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.

High Desert Motel

Certificate of Excellence
61310 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Hotel amenities
High Desert Motel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Joshua Tree
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
AzNannie
Write a Review

109 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    22
    55
    23
    5
    4
See reviews for
12
49
19
8
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (109)
  • Mar-May only
    (35)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (17)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (29)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (28)
All months
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 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... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rural Virginian
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
78 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a budget motel with a great location, clean rooms, WIFI that actually works, outstanding, friendly and caring service. I would most definitely stay again next time around. I am giving this motel the thumbs up!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

1. I Don't understand the bad reviews on here. First understand this is a motel not a hotel. The room was clean and the towels were soft! Microwave and fridge. 2. Vijay was the man at the front desk who was not only friendly and courteous but when we wanted to stay another night and wasn't sure if he had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

22 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities