WANT TO STAY IN A REALLY REALLY NICE SPA HOTEL IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS? TRY THE EL MOROCCO INN AND DAY SPA. Ask for our friend Robert, the Manager.
Posted on July 2, 2022
The El Morocco Inn & Spa is a Moroccan inspired inn in Desert Hot Springs…
Slip into our natural hot mineral water pool and spa and have your cares float away. Enjoy a daily lavish complimentary continental breakfast in the morning. Enjoy a midnight swim in our warm mineral water pool, open 24 hours for our overnight guests. Indulge in a shower under the stars. Choose from our many massage or body treatments to start your day and then relax in a hammock in our garden. This “transporting experience” is conveniently located in Desert Hot Springs, close to downtown Palm Springs and is the perfect weekend getaway. So close… yet so far away from it all
The El Morocco Inn & Day Spa Story
The El Morocco Inn & Day Spa was built in the late 1950’s directly on top of a vein of mineral rich thermal hot waters in Desert Hot Springs, California. Our Inn and Day Spa began life as the “Caravan Spa-tel”.
Originally, the town was known as “California’s Spa City” because of the healing mineral-rich waters flowing beneath. The giant billboards along the highway pointed the way to over 120 inns which dotted the landscape. Due to the high cost of maintaining the hot mineral water wells, most of those inns closed and now there are fewer than 25 hot springs resorts.
Authentic Morocco Vibe
Purchased in 2001, the former Caravan Spa-tel was the perfect spot to carve out the El Morocco, a 13 guestroom “experience” with a Moroccan vibe. The innkeepers want to provide guests with an authentic experience of Morocco. You’ll find a giant chess board (along with hammocks and other gathering spots) in the Spa Garden. It’s a great place to play games and just chill.
Most furnishings in the Inn come directly from our buying trips to Morocco. The beautiful fabrics came from the women’s co-ops, located on the outskirts of major cities in Morocco. These are the places where women (who are single, widowed, or divorced) make the fabrics by hand. Many of the lamps and lighting fixtures throughout the inn and grounds also came from Morocco. These goatskin-wrapped lights and unique hanging lamps cast amazing geometrical designs.