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Safari Motor Inn - Joshua Tree

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61959-29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Joshua Tree
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Affordable, clean, AC, Mini Fridge, good shower pressure! only 12 Rooms, close to parking, separate door inside the room opens to private pool area. Owner is adding great variety of succulent plants throughout property, in the process of upgrading sitting areas on the enclosed patio. Don't let the buzzer to access check in area bother you- Security is necessary in... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

So the positives first.... The bed was big and comfortable. The hotel is near the entrance to the park. It's pretty cheap. The negatives. The experience of checking in was horrible. Had to be buzzed in (?!), and it was a boiling hot foyer, with whom I can only assume is the owner behind a glass screen (!?). She was... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to stay for a night. We tent camped the previous seven nights all over the southwest, so the hot shower was more than welcome. Great location for entering the NP, front desk personnel was friendly. If you find yourself in need of a place to stay in desert, this is your spot. The tv works,... More 

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Ventura, California
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64 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I seek out old style one story motor inns where you park in front of your room. This place has that, plus a giant clean pool, clean rooms, front and back doors which looks on to a fenced patio with sunrise views. Nothing fancy but the air conditioning works well, there is a mini fridge and microwave, small tv and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

HBO is available and the beds are very clean and nice. The staff is very nice and they are very accommodating and will take care of you to their ability and serve you with respect. The Safari Motel is right near the Joshua Tree Park entrance at Park Blvd. Good Luck

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Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

JUST BY CHANCE, came to Joshua Tree after the rains last month, the entire desert is fowers. A room at budget hotel Safari is perfect. Car is 4 feet from door, the bed firm, pool too cold, walks to town very closeby, and the shower is from that eternal basin of water in JT. Access is perfect, reserve for JY... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Ravi the owner was so sweet and helpful on arrival. We had a brief but wonderful stay here but found it really comfortable, especially the bed! The shower was strong- surprising for the desert! Overall amazing value. We would come back in a heartbeat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This motel has a good location to the park. The manager was really helpful and gave us all the information we needed plus a ten per cent off food at the joshua tree saloon. The room was basic but all we needed

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My cousin and I stayed here for 5 days, while hiking in Joshua Tree National Park. Ravi was very welcoming, showing us several rooms and letting us choose. He knew we wanted a quiet place, so showed us a room in the back, very private, where we didn't hear any road noise. Our room at the Safari Motor Inn was... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

While looking for a place to rent, my husband and I stayed at the Safari Motor Inn for almost 2 weeks. Ravi and Jasmine were wonderful. They gave us a lot of valuable information about Joshua Tree. The room was clean and basic. Heater worked fine. Had Wi-Fi, Microwave and Refrigerator. We had all we needed at a great price... More 

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