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High Desert Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   61310 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Joshua Tree
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Greenville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Great place to stay right outside of the Joshua Tree Park in Joshua Tree!The management was very curtious & helpful; Our room was clean & comfortable! The pool was awesome & Clean! Its right on highway 62 easy to find & quiet! We stayed 2 nights we liked it so well! The value was Great!

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a clean, comfortable older motel that has been fairly well updated. The room was clean and well lighted and contained a nice sized refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Ice is available – convenient for travelers. Well worth the price.

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I stayed here for one night. I wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park and didn't want to have to drive in far on the morning of my hike. As many people said, the room was a reasonable size, clean and more than adequate. The motel is near the main entrance of the Park, and you can walk to a... More

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Munich, Germany
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11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Actually it looks better from outside then inside. The rooms are big, but not really maintained. Cleanliness is ok, it smells strange though. But it does the job and its near the NP gate. Wouldn't come again though

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sonoma county, ca
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32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We've stayed here several times when visiting Joshua Tree and have never been disappointed. The room is good size with a very comfortable bed and very quiet. It's close to restaurants. And VJ , the host, is so friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back when we return to Joshua Tree.

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52 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

love this place very basic but clean!!! people are nice wifi works good HBO right at park entrance close to stores once again VERY basicbut we paid $57 and worth it also has pool i would return here again had fridge and microwave only negative was close to road you can hear cars

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Renton, WA
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The town of Joshua Tree is pretty small but it is close to the national park. We stayed several days for some hiking in March. There's a good Indian restaurant and a convenience store next to the property and also a bar with an inexpensive happy hour about a half mile down the highway. . There are grocery stores in... More

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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55 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a motel right on the main road in Joshua Tree. The location is very convenient. Being right on the main road, I thought it would be noisier than it was. Despite a modest amount of road noise, I was pleasantly surprised. We had an upstairs room, so there was obviously no noise from above or headlights shining through... More

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victoria, BC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed for 3 days here while visiting Joshua National Park, excellent housekeeping, property is old but well maintained. Clean. Close to everything. If you cannot stand highway noise, bring ear plugs (we always do).

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Address: 61310 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Motel 2*
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