
#11 Spa Hotel in Desert Hot Springs
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,168 - ₹ 14,391
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lido Palms Resort and Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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