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High Desert Motel

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61310 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Joshua Tree
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 Room decor/ furniture is outdated and damaged.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 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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 

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Victoria, Canada
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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.

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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.

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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 

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