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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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Ranked #11 of 12 hotels in Twentynine Palms
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

La Possession, Reunion Island
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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

Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

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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Alameda, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your kind comments about our clean and quite hotel near Joshua Tree. I’m sorry that the bed wasn’t as comfortable as you would have liked. Most guests enjoy the beds we provide, but we understand this is a highly subjective thing. In any case, I’m pleased we were able to provide a better rate than our... More

Fountain Hills, Arizona
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95 reviews 95 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

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

Dear Guest, Thank for your comments. I’m glad you had an acceptable experience. We didn’t notice any questionable people around the hotel at the time of your stay. Since this is a safe and quiet neighborhood, something like that would have stood out. In any case, we’re making a number of changes that should make for a better experience the... More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. While I apologize if we failed to meet your expectations in any way, I can assure you that we do not have an insect problem at this hotel and never have. We are, however, involved in an improvement process aimed at making staying with us a better overall experience. We hope you’ll try us... More

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Address: 73352 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Twentynine Palms
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Dolores Motel 2*
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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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