Efficient and friendly check-in at this 55+ park. 20 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. Nightly rate of $ 40 (as first time visitors), otherwise $ 50. Very spacious sites with concrete sitting area. No separate buildings for restrooms and showers, these are only available in clubhouse (closed after 10 PM).
Four hot pools and very large pool area, crowded during some hours of the day. Many activities. The free WiFi was the best we encountered during our vacation so far. Slower connection during evening hours due to lots of active private networks, but no sudden disconnections. - Bluesbirdy
The park was did not have a guide to the back in site to assist. Most over 55 parks have that service. The facilities (restrooms, etc) at the clubhouse are in need of renovation. The exercise room was a very low grade of equipment. The sites are fairly level and are sand with a small concrete pad. The main disadvantage of this park is that the wind is excessive on the north side of I-10. We would not visit this park again. We would stay south of the I-10. - Whale13
This is a nice park with lots of permanent residents and great amenities. People here are very friendly and made us feel quite welcome. The sites are dirt composition, good size, level, very quiet, and well maintained. The cable works very well here but we found the "Wi-Fi" to be slow and sometimes hard to get a good connection. To be fair my lap top may have had something to do with this. - coachman28
This is a "membership park" that you could not pay me to stay. We have been RVing since 2008 and I have never encountered a staff more rude.
We were told we would be escorted to our site on arrival that did not happen. The site they originally were going to put us in we would not fit and we had to ask for assistance. We waited 30 minutes for a new site.
We were asked upon departure to leave the park to hook up rather than doing it at our site and were told we would be escorted out and that did not happen. I stopped briefly at the end of the drive way to speak to my spouse who was in our toad and the security guard chased me down screaming at me and waving his arms an aggressive way to move my rig. As I walked back to the motorhome he was shaking his head and making derogatory comments.
The weeds are ankle high everywhere. When I paused in the shade in an area that happened to have some grass on it as it was a bit warm I was told my dog was not allowed on the grass.
The residents started in the pool in the a.m. for aerobics and that was followed by volleyball that went on for hours. There was no opportunity to use the pool for swimming until mid to late afternoon. - Gypsymaus
Nice park! Pet friendly, great family park, very nice adult pool and spa. - DiamondT
The sites were wide enough, with shrubbery dividing each site. We stayed in the older section, which had more landscaping. The newer area might be better for big rigs. The rate reflects the fact that we agreed to take a tour from the marketing department. So it was $45 for the first night, and then 3 nights for free. The tour was very low key. The area we stayed in was old and needed updating. The concrete pad at our site was broken and crumbling. The pool, showers, and bathrooms were also old. Some residents volunteer throughout the facility, and did not have a customer service attitude. Won't return. - Atnt Life Grand
Staff was extremely friendly, and pool and bathrooms although old were clean..No place to park out of the way while attempting to register without blocking a full time mobile home owners driveway. One resident had us move twice even before getting to the office 20 feet away. Then the full time mobile home neighbor close to the only site available for a week started griping and giving us crusty looks before we were even able to back into our site. We smiled and waved and told him we would be out of his way momentarily...he grumbled and drove off. It seemed those residents are not happy with RV's pulling in and out which appears to be a more recent choice of the new ownership. The park is old with too many resident cars that look like they haven't budged in months (all flat tires). Roads are really too tight for 40ft class A... narrow with way too many obstacles waiting around some hidden corner. Bars on windows in the whole neighborhood outside of the park, including the park office was our first head's up that we might want to stay elsewhere. After attempting to get the rig around the corner and dealing with the not friendly neighbors we informed the office we would not be staying. - GOERV
The $14 daily rate is based on the monthly rate we paid. This RV park is an older park with limited spaces for travelers. It is excellently managed by the on-site managers, who work tirelessly to keep the grounds and facilities immaculate. We particularly enjoyed the hot spring fed hot tubs and the pool, the water is crystal clear, cleaner than anything we have ever seen. There is a strong sense of community in this park but you don't feel pressured to take part if you want your privacy. There are also planned events if you wish to take part, and the social committee issues a regular newsletter to everyone on site. It is securely gated and never once did we feel unsafe. We stayed here for 5 weeks in a quiet site away from Corkill Road and we plan to return to this park for sure. - User3357
This is hard to rate because services are fine. The main thing to know is this is not an RV park, but an older mobile home park where they put RVs on unoccupied mobile home sites. This provides pretty roomy decomposed gravel spaces. The office is only open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 10-2 in the off season. When we arrived Tuesday we were met at the locked gate and directed to the assigned spot and told come to the office the next day. Manager was very nice the next day, but we had to wait a day to get the Wi-Fi code, which works well. It is an okay place to hang out and about a 20 minute drive to Palm Springs across the freeway, where you will want to go for restaurants and amenities. The mineral pool and three mineral spas are very nice. - Dayle Tedrow
Great Park. Warm and attentive staff, large and well maintained sites, clean restrooms and showers, nice pool and three spas, lots of activities, dinners, etc. This park is under new ownership/management and the improvements are obvious. - DiamondT
Very nice park and people. Recent remodel and clean up has made this my favorite park in the area. Great pool and hot tubs. Pet friendly and lots of fun! Would love to see them let customers "pick" the site they want. Rvers like to have that option! Don't miss the ice cream social and try to finish the huge banana split!!! - Frankjoy
New owner is addressing years of deferred maintenance. Managers are attentive and wonderful. Pools all sparkling clean. Sites big. Other campers are great. Give this park another try! - User2084
They raise the rent to help upgrade the park but have yet to see any upgrades. Wi-Fi was available when we first got there but now there is no Wi-Fi. Water goes off randomly anywhere from minutes to a day or more. Electric is outrageous as you pay more for park fees than the actual electric usage. They do have a wonderful pool and mineral spa. It works for a night or so, after that the problems will be plentiful. They do have a dog park but mine ended up with kennel cough as the area is not cleaned up. - User2618
The worst we have seen, especially for the money and, cash only. Very old, small and tight. Our 40' hung over onto the very poor pavement. Very tight spaces and if host hadn't helped, we would not have been able to get into our space. The website claims they have cable TV, but they don't. Redeeming factor is their Wi-Fi, it is the best we have seen in past few months. Mostly permanent or very long term tenants. Didn't know they had a spa or pool until after we left, and happened to see that on their website. Won't be back, especially due to the price. - RDA
This park is a work in progress since the management is fairly new and the park needed a lot of improvement. We came to this park in Sept. 2011 due to my husband having temporary employment in the area. We fell in love with it quickly. The management is great, the natural hot springs pool and spa are at the right temperature to be enjoyed at any time of the day or evening. The laundry, restrooms, and showers are kept clean. There is a nice sunny clubhouse where they have Wednesday coffees, happy hours, and lovely dinners for the tenants during the holidays. We loved it so much that we bought a trailer and paid yearly lot rent so that we can enjoy our retirement years here and be a part of this wonderful community park. The people are very friendly and helpful with information on the area's sites. I would recommend this park to anyone wanting to stay 1 night or longer. More than likely you will decide to extend your stay. - User2618
Great park to spend the winter in! This park is a mobile home park with large accessible RV sites available. They have hot mineral pools, a large pool at 90°F, two enclosed pools at 100°F and 104°F, a cool pool, and a sauna. Also a laundromat, library and club house with monthly activities. They have daily rates but this park is really set up for monthly or seasonal stays. We come here every year to "winter over" and love it and the family of people here. - GMR
Desert Hot Springs, California (760) 671-0711
Sites: 15 | Latest Rate: $30.00 |
This is an age 55+ mobile home park that has a few RV spaces available. Call ahead. Office hours are limited. They have a large warm mineral water swimming pool and a few smaller hot water pools. We did not try their WiFi, which their website says that they have. - Ken from San Diego
I stayed here for 1 month and left ASAP! This is a disgusting place. Fully equipped with corrupt sleazy management and all the white trash, drug trafficking you can handle. Do yourself and others and don't experience this place. - daveer
This is an unusual park because it is combined with a mobile home park where people live permanently. That is actually a good thing. People can ask locals other than a park manager, where good shopping, etc., is. Also, some people leave their rigs here all year (parked in storage) and return by car every year. Most of the RV'ers we saw this winter were from Canada and returned to the area because they loved golf or the local casinos, or just the desert, which was lovely. I also liked that there were walking paths out into the desert behind the park, accessible through the side gate, and the scenery here was real, not landscaped. The park pool is large and the spa big enough for 20 or so people. The clubhouse is nice, too, with a kitchen and room for the nightly card games our group held. It has a pool table and room to read, with books to take out and leave some if you want. A nice, friendly place. Management was not really very friendly, but the people at the park made up for it. It's a short walk to a shopping center with a Vons, K-Mart, and Starbucks, so you don't have to drive everywhere. - dhsbrenda
Large RV section with some landscaping. Sites are gravel and require some blocking to level. Pool and hot tub/spa area was great. WiFi was good, bathrooms mediocre. Overall wood return for a relaxing day in hot water. - sinnibar
We have stayed at Sam's on several occasions over the last 10 years. Winter guests might call it a destination RV facility, and no doubt many do if one looks at the numerous northerly license plates on RVs. For us, however, Sam's is just an overnight or two-day stay, usually traveling to or from Arizona.
On a positive note, the pool and spa area are superbly maintained. The landscaping in the pool area shows a lot of creativity and desert ambiance. The water is pleasantly warm in the cool months. The four spas have varying temperatures--all quite conducive to relaxation.
The RV spots vary in desirability, however. Some sites are reasonably level for a dirt and gravel park. On our latest stay, the automatic leveling system in my fifth wheel had to go through many iterations to get the job done! Another issue has to do with the declining water pressure at Sam's. Perhaps the overall water table has declined as a result of the California drought. Nevertheless, our Girard tankless water heater had some difficulty just producing hot water within the RV due to low water pressure.
For the most part the staff at Sam's is very welcoming and quite pleasant to deal with, the only exception being a woman who makes it seem like she's doing a major favor to accept your business.
We like the desert area but would recommend Sam's consider upgrading their RV sites as other parks/resorts in the area have done. - Professor Ken
Stayed in January for four nights. Friendly people at the counter at check-in.
No allocated spots, just go and find a suitable spot yourself. There are different sizes available, so skip the narrow ones. Clean park with many permanent residents in an older part of the park.
Swimming pool area very nice. Good landscaping. Hot pool area (4 pools) outdated, needs an upgrade. Laundry facility perfect and the restrooms are clean.
Park advertises that WiFi is available. That is correct, but WiFi is provided by Tengo Internet (2 days free) and disconnects very often, many times already after a few minutes. In the evening speed is very slow. - Bluesbirdy
Friendly check in, escorted to site which was wide and long enough for our 39 ft rig. Streets are not wide enough for the 90 degree back in sites, so getting in was not too easy, but can be done. Sites are screened by foliage in between, with concrete patio and vehicle parking pads and gravel for the RV. Mostly open sky for sat dish. Quiet, with beautiful views of the mountains and right next to a golf course, we enjoyed our stay. - ronboett
We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. You can't play tennis every morning since the one court is switched between pickleball and tennis every other day (but courteous sharing builds character). The sites are wide and private with hedges between. The roads are paved and wide. A host guided us to our site and assisted and with backing in. There are three grassy off-leash dog areas that are well maintained as well as several wide sandy washes for dog walking. Free wifi was fast. The pool and two spas looked clean and inviting. There is a well equipped fitness room and many available activities. The residents, a combination of full-timers, snowbirds and transients, were friendly and the park was quiet. There was not only an impressive array of amenities and facilities, but also every thing was well maintained and operational. A park must be adjacent to a lake or ocean to receive a 10 rating from me, but this one would have deserved it but for this one absent amenity. Would definitely stay again. - LoneWolf
Extremely tight back-in spots. Streets too narrow. Very, clean with a great golf course (didn't play). We didn't use any facilities but it was quiet and clean. However, this park convinced us never to use a "park model" park again. Will find a typical RV slot park from now on. - durham4926
This was a very relaxing stop. We enjoyed the Hot Spring soaks in the pool area. The park was a little tight to maneuver our 40 foot fiver. The people were very friendly even though it was a very large park. We would return to this park if in the area for an extended stay. - MINomad
Rate with PA discount. Overall rating is for RV sites, not the overall "Resort". The resort is very nice as stated in other reviews. However, very lacking for RVers, especially for large RVs. Expect up to 45 degree back-in and hope no one is parked in front on the other side of the road. Our 37 ft RV got in mainly because I could pull forward (some streets narrower than others). Electric and cable worked well. However, sewer was located at the back of the sites, so you'll need an extension. And personally for us, we did not like being surrounded by park models. Would probably look for a different Park next time. - ctk3
This park is mainly a park model resort, with some percentage of the sites that do not have park models used as RV sites. Our site was quite small. They may have spots for larger rigs but better call ahead. We found the park overall quiet, with the typical RV park inquisitiveness from your neighbors. A "HUGE" percentage of residents are Canadian snowbirds. We were camping in our truck camper which makes us very interested in the showers and restrooms. The showers are located in the pool/spa area and were marked unavailable till the pool opened at 8am. The restrooms are very limited with only two toilet stalls in each dressing area. Unheated I might add, which wouldn't normally be a problem except it was below freezing in the mornings we were there. Mineral pools and showers were very clean and nice. What is used as a dog park is a fenced in area of dust and dirt. No grass and very very dusty. The Mexican restaurant onsite was "GREAT" for breakfast. - mhailey
An oasis in the middle of the desert. Palm trees, golf course, nice lake, swimming pool, and friendly management. It can't be seen from the freeway. It was a pleasant surprise when we saw up close. Full amenities were offered, but we only dry camped over night. Seemed very focused for seniors. Radio signals are faint, the closest gas is 20 miles away, and closest grocery store is about 40 miles away. Manager says it is 80% empty in the summer. I can see why! - zzzya
Not a 5 star park but a wonderful park for those escaping the snow and wanting to see southern California. Wonderful pool and jacuzzi, all natural hot springs. Management and staff are wonderful. - carmen33