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El Rancho Dolores Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   73352 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Alameda, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night (got in late + left early) on our way to camping in Joshua Tree. It was quiet and clean, but the bed was uncomfortable - you could feel the springs! Also, the toilet didn't flush proper unless you held the handle down. Last year we stayed at the nearby Holiday Inn Express, which was much... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night here on a recent visit to Joshua Tree National Park. Our room was clean and the motel has a great looking pool and pretty grounds. The bathroom was very small and tight. A/C worked well. The beds were pretty soft and uncomfortable.....we prefer a firmer mattress. There were some rather questionable "ladies" hanging around and walking... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting families in the area and we found this hotel which is very nice and clean. The place is very quiet and clean. The maintenance and services were on point. They always serve us with smile and energetic and joyful personality. Overall ratings they provided happy and comfortable atmosphere. I would recommend this hotel because of the price... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nice hotel does all the little things right. Enjoyed my stay clean and reasonably priced. Nice people. A little oasis in the desert. Close to Joshua tree monument. October is a good time to go as it is not too hot. Incredible drive and hiking through Joshua Tree monument .

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We needed a place to stay before exploring the Joshua Tree National Park. From the road it looked clean and inviting. The front desk staff were very nice and informative of the area, restaurants and such. The room was small but clean, indicative of the price we paid. No noise at night even though its right next to the highway.... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stayed here one night Memorial day weekend while visiting an uncle. At first it all seemed well, just your basic, affordable motel. While sitting on the bed I looked down on the carpet and saw the biggest roach I have seen in my life!! The roach must have been about two inches!! Yuck... Moved on from that thought and went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

I think the prices here COULD be lowered a bit, but the rooms that I stayed in with previous and last stays were very clean. Room service every morning with fresh, clean towels, and toilet paper. Beds were very comfortable, rooms are quiet, also I never experienced a bug problem here during any of my stays. They have coin operated... More

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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Basic, clean, cheap. Friendly front desk. Bed was a bit hard with springs uncomfortable. This might be improved with a mattress topper. Parking outside room as usual. Close to Joshua Tree National Park so very handy. couple of restaurants and bars within walking distance. Not much else to say really.

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Coquille, Oregon
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18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Plus: we got a nice big family room for a cheap rate. The grounds were well kept. It was quiet and the bed was comfortable. No bugs. Negative: ugh! To start with, we were not told it was a smoking room and we were just too tired to deal with it by the time we discovered this fact. The kitchenette... More

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Los Angeles
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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Since we planned to spend most of our time in Joshua Tree National Park, we were interested only in having a reasonably priced, clean place to sleep and shower. El Rancho fit the bill. My boyfriend had stayed here twice in the previous year and had no complaints. We stayed two nights in a room with a king-sized bed, small... More

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Also Known As:
El Rancho Dolores Hotel Twentynine Palms
El Rancho Dolores Hotel
Address: 73352 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Twentynine Palms
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 12 hotels in Twentynine Palms
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Dolores Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A long established 29 palms Motel in this area, the El Rancho Dolores has played host to travellers and tourists alike from all over the world since 1940. Many types of room are available, from small singles to larger suites with kitchenettes. Several rooms have their own drive-in car ports and private patios. Landscaped gardens and manicured lawns are also a feature of our motel. ... more   less 
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