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High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park

61310 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1906
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#2 of 4 hotels in Joshua Tree

Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Joshua Tree does not have to be difficult. Welcome to High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park, a nice option for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the motel rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and express check-in and check-out while staying at High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park. In addition, High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park offers a pool and barbeque facilities, which will help make your Joshua Tree trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you’re looking for a southwestern restaurant, consider a visit to Joshua Tree Saloon, which is not far from High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular monuments and statues such as Murtle the Turtle.

High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park puts the best of Joshua Tree at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
24-hour security
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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MOKKualaLumpur wrote a review Oct 2021
San Jose, California307 contributions84 helpful votes
We stayed here to visit Joshua Tree National Park. We find the room very clean ans the bathroom is unusually spacious. What a great find. Recommended for people visiting JTNP as its only 3 blocks to the west entrance visitor center.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ogol17 wrote a review Apr 2021
Joshua Tree, California790 contributions475 helpful votes
The room was decent - everything you can expect from a basic motel. Staff was not too friendly and could have been more helpful with some questions that I had. And the weekend price was far higher than what I expected to pay for such a basic establishment.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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George A wrote a review Apr 2021
Phoenix, Arizona173 contributions116 helpful votes
My first impression of this place is that it's a stereotypical 1950s roadside motor inn. The decor is around the same period too, right down to the same picture over the bed that my father had hanging in his office in the 1970s! The pool in the parking lot kinda adds to the kitsch. I did appreciate that in the hotel check-in area they have menus from the few area restaurants on display. Quite helpful. For the room, although the furniture seemed like it was 50 years old, it was clean and functional. So it's fine for a night, but I wouldn't want to plan a whole vacation here.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Catten E wrote a review Dec 2020
11 contributions13 helpful votes
I made a reservation for this place through Booking.com. California just put restrictions on travel, so I called the motel. The guy who answered told me twice that people who are going to Joshua Tree NP are okay to travel. That didn't sound right. So I checked with the San Bernardino Dept of Health, who said absolutely not. I'm not happy about being lied to. This could have really messed up our plans.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from VJ Patel, Owner at High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park
Responded 17 Dec 2020
sorry that you are misunderstood we are taking essential travelers also who come to visit to national park and they can not camp those travelers we rent room beacuse campsite closed by national park and we called to visitor center and said if any traveler come and can not camp here we can allowe to rent room and national park is open legal we call every day and ask them too and every day so many travelers come to visit national park and only we are not renting room but all others motel in this area renting too we got very small motel but yuccavalley and twenty nine palms have all big motels renting all travelers too and also we are taking guest who come this area for working on road or any other site and working in hospital only 2 miles from here and also work at marne base all those guest we are renting only do not allows people come for party or come for relex in room those people are not renting room so please no one lied and we did not messed up your plans too and if want to call visiter center in joshuatree ask them the park is open or not and also your first name we can not recognised in our system too and i am sorry again too
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JohnKr wrote a review Nov 2020
Folsom, CA65 contributions50 helpful votes
Pulled into the motel late Friday night and was a bit concerned. The motel doesn't have the greatest curb appeal and honestly looked a little seedy from the outside. However, the rooms were actually decent, spacious with recent paint and the beds were clean and comfortable. It is literally right next to the highway so there was some traffic noise but not terrible. They do have a pool but this was in November and it was cold & windy so we never went swimming. There's a small market walking distance down the road which was nice. Really my only complaint was a terribly squeaky bathroom door that probably could have been remedied by a little WD40. All in all, for the price this place would be hard to beat.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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US$53 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park
Which popular attractions are close to High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park?
Nearby attractions include Coyote Corner (1.0 km), World Famous Crochet Museum (1.1 km), and Murtle the Turtle (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Natural Sisters Cafe, Pie for the People!, and Crossroads Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mission Well (3.2 km).
Does High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is High Desert Motel Joshua Tree National Park accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.