Lush Mojave Enters the Desert

The reclamation of aging, period hotels into swank retro inns spreads from Palm Springs to neighboring Palm Desert with the new Mojave hotel. French Moderne furniture, vintage black-and-white desert photos, and Nehi sodas in the mini bar salute the 24-room boutique’s 1940s roots. But a soothing sand palette sparked by a signature splash of tangerine keeps the vibe current. A lush grove of citrus and palm trees surrounds a generous pool and draped massage cabana. Should you feel the need to time travel forward, chichi El Paseo Drive is just steps away. From $135. (760) 346-6121,