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Best Joshua Tree Hotels

Sadly, there are no hotels or lodges in Joshua Tree National Park. This is mostly due to the rugged desert landscape, where water is in short supply. Fortunately, several small towns just outside the park offer an impressive range of lodging options.

Some of the region’s best hotels and B&Bs are in the town Joshua Tree, my favorite community near the park. Despite its small size, Joshua Tree boasts some great hotels, a handful of worthy restaurants, and a vibrant arts scene fertilized by the creative vapors drifting east from LA.

Other towns near the park include Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley. Although both towns are largely dominated by the postmodern carnage of strip malls and fast food joints, each offers some true hidden gems.

Best Hotels near Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree Hotels

Joshua Tree Hotels

The small town of Joshua Tree, located just north of the park’s West Entrance Station, boasts the trendiest hotels near Joshua Tree National Park.

Best hotels in 29 Palms, California

29 Palms Hotels

29 Palms, which lies just north of the park’s North Entrance Station, boasts a handful of classic desert getaway hotels.

Best hotels in Yucca Valley, California

Yucca Valley Hotels

Located just west of the town of Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley is filled with strip malls and chain motels. But there are some hidden gems north of town.

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