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Charles Motel & Spa

At a Glance

    Pros

  • separate men's and women's spa facilities

    Cons

  • furnishings are aging
  • mattresses are a bit soft

Charles Motel & Spa Review

The inexpensive rooms at the Charles are a favorite among artists and healers who espouse all sorts of interesting and unorthodox approaches to health. Various alternative therapies are practiced. Costs depend on the treatment and its length, but $5 will buy you an hour-long soak in one of the nine indoor soaking tubs fed from natural hot springs ($4 for a half hour). For $8 (and a reservation) you can soak in one of two outdoor Jacuzzis up on the roof. The huge (400-square-foot) guest rooms, many of which have kitchenettes, have so much extra space you can easily imagine settling in for months rather than days; in fact, excellent weekly rates are offered. There is a nice gift shop on the premises with locally made pottery and other goods.

    Hotel Details

  • 20 rooms.
  • Credit cards accepted.

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