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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From many hikes at the state park you can spot this hotel because of the towering palms that mark the spot! Memorable sunrises and sunsets, coyotes in the distance yipping at the moon, doves cooing in the morning, the most welcoming staff and delicious restaurant, comfy beds and a fireplace in our Casita! There is firewood on your stoop and...

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Claremont, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Older property with vintage mid-century charm. Interesting to see the Hollywood Stars pictures from the 1950's that stayed at the hotel. Rooms were clean and well appointed. 2nd floor rooms over looking the pool area share a common "patio" which happens to be the roof of the 1st floor dining/lobby areas. However the views of the valley are spectacular. The...

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kentucky
Reviewed January 19, 2017

We spent a glorious five nights at the Palms during the excellent Borrego Springs Film Festival. The resort is a secluded, quiet getaway less than five minutes from all the action on the town's Palm Canyon Drive. It's right on the doorstep of California's biggest state park, Anza-Borrego Desert. The historic inn played frequent host to some of the biggest...

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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Very good surf & turf Chocolate lava cake ala mode ended it off perfectly! 1st visit - trip advisor was right with this being the number 1 restaurant in the area. Filet mignon & lobster with warm drawn butter was superb. Alexander valley Cabernet was paired perfectly. Happy New Year.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 20, 2016

A unique and one of a kind historic Inn. It is truly special to feel like you are walking into a 1950's resort and still be taken care of with a quiet room, pool and restaurant. This is a place to get away and reconnect with each other. We arrived mid week and were able to stay in the casitas...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were two couples and had the place to ourselves for one night mid-week. The sense of period and history it evokes is wonderful and even if there was no one there, we didn't miss them. Great pool, great location and a terrific sense of getting away from it all. An early morning hike into a canyon and a very...

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Erie, Colorado
Reviewed July 27, 2016

2 couples- both casitas. The staff left and we were literally alone. For the whole night and next morning. Next morning we checked ourselves out and hoped for the best. It was easily the most fun we've ever had at a hotel/resort. I did wake up at 1or2 a.m. wondering about roving bands of killers or homicidal motorcycle gangs, but...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed June 23, 2016

I love this property. It's a throwback to another time when the Hollywood jet set would lounge in the desert to get away from it all. The Palms never feels crowded (it's like having a hotel all to yourself) and features well-appointed guestrooms, a stylish lobby with black & white photos of some of the Hollywood guests who stayed here...

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David L, Owner at Palms at Indian Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and getting the word out. Our goal is to keep the property as you say "a throwback to another time". Simple, comfortable and convenient. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed June 5, 2016

This weekend was hot but it didn't matter. The hotel is an amazing 20th century modern jewel with an enormous pool surrounded by palm trees. Our room was comfortably cool, the bed was soft and comfy, their rooms are large. Ours looked over the desert, an amazing view. At night we sat by the pool and looked at the stars....

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David L, Owner at Palms at Indian Head, responded to this review

And we love having you here.

San Diego, California
Reviewed April 22, 2016

Couldn't get a room here, It was full, but I did get a fabulous evening meal. Their special menu, which was five star for me, was less than thirty dollars with a cocktail to start and tip. The waitress said the rooms were about $169 per night including a $10 voucher for breakfast at a nearby restaurant. My meal: martini...

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David L, Owner at Palms at Indian Head, responded to this review

Glad you were able to join us for dinner. Thank you for your very nice review, we wish we had the room to accommodate you in the hotel. Our location, view and Olympic pool are three of the very special attractions of the hotel. Thank you for telling the world! Hope you can visit again soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. $10 off breakfast per person at the Red Ocotillo restaurant off Christmas Circle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palms at Indian Head

Address: 2220 Hoberg Road, PO Box 525, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Location: United States > California > Borrego Springs
Price Range: $162 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Palms at Indian Head 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Casitas have mini fridge, microwaves and a wet bar sink with all utensils.”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 days ago | Read review
“Rooms 1-5 for best views. To really splurge- get a "casita" (Rooms 11 and 12). Avoid rooms 6-10.”
 of 5 bubbles apacheap, 1 week ago | Read review
“The casita was the best”
 of 5 bubbles CharlieK723, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Casitas-well worth the extra cost. Hey, it's a work in progress”
 of 5 bubbles garybe2016, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
“The poolside cabana-type rooms are great and tucked away from the main building for even more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles F6312XAroberta, Jun 23, 2016 | Read review
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