Best Places to Stay Near Joshua Tree National Park

The sights and activities at Joshua Tree National Park are truly endless. Days are best spent hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and backpacking, and the nights are best spent stargazing across the beautiful desert skies. After a day full of exciting  outdoor activities, it’s important to get some rest at a place that feels like a home away from home. Luckily, the areas surrounding the park are full of places anyone would love to call home.

Here are what some of the best hotels, inns, and bed & breakfasts located near Joshua Tree National Park.

The 29 Palms Inn

Located on the 9,000-year-old Oasis of Mara, the 29 Palms Inn is an expansive property that features beautiful adobe bungalows and wood cabins. The property is located just a few minutes from the north entrance of the park, making it one of the closest inns to Joshua Tree!  Hungry? The Restaurant at the 29 Palms Inn is a favorite among visitors and locals alike, with delicious meals that often incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables from the Inn’s own garden. Last but not least, be sure to stop by the 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery to pick up a gift or participate in art classes and activities. The Center is just a 10-minute walk from the Inn’s front desk.

Desert Lily Inn

With a five-star rating on TripAdvisor and features in popular publications such as Fodor’s Travel and the Lonely Planet, the Desert Lily Inn comes highly recommended. This intimate bed & breakfast features beautiful guest rooms and private baths, and guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast on their covered patio while taking in the gorgeous scenery. The Desert Lily Inn has several private, self-catering cabins for rent as well.  Located just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park’s west entrance, the Desert Lily Inn is a perfect place to call home during your desert adventure.

Joshua Tree National Park Campgrounds

Become fully immersed in the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park by sleeping right under the stars! Camping is one of the most popular activities among visitors to the park. The park has several campgrounds to choose from; though most are first-come, first-serve, the Black Rock and Indian Grove campgrounds are available for reservations from October through May. For fees, tips, and other information on how to have the best Joshua Tree camping experience, click here.

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