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High Desert Motel

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 22 June 2016

No frills but everything worked and was clean. Just one night but got a lot of work done. I might rethink the light bulbs. I know they're energy efficient and all but that kind of fluorescent light cheapens everything and is depressing. Suggest a warmer glow. Everything else great. Will probably choose this over AirBNB next visit.

Thank Michael S
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is our 3rd stay. High Desert Motel is an older property that has been appropriately updated. Rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Refrigerator is about twice the size of standard motel mini-fridges.

Thank RetiredTom1999
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Stayed three nights at High Desert Motel. VERY clean, excellent value. Room was spacious, had little couch in addition to table w/two chairs, and a desk also. Very close to Joshua Tree cafes. Hotel is on the main highway through town, so some noise with that, but not enough to disturb sleep. Good A/C and good WiFi. When I go...

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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service and ideally located near the park. Excellent choice for anyone not wanting to take a huge hit to their wallet. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the pool is great! Conveniently located near good restaurants in the lovely Joshua Tree area. Cannot recommend enough!

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thanks for stayed with us and you like our service and motel too

Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

No frills place. Surprisingly good for the price price of $54 for the night. They messed up my reservation but fortunately still had a room available. Clean room and bed was reasonably comfortable. AC worked great. Pool was not heated and very cold. No breakfast which was fine with me. Wifi was fast.

Thank Edger P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect much as I'd paid $65p/n for a room for two nights but was pleasantly surprised, our room had a very comfortable bed was super clean and big! It was close to the park entrance and the front desk was helpful and friendly. I'd stay again and recommend The High Desert.

Thank Ularu
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We arrived when was near 22.00 after a taxing trip by car from los angeles (the I-15 deserves its fame as nightmare to enter and exit from the city during peak times) and we have found a working wifi, a nice room and a clean bathroom (spartan but adequate as necessities). We requested and obtained the far room at first...

Thank Andrea R
Picton, Canada
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Arrived 9:00 PM, our selected room had been given away but thankfully they could accommodate us for two rooms. Place was adequate for the price but would not stay there for more than a couple of days. It was right by the highway and noisy but had comfortable bed. Clerk on duty suggested a few restaurants in area, the one...

Thank marilyn111111
San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I needed an inexpensive place to stay and at $62/night I decided to give this place a try. The motel is along the main hwy and super close to the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. Our room was clean, but also a little quirky. It had been freshly painted, but some walls were in a dark blue, some in...

Thank CaliforniaGirl040
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I had a 13 week travel nurse assignment at the hospital there and was very grateful that one of the other travelers recommended this place. The staff was really nice and flexible with me. I would stay there the days I worked and drive back home. It was always clean with a microwave and frig. It was a very good...

Thank D'Ana B

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about High Desert Motel

Address: 61310 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1906
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Price Range: €45 - €75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Go for first floor , I didnt notice and elevator”
117bruceh, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the first level are convenient; we had room 103.”
  • Nightlight type wall switches
  • Flat Screen TV; note the light blue accent wall
  • Plenty of Electrical Outlets
  • King Bed, Extra Table; note the bright blue and green walls
  • Colorful Green Walls, Tile Floor, Hair Dryer, Perfectly Adequate
  • Microwave and Refrigerator
  • Shower; Wrap Around Vinyl Walls (no mold), grab bars.
  • Table Lamp
JerryH9905, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Noisier downstairs if cleaner cleaning upstairs room in morning.”
worldmysteryshopper, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any room.....they are all cheap!”
jroberto, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms away from highway ad upper floor”
H2390TMandrear, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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