The good - pool was nice. Our bed was clean when we arrived. Staff member, Sam, was friendly and attentive on day one.
We were here two weeknights. No party going on (despite Dewey's website). But we relaxed night one with nice conversation with the few couples staying there.
The bad and so-so - Pool loungers have old and seriously worn cushions which give the outside a run down feel. Trash outside was not picked up. Food consisted of stale bagels in the morning and chips the rest of the day. Our room was not cleaned nor were we ever given it offered fresh towels. "Hot" water wasn't. Best we could manage was lukewarm showers. And the shower did not drain well so we nearly overflowed onto the floor.
Nighttime music was not conducive to a sexy time. Staff on day 2 never left her office so no "free flowing margarita " to be had.
As others have said, the neighborhood appears a bit sketchy and parking is limited.
We made a good time for ourselves but the is seriously overpriced for the experience offered. We have traveled extensively to lifestyle resorts and this is one of the worst values we have experienced.
My GF and I decided to venture out in public after 3 months of isolation due to the pandemic. We've been to SMI before. We talked to one of the hostesses on the phone and felt comfortable going, especially since most activities are outdoors.
SMI asked us to sign a waiver about Covid, and really emphasized that we should not come if we had any symptoms or weren't feeling well. We trusted that everyone elsrthere was equally careful about not coming if there was any risk of transmitting anything to other guests.
It was hot and crowded on a Saturday, so the pool was packed. You probably should come during the week if you want a little more space and stay distant from others. But otherwise it was a great time! Some people are very social, and will let you know if they are interested in hooking up. And same goes for you - just say hello, introduce yourself and and ask! No means no, and you won't feel pressured. We're an older couple (late 50s) but made friends with younger folks too.
You'll see couples getting it on in the pool or on the lounge chairs and daybeds, but nighttime is where things really start going. It usually centers around the little disco and jacuzzi, but we met 3 couples in the pool and adjourned to one of their bedrooms where we had an awesome time!
Lots of average-looking folks (including us) looking for fun. There are always first-timers there, although you will have difficulty figuring out who they are. If you're a newbie, just shed your clothes and jump in! You'll feel comfortable in 5 minutes.
Staff is great and very helpful. Limited food delivery during the pandemic, so bring snacks (there's a small fridge outside if you don't have a room) and coolers are allowed. BYOB, although sometimes limited liquor is available. We chose to arrive early, then go out to dinner and come back for nighttime activities.
Prior to visiting SMI, we were pretty "vanilla" when it came to sex. We've found SMI to be so liberating that we now make sure we visit 3 or 4 times a year. Day visits are inexpensive. Onsite rooms are a bit pricey, but there's a hotel just down the street that holds rooms for SMI during busy times that is affordable - just call SMI for info.
Sea Mountain OneLove is also great - larger property, more spread out, but just as fun!
Go ahead - take the SMI plunge!
Absolutely one of my favorite places to visit to relax and unwind with people of a similar mindset. Can’t beat how refreshing the mineral pool is, how nice the patrons are, or how amazing the staff is. Love this location as much as we love the one in Las Vegas.
The resort is located in a transitional commercial-residential area. Which means it is 20 minutes away from all of the action on Palm Canyon Drive. It is much like the owner Dewy, an old hippie surfer hangout/hotel. They have made some updates, but because of the hodgepodge collection of buildings, it is has a disjointed feel—lots of little nooks and crannies where they put playroom, hot tub, and socializing areas. It can be claustrophobic. The pool was heated. They did an excellent job keeping the place clean and well maintained. The small staff was amiable.
I would not call it a resort, because it does not have real food or bar service on the property. The drinks and snacks are basic and free to avoid issues with being an LS resort and California food and liquor laws. It is only open to couples and women; single men are not allowed. It is CO, but no one was wearing a stitch of clothes. The guests were a mix of older and middle-aged, in good shape, but not that friendly. Outside of the staff, no one was in their 20s or early 30s. Public PDA and more was allowed.
It is showing its age, and the rooms need to be updated. For a long time, it was really the only LS game in Palm Springs, but newer entries in PS have done significant updates and are all welcoming. We will give it another shot during a more peak period to see if the mix of guests is a little younger and more social.
We arrived late afternoon to find only a few rooms were booked but as it was very hot we only wanted to go get a shower a Mac , a swim and sleep.
We hadn't intend to play just a bit of voyeurism but on our first full day It seemed so natural to join three couples by the pool, Things did not happen with any pressure, it just happened , No one asked, No one said yes No one said No ,it was so natural a thing to do, not in a room, not in a motel but just with all three couples by the pool, doing what was natural ,it felt safe. It was as though it was meant to happen, No embarrassed silence, just a little glance and a smile over to my wife who making those little noises was with a couple who had join in and
The resort filled up in the evening and at the weekend with quite a few day/evening couples The extra people and Dewey 's music made the resort vibrate with lifestyle energy The energy caressed us, kissed us ,excited us, covered us ,engulfed us and took us to new levels. SMI changed us for every