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Joshua Tree Inn

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61259 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

A funky motel in a funky tourist town. Unheated bathroom in unit 2, but a heated hot tub. Door is hard to close. Multitudes of rules, and office is not open except for checkin. Be sure your plans won't change because you must cancel 7 days in advance, and even then you will lose $50. Breakfast consists of a granola... More 

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jtinn, Guest Relations Manager at Joshua Tree Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. You are correct about many things. The Inn is not for everyone, and you are right that it's best for couples,especially musicians and artists. This historic inn is in a "funky" (actually artsy and authentic) tiny rural town. We do not serve any breakfast, but we offer complimentary coffee,teas and granola bars and use of... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited the park the morning after staying at the Inn, and the park was fabulous. Unfortunately, the Inn was not a great choice. We visited when the weather was apparently unusually cold, and although the accommodation where we stayed (#2) is not insulated or built for cold, the employees had kindly turned on the space heaters that are the... More 

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jtinn, Guest Relations Manager at Joshua Tree Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you and your children enjoyed the park! We are displeased by your fabrications and unfounded complaints though. Here is the reality: 1.Historic abode/brick architecture does not have fiberglass or drywall insulation 2.We do not use space heaters! Your suite is equipped with a very powerful gas heater which is installed in the wall. 3. We... More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is such a charming picture! My expectations were high. The lobby, the breakfast room, the fire circle, the garden in the central courtyard are lovely. And yet, when one expects breakfast, and it turns out that you make your own coffee and breakfast is a granola bar, and you must keep the breakfast room locked.... something is missing and... More 

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jtinn, Guest Relations Manager at Joshua Tree Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that we were able to satisfy your high expectations with our lovely setting. We don't know why you would have expected a breakfast though. The Inn is not a Bed and Breakfast. We have not served a meal in 15 years. We do offer complimentary coffee,tea and granola bars in the dining room, to which all guests... More 

Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a great place to stay near Joshua Tree National Park! It is a very unique-one-of-a-kind place with tastefully decorated rooms, a beautiful pool, a zen garden, and an area where you can build a fire at night (and even a place to bar-b-que.) I would have given it 5 stars, but staff is not available on-site 24 hours... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

There is no other place I've visited like this one. There is a giant, walk-able Zen garden/courtyard when you step out of your room; it's even raked! and has a Koi pond, various desert plants and other Zen garden accoutrements, and a memorial to Gram Parsons. It was serene. The pool looks nice, clean, well-maintained, but it was too cold... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

A place to tell your friends about because it is an experience you will remember. Dee Dee at the desk was very nice and helpful . My only complaint was that I had reserved a $109 room and I ess relegated to a $62 room. A price that we'll reflects the 1973 (Gram Parsons) ambience that is embedded in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This was my second stay at the JT Inn and it won't be my last (God willing!). Don't go here looking for boho chic luxury. What you will find are cosy rooms with comfortable beds in a wonderfully set out old school motel.The grounds are spacious with a plethora of plants and trees and a large inviting pool. There is... More 

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2 Thank Marc L
jtinn, Guest Relations Manager at Joshua Tree Inn, responded to this review

Thank you,Marc,for your lovely comments. We do our best to provide our guests with a unique experience,cozy comfort and authentic hospitality in our historical setting. Nothing makes us happier than guests who feel the vibe and truly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit! Happy Trails to you and yours, Joshua Tree Inn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

When you want a nice and pleasant stay around Yoshua Tree Park, then go here! A little paradise in the desert. It nice rooms, a very nice swimmingpool and the atmosphere is spiritual/hippie-like. It's a nice retreat for a couple of days! We planned to stay for just one night nut we decided to stay another one.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A quirky and very welcoming inn with a massive swimming pool and nice seating areas. Comfortable, clean, and just a little bit refreshingly different from the normal vanilla hotel - a nice atmosphere. Grocery store across the street and Joshua Tree Saloon just down the road for great food and socialising. The perfect place to stay in the desert for... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

A great motel with lots of character and charm, superbly located for exploring the National Park. The motel host Mike was lovely and really welcoming and helpful. We will hopefully visit Joshua Tree again and if we do this is where we'll be staying.

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