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High Desert Motel

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61310 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Room decor/ furniture is outdated and damaged.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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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.

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Leopoldsburg, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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... More 

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 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.

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