Since I have to live in a house on an unpaved road, with flaking paintwork, dodgy wiring, and an old enamel bath, the supposed 'quaintness' of the cabin we stayed in at 29 Palms was entirely wasted on me; it felt very ordinary, at a very cheeky price. If you are from the UK, for example,not North America or Scandinavia, the feel of this inn may be all too familiar, in that it's a bit shabby, a bit tired and wildly over-priced, just like some taking-the-mickey English B&Bs and guesthouses that play up their "character" rather too hard. I should never have booked this inn - I didn't think twice about what all the references to 'character', 'cozy', 'charming', 'quirky' were actually saying. My own fault, and I'm sure many visitors find it quite delightful (if, for example, they are lucky enough to be going home to a house where the plumbing works, and the streets are paved). So, not for everyone.
- Also Known As:
- 29 Palms Hotel Twentynine Palms
- 29 Palms Twentynine
- 29 Palms Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 29 Palms Inn provides lodging in an eclectic collection of historic cabins and adobe bungalows on the Oasis of Mara in the Mojave Desert. Located minutes away from the North entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park. ... more less