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Erie, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Thank Robert A
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. More 

La Mesa
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.... More 

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

And we love having you here. More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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. More 

Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

There are better options in Borrego if you're looking for cleanliness and modern amenities. The service is terrible but it is the desert. Not family friendly but it does have an amazing history. Their business was really shining back in the 1950's.

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

So sad… You have never stayed in our hotel and have never eaten in our restaurant. We did 86 you (you and your family are not welcome or allowed here) as a result of your visit to our restaurant just prior to opening, you trespassed on hotel guest’s privacy (peeking in windows) and you demanded our server move a reserved... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

If you are looking to get away from it all, relax in a tranquil environment that has been enjoyed by the Hollywood elite of the past, enjoy gourmet cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere, be waited on hand and foot by a friendly and professional staff, listen to a very talented pianist they was truly amazing, then The Palms at Indian... More 

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

Thank you Christopher! We love it when someone like yourself stays with us and we have the opportunity to make it a special experience. Please visit again soon, it would be a pleasure for us. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We came from Palm Springs and it was a delight to find an original modernist building in Borrego Springs and with such superb grounds and views. We chose one of the two casitas which allowed us to just walk out and admire the morning view across the pool. The room was spacious, well equipped with seating area around the fireplace... More 

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JackpotJack, Owner at Palms at Indian Head, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We think of Borrego Springs as what Palm Springs was like 50 years ago, no stop lights, no franchises, just beautiful views and clean air. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and had a chance to eat at the Coyote Steakhouse. Save some time on your next visit (which I hope will be soon)... More 

Fort Macleod, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed in our stay at the Palms. While a beautiful setting and lobby looked impressive that's where it ended. Although the rooms were clean they were not one your want to spend any time in. Definitely in need of a face lift. The entire complex is rundown and the hottub only came on between 4:30-7:30 limitng when one... More 

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JackpotJack, Owner at Palms at Indian Head, responded to this review

MJCV - Sorry to hear the hotel was a disappointment to you. Our policies which you agreed to at the time of booking clearly state there is a $20. fee for any changes or cancellations. The jacuzzi is on from 3:30 pm until 9:30 pm, the time most people seem to us the hot tub. We are green and try... More 

Encinitas, California
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This was our second stay and we were so happy we came back. The wifi is slow but it is free. The restaurant is delicious (not open all of the time) with excellent service- when it isn't open you can go to their other site called the Red Ocotillo which is a short drive away. Our room was very clean... More 

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Thank kgreiderdo
JackpotJack, Owner at Palms at Indian Head, responded to this review

The Coyote Steakhouse is closed Mondays and Tuesdays as you noted, and Joe plays piano Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights - he is amazing, a must see! We love our location; off the main road, with great views of Borrego Valley, and close to the Visitors Center with great hiking right out the back door. Very pleased to hear you... More 

Newport Beach, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Built in the 1950's and used by celebrities to hide from the public, this hotel is a step back in time. In fact, Borrego reminds of Palm Springs in the 50's. Not one stoplight in town and no traaffic! This boutique hotel is very close to the visitor center but just off the main road enough to enjoy the peaceful... More 

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JackpotJack, Front Office Manager at Palms at Indian Head, responded to this review

So very glad you found us and enjoyed your stay. We relish the peaceful quality of our property and see that you do also. Look forward to your next visit. More 

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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 > California Desert > Borrego Springs
Price Range: $129 - $170 (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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