My husband and I spent a night at Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe in October. It was OK. It was nice and we enjoyed visiting this place. I may be a little picky on this one since I am from Japan and there were some things that I didn't like: We reserved outdoor bath (Ichiban). It was pretty chilly so the pre-bathing shower had to be quick - all I could think of was jumping in the tub and warm up. It's supposed to be an authentic Japanese experience but it was not like Japanese onsen I was expecting. The teacup tub was a bit too small for my 6' 2" husband. Yukata (so they call it) is not like the ones we use in Japan. It was sort of inconvenient for us that they don't serve dinner/breakfast nor have a restaurant at this place, and you have to go out to eat, bring something, or buy snack type of food at their souvenir shop, because we had this tight 90 minutes bath time. We ended up buying pre-packed food at the shop which was not so great. You also have to walk a lot (many steps) to get to the bath from your lodging. We stayed in Yado. The pillow was too hard and I couldn't sleep well. The shower in Yado was nice though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ten Thousand Waves is a unique mountain spa resort near Santa Fe, New Mexico that feels like a Japanese onsen. We're primarily a large, beautiful day spa, but for those who plan ahead, we're a great destination spa. Just a short walk through the trees from the baths and treatment areas are thirteen hotel suites.Come for an hour or a week. Stop by briefly after skiing, or spend a romantic vacation sampling our luxury spa packages every day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ten Thousand Waves - Houses Of The Moon Hotel Santa Fe
- 10,000 Waves - Houses Of The Moon