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El Rancho Dolores Motel

73352 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
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#8 of 11 hotels in Twentynine Palms
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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi
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B&D wrote a review Apr 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah4 contributions
Driving in exhausted at night, we luckily got the last room available. We'd stayed at many chain motels for weeks, but this place was much better. The owners were very kind to us and we will definitely stay at El Rancho next time we visit Joshua Tree National Park. We could tell that they take pride in their property, because the room and the big kitchenette were perfectly clean and in top condition. It was such a relief to stay over at a quality locally-owned motel with good amenities, and a good room rate, that we extended our stay in Twentynine Palms by an extra night.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Allen C wrote a review Jan 2021
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Staying here to visit friends and Joshua tree national park. This was right in the middle of 29 Palms, just a 10 minute drive to Joshua tree and right downtown near where the town's best restaurants are. Clean, affordable, has a pool. Owners are also super nice and responsible. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
JulsVern wrote a review Jan 2021
New York City, New York217 contributions104 helpful votes
Pros: Big full kitchen with real gas oven which came in handy for multi-day stay. Staff. They replaced dirty chairs and provided clean bedding and towels when asked. They also fixed the water pressure in the shower. Internet speed. Heater. Cons: Overall cleanliness needs improvement. Bedding and towels, although possibly clean were heavily spotted. Chairs in the kitchen were dirty, stained, and burned with cigarette butts. Bathroom was uncomfortable - sink is tiny, there was no place to even put a cup with toothbrushes, shower had a very poor pressure, which staff fixed the next day. No pots/pans/utencils in the kitchen, it's empty.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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RLphoenix wrote a review Oct 2020
Phoenix, Arizona72 contributions34 helpful votes
El Rancho Dolores is one of the best independent motels I’ve stayed in. Its quaint appearance is straight out of the 1930s when it was built, but if you look behind the facade, you’ll find a modern, well-manicured property. Our room with a king-sized bed was spacious and the bed comfortable. The room included a small fridge with separate freezer, a microwave oven, and a coffee maker. There was also plenty of closet and storage space. It’s apparent that the owners put a lot of thought into upgrades (lots of electrical sockets, modern bathroom fixtures and tile) and maintain it carefully. Best of all, it won’t break the bank. The internet is good and their coronavirus precautions are great. Lastly, it’s the perfect place to stay if you’re visiting the Joshua Tree National Park as it’s only a couple of miles away from the Oasis (29 Palms) entrance. You will enjoy staying here.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Don't miss Joshua Tree National Park, even if you just drive through.
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DocDawg wrote a review Feb 2020
California121 contributions96 helpful votes
I was checked in by the sweetest lady ever! Her name is Tulouna. She treated me like royalty and I'm jus a plain ol travler! The room is 4 stars but the front desk was 6! Thats why a 5 star rating. Very clean, firm mattress and very very reasonable. Close to Joshua Tree National park too! I will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
US$76 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Rancho Dolores Motel
Which popular attractions are close to El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Nearby attractions include 29 Palms Visitor Center & Art Gallery (0.3 km), HABITAT (0.3 km), and Bowladium (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a 24 hour front desk.
Which room amenities are available at El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kitchen In the Desert, Thai Café, and Edchadas Mexican.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is El Rancho Dolores Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Twentynine Palms.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Rancho Dolores Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veterans Park (0.9 km).