Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort
What We Love
- Award-winning spa escape in Desert Springs, just 20 minutes from Palm Springs
- Trailblazing eco policy, including a three-and-a-half-acre solar field and organic linens
- Farm-to-table restaurant that serves vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and whole food menus
What To Know
- Expect a hushed vibe and "Quiet" signs across the resort
- Pack light — most guests spend their entire stay in a spa robe
- Children 17 and under are not permitted
- A $25 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Desert Springs, just 20 minutes north of Palm Springs, Two Bunch Palms is an adults-only spa retreat famous for it healing waters and trailblazing eco program. First opened in 1940, the resort was a favorite among Hollywood starlets (and the occasional California mobster) throughout the ’50s and ’60s. Today, the 77 landscaped acres encompass a farm-to-table restaurant, spa, Grotto mineral pool, meditation lakes and yoga studios. Some of the 70 guestrooms are in the hotel’s Vintage section nearest the spa, pools and restaurant; for seclusion seekers, the Soulstice rooms and suites are more spread out beyond the meditation lakes and have private outdoor areas. Fresh off a full revamp in 2013, the new interiors sport an elegant look with custom-built furnishings, energy-efficient fixtures and sustainable latex beds topped with organic linens. Relaxation is the focus here thanks to the Two Bunch spa and its 22 treatment rooms (including two mud cabanas), the Conscious Conversation or Intention Burning classes, the meditation lakes and a Grotto pool, which is naturally heated to 104 and 99 degrees. Essence restaurant dishes up vegan, gluten-free and whole food options, all prepared with organic ingredients grown on the property or selected from local farms.
In the Area
With a focus on rest and relaxation, most guests are content to explore the resort’s 77 acres and its pampering spa, mineral pool and farm-to-table restaurant. Beyond the grounds, Desert Springs is a playground of arid canyons and golf courses galore, or there’s increasingly hip South Palm Springs, just a 20-minute drive away. Here, hit the city’s fave cafe, Koffi, the Appetito Italian deli and supper club scene at the Purple Room. Alternatively, discover the great outdoors in Joshua Tree National Park, or up close at Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyons.
How to Get There
Romantic getaway for our 1 year wedding anniversary! We decide to book two bunch palms because we wanted rest and relaxation. We enjoyed the classes and quiet atmosphere. Make sure to participate in the classes and enjoy the meditation ponds.
What a magical resort!! The restaurant, the spa and all the wonderful classes, front desk and housekeeping were all so accommodating.
The hot springs is great in evening to relax your body, mind and soul.
Came wait to go back!
Purchased a day package for spa treatment, lunch, and use of facilities for a day. Roughly $200 USD with tax and gratuity included. You receive a towel and tote that you can take home too! As part of the day, you can also attend the classes which are wonderful. We took a drumming class and intro to meditation. Our body scrub and massages were first class. The food at Essence restaurant was great. You get a main and drink (juice, smoothly or wine) as part of your package.
The only drawback I noticed was primarily from the guests - and their lack of cleaning up their cups and food packages. People left lunch boxes, empty cups and bottles by the grotto and mineral pools - pretty disrespectful to a peaceful place. The spa should have had someone regularly walking through to pick up but the ownes is on the people to throw away their garage..seriously.
Regardless of the aforementioned, this spa is peaceful and has areas throughout for you to sit and watch the ducks, enjoy some sun or relax in the shade. I look forward to going back.
This place is in SERIOUS need of upgrading, with the sticker price on the rooms and the spa services.
This is a review of the SPA only, I was a day guest, which I had the luxury of paying ~$150 *just to access the property*. My husband selected a $195 package that waived the guest pass fee. My package was $205 and did not include the waived fee. I regret making my selection and wish I would have just picked the package that included it because it was NOT worth the added fee.
I have to give their brand managers credit, they really sell a vibe for the property and especially the spa. Sadly, the spa was rundown, dirty, old, and dilapidated. All the excitement I had for my relaxing day at the spa was drained as soon as we walked the halls of it. Attached are pictures from the shower in the locker room - all of the showers through the spa are like this. The ceiling in my massage room was caving in.
Does this look like the brand that they are selling on their site? It's no wonder they don't have any images of their spa rooms on their page.
I'm so incredibly disappointed in the money I spent here, and can't help but feel completely duped by this brand. How can they charge the prices they do with this type of environment?? I will give credit that if you are a guest here in their newly renovated rooms, combined with the relaxing mineral pools and overall sanctuary-type environment, it might be a good stay. Don't waste your money at the spa.
Be Careful!!, the hotel recharged customer again and again when they check out. I booked though Expedia 12/06/2017, I paid in full. I came to the hotel check in at 12/09/2017 and check out at 12/10/2017. When I check out, I was notified I need to pay $57.50 for additional resort charges. I paid by credit card. On 2/22/2018, the hotel charged me $57 again, I called to credit card company to dispute and they did refund to me. On 04/16/2018 they recharged me $57, then refund me again. On 05/27/2018, they third time recharged me $57 because they said they did an audit and found I did not pay $57. Liar! First, I paid all booking fess though Expedia, second I paid ADDITIONAL RESORT FEES when I was check out. All potential customers, you may see other reviews from the travel website, the hotel always charged customers when they left! Terrible hotel ever!!!