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good hot is a small bayside sauna operation.
come sauna and enjoy the water.
we have saunas available for private rental and a beach for cold plunging, at point san pablo in richmond. good hot is hosted by the waters bathing collective, a worker-owned cooperative aiming to share the delight of communal bathing with our east bay community of all races, gender expressions, sexualities and backgrounds. we invite you come enjoy the heat, water, and steam with friends ☻☺
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we currently have four saunas available for private rental, each with different seating arrangements, natural light features and decks and stoops for lounging and sitting. we hope you try them all! our saunas fit 1-6 people, with 6 being doable but definitely cozy. sauna #4 is more spacious and can fit up to 8 people.
reservations are priced as a flat rate per time slot. a visit is more affordable when shared among friends.
sauna #1-3: $120 for 1.5 hr session (1-6 ppl)
sauna #4: $140 for 1.5 hr session (1-8 ppl), or $120 for those requiring ADA ramp access.
you can purchase a gift certificate by sending a venmo payment of $120 to @goodhot. please include your name & email in the notes section, and we will send you the gift certificate and instructions that you can forward to the recipient.
there are changing cubicles, a communal shower for rinsing off, and a porta potty on site for your use. we also have open cubbies for stashing your belongings.
beach & water
there is a small public beach next to the saunas, accessible by a short stairway, perfect for a cold plunge after breaking a sweat inside. (it’s possible to access the water most of the day except for very low tide so if you’re set on getting in the water, be sure to check the tide charts before reserving your slot!). we ask that you not go further than 20 feet offshore and discourage swimming, as there are often strong currents and there is no lifeguard on duty.
we are open on thursday, saturday and sunday, from 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM. visits are all by reservation only, there is no drop-in bathing.
we release reservation dates in small batches, for up to 3 weeks out. we unfortunately cannot hold spots in advance (unless you are planning a party - see below for more info). we are a small operation and this keeps things manageable for us :)
our venue, terminal 4 in point san pablo, is an active industrial park we share with our fellow tenants; truckers, contractors, a potter, and often hip-campers spending a night in the open air. it’s a beautiful corner of the bay made all the more special by it’s eclectic mix of activities and history. you will receive specific instructions with a gate code and directions in your confirmation email. terminal 4 is a no-smoking facility.
we will issue a full refund up to 48 hours before your reservation time, after which there will be no refund. If for some reason we have to cancel (high smoke advisory, severe weather) we will try to contact guests 24 hours in advance of their reservation and issue a full refund.
what to bring
swimsuit (disrobing permitted in the saunas but we ask that you wear cover in the public areas), a towel (2 is even better, one for drying off, one for lying on), water shoes for the beach (a requirement for getting in the water! it is a bit rocky on the way out), and plenty of drinking water. feel free to bring snacks for after your session.
we ask that guests come with their pods or all vaccinated people only. if you are feeling sick or having any symptoms, we ask that you do not use the saunas. because our communal facilities are exclusively outdoors, we do not require guests to wear masks. in between each use, we wipe down all surfaces, and air out and let the saunas run at 175 degrees for 10 minutes. good hot staff members wear masks while cleaning the saunas.
parties, events, retreats
full rental of the facilities includes all three saunas as well as a seating area for 2 back-to-back time slots (4.25 hours). you're welcome to provide your own food and/or music, just give us a heads up as to what you’re planning! please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance so we can set aside the desired time slots. we also try to accomodate parties outside of our normal business hours. please contact us for more info on pricing.
unfortunately, children are not permitted to use the saunas (18+ only).
the area is an active industrial site with tenants coming and going, so unless your dog can comfortably and quietly hang out in your car, we ask that you leave them at home.
reduced rate sessions
we’re experimenting with different ways to make visits accessible to more people! for the month of may, we are offering a limited number of 50% off reduced rate visits for QTBIPOC who may not be able to come otherwise. first come first serve, limit one per person per month. please fill out this form to receive a coupon.
we offer worker-owners of other cooperatives a discounted rate to support them and their work building economic justice through workplace democracy. email us at with the subject line, “worker-owner” for the coupon code.