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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leopoldsburg, Belgium
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 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.

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San Diego, California
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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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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 

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 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.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 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 

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