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Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree

61959-29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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#3 of 4 hotels in Joshua Tree
NEAREST Motel to JOSHUA TREE National Park w. Entrance & visitor center,(Only 1 block)LARGE POOL (summer). All Rooms are ground floor.FREE coffee & wifi in rooms. Friendly service.Free local town map for restaurants.Open 6.A.M. To 11.30 P.M.Arrangement for guests late night arrivals.We have 8 restaurants in walking distance.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Outdoor pool
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Seattle54 wrote a review 2 Jul
Seattle, WA10 contributions3 helpful votes
This is an older building, but don't judge the book by the cover. The room was clean and comfortable and the AC worked great. There is a large patio/garden area behind the rooms that you are welcome to use. My wife and I got a pizza and sat outside in the evening air with a glass of wine....magical with the light display the owner has set up. The owner is a kind, sweet man. Could not recommend this place more highly. Recommend you hike the Nature Trail in Joshua Tree National Park.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sergey S wrote a review Apr 2021
San Diego, California38 contributions51 helpful votes
I booked this place ahead of time for one night, April 24 through 25. They have 7 days cancellation policy. They canceled on me 4 days (!!) before the trip, when there were no more hotels available in the area. Apparently, because they found customers that will pay more for the room. Do not EVER book anything with this place!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Ravi Bagga, Owner at Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree
Responded 2 May 2021
Sorry , resevations cancel if credit card other's name, We are not allow to use other person's card . if card declined, I told you I will check what reason your reservation cancelled, You booked at $98 was higher price . WE REPORTED ,YOU THREATEN ME. OVER THE PHONE SAID "YOU WILL TEACH ME LEASON " !1. This place is friendly We reserve rights to refuse any service even room booked we feel not safe we can cancell. We keep record people who were threatten us, we want our place friendly and safe . Thank you for Review. R.B. Manger. Please next time be friendly over the phone.
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alr312 wrote a review Apr 2021
alr31224 contributions4 helpful votes
Our family of three thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at Safari Motel! Must call to get a rare room with two beds. The location is excellent. Since it’s on the main road in town, we brought a small white noise machine to ensure a quiet night. The room was clean, the beds comfortable. Walkable to shops, restaurants, and the in-town Joshua Tree NP visitors center.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
barbara w wrote a review Apr 2021
oakland28 contributions29 helpful votes
This is a good, old-fashioned, roadside motel just outside the park entrance road. Things I liked about it: plenty of space to put your stuff. Cool tiled shower, which worked fine. Fairly comfy bed. Super nice fluffy towels. You can see cool mountains from the front door. Extra special bonus: You will want to be high when you tour the back area; but if you're not , no worries, you'll feel kind of high anyway. I'll leave it at that, except to say try to see it first in the late evening or at night.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Julesbusiness wrote a review May 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom266 contributions143 helpful votes
We wanted an overnight stop in Joshua Tree so that we could go stargazing in the national park in the evening and then progress on our road trip through the park the next day and the Safari Motor Inn was perfect for what we were looking for. The Inn is located right on Twentynine Palms Highway, so easy to locate and plenty parking outside of the rooms. Check in was easy and friendly and our room was as expected, basic, but clean, quiet and had all of the amenities that we required. Bed, table/chairs, shower, fridge, microwave, TV and a rear door to a garden area and the pool. It is less than a five minute walk to the Joshua Tree national park visitors centre for anything that you may require there, such as passes and depending upon how far you wish to go, a choice of good bars, eating places and general stores all within 5 to 10 minutes walk. We enjoyed a good nights sleep, then the next morning simply popped the key in the box outside reception and we were back on our road trip. Very happy with our experience at the Safari Motor Inn.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
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US$55 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree
Which popular attractions are close to Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree?
Nearby attractions include Coyote Corner (0.3 km), World Famous Crochet Museum (0.2 km), and Murtle the Turtle (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Natural Sisters Cafe, Pie for the People!, and Crossroads Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Joshua Tree.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mission Well (1.9 km).