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Desert Inn

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2.0 of 5
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1954 Highway 58, Mojave, CA 93501
Desert Inn
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Mojave
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I picked this motel because it was rated "1 of 8" in Mojave at the time I booked. The facility is very old and outdated. Our rooms were extremely small and crowded - had to walk sideways to get around the bed to the bathroom. Breakfast was cereal and prepackaged pastries. On the other hand, the management was friendly and... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We chose this place based on positive TripAdvisor reviews, but we were disappointed. Our room looked old and rundown, and it seemed as though nobody had been inside for a very long time. The smoke detector was chirping (dead battery) and the toilet didn't flush properly -- it had been "repaired" by somebody who clearly doesn't understand how to repair... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here two nights, until while smoking outside I was questioned if I was smoking in the room. But I went to pay for a third night anyway... then was asked if my credit card was actually mine. I normally only post here to give good reviews, so this one's a first. The fact is the new managers are... More 

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Atascadero, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stayed a couple of nights here while exploring the area. If you just need a basic room, then this will fit your needs. The room was clean and comfortable. It was nice having a fridge to keep drinks and food cold. I would stay here again.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I stayed here with my sister on a cross country drive because of the rave reviews for this place, and while it was totally fine, I don't understand the cult following. The place is a basic roadside inn, the room was clean, the bathroom was small and had a shower that created a lot of wind so the shower curtain... More 

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Mayer, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Just made reservations fourth trip running (Feb. 2015). We stay here traveling back and forth between Morro Bay California and northern Arizona. Very clean, comfortable and sensibly appointed rooms. Owners have refurbished an old motel and maintain it beautifully, go out of their way to please customers and aim for repeat business. Always look forward to staying here.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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13 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

From the outside I wasn't sure I wanted to stay here but my husband uses another travel site and people were giving it great reviews. The room was clean and well maintained. It had a large refrigerator and freezer compared to most motels. It is just down the road from the entrance to the Mojavi Spaceport which was the reason... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I come to the Mojave almost every weekend for both business and please. I have been coming to the desert Inn for over 10 years and would not stay anywhere else. The owners are delightful and will do their best to ensure you have a pleasant stay. The rooms are a good size and have always been spotless when I... More 

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Pilot Point, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Something of a time warp. Old fashioned looking place with many modern amenities. Room was spotless but small. Plenty of room for us two seniors and our old Sheltie. No charge for Mac either. Other motels wanted as much as $25 for a pet. Modernized bath, flat screen TV, coffee maker, good bed (big double or small queen). Only complaint... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

What a relief to find an economy motel with spotless, comfortable rooms, in CA! When travelling through the Mojave, I usually stop and hike the Kelso dunes, then camp in the Preserve with the boulders and Joshua trees, but with Nov. nights a tad cold to camp, I read the reviews and stopped at the Desert Inn. Comfy bed, nice... More 

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