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Desert Hills Motel

5220 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74112
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Desert Hills Motel
Ranked #82 of 100 hotels in Tulsa
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 There were plenty of other vintage motels all along the Route that were quaint with outdated furniture, but still well-maintained.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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12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Checotah, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Other reviewers are correct, this is an Old hotel. If you look at their website you know that. It was built in 1953 and is part of the old historic route 66. We stayed for 3 nights during the Tulsa Home Show. Our rooms were spotlessly clean with crisp clean sheets and pillow cases on the firm mattresses. The owners... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Not good enough even if at a low price. Saw three bugs in the room (so assume many more) and a fire alarm somewhere near our room that beeped every minute throughout the night. The room did not seem clean and fresh. I did not get a good night's sleep due to beeping alarm and the one bug a smacked... More

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Checotah, Oklahoma, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The Desert Hills Motel could use some freshening up. Not updating just a good old fashion deep cleaning. The beds were okay as far as motel beds go. The only real problem I had with the motel was the altercation the guests in the room next to us had in the parking lot at 3 a.m. They were yelling screaming... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The rooms were dirty. The house keeping was aweful. Didnt supply clean towels for next day. Was way expensive for poor service. They didnt listen to me when i checked in on how long was stayin then was rude about it.wldnt go back or recommend.

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Colne, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Desert Hills Motel 5220 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74112 This was our second choice in Tulsa, we were travelling with two ladies, you know Patsy and Edina sweetie, so every motel or hotel, we had to ask the owners for a set of key, so that we could look at every room, when everyone was happy, we would then... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We drove Route 66 in August 2012 and were looking forward to our night in Tulsa. However, various people had warned us about this particular stretch of Route 66 and, as it turned out, rightly so. When we arrived at the Desert Hills Motel, we were absolutely petrified! A very suspicious looking 'guest' sat on the curb of the motel... More

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Address: 5220 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74112
Location: United States > Oklahoma > Tulsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Desert Hills Hotel Tulsa

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