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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.

Thank Cassandra M
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
Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We stayed for a long weekend and kinda wish we had switched hotels. The room was good sized. Beyond that there were some issues. One, I wish we had known how close to the road the hotel was. It is right on the highway so there is a lot of road noise. The rooms are older so you do hear...

Thank Oregontraveler477
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We arrived quite late so didn't have any energy for supper or anything else. Anyway, bed was comfy, sheets were clean, AC worked quietly. Wifi was quite slow but it definitely worked. There was some coffee in a room which was quite a nice touch.

Thank Klaustux
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I enjoyed most of my stay here. Things are well-maintained, except for my wall A/C, which was way old but worked just enough to keep the room cool. The bathroom floor was hot, so I assume that a water heater or lots of water pipes flow below it, and it adds extra heat to my room. Joshua Tree is quite...

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Axel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 August 2015

The motel is easy to find, there is ample parking, the rooms are spacious, the shower works fine and everything looks clean. The check in is efficient. The location is not bad, about three blocks from the restaurants, about the same distance from the West visitor information center of the Joshua Tree national park and about five and half mile...

2Thank DdeKerf
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We arrived late and the guy in duty was waiting for us. We were given the room and soon I realized that the wifi wasn't working. The guy who was heading home already said that their wifi (for customers) was down but gave us the password for their own wifi network. That saved our night.

1Thank Jaana K
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

My family and I drove from Los Angeles to this nice little motel. It's situated a few minutes before the entry of Joshua Tree Nat'l Park. It has an outside pool, not heated, but who cares when it's over 100 F. The room was very clean with comfy bed. And it's very quiet out there. Would go back.

Thank bigcop73
Reviewed 21 August 2015

The pros: The room is large. The bathroom is huge for a motel. The owner is friendly. They give a slight discount if you book by phone instead of an online booking site, probably passing on to you that they don't have to pay a commission to the booking site. They give discount coupons in varying percentages to several restaurants...

1Thank TravelinBrat
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

This hotel should not be awarded a trip advisor seal of approval. Owner(?) person in office was very rude and dismissive. Room decor/ furniture is outdated and damaged. Fairly clean but stains on floor/carpet. Bad odor. The price is reasonable but I will NOT stay here again. I have traveled a lot and stayed in many small motels. This is...

Thank JenJoto

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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: €49 - €114 (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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