Soak up the sun from our hotels in Twentynine Palms, California, gateway to Joshua Tree National Park's magical desert wilderness and home to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.
Granite outcrops, lush oases and craggy Joshua trees surround you at our Twentynine Palms hotels. You're minutes from the parched wilderness of Joshua Tree National Park, where well-signed trails lead hikers past stunning vistas of spiny cacti and sculpted boulders. If you have a free morning, hike the 3.3-mile trail to Forty Nine Palms Oasis, where fan palms surround still pools improbably nestled in a rugged canyon. Or admire the subtle palette of colors from the air-conditioned comfort of your car on the Geology Motor Tour, stopping along the way for brief forays into the Mojave Desert.
The striking imagery continues in Twentynine Palms, where well-executed murals reflecting the city's desert heritage adorn downtown buildings and galleries sell works by local artists. Near our hotels in Twentynine Palms you'll find several watering holes with friendly staff eager to hand weary hikers frosty mugs of beer. You're likely to meet a surprisingly diverse crowd of Americans and Europeans, including a healthy contingent of Marines from the base near our hotels in Twentynine Palms. Area restaurants serve filling sandwiches and flavorful char-grilled steaks and chicken, and in the evening the bar scene can get quite lively. But the best nightlife by far is free and a few steps outside our Twentynine Palms hotels: gaze upwards to be dazzled the glittering starlit sky as coyotes pierce the silence with their haunting howls.
Book a room at our Holiday Inn Express® Twentynine Palms hotels in spring when ephemeral wildflowers paint the desert floor vivid hues of purple, yellow and blue. Visit any time of year for 330 days of clear skies and sunshine.