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El Rancho Dolores Motel

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73352 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great place for the money. The rooms are very clean, there is plenty of parking, the pool is very clean, and there is security. We have stayed there many times and it is hard to beat. The location is close to the entrance to Joshua Tree.

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words and for being a repeat guest. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our amenities were to your liking. We take real pride in this hotel and serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had a such a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Spent one night after coming out of Joshua Tree National park. We got one of the basic rooms. Great room, very clean and nicely remodeled. Refrigerator and microwave. Too bad there wasn't a coffee pot??? Fine landscaping and even a nice pool. Great stay for the money.

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words and for being a repeat guest. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our amenities were to your liking. We take real pride in this hotel and serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had a such a... More 

Delmar, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The motel is very close to the middle of town. My son is a Marine so its not a very long drive from base. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The only thing i would say that could be improved is a coffee pot in the room. It did have a fridge and microwave. The flat... More 

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m glad you had a nice stay with us and that you would stay again. I hope you have the opportunity to do that very soon. We’ll take a look at the coffee makers in the rooms to see if they can be improved. We look forward to having you with us again. Sincerely,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Pros: location, price, beautiful and tastefully done room, super clean Cons: 2 hot labeled taps in shower but no actual hot water coming out of either, latch on front window broken so window unlocked. It was super late so I photographed the latch and improvised a window lock by wedging the curtain rod in the window to prevent it from... More 

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m glad you had a pleasant experience with us. I apologize for the confusion related to the window latch, which was slightly damaged but was lockable during your stay. I also apologize for the confusion regarding the hot water, which has been cleared up. I hope you will focus on the many good things... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I had to turn off the wireless on my phone. The verizon network was much better than the wireless internet provided by the motel. I like to use my iPad, but that not possible due to the weak signal. They have a big sign about wireless. In the interest if honesty, they must take that sign down. Everything else about... More 

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for commenting. I’m terribly sorry that you had difficulty connection to our robust wifi signal. All devices are different, and we do occasionally get reports of devices that have a problem with our wifi. Sometimes, a setting change can correct this. In any case, I hope you will focus on the good and make us your choice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed here one night during our recent 19 day road trip from Miami to LA. To be honest we chose the motel mainly for location, walking distance to the couple of bars and restaurants in town. But we stumbled on a gem of a motel. Overall i would say this was the best value hotel we had on our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stayed here with my wife for almost 2 weeks . At first, I hated it! The room they gave us[which had a fool size kitchen] was pretty bad . Oven and fridge barely worked . The a/c did not keep the room cold when it was on 60 . It was suppose to be their remodeled rooms too!! You honestly... More 

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for commenting. I’m sorry that your first impression of our hotel wasn’t what you expected. I’m glad we could take action to make your stay better. I’m also pleased you enjoyed the pool and found us an overall acceptable place to stay. We’re making changes and improvements, and you can expect an even more pleasant experience in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Despite bold paint refurbishing (the plumbing needs to be fixed too ) one can find better hotels in the area. No room with kitchen and no crib were available (I've booked 2 rooms). Staff is ok. No breakfast of course. The only pro is the proximity to Joshua tree...

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your kind words about our location. I’m sorry that we failed to meet your expectations, however. I also apologize that the specific type of room you wanted was not available at the time of your booking due to the popularity of our hotel. We’re making changes and improvements every day with the goal of being better... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Myself, my husband, and our daughter stayed here for a little over a week. We first stayed at the motel 6 and it was so unpleasant we decided to check the other local establishments. I was shocked when we walked into the room. It was very large, it had two queen size beds, large dresser, table and chairs, ice cold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel on several occasions. Each time I was plesently suprised with my experience! The staff was very friendly and made sure we were taken care of. They newly remodeled a few rooms, and they look great! Best hotel in the area for the price. Large swimming pool, open all night. (You won't find a cleaner... More 

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