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newport beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2010

On our first vist we witnessed the following while went to the Crazy Coyote/Red Ocitillo Restaurant: * Three times we asked for a glass of water and were not successful * After a good salad we waited 45 minutes for the COLD entree to arrive *The owner (Blond, Female) blame incompetent staff at first *We sent our entrees back refusing... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2010

Yes, it was a little quirky and inconsistent - I can understand why some of the other reviewers would not care for it. This is not the Ritz. But considering this is the middle of nowhere in Borrego Springs, California, I found this inn to be a little oasis of comfort and character. We had the deluxe queens room -... More 

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NYC area
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2010

Upon arrival my brother and I were almost turned away because they said they had no record of our reservation. Turns out someone botched our name (the name they had was nowhere even close to our actual name). The bedroom had no overhead light just a small reading lamp (barely able to even read under it). Beds were nice. Cable... More 

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San Diego, CA, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2010

Hotel is hard to find..let me explain - there IS a large sign with hotel name but then during another 1/2mile or so down this dead-end the only sign says "Red Ocotillo" (restaurant, sign with arrow toward palm area, building obscurred), and a giant "EAT HERE" sign. Front desk employee basically and kind of snippily turned us away at check-in... More 

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Maryland
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2009

AS the other reviews state... don't come to this place looking for a five start. wait on your every wish place.. the place is very laid back... I have been there three times for dinner.. I live in Maryland and travel to the Borrego springs area once or twice a year for vacation... The parks and 4WD cruising.... This time... More 

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southern california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2009

Spur of the moment trip for my wife and I. We decided to stay at the Palms at Indian Head. Neat place old time Hollywood resort with a beautiful pool and a nice sunrise view. Had a nice lunch on arrival and decided to try the dinner. Sat down with a glass of wine and ordered. Hour and a half... More 

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San Diego
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5 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2009

We have repeatedly enjoyed the classic Palms at Indian Head Hotel. Recently had a fabulous meal at their Krazy Coyote restaurant of seared fresh Ahi Tuna over chef's special mandarin salad. Absolutely mouth watering delight that could have been a dinner all by itself. Gorged on NY steak dinner with mushrooms, mashed potatoes and their special glazed onions and sauce... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2009

Well I have to admit that my experience at this hotel comprises all the good and the bad what has been already said about the hotel. The surroundings do resemble a landfill not because of the ruins but because of the litter. I also ended up w/ the door handle and the lock in my hands attempting to open the... More 

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Borrego Springs, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2009

A friend from Canada and I visited Borrego on April 17th. Again, it was a wonderful, serene respite. I like the Palms at Indian Head for its simplicity and dedication to the premise of relaxation. The rooms are furnished simply but with the amenities of good toiletries, a microwave, coffee pot and small refrigerator. I have stayed many times and... More 

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Texas
1 review
Reviewed 25 January 2009

Funky & yes, there are parts that need to be updated, or ruins removed, but look at it as a work in progress. Can't beat the view and scenery; excellent restaurant and service. Room is roomy and clean, microwave and fridge. Could have had a hair dryer inroom. Who cares that there are few guests when you're there. more space... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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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
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Borrego Springs
Price Range: $225 - $357 (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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The Palms At Indian Head Desert Hotel Borrego Springs
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