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Leopoldsburg, Belgium
Reviewed 20 June 2015

The motel is like the standard you can find everywhere. The room was clean and provided all needs. The reception is an other story. It is small and rather looks like a counter of a pharmacy or a bank. receptionist is behind a glass window with a hole you can talk through. Keys are handed out through a slip in...

1Thank on4ajt
Fontana, California
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I fell in love with the National Park at first sight and try my best to visit at least twice a month. Staying at various accommodations I always seem to come back to the High Desert Motel, a block west of Park Ave (the road into the park) centrally located to eateries, Walmart etc and the price of a room...

Yucca Valley, California
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Simple accommodations: clean room, mini fridge, microwave. Just wish it didn't sit right on highway. Only affects those of us that are light sleepers. Air conditioners work well - just noisy. Best value around: below $60 a night for 2 adults.

1Thank AzNannie
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Clean, friendly, helpful and very convenient while visiting Joshua Tree National Park. Very close to the park and walking distance to restaurants and other facilities. The hotel just sent me things I had forgotten in my room at the hotel by mail in Canada. What a service! It is what you call caring about clients! Thank you many times. It...

3Thank domaj2013
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The high desert motel was an oasis for us .....clean room, helpful staff - thanks VJ for responding quickly to our requests. The location was handy to the grocery store and the Indian Restaurant we enjoyed so much called Sams. Would stay again for sure.

1Thank Julie485
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2015

WiFi, cleanliness, staff friendliness and location to Joshua Tree National Park all get top marks from me. The pool looked nice, too, though I didn't use it. It's close to some decent food places, as well as to nearby supermarkets and the Big Morongo Nature Reserve. A great budget option, and a great non-budget option.

1Thank neurotictraveler
San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 April 2015

This place has a lot going for it. First, the location is perfect. You can easily walk to a market and a wonderful Indian restaurant. You are also close to the park entrance, Joshua Tree Saloon, and other interesting places in the center of town. Secondly, it was perfectly clean. Third, great prices. And fourth, run by a kind and...

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Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

I stayed there on the both the front and back end of a father/daughter rock climbing and back packing trip in Joshua Tree National Park.  Wifi worked well and rooms come with refrigerators and microwaves. Very clean.  Vijay was very helpful and stored our 2 computers and some luggage that we didn’t want to leave in the jeep for 3 days while...

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Near the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Large Room, clean and quiet and nice staff, Shops nearby and not far to the center. Farmermarket on weekends.... Would stay again at High Dessert Motel.

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Rural Virginian
Reviewed 18 March 2015

When we travel we stay in a wide range of accommodations as far as price goes and this was on the low end. It gets a great rating from me because it is an excellent value for the money. High-Desert motel was clean and had an excellent location from which to explore Joshua Tree NP. It's close enough to walk...

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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 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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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”
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