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Palms at Indian Head

2220 Hoberg Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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#5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Borrego Springs
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.
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jam5180 wrote a review Oct 2020
Long Beach, California41 contributions27 helpful votes
I have fond memories of past stays here. I was looking forward to the stay. However, this stay was very disappointing. My sisters and I had two rooms. Both had strong musty odors. Room 3 had a jammed lock. We had to open the window , lift the screen so my sister could hand her room key out the window so the door to the room could be unlocked from the outside. Upon arrival, we found the key in an envelope at the front desk, as instructed in the welcome. However, a young woman was busy at the reception area. She did not greet us. Odd. We were told the rooms would have bottle openers . Neither room had one. We had to go to the front desk twice to get one. The first inquiry we were told to “check the room”. Again , not good customer service. It felt like our stay was an inconvenience. Overall, the place felt in poor condition. But the pool was great. This was not enough to bring me back.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from David Leibert, Owner at Palms at Indian Head
Responded Oct 21, 2020
I'm very sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Please note we are currently upgrading those rooms with all new carpeting, paint, furniture and doors. They are almost completed. We'll have photos posted soon. Also, I do remember greeting you as I actually walked out of the office, greeted you and asked if you needed any help with check-in or finding your room. Yes the bottle openers should be in the room. You are right, we should've followed you up to your room and checked the room ourselves. We'll be sure to do that next time. My bad.
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RNKMLB wrote a review Sep 2020
Los Angeles, California59 contributions26 helpful votes
If you're a lap swimmer who seeks the peace and quiet of the desert, this is the place for you. I've been staying at The Palms since the late 1990s. The mid-century modern architecture and summer desert setting are an aesthetic pleasure. There is a beautiful, well-maintained, 25-yard lap pool. In the summer, the water temp hovers around 84 degrees, and never any crowded lanes. In the evenings, sit by the pool and watch the stars come out.
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Date of stay: September 2020
6Miles01 wrote a review Mar 2020
New Jersey118 contributions25 helpful votes
We went to Borrego Springs as a "maybe we'll stay for the night" We are so happy we did. This is a place worth visiting and staying if only for one night. We may even go back next year. It's the peacefulness of the desert that gets you. The quiet of the night. Everyone at the Palms is so friendly and accommodating. and casual. Folders with keys and names were left at the front desk for newly arrived guests if no one was there at check in. We had an end room that was very large. There were 2 choices -- one was renovated and the other not, We chose the $20 cheaper option which we liked more than the updated room.We were on our way to Palm Springs and this place is like what Palm Springs may have been long ago. The hotel is mid century modern. Yes it can use some TLC but it gets A for atmosphere from us. The food at the restaurant was delicious.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: An end room so only neighbors on one side.
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KatB92020 wrote a review Nov 2019
San Diego, California108 contributions32 helpful votes
I’ve stayed at better and worse in Borrego Springs, but the bottom line is I loved the vibe here and it was a great value. Just needs a little TLC and it could be great. My new favorite. We will be back.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kirk wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Angeles, California12 contributions8 helpful votes
This is for someone in to architecture and modern design this place his fantastic. Top it off with an amazing kitchen and bar and this is paradise Anza. Oh, there's a hot tub and pool too. Seriously, I don't want to review this place because it'll possibly help send more people there and ...well...it really is worth it.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Room 9 bar none. Then there's 2,3,4 that overlook the pool and Anza.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palms at Indian Head
Which popular attractions are close to Palms at Indian Head?
Nearby attractions include Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (1.1 miles), Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail (3.4 miles), and Hellhole Canyon Trail (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palms at Indian Head?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Palms at Indian Head?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Palms at Indian Head?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Palms at Indian Head?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palms at Indian Head?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Ocotillo, Kendall's Cafe, and Carmelita's Mexican Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palms at Indian Head?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Palms at Indian Head have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.