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Desert Hills Motel

5220 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74112
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Moore, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

GREAT VALUE !! Classic RT 66 neon & style. Clean sheets, cold A/C & fairly quiet stay- (no train tracks or freeways nearby) Staff was nice & shower worked fine. Great WiFi & cable. Bonus- grassy outdoor play area w/ picnic tables.

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you are looking for the Hilton, you are lost. If you are looking for a clean room, nice staff, and a trip back in time, this is your place. An old school motel, this is a history lesson. Route 66 stop in Tulsa, this place is a great value. But again, if you are looking for fluffy pillows and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've returned here several times. In an age of impersonal franchises, it's good that some independent motels are enduring, and the owners of this one are keeping it in better shape than many of the other old motels in Tulsa. Better, this is an authentic old Route 66 motel, with a courtyard, a classic sign, and a famous Rt. 66... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Location is great. Price was great. Room was tolerable. If you're looking for perfection, this isn't your place. The sink in my room took an hour to drain and the bathroom had minor remnants of the past guests. Overall, of you just want a place for the night it was just fine. Staff was immediately available and no complaints there.

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plymouth, mi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Desert Hill Motel is a welcoming motor-lodge style with an awesome sign out front. The owners are a nice couple, with their kid doing his homework behind the glass. We checked in and looked around. The rooms are a little small, but not tiny. Mine was lime green, my colleagues was pink. The hotel is old and not exactly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This motel has very mixed reviews but we spent a comfortable night here. We used the laundry which was very efficient and the wi fi was free and there was a strong signal. Our room was big and although shabby it was clean and the shower worked well with good water pressure. The only negative was the rude and ignorant... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After cancelling our room with a major chain motel because it was filthy and unsafe, we took a shot at the Desert Hills, which came recommended by the Route 66 guidebook. After the back and forth debacle of the previous motel, I was silently praying for a clean room and a vacancy. The girl at the office was nice and... More 

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Wisconsin, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed here during a 17-night trip on Route 66. This was far and away the worst motel during our trip. The room was dirty and not kept up. There were plenty of other vintage motels all along the Route that were quaint with outdated furniture, but still well-maintained. This was not. It was just gross. Incidentally, this was the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

No tea or coffee making facilities and woken during the night by sleeve bag I believe who worked there and asked if I was naked! Reception not very helpful the next day, the only thing going for it is it's close to tullys which was fabulous. Ladies if you are traveling without a man don't stay here! Sorry but true.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Traveling across country we came across this little gem in Tulsa. True americano this motel turn back time. Right down the street is Tullys cafe wonderful spot for breakfast. Great value, clean room, super friendly staff.

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