Just got back for a night in the West End Cottage at the 29 Palms Inn. I enjoyed it. It's RUSTIC, quiet, clean and cabin-like. If you like rustic, you will like this. If you like perfection and being waited on hand and foot, you won't like this place. It is in a small town that has a lot of barber shops....I guess for a military base nearby. It's rural. If you want an urban experience, this won't be it. If you want to hike, read, or hang out with people you care about, this would be a good choice. Joshua Tree Ntl Park is nearby and I hear the rock climbing there is great. We took a 2 hour hike (on level ground) and enjoyed the scenery. (It cost us $15 to enter the park in our car.) Palm Springs is at least 30 minutes away by car and there are a few small towns between. Repeat: small towns. We heard that there is a drive-in movie theater in or near 29 Palms but we didn't try it. Older furniture, but just fine. Small tv, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, refrig, sink...and a piano in our two bedroom cabin. The place was well cared for with a few imperfect features like fake stained glass peel-off plastic on the kitchen and bathroom windows. Seems like a good place to write your memoirs, or to go with a few friends and sit and talk late into the night, while playing cribbage. Especially good place for rock climbers. The pool was small but looked fine. The restaurant had a welcoming airy feel, but we didn't try the food. In a way, the whole place reminded me of out-of-the-way places I've been in Mexico.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the doorstep of Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert, California. Established in 1928 on the historic Oasis of Mara, the 29 Palms Inn provides unique lodging and casual fine dining. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 29 Palms Hotel Twentynine Palms
- 29 Palms Twentynine