The Spa Hotel and Casino in Palm Springs offers not only accommodations, but a Vegas-esque casino experience as well. But that's not why I went there. I went there to experience what they call "The Taking Of The Waters". For $40 (you can get $10 if you book another service at the same time, such as a massage or facial), you go through 5 stages of relaxation. After you check in and are handed a fluffy robe, you head to the first stop - the steam room (wet heat). Once you are done there, you head over to the sauna (dry heat) -- stopping for water in between so you don't get dehydrated. There is a second sauna experience, which is the aromatherapy sauna, designed, open up your sinuses and assist with breathing. The fourth step is the one people enjoy the most… you are lead into your own private jacuzzi where warm water gently massages you into blissful happiness. The final step in this process is a room where you are taken to basically meditate and/or take a nap before hittin’ the town. You are directed to a bed and wrapped in a large sheet while soothing witch hazel patches are placed on your eyes. You can have an attendant wake you up in time for your massage appointment, or in time to get home and make dinner. This is the greatest spa experience I’ve ever had. The price was right, the facilities were clean and the staff friendly. In fact, I did get a massage after the “Taking of the Waters” but found that I didn’t even really need to have a massage since I was already so relaxed.