The Mojave Sands was a truly lovely experience more like staying in an eclectic friend's guest house than a hotel. The owner, Blake, has spent the last 9 years renovating the 5 rooms with such artistic and regional architectural touches (large overhangs on the private porches, intense steam showers, small water fountains, little nooks & crannies filled with bizarre flea market finds & cacti, & hundreds of records he's collected during his DJ days, etc). Mix in his two rescue dogs/guest greeters, Agnus, the sweet & social pitbull, and Scout, the stray that adopted Blake, plus interesting and creative guests, it all adds up to a memorable stay we can't say enough good things about. Definitely not a fancy resort experience, but comfortable, thoughtful, private, well-designed, stylish and inspiring. We'll go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mojave Sands Motel is a 1940's motel that was taken apart and reconstructed. The doors, windows, bed frames, hardware and some of the furniture, were created either on-site or by local crafts people. Reclaimed wood, steel and other materials were used wherever possible. There are two large suites with kitchens and steam showers and three unique, comfortable single rooms with queen beds. Each room has a private patio and water fountain. Located right in the middle of town and only minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Sands provides a peaceful escape from the hectic pace of modern life, where one can come to recharge and enjoy the unique beauty of Joshua Tree. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mojave Sands Hotel Joshua Tree