We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree
See the most recent reviews
Showing 113: English reviews
Mountain View, California
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Clean, safe, quaint inn with character. Very reasonably priced (I paid $50/night), a perfect gateway to Joshua Tree NP, which is about a 10-minute drive away. The inn is in walking distance of all the 10 restaurants in town, and they provide discounts for residents of the inn (10-20% off) with a coupon that you get when you check in....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SlightlyIrregulr
Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Walkable to the Saloon - good, fresh food - and a quick trip to the Joshua Tree NP entrance. Fridge was convenient, and owner was friendly and gave us personal service. Would definitely stay here again. Also walkable to Circle K and a few other restaurants. Nice size room - two entrances. Stand-up shower only - small but not claustrophobic....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jen H
Barstow, California
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We stayed at the safari motor in for our short stay at Joshua tree. Check-in was fast and painless, and the owners (married couple) were very nice. The room was comfy and very decent for the price! A day after leaving I realised I left my tablet and some shoes, so I called beforehand, and the owner assured me he...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Robin D
Germany
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We've stayed here for two nights in August. The room was clean, had a refrigerator, TV, queen bed, AC and table. Especially the refrigerator was quite big and did his job. The Bathroom was ok, the shower a bit old but alright. Joshua Tree Entrance is really close (5-10min by car). So good place to visit Joshua Tree NP or...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank L B
San Diego, CA
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed here last night for the first time. There were positives and some negatives, so my rating is average. First, the positives: Fridge, microwave, coffee pot, a/c, nice bed, close parking in front, close to restaurants, the Saloon, and JT National Park. Oh, and nice tile floors; not filthy carpeting; +++++. Ravi, the manager was courteous and very helpful;...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank travellerSanDiego_CA
glaciermelting, Manager at Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree, responded to this review

Thank you for stay, We know when people gets made writes fair/ negative things .Your main problem was you wanted to check in 10 a.m. Even I emailed youv no early please. you came 11/2 hours early and waited in our parking lot. Check out 11.am and check-in 2 p.m !!! Within few hours we have to clean rooms, towel...

qwerty
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Good place to stay the night before heading into Joshua Tree National Park. The visitor center is just down the road. The place has WIFI and a pool. Our room had a fridge, a coffee maker, TV and a DVD player. Shower could use some venting though. Located within a five minute walking distance from Joshua Tree Visitor Center and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank IvoBlaauw
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the Safari Motor Inn. Ravi, the gentleman at the front desk, was friendly, helpful and answered every question I could think of before I even had to ask it. The room was very clean and had a really cute little backyard! Definitely a great place to stay!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Emily A
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 29 April 2015

The owners are the biggest asset of this motel. Ravi and his wife were lovely and welcoming to the whole family. The inn is not a high price and the rooms reflect that, they are clean and functional having a microwave and fridge and air con. The garden and courtyard is lovely and you are in the desert setting which...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lillipang
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 April 2015

As always this is the best for me, convenient access, no long halls, park at door, and a great vicinity for hiking, climbing, picture taking, and no big boxes shopping malls, just reality of sand heat and rocks. Photographers paradise, a regular stop.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank wwanderX
Riverbank, California
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Arrived late afternoon. The owner checked us in and then told us were to go to see the sunset. We did not ask, he volunteered the information. Gave us a map and told us where some of the main attractions of the park were. The room was clean, comfortable and nice. Not the Four Season, but we were not paying...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank TeacherMick

54 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (27)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (27)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Joshua Tree
11.1 km away
BEST WESTERN Joshua Tree Hotel & Suites
19.2 km away
BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel at Joshua Tree National Park
BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel at Jo...
#3 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
479 reviews
11.5 km away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
19.7 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twentynine Palms-Joshua Tree National Park
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twentynin...
#1 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
367 reviews
14.5 km away
Travelodge Inn and Suites Yucca Valley/Joshua Tree Nat'l Park
24.0 km away
Sunnyvale Garden Suites Hotel - Joshua Tree National Park
Sunnyvale Garden Suites Hotel - ...
#7 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
264 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree

Address: 61959-29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Price Range: $73 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Safari Motor Hotel Joshua Tree
Safari Hotel Joshua Tree
Safari Motel Joshua Tree
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms have access to the pool and garden area through the second door.”
 of 5 bubbles Jannek1967, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 110 is a corner room, larger, more private! I would ask for any of the end rooms (I think there are three available, as the building is a long "L" shape..”
 of 5 bubbles dlcc2014, 20 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Rooms in the back are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles tiadora, 13 Feb 2014 | Read review
“I've stayed in almost every room there at one time or another, all work just fine for me.”
 of 5 bubbles E405AEpaulb, 21 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Fitness center and restaurant are not "terrible," they just don't exist and that option was not available.”
 of 5 bubbles circlemtnlady, 26 Feb 2013 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay