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Austria
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59 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been there with some friends on our way from sedona to the pacific coast for a one night stop over. the hotel is located next to the highway, the romms in the back are quiet enough. the rooms itself were basic but clean. unfortunately, the wifi didn't work for most of the time. the staff at the reception was friendly... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived in Twenty Nine palms looking for a one night stay. Motel was available, clean rooms and nice staff. Lovely to be able to sit out in the evening outside by the pool and read my book - a little oasis in the desert

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 days exploring Joshua Tree National Park and stayed at this motel Its close the entrance to the park. Walking distance to restaurants and convenience stores. Had a room with separate kitchenette and bathroom. Kitchen doesn't come with any utensils,plates or crockery but the office lent us a couple of pans. Cooker was tired but worked fine as did... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Traveling through after visiting Joshua Tree NP, we spent one night at El Rancho Delores. What a find! Meticulous grounds and building exteriors. While a little small, our king size bed room was equally clean and fresh. This is a great value and exceeds chain hotels charging twice the price. The only missing item is morning coffee in the office.... More 

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We sincerely thank you for providing us with the encouraging feedback. It is very important for us to know what our guests think of us and it affirming to have such positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Also, we hope you will recommend us to your friends and families. Sincerely, Hotel Guest More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Don't confuse a 4-star review for this roadside motel with it being a 4-star hotel. We stayed here for just one night after the Joshua Tree Music Festival in June. All we needed was a place to crash for one night after a day of fun - somewhere to sleep and shower in the morning before hitting the road back... More 

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had such a pleasant stay. We are looking for ways to improve our service. We look forward to having you with us again soon. Sincerely, Hotel Manager More 

Wildomar, California
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in mid July for the summer concert in the park series. We booked the family suite which had two rooms, a kitchen and a shared bath. The place was so clean! The one drawback was the A/C was in one room and the other room had a fan which did not oscillate. We will definitely go back... More 

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. I’m very glad that our hotel impressed you in so many ways. We focus on offering a guest experience that will satisfy a wide range of travelers. When you’re in the area again, I hope you will make us your first choice. We’ll be here when you need us with another great stay... More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Convenient to entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, this motel is very basic, but for $79 provided a clean, nice one night stay. Pool is basic but clean. Everything in room was functional and clean. Don't expect luxury, but for the price- this was a great stay! And you get the convenience of parking directly outside your door.

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our amenities were to your liking. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had such a pleasant stay. We look forward to... More 

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

For the price, and what else is available for that price, this place was fine. Room was small but fairly clean. Came with a fridge, microwave and free HBO. Actually a lot of tv channels to chose from which was great. Nice clean pool, and free wifi also.

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. I’m very glad that our hotel impressed you in so many ways. We focus on offering a guest experience that will satisfy a wide range of travelers. When you’re in the area again, I hope you will make us your first choice. We’ll be here when you need us with another great stay... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights, my partner, her niece and I. We had a family room consisting of two separate bedrooms one with two queen beds the other with a single queen. Separate entrances from each bedroom to the bathroom and a small "kitchenette" off of the single bedroom. The kitchenette had a cooker and oven, microwave, sink and... More 

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear about your great experience with us. We take pride in the additional amenities that we have in our rooms. We are also glad to hear about the rooms cleanliness and our friendly staff. We hope that we have the opportunity to serve you again the next time you are in the area. Thanks... More 

Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Just spent 5 nights here. It's a great location, close to everything. Very nice pool. Right on the hi way but very quiet. It's clean. The staff are friendly and helpful. The manager was wonderful. I would stay here again. Nice upgrades to the rooms.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A long established 29 palms Motel in this area, the El Rancho Dolores has played host to travellers and tourists alike from all over the world since 1940. Many types of room are available, from small singles to larger suites with kitchenettes. Several rooms have their own drive-in car ports and private patios. Landscaped gardens and manicured lawns are also a feature of our motel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Rancho Dolores Motel

Address: 73352 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Twentynine Palms
Price Range: €55 - €91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Dolores Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“rooms close to the highway are noisy. wifi isn't great”
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“select a room toward the front or on the sides; as long as you aren't looking out the back windows because you get the view of the desert”
 of 5 bubbles REGINAA127, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“If you like coffee when you wake up bring some instant, until you can travel just down the street to the am/pm.”
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