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Spin and Margie's Desert Hideaway

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64491 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Spin and Margie's Desert Hideaway
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a week in lovely unit #1 for an entire week. What a well-equipped and gorgeously furnished place. Our daughter and her fiancé married in the JT National Park, and that's why we made the trip all the way to Joshua Tree...in my new car all the way from Athens, GA. Mindy (aka "Margie") and Drew... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It felt instantly like a second home, a perfect hideaway from LA. We loved the location and the vibe. It was Spacious. Private. Romantic. And perfectly suited for relaxation or a departure point for Joshua Tree.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Super easy to get to. Rooms are large, clean, and bright. Nice DVD selection too. Staff is super warm and helpful. Great spot for a solo trip or a stay with friends. Close to 29 Palms, Joshua Tree restaurants, and The Park.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Loved this place our first visit so came back again. Close to the park and yet tucked away so feels like an oasis. Comfortable rooms with lovely grounds for star gazing, horseshoes, and relaxing. Spotted roadrunner, quail, lizards, doves, and tons of hummingbirds this trip. Grills and kitchenettes make it easy to have dinner "at home" after a day in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This visit to Spin an Margie's was to celebrate my husband's recent retirement. We also wanted to disconnect from busy-ness and get into a more contemplative place. The garden was lit up with birds and desert flowers and we pondered our afternoons away. The little kitchens are fully equipped, and the owners really enjoy keeping things clean and up to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I took a 2 day trip to Spin and Margies just to get away for awhile and relax before our first little baby arrives in a couple of weeks. We had such a relaxing time in the most peaceful environment. We highly recommend this lovely little getaway spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you are anyplace in the area, this is the place to stay, if you can get a room. I've stayed at the Best Western and it's OK, but Spin & Margie's is far more interesting and very unique. If you prefer new "plastic" places then stay elsewhere.

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Chino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was our second time staying at Spin and Margie's Desert Hideaway - we're so lucky to have found their quaint "haciendas" - it secluded, quiet and just very comfortable. Both trips we stayed because we went to concerts up at Pappy and Harriet's (another gem!). We look forward to staying there again soon!

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There were only two shortcomings, both subjective: 1. The bed wasn't wonderful, but I suspect another couple might say it was perfect, and; 2. We never met either Spin or Margie! I wish we had been able to personally communicate how much we enjoyed the property and gardens. Otherwise, we had a lovely and restful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The best place to stay in Joshua Tree!! The suites are wonderful. The staff is fantastically accommodating. The grounds are a great place to hang and explore. If you are headed to the desert, spend a few nights at Spin and Margie's! You won't regret it.

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