Step into Miracle Hot Springs, a short Day Trip from Los Angeles


My sister suffers from hip pains that radiate down to her ankles. It incapacitated her and was off work for 2 weeks. Prescription pain medicine, taken as needed, ease her condition. Us, three sisters, share similar ailments as I and my other sister experience re-occurring hip pains as well.. Can’t help but wonder if it runs in our family, or these symptoms are just part of aging. Not to be left out, my husband recently underwent total knee replacement while my brother-in-law complains of body aches resulting from work related stress.

Surely, this bunch of seniors are desperately seeking ways to ease their aching body parts..

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Mineral hot waters are known to have therapeutic effects.  On May 18, 2014 we decided to drive for about an hour from Glendora to Desert Hot Springs in Coachella Valley, CA to enjoy, soak and benefit from therapeutic effects of hot mineral pools. Desert Hot Springs is home to many mineral hot spa & pools, and most offer a day use for a fee ranging from $8.00 to $50 per person..

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We went to Miracle Springs Resort & Spa as my husband and I have been here once before and liked their facility.. It costs $14.00 per adult (18 yrs and over) for day use of their mineral pools from 9:00AM – 6:00PM. Kids are allowed only if they are staying at their hotel. Included in the fee is use of their spa facilities: lockers, shower, towels, plus sauna and steam bath. Spa services are available for extra fees such as  facials, massage, manicure & pedicure. Prices range from $70 – $100 dollars depending on treatment.  FYI, shampoo, body lotion and hair dryer are also provided and cold water.

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The place is beautifully landscaped and offers up to 8 pools; a big pool, set at a lower temps and seven other hot-jetted spas scattered around the property. There are also 2 pools that are kid friendly, i.e., about 2 feet deep.

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There are plenty of lounge chairs throughout.

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.In addition to a big pool, there are about five other jet spas with temperatures set up around 95 to 98 degrees temperature. The day we went, weather was mild in the low 90s, it was overcast and windy making our stay in hot spas bearable.

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Since It’s not good to stay in hot spas for long periods of time, stepping out periodically is a MUST.Image

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The place has a restaurant named, Capri, which serve breakfast, lunch and dinner reasonably priced. We tried their breakfast before and liked their omelet.

Rate for their rooms are reasonably priced at around $100 per night or more depending on time of the year. Use of pool 24 hours is available to staying hotel guests. They also offer option to book a room for day use for $45.00 which includes day use of pools for two people plus $10.00 for each additional guest. Some rooms are with patios with access right into one of the spas. I have not stayed here, but read their rooms despite being quite dated, are very clean.

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Whether you decide to stay overnight or visit just for the day, it is a trip worth making. The  “miracle” of mineral hot waters did wonders for our aching body and made us feel relaxed, and rejuvenated. You can tell from our happy faces after spending our morning here.

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We chose to stay overnight at Hyatt Palm Springs, a 20 minute drive, where there are more activities, shopping and restaurants.

Read my blog on Palm Springs in One Day for review of Hyatt, where we ate and did. http://wp.me/p2jCGg-wn

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