We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spin and Margie's Desert Hideaway

Certificate of Excellence
64491 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Spin and Margie's Desert Hideaway
Write a Review

213 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    181
    24
    5
    2
    1
See reviews for
44
109
16
6
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (49)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (213)
  • Mar-May only
    (80)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (38)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (41)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (54)
All months
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second stay at Spin & Margie's and just as magical and lovely as the first time. We love the atmosphere and vibe of the location. Every detail of the place is so thoughtful and obvious a lot of love and care went into creating a perfect and comfortable stay. Mindy (aka "Margie") came to greet us and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berkeley, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pasadena, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chino, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Berkeley, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

335 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (84)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (32)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (33)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (208)
Viewed
Amenities (12)
Viewed
Apartment (92)
Viewed
The Hotel (104)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (43)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Other (14)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Joshua Tree
11.8 mi away
Sunnyvale Garden Suites Hotel - Joshua Tree National Park
Sunnyvale Garden Suites Hotel - ...
#6 of 12 in Twentynine Palms
4.5 of 5 stars 243 reviews
8.8 mi away
BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel at Joshua Tree National Park
BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel at Jo...
#5 of 12 in Twentynine Palms
4.0 of 5 stars 302 reviews
9.1 mi away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twentynine Palms - Joshua Tree National Park
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twentynin...
#1 of 12 in Twentynine Palms
4.5 of 5 stars 244 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.0 mi away
BEST WESTERN Joshua Tree Hotel & Suites
10.3 mi away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
10.1 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Twentynine Palms
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suit...
#3 of 12 in Twentynine Palms
4.5 of 5 stars 201 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Back to top