Think 1942 American romantic drama starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid in the controlled city of Casablanca. El Morocco Inn is all about Morocco and Casa Blanca, from its looped screening of the film in the TV lounge room, to its décor all over the property. What you don’t figure out until after you are bathing your troubles away in one of the hot mineral baths, is that this décor will enhance your overall experience. The spiritual new-age background music adds to the incredible heightened mood. One thing you will be guaranteed of for sure is that once you enter the compound, all of your stress will be left outside of the wooden gate.
The grounds are very charming as well. There are lots of hammocks and little nooks to meditate. There are fabrics flowing off of every available area, which in the wind adds an extra sexiness. One of their treatment rooms is in a small building on the grounds near their wonderful gardens. This very sweet little area is all part of the overall ambiance that makes El Morocco Inn & Day Spa so unique and special.
As part of my 3-night stay, they gave me a 90-minute treatment done by Maria, which was pure heaven. She started me off using a soft brush, and brushing my skin with the circulation going up towards my heart. She then applied a clay body mask, massaged my scalp, and wrapped me up like a mummy. I was escorted to an outdoor shower that was still private with a shower curtain separating any common areas. Once the clay was washed off, I went back into the treatment room and she did a full body massage. What a treat, I highly recommend including this with your glorious stay.
They have a happy hour with their special martini, “The Morocco-tini”, as well as a lovely continental breakfast, which included: hard-boiled eggs, pastries, bagel, fruit, yogurt, and cereal. The best part of all of this is their French-press coffee that you make yourself, and is ready to make anytime of the day or night – what a very amazing touch.
My room was on the first floor and very close to the entrance. The bed is super comfy, and their small but cute kitchen gives you everything you need if you wanted to stay in and chill. The motif aligns itself with the rest of the Inn with Moroccan details, which for me was very soothing.
Robert, who arranged my stay was extremely accommodating, he is just so sweet. Anything your heart desires he will make happen. He extended my stay to 3 nights, which was so kind and generous. He is one stand up guy!
Dessert Hot Springs is off the beaten path, but something not to be missed. It’s about 25 minutes away from Palm Springs, worth the drive, in a very quiet low-key area. The hills are all part of the San Andreas fault, and they release minerals so all of the hotels are privileged to have mineral baths that are great for healing any ailments. After 1 day of soaking in the baths my body felt great, all of my aches and pains were literally gone.
I highly recommend this Inn. It is part of the Cabbi – California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns, which is a vetted website/book that only has the best of the best Bed and Breakfast Inns. www.cabbi.com
A truly amazing romantic getaway, but not just for lovers, it can be a nice time by yourself as this hotel is quiet and rejuvenating. Whatever the occasion, I would make your next trip a very memorable one by trying a nice spot, The El Morocco Inn & Day Spa.
El Morocco Inn & Day Spa
66810 4th Street
Desert Hot Springs, CA. 92240