The ten top-rated pet-friendly U.S. hotels on TripAdvisor (thanks to Dog Jaunt for the link):
#1 our friends Gary and Jan Peters at the Roughley Manor in 29 Palms, Ca… nicest people, great property and yummy breakfasts… no pet fee
Jan helped me get the apartment I lived in when I was a newspaper reporter for the Desert Trail newspaper there. And a friend of mine stayed at the Manor and found it lovely. I had breakfast with her there and also attended a couple of events and found the setting beautiful and peaceful.
Please note that 29 Palms area gets really HOT in the summer, in the 100’s. It is located about an hour from Palm Springs area and a few hours from Los Angeles.
Arrowheads from hunters of the Pinto Culture have established that people lived in Twentynine Palms and in nearby Joshua Tree National Park 4,000 to 8,000 years ago.
Be aware that the Marine base bans pit bulls and other breeds of dogs on the base and base housing.
The Marine Corps Order and Combat Center strictly prohibit the following breeds or any mix thereof in base housing: Pit Bull (Staffordshire Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier), Rottweiler and Canid/Wolf Hybrids. As of April 1, 2010 any pet that was grandfathered MUST wear their distinctive, red Banned Breed tag at all times.
Visitors are also banned from bringing these unauthorized dogs onto base and all military sponsors will be held responsible for enforcing this regulation.
Fun things to do in the area
other pet friendly places to stay in 29 Palms area are:
29 Palms Inn, Jane Smith innkeeper
nice pool and good food (organic fresh from the garden), funky and quiet bungalows, adobes and cabins, $35 pet fee
have not been there but sounds like a home away from home… furnished like a condo with kitchens, $79-99 and one time $35 pet fee for one dog, Tony is the General Manager
Motel 6 is awful and so is the Rancho Doloroso Motel
Edchada’s and Ramona’s both have good Mexican food, Wonder Garden Cafe has healthy and Starbucks-like coffees and cuisine and Carousel Cafe has cheap breakfast specials
Luckie Park is semi dog friendly when Cici and I were there in 2007 and same with the park near City Hall and the Library. No dogs are allowed in the city parks.
Super 8 Motel in nearby Yucca Valley (20 minutes away, closer to Palm Springs) is also pet friendly… have also not been there
Desert Lily B&B in Joshua Tree is pet friendly
Pets are allowed in Joshua Tree National Park on leash at all times; cannot be more than 100 feet from a road, picnic area, or campground; they are prohibited from trails, and they must never be left unattended-not even in a vehicle.