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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

For the price....Nice place to stay. Needed a sleep over to continue our exploration of Joshua Tree National Park. We didn't get a kitchenette, but.could of had a coffee maker in the room (only draw back)

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elrancho29palm, webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the positive comments. I sincerely appreciate you taking time to offer these comments.I’m Happy that our hotel impressed you.hope you’ll be a frequent guest at our property in the future. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Dieppe, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a room with two queen beds. The room was clean and large, with a full kitchen. The price felt right ($70/night) for the location. The motel is within distance of a couple of places to eat, notably a Mexican restaurant just 3 minutes away. Only downside was that the WiFi signal was non-existent in the room. It worked...

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elrancho29palm, webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m glad you had a very good experience with us. Nothing is more important than the guest experience, and I’m very pleased we satisfied you so thoroughly. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is pretty rare that you walk into a hotel room and exclaim "OMG how cute"! But that was my reaction when I opened the door to my room here. Very clean, nicely decorated, had everything I needed. Quiet and cozy. It was too cool to take advantage of the pool area but it looked like the perfect spot to...

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elrancho29palm, webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for these kind comments. We strive for 100 percent guest satisfaction, and I’m very glad you were so satisfied. We believe we provide a great combination of comfort, convenience, amenities and value, and clearly you agree. I hope that if your travels bring you to this area again you will stay with us. Serving...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 30 December 2016

the motel room had been totally updated. it still had that homey,comfy feel to it. really liked our total experience from the moment we checked in to the time we checked out. the outside of the motel interested us to stop because of its character and we were not disappointed. we always try to stay local vs a chain ....

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elrancho29palm, webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m so pleased that you would stay with us.We take pride in this hotel and its amenities and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you. I’m glad we could satisfy you,Thanks again for your pleasant feedback. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Austria
Reviewed 18 November 2016

been there with some friends on our way from sedona to the pacific coast for a one night stop over. the hotel is located next to the highway, the romms in the back are quiet enough. the rooms itself were basic but clean. unfortunately, the wifi didn't work for most of the time. the staff at the reception was friendly...

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elrancho29palm, webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m pleased that you had a good experience with us. We take great pride in our hotel, and I hope that shows. We’re also always working to get better. I hope you will give us another chance and see that we’re doing what we can to improve and enhance the guest experience. Sincerely, Hotel...

Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Arrived in Twenty Nine palms looking for a one night stay. Motel was available, clean rooms and nice staff. Lovely to be able to sit out in the evening outside by the pool and read my book - a little oasis in the desert

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elrancho29palm, webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your feedback. Positive feedback provide us with the motivation we need to continue our services.I’m glad we could satisfy you.I hope you will visit us again and see our commitment towards providing superior services and facilities. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 days exploring Joshua Tree National Park and stayed at this motel Its close the entrance to the park. Walking distance to restaurants and convenience stores. Had a room with separate kitchenette and bathroom. Kitchen doesn't come with any utensils,plates or crockery but the office lent us a couple of pans. Cooker was tired but worked fine as did...

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elrancho29palm, webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I’m Happy you had a nice experience with us, and I sincerely thank you for your positive comments. I’m extremely happy that you had such a pleasant stay. We look forward to having you with us again soon. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Traveling through after visiting Joshua Tree NP, we spent one night at El Rancho Delores. What a find! Meticulous grounds and building exteriors. While a little small, our king size bed room was equally clean and fresh. This is a great value and exceeds chain hotels charging twice the price. The only missing item is morning coffee in the office....

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We sincerely thank you for providing us with the encouraging feedback. It is very important for us to know what our guests think of us and it affirming to have such positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Also, we hope you will recommend us to your friends and families. Sincerely, Hotel Guest

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Don't confuse a 4-star review for this roadside motel with it being a 4-star hotel. We stayed here for just one night after the Joshua Tree Music Festival in June. All we needed was a place to crash for one night after a day of fun - somewhere to sleep and shower in the morning before hitting the road back...

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had such a pleasant stay. We are looking for ways to improve our service. We look forward to having you with us again soon. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Wildomar, California
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in mid July for the summer concert in the park series. We booked the family suite which had two rooms, a kitchen and a shared bath. The place was so clean! The one drawback was the A/C was in one room and the other room had a fan which did not oscillate. We will definitely go back...

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. I’m very glad that our hotel impressed you in so many ways. We focus on offering a guest experience that will satisfy a wide range of travelers. When you’re in the area again, I hope you will make us your first choice. We’ll be here when you need us with another great stay...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Rancho Dolores Motel

Address: 73352 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Twentynine Palms
Price Range: $82 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Dolores Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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