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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 30 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 22 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
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Rooms were a good size, clean, and tasteful. The cleaning staff was very nice and helpful. The price was very economical. For my money, the best part of the hotel is the "outside". There is a view from the balcony where you see accross the highway to a plain of joshua trees spreading to the mountains and the area around...

Thank DCtravels11
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This was our second visit in as many years. Rooms are inexpensive and nicely appointed and include a microwave and a fridge larger than typical motel. Manager is very accommodating. We'll stay again next trip.

1Thank RetiredTom1999

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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: $74 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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