Fodor's Expert Review Two Bunch Palms

67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs, California 92240, United States See on Map

This adults-only hotel aims provides a luxurious and relaxing experience with full-service access to natural hot springs. Beyond rooms and the hot springs pools, the property, a resplendent oasis, also hosts a spa, meditation areas, and an upscale restaurant with a focus on whole foods and wellness.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Only kids over 18 are allowed on the property and no pets are allowed.


The 46 rooms and 12 suites are decorated in calming blue tones, with accents of white, wood, and tile. All include high-quality linens, sound systems, in-room safes and mini refrigerators. Rooms in The Springs collection are closer to the spa and restaurant space and The Desert rooms are in a more secluded area of the property. The Casablancas are one-bedroom suites, while the Capone Suite is a 1,200-square-foot, two bedroom with a stone fireplace.


Bathrooms incorporate delicate fixtures, more beautiful and calming tile and tones, and oversized mirrors. All baths have a rain shower, robes, and slippers. Some rooms also have tubs and the Casablanca suites each have a garden tub for additional soaking.


The focus here is the grotto-like atmosphere of the mineral springs at this adult's only spa retreat, so get checked in and get immediately out to the pools.


The relaxing pools are filled with mineral waters long touted for their healing properties; no additives of any kind are added. Multiple pools and tubs are spread across the grounds, include three with water temperature that can be controlled and adjusted for comfort.


The spa, a popular destination since the 1940s, provides standard massage and body care, facials, mud and water therapy treatments, and even wellness and coaching sessions with shamans. Services can also be booked at outdoor treatment gazebos.


The restaurant and bar, Essense, offers a swanky set up with locally sourced menu items, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. There’s also a juice bar on the property, serving up Two Bunch Palms’ own custom blends for optimum health.


The bar at Essense is open until 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on weeknights.


Getting Around

A car is definitely required if you’re planning to go anywhere off property. If the plan is to soak and spa your worries away, then go for it!


The menu at Essense is quality, but there are options for Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, and Thai on the nearby Desert Hot Springs main drag (5- to 6-minute drive). The restaurants in downtown Palm Springs are about 20 minutes away.


Desert Hot Springs isn’t known for its bar scene, though there is one fun roadhouse, Dillon's Burgers & Beers (10-minute). For hip haunts, your best bet is to head over to downtown Palm Springs and check out Workshop Kitchen & Bar (21-minute drive) or High Bar (24-minute drive), on the rooftop of the Rowan Hotel.


If you want or need an escape from social media and real life (but also want to take a bunch of #latergram photos), this is the perfect spot to feel your tensions melt away. Two Bunch Palms Resort is also eco-friendly: the property uses 100% renewable energy, their own solar field, and the grounds are watered with a graywater system.


46 rooms; 12 suites
Breakfast Yes
Lunch Yes
Dinner Yes
Bar Yes
Cafe No
Room Service Yes
Parking Lot


Phones: (760) 676-5000

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