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The Palms at Indian Head Desert Inn

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2220 Hoberg Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Encinitas, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The best place to stay in BS although for some reason it does not show up when one searches for hotels in Borrego Springs. The rooms are clean, the pool is fabulous and the restaurant serves a wide range of food.

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Buffalo, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was our first trip to southern California from the east (Buffalo NY) to visit family in El Cajon in late April. My wife and I wanted to do a bit of exploring while there and planned an itinerary that included a drive around the fabled Salton Sea and up Mount Palomar to visit the observatory before settling into a... More

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Bishops Stortford
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104 reviews 104 reviews
26 hotel reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We only eat here for breakfast as a local recommended that we check the place out. The inn itself is a beautiful modernist building set looking at the beautiful mountains and desert of the Anza-Borrego state park. The pool also looked particularly inviting. Breakfast itself was very good and very good value. We had the peg leg breakfast and the... More

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El Cajon, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Just arrived home from another wonder relaxing stay, (4 day), we have stayed many time but this was our first time in the poolside cascade, how wonderful to step out your front door to a beautiful pool and hot tub. A day of golfing and another day of hiking, then relaxing by the pool reading my book... The food is... More

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Long Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stayed here for a weekend getaway with my folks, and we loved it. The architecture is classic mid-century, though unfortunately the decor doesn't reflect that (my only complaint!). The location is absolutely gorgeous -- set on a bit of a rise with the valley spread out before you. I could sit on the patio or pool deck all day, just... More

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Los Angeles
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I feel compelled to respond to the reviewer below that gave The Palms only one star (pfft, stick to sterile corporate chains, clearly) and wanted deadbolts in Anza because he felt "Unsafe". Is that a joke? My husband and I have been visiting this gem in the desert for years! Service has been very casual but friendly. Also, beetles tend... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband and I loved this motel. It is kind of in the middle of nowhere, which we loved. It looks cool architecturally. Big windows and it's only a two storey. Get a room that looks over the pool. The other rooms look over the car park in the back. Huge rooms with microwaves, fridges, seating area, the hottub was... More

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Irvine, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We came upon this unique little hotel on a previous visit to Borrego Springs and vowed to stay here next time we came out. We did and just loved it. It is a cool little place with just twelve rooms. Huge pool which was very inviting after a long morning of hiking! Simple yes, not a luxury resort by any... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We only had one night in this place. It's small and friendly, only 12 rooms. We arrived late and caught the tail end of dinner - I had a tasty burger. Huge, comfortable bed, lovely room, retro style, well captured. When we woke in the morning the sunrise was outstanding and breakfast outside by the pool lovely. great deal that... More

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Clinton, NY
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Palms is very unusual. We chose it after reading Trip Advisor write-ups. The hotel has a fabulous history, and the expansive lobby displays many photos, clippings and other artifacts from past times. There are many artistic decorating touches as well. There are only 12 rooms in the hotel, so there is not a desk person on duty at all... More

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Address: 2220 Hoberg Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Borrego Springs
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Also Known As:
The Palms At Indian Head Desert Hotel Borrego Springs

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The Palms at Indian head is a beautiful hotel at an unsurpassed location. We have a level of privacy and personalized service that cannot be compared with any other hotel. Our property is quiet with outstanding views and off the beaten path. We have a unique setting with 12 rooms (most for two guests only) and a mid-century modern architecture built on its own twenty acres of natural desert land. Our Hotel is complete with a large Olympic-size pool, oversized Jacuzzi and spacious patio area. Continental breakfast is included with room rate. ... more   less 
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