5 star hotels in Yucca Valley, CA

1. The Good House

  • Address: 12885 Eliseo Rd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
  • Phone: (760) 251-2885
  • Ratings: 4.6 (72 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Good House
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Upscale spa hotel offering Arts & Crafts rooms with kitchenettes, plus a mineral-water pool.

About this hotel

Set in a walled garden, this upscale spa hotel is 1 block from the Cabot Pueblo Museum, 7 miles from Big Morongo Canyon and 11.5 miles from Palm Springs Airport.The cozy rooms feature California-style Arts & Crafts decor, kitchenettes and private patios, plus flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi.Breakfast and parking are complimentary. Amenities include a mineral-water outdoor pool and a hot tub. There’s also a day spa and a sauna, as well as a croquet lawn and BBQ grills.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min walk to Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
  • 18 min drive to Palm Springs International Airport
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the pool, mentioned 17 times in reviews

Feedback From Real Customers

M Byrd

I have never had this type of getaway experience before, and I’m a freaking flight attendant!!!!It was so nice, great surroundings, deceiving from the outside but a legit hidden oasis inside!The service!!!! I felt like I was being waited on hand and foot, but never bothered… it was the perfect mix of luxury service and chill!I recommend for any type of getaway, mental break, just generally a debrief! Really enjoyed every meal, drink, massage, and swim! I will definitely be returning!

Marisol Fitness

Wow! This place blew my mind! Stayed for 1 night with my best friend and we had the best time First of all the grounds are amazing! The hot spring spa was perfect after a refreshing swim in the pool Secluded, serene, tranquil and so relaxing

Vanessa is absolutely the best! She went above and beyond to give us the most memorable experience I will bring my husband next time for a romantic getaway Highly recommend The Good House If I could give it 10 starts I wouldThank you Vanessa for everything!

2. Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis

About this hotel

Offering views of Mount San Jacinto and Mount San Gorgonio, this upscale spa resort is 6 miles from Interstate 10 and 32 miles from Joshua Tree National Park.Chic, polished rooms include Wi-Fi and flat-screens, plus coffeemakers and minifridges. Upgraded rooms feature balconies and/or mountain views. Suites add soaking tubs with natural hot spring water. Upgraded suites provide living rooms with fireplaces.The spa offers hot tubs, a sauna, and outdoor pools with geothermal water, as well as a salt therapy room, beauty treatments and yoga classes. Other amenities include a relaxed cafe, parking and breakfast.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers and refrigerators
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 8 min walk to Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “cafés” 22 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • The hotel has a sauna

Feedback From Real Customers

Emma Milligan

Incredible experience!!! Such hospitality!! Absolutely the BEST Desert Hot Springs spa + resort, hands down Within the 15 minutes of arrival, we were already talking about when to book our next stay! If I could give them a 10/5 review, I wouldThis review is about a year late – we booked a weekend package for June 2021

This was an anniversary celebration for us, and we booked the Simplicity Grand Opening package that included the Spa King Suite (second floor with private soaking tub), the in suite Azure Signature 60 min massage, and the in suite Customized 60 min massageIt was our first trip since before March 2020 and we could not have picked a better anniversary celebration The staff was so hospitable + welcoming; the room was huge and the bed was SO comfortable; the views were amazing; the complimentary robes + slippers were cozy; the massages were the best we have ever had; and they made us feel so special + welcomed I am so glad this was our first getaway “post” pandemic, and it will forever be our future anniversary celebration (despite living across the country in NYC)!The food offered at the cafe was fresh and tasty, and we actually regretted spending a full day driving to Joshua tree/Salvation mountain because we realized we should have just stayed in to fully enjoy the resort I could not more highly recommend the value, service, beautiful spaces, and amazing hot spring water experience RUN don’t walk to book your stay here!!!

Allen Bogart

The day spa experience was great A wide variety of customization to cool down hot natural springs as well as a relaxing foot massage walk over spring water and rocks Lots of showers, towels, robes and shoes

The pool was very nice and very flexible from covered seats to seats in the sun It was easy to move around to the temperature you wanted to be in The room with a private tub was very nice and it was surprisingly large It easily fit two people and came with candles and incense on the side The in room sauna should be drawn before midnight and after 7am to be respectful of other guests and we had no issues hearing other tubs fill or any noise issues at all It was very quiet and serene at night I give a strong recommendation for this resort

Damaris Derecichei

This place was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Staff was so warm and welcoming! The facility was incredibly clean and lovely!! We were in the area visiting Salvation Mt and then later on Joshua Tree and had some downtime so we providentially stumbled across this wonderful place after a google search We felt so pampered and taken care of

They have great mineral springs, pools, saunas, and other great amenities Truly, the best surprise and part of our trip! (Thank you Luis for all your help! God bless you!)

3. The O Spa + Resort

About this hotel

Featuring views of the San Jacinto Mountains, this upscale spa hotel allowing marijuana use is a mile from Cabot’s Pueblo Museum and 6 miles from Interstate 10.Streamlined rooms offer flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add kitchenettes. There are also 2-bedroom apartments with kitchens, living rooms and 2 bathrooms, plus patios and grills.Loaner mountain bikes are free. Indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor shower and a hot tub have geothermal water. Other amenities include a spa, a communal kitchen and a sports court, as well as BBQs, fire pits and an open-air dining area. There’s also a dog run and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 3 min drive to Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
  • 17 min drive to Palm Springs International Airport
  • Guests mentioned “deserts” 14 times
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 18 times
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

kittyfrog 1980

This is was an amazing place Each pool is different one has cabanas to relax and enjoy next to while another has a spout pouring into it constantly providing wonderful calming sounds Rick and Indigo were wonderful as host they have dogs on property that do follow them to greet guest

They stay on top of any puppy messes which is really nice The last few puppy friendly places were not so people friendly So it was great that this place took care of their dogs too Between the cozy rooms, the views, the relaxing waters and puppy therapy They also have Massages and spa treatments I have not tried yet but will next time This is a must go to A side note this is a this is they are in the middle of a remodel and making it look it better than it does already and their garden is still young and still amazing The statues of people are a bit creepy Still a great place to enjoy and relax in themed rooms are fun lovely garden

Danelle Alaniz

I came out for a solo momma get away When I arrived I was the only guest Having the property to myself, even with the wind, was so serene

I was met by one of the owners upon arrival who gave me a walking tour of the grounds and upgraded my roomThe mineral pool and hot tub are perfectly accessorized to create a place you don’t want to leave Blankets with coffee and a book on the many lounge areas strategically placed to create an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation, seemed to be a morning choiceI wish I had longer I would love to come back and take a bounce on the trampoline and do yoga in the pavilion where all items needed to start or end your day with movement are locatedThank you all for making me feel comfortable and allowing me to roam free without my kiddos!

Guillaume Schindler

I had a great time at the O spa!! I stayed in the David Bowie room The decor was stunning and the mineral water pools and spas were so clean, soothing, natural, energizing, healing and earthy You can tell it is real local hot natural mineral water

Everything was very clean Good customer service too!I don’t think it is worth the claimed full total price of $400 a night or so but definitely worth it when it is discounted down to a total of like $200 or so that you can fairly easily find online (don’t forget to add the $35 resort fee that you pay on top of the booking price)I am looking forward to go again!

4. Miracle Springs Resort & Spa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This laid-back thermal hot springs resort is a mile from the foothills of Joshua Tree National Park and 11.6 miles from Palm Springs International Airport.Featuring free Wi-Fi and private balconies or patios, the bold-colored rooms and suites offer modern furnishings, flat-screen TVs, microwaves and minifridges.Amenities include 8 pools with hot mineral water drawn from a well on the property, plus a gift shop and a day spa (fee) with saunas and a beauty salon. There’s also a relaxed restaurant and bar that offers indoor or poolside dining.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
  • Some guests disliked the furniture
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Italian cuisine” 20 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Gilbert Barragan

Came here for a day event with the Adventure Guides (part of the YMCA) The pools were very clean and nice, and the girls had a great time We had lunch in their ball-room, and it was decent

They have a bar where you can order adult and non-adult beverages Their rooms are very nice according to the other people in our group who stayed overnight The staff at the front desk were VERY friendly and helpful The bathrooms were nice All in all, this place was worth our time

Guillaume Schindler

DO NOT GO THERE FOR A HOT NATURAL MINERAL SPRING EXPERIENCE of Desert Hot Springs! I see this place like an upscale Motel 6I was debating to put 3 stars but decided to put 4 for the good customer service and priceYOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

The rooms are actually very nice with good amenities Great looking lobby and entranceBut huge disappointment when it comes to the pools, spas and settings There are A LOT of rooms so you really don’t have the intimacy that you feel in other resorts in DHS Half the rooms have balconies towards the pool and spas, so you can basically consider yourself constantly being watched when in the water THE WATER IN THE POOL AND JACUZZI IS MURKY!! So much so in the main pool that I was uncomfortable swimming in it The water smells also strongly like chlorine, and the heat is definitely artificial and not earthy and healing like you would expect in a real hot natural spring waterThe water is aggressive on the skin The bubble pool has clean water but the bubbles actually don’t do anything – you don’t feel them at all It is just a shallow hot poolI will definitely not come back here for a Desert Hot Spring experience but could consider coming back if I need a place to crash for cheap while treating myself a bit better than Motel 6

Allison Gokbudak

Review is for the spa/hot springs only We did not stay at the hotel Long story short, DO NOT GET A MALE MASSEUSE AT THIS FACILITY!I went to Miracle Springs Spa for a relaxing day with my friends

The spa host was extremely flustered when we checked in, and had trouble taking our information A little chaotic, but totally fine I understand there is a labor shortage and it seemed like she was working hardWe are given locks for the locker rooms and a towel each The locks were very cheap, but again, not that big of a deal Locker room/showers are good enough It feels like old decor, but everything appeared clean Complimentary soaps, shampoos, etc We used the hot springs while waiting for our massages A lot of them were taken up, but we were able to park at one with some shade and a decent temperature of water While accessing the locker rooms during our time at the hot springs I noticed one of the male masseuses giving a somewhat intimate massage to the new spa hostessFinally the massage, we get to the waiting room 15 minutes early, and end up waiting about 10 minutes until someone notices we are there Another 15 minutes go by (so 10 minutes after my appointment was scheduled) I get taken back by the hallway masseuse, Jesus, to have my ‘center’ massageI was appalled by the service I received He continually went too hard, and in areas I requested not to He did not respond when asking to move to another location, and he was unable to tell that my body was tensing up even more when he would massage ligaments and areas that should not be massaged He spent at least 10 minutes massaging my upper-thigh, and was not at all professional in his approach I had to request multiple times for him to move to another location before he finally stopped touching me in this location There was continued inappropriate behaviors on his part that don’t need to be detailed on Google I was not relaxed for a moment of this 80 minute experience, and feel more drained than when I walked in I have received many massages in my life, and after this one exchange I will never use a male therapist again

5. Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Offering views of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino mountains, this hotel is 2 miles from Cabot’s Pueblo Museum and 16 miles from Indian Canyons in Palm Springs.Contemporary rooms with bright, colorful accents offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add private mineral water whirlpool tubs.There’s a heated outdoor mineral water pool and hot tub, a courtyard with a fire pit and seating, and a spa. Additional perks include free parking and poolside movies on weekends.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the showers
  • Guests liked the clean rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • 5 min drive to Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “hot springs” 15 times
  • Guests praised the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Matthew RObbs

Truthfully idk if the owners are having friends post these reviews or what but they are seriously skewed The rooms and beds are decent enough and they have been redone to make them look decentThe courtyard with the spa, swimming pool, etc

looks great and invitingHowever the hotel is right next to a super busy roadMost hotels are so that’s not the end of the world… except the sliding doors that each room has does not hardly block out the sound at all So if you are unlucky enough to get a room facing the main road (about 1/3 of them do) good luck trying to sleep with all the road noiseIf they invested in sound deadening sliding doors or something then it would be far better place to stayThe other issue with sounds is the walls seem to be super thin as you can easily hear the TVs on in the room next door I know there are other guests in the hotel but I don’t want to hear their TV shows from my room!

Lillian Vince

The staff I interacted with were friendly, attentive and pleasant, so that is the only area I would rate high The rooms were unpleasant, and even though it seemed like everything was recently renovated, my room was dingy, and in disrepair in places No extra pillows or blankets provided in the room, which was odd and make for an uncomfortable nights sleep

Cool blue lighting makes everything feel like a hospital Little things like having to move the nightstand to plus a phone in are also annoying Paper thin walls— you can hear everything from every corner of the hotel Management needs to spend more time repairing and improving the rooms before they focus on movie night in the pool area


Cockroach infestation After going out to dinner we went into the spa located inside our room and noticed a dead roach in the water We got out to shower and that’s when we noticed a big roach walking along the lower wall

After turning on all the lights in the room more cockroaches started to come out We noticed nymph and adult cockroaches (different stages indicating an infestation) We decided not to stay there and notified the front desk (requested a refund) We drove (and called)around at midnight trying to find a hotel and after over an hour of looking Hilton was able to accomodate us We were told to return the next day to speak to a manager about a refund We left our email with the manager who stated she would CC us with the request but she never did I called bookingcom to confirm my refund would be processed and they did Note: we noticed all the vacant rooms had the lights turned on- to hide the roaches when a guest checks in at night (indicating they are aware of the problem) Avoid staying here it is not worth potentially taking roaches home with you

6. Sacred Sands

  • Address: 63155 Quail Springs Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
  • Phone: (760) 974-6008
  • Ratings: 5.0 (55 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Sacred Sands
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Eco-chic rooms in a straw-bale home offering panoramic desert views & private outdoor showers.

About this hotel

This secluded, upscale B&B in a straw-bale home is 1.3 miles from Joshua Tree National Park, and 3 miles from restaurants and shops along the Twentynine Palms Highway.Featuring panoramic desert views, the 2 serene, eco-chic rooms provide free Wi-Fi, ceiling fans and plush beds with luxe linens, plus posh bathrooms offering indoor showers and river rock floors. They also have private terraces with 2nd showers, soaking tubs and meditation platforms.Parking is complimentary. There is also a communal patio. Minimum-stay rules apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers and refrigerators
  • 6 min drive to World Famous Crochet Museum

Feedback From Real Customers

Eric January

We stayed here a couple years ago and had a fantastic time Loved how they decorated all the spaces inside and out We were in Joshua Tree a couple weeks ago camping with friends and had to stop by and show them the place

The owners were there cleaning up after a wedding so got to chat with one of them She was very nice and loved sharing about the future changes they were planning

The Black Sheep

This is truly your giant slice of heaven served to you on a desert platter Me and my girlfriend have stayed they’re twice last year as I treated her for her birthday and we had such a blast Your room even has a outdoor bath and shower in your private backyard quarters

The owner was very friendly and accommodating and puts a lot of love and care into her gem oasis as you can sense and feel the great vibes here Highly recommend this place if you want a weekend gateway or just be in touch with the 🏜

7. Two Bunch Palms (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on 77 lush acres with mountain views, this gated, adults-only resort dating from 1930 is a mile from Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, and 12 miles from shopping at Palm Canyon Drive and Palm Springs’ Aerial Tramway.Airy rooms (some with private patios) with plantation shutters and tiled floors offer Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, minifridges and flat-screen TVs. Suites amenities range from living and dining rooms to kitchens and patio hot tubs.There’s a natural grotto with 2 hot springs pools, plus a swimming pool and a tennis courts. The wellness spa features outdoor treatments. There’s also a farm-to-table restaurant and an indoor/outdoor lounge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have minibars
  • 3 min drive to Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Healing” 12 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Chris Hulls

The facility and grounds are amazing Soaking in the grotto is a must The small pools and tubs are great too

The food at the restaurant was healthy and delicious The staff were super helpful Now comes the rooms The rooms don’t quite live up to the overall resort itself so that is why I’m giving an overall rating of 4 stars Don’t get me wrong they aren’t awful but It’s clear that they have done a lot of work to the entire site so my hope is they will eventually get to updating the rooms If you’re looking to get away with your significant other to unwind and recharge then you really can’t go wrong

Alexa Meyers

My new favorite place to stay in Palm Springs! The warm mineral water pools are a huge plus and lead to such a relaxing getaway There is also a cold pool which is very nice on super hot days I stayed for 3 nights and every day I went to the pools, my partner and I were able to have our own natural spring water pool since there are so many

The staff is amazing and so kind It was my birthday and they left some welcome fruit & drinks in my room upon arrival The food & drinks here are amazing My favorites were the Acai bowl & the breakfast burrito! We did a sound bath, yoga, and a tarot card reading which were all included in our stay We stayed in one of the Capone Suites & I really loved our room I will say it is one of the older buildings on the property (Two Bunch Palms has tons of history) & was more dated, but still very clean I loved how central the Capone rooms are to the entrance of the hotel, reception, the Grotto, etc so I definitely recommendOverall, such an amazing stay & will definitely be returning

dottie williams

Our visit was to join a friend for the day We didn’t have a room to discuss The grounds are beautiful and well maintained

Our friend is a wonderful source of information & history about the spa The whole area is calming, very relaxing A peaceful place to enjoy a dayWe had a lovely lunch at the organic restaurant Food was exceptional Service delightfulIf there was a way to just spend a few hours I would definitely do it And I read in some past reviews about no water bottles in the rooms Did you know that the area where the spa is has the best water Just grab a glass to find out Enjoy

8. Miracle Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This eco-chic, adults-only B&B is a 4-minute walk from Desert Hot Springs Visitor Center and 9.8 miles from Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.The 6 bright, minimalist rooms feature minifridges, mountain or desert views, and complimentary organic toiletries. Some units have full kitchens. There’s free Wi-Fi; there’re no TVs, phones or music systems.Breakfast is served. The spa specializes in massages, and there’s a dry garden, plus pools. The property’s sustainability efforts include a recycling program, indigenous plant restoration and the use of sustainable or recycled construction materials in site development. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have coffee makers
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 1 min walk to Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “deserts” 17 times
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool and praised the hot tub
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Russell Smith

10/10 experience staying at Miracle Manor Every room was so clean and I loved the design/aesthetic to the entire space We spent so much time at the pool/hot tub (which are amazing) and lounged around the pool on the comfy, spacious patio

Sergio, the manager, is phenomenal He made us feel welcome instantly and gave us recommendations for things to do during our stay This place is magical

Deanna Jordan

This place was truly a miracle The mineral water, the mountain views, and wind energy were so healing and provided the perfect setting for mindfulness There is a great space for yoga, and the guests were all quiet and respectful of one another

This isn’t a place to come and “turn it up” in the pool or binge drink; instead, come here for self-care, quiet intimate time, healing, and mindfulness The staff was so kind and helpful- just top notch hospitality I cannot say enough good things about Miracle Manor!

Mathilde Sanson

Outstanding gem of a motel/hotel We stayed 3 nights and loved it Our studio suite had a very comfortable king, a large bathroom, brand new kitchenette and patio with privacy and great sunset views

It was really well appointed in furnishings and personal touches The pool area has multiple relaxing lounging spaces Sergio and his staff were very helpful with dinner recommendations as well Wifi was superb Would gladly come back and bring friends to rent out the whole place It would be so fun!

9. Best Western Joshua Tree Hotel & Suites (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In an adobe-style building on a bustling thoroughfare, this casual hotel is 1 mile from Desert Christ Park sculpture garden and 12 miles from Joshua Tree National Park.Unpretentious, warm rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. Some have kitchenettes, whirlpool tubs and/or pull-out sofas. Kids age 12 and under stay at no charge.Parking and hot breakfast are complimentary. Other amenities include a seasonal heated outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as an exercise room, a snack shop and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 3 min drive to Desert Christ Park
  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned fitness centers 13 times
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 23 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Jamice Harris

My sister and I came through town We stayed two nights and the room was super clean, lobby was nice and clean and the desk staff was friendly I spoke with a woman named Jamie at the desk, she was very warm and fun to chat with and very helpful with navigating the area when I asked her for directions

She was extremely helpful with our check in and everything was smooth Will stay here again when we are in the area as my sister is a truck driver so we come this way often Fantastic staff, clean room, what more can a lady ask for! Oh and super safe!

Kimmy M

Stayed w hubby while on vacation A woman named Jamie checked us in, super friendly and professional Helped us get settled in

I asked if she is the owner and she stated no that she was the front desk clerk I applauded her on how absolutely professional, kind and caring she was, I joked with her she should be the owner or manager due to her professional nature It was a long drive for us and we were exhausted I got top notch service from Jamie She even gave us recommendations for a quick dinner Will come back again as she was the best Room was clean and stay was nice, quiet and everything was smooth Bed was comfortable and bathroom was clean I hope the rest of your staff is as good as Jamie was 5 stars


I enjoyed my stay despite a few minor hiccups The room was spacious, clean and decently appointed I wasn’t expecting a luxurious stay, but the bed was comfortable and the mini fridge was a little bigger than a college-kid fridge, so I had plenty of room for my drinks and other things

I think where the hotel can improve is in clarifying the breakfast situation (pandemic, of course) since you have to ask for it at the counter and there’s a sign but the wording on it wasn’t very obvious The more concerning issue is that the security door on the lower level doesn’t actually lock I didn’t have a chance to bring this up to the management, but it was definitely a concern for me since I stayed close to that exitLast, one of the staff at the check in was really not very friendly, but the other lady was very nice I understand maybe she was frustrated but there’s a way to show hospitality, and being friendly is pretty much the easiest way

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