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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2016

I liked this place. Very reasonable $50 for a very large room and large bathroom. The lighting was great, I hate dark hotel rooms. A bit retro, but very clean. The large room and the colorful walls made the room very friendly. Royal blue accent wall, and a lime green accent wall. It worked great in the large room. Friendly...

1Thank Elaine C
New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We stayed here for one night after visiting Joshua Tree national park. We got a good rate on expedia for a standard room with a king bed. The hotel is in a great location in terms of proximity to the park. Helpful, friendly staff, easy check in, parking on site and whilst rooms are basic and aging - they were...

1Thank champagneplease
El Segundo, California
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The location is ideal, about 7 blocks from the main, West gate entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. It is also a 3-5 minute walk to "Sam's" Pizza and Curry, which is owned by an Indian family. The food is extremely good. You should anticipate highway noise, although it did not bother us. The refrigerator was a bit larger than...

2Thank Internatltravelor
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Very basic motel room, nothing fancy. But, its big, clean and quiet. Only couple of minutes drive to the visitor center and 6 miles drive to park entrance. All the food joints are in the vicinity. They also gave us a coupon book for local eateries (10%-20% off), which was really nice. If you are visiting Joshua tree, I will...

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This is not a fancy place, but the beds were comfortable, the room was clean, and it was located close Joshua Tree National Park. We were very satisfied with this reasonable priced motel.The town is small but interesting.

Thank Annette806
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Nothing bad to say, you get what you pay for. Nothing modern here, keys for doors that don't automatically lock. Still, an overall positive experience, especially when not expecting much. Would stay again.

Thank PatrishaR
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights..we arrived late and the heater had been set on high and it was super hot! (I guess they were worried we would be cold). Nothing fancy but it was quiet and comfortable enough for a value motel. Our coworker paid for our room as we were there for two days of work. The biggest downside is...

1Thank dvmsuz
Northampton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Broken A/C permitted neither A/C nor heat nor air of any kind. Tried opening window and curtain fell down. Not worth the 55 bucks we paid for this place. So it was not "very comfortable" and one review says, but I agree that it was "clean." General dingy look to it.

Thank arimbaud
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The High Desert Motel is family owned. It is simple, friendly, clean and in a great location in Joshua Tree. I stayed there for 5 nights and have no complaints at all. the friendliness of the owner and staff added greatly to my appreciation of the place.

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Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night after visiting the Joshua Tree National Park. The motel is very close to the park, 15 minutes driving. Our room was on second floor, very quiet. You don't hear the rumors of the street when you're inside. The room was very large and it had two king beds. It was clean, with microwave and...

Thank Gaidal

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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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
  • 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: €49 - €70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“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
 of 5 bubbles JerryH9905, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Noisier downstairs if cleaner cleaning upstairs room in morning.”
 of 5 bubbles worldmysteryshopper, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any room.....they are all cheap!”
 of 5 bubbles jroberto, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms away from highway ad upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles H2390TMandrear, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the second floor for less noise”
 of 5 bubbles CaliforniaGirl040, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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