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“Retro Relaxation” 4 of 5 stars
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Mojave Resort
73721 Shadow Mountain Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260   |  
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Ranked #4 of 22 hotels in Palm Desert
Salem, Oregon, United States
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Retro Relaxation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

My husband and I made our first visit to The Mojave to celebrate our 15th anniversary. We were not disappointed. You know what they say, location, location, location! So close to El Paseo (The Fix) for fabulous morning lattes, shopping, dining or just strolling. Rooms are clean with that unmistakeable Palm Desert/Springs design. Bed was ok (lose the mattress protector) as was continental-type breakfast. Pool-awesome. Back patio (#21) should either be tidied or made off limits. Staff an 11 on a scale of 10. We will definitely stay at The Mojave again!

Room Tip: Suggest away from ice machine (noisy at night)
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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wv
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

This is a comfortable, quiet, return to the 50s/60s. It is a vintage motel set around a gorgeous courtyard with pool and palms. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and quiet--with a staff who do all they can to make your stay comfortable. The locale is ideal--a three to five minute stroll and you are on El Paseo, the main shopping/dining venue in Palm Desert. Our king deluxe came with a kitchenette, which we did not need, but would be ideal for families. All in all it reminded me of many a road trip with my family in the 60s, albeit without the upscale bedding and bath products that the Mojave provides.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

My husband and I have been staying at this little gem of a motel ever since it's remodel by Candra Scott & Anderson, the interior design firm that also re-did the Rex in San Francisco.

Unfortunately the current owners don't understand the retro 40's chic that the design firm created. As things break, wear out or need repair they're being replaced without regard to their style.

The room was very clean, unlike the last time we were here. And the grounds were well kept. So these comments must be doing some good. The staff has always been accommodating.

But the bed linens HAVE to go! They've got a plastic protector on the mattress that makes a lot of noise and isn't held on by any straps so it moves around. The bottom sheet holding it in place isn't big enough to keep it snug.

I hope the next time they decide to replace something they consult with a design professional or else I'm afraid it's going to lose it's boutique hotel vibe and end up just another ho-hum motel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix
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5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Stayed at The Mojave during Memorial Day wknd this year. A small resort tucked away in a residential area, it's pretty quiet, location is close to El Paseo too. Overall it's ok, but it shows signs of wear and some repairs are needed, around the grounds, the bathroom in our room, small stuff here and there. The staff were great, friendly, informative, helpful. With some improvements and better upkeep, this could be a real jem.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jcoanda
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

I've stayed at the Mojave Resort at least 3 or 4 times. The property looks mid-century and well maintained. They have a nice pool and jacuzzi, though to my liking the pool is usually a few degrees too cold.

They serve a cold buffet breakfast with cereal, yogurt, toast, etc.

Room Tip: If you want peace and quiet, request a room furthest from the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The Mojave Resort is a fine place to stay if you just want a hotel with a pool in Palm Desert. It's clean and comfortable. I've have been here four years with a large group of friends and family and loads of kids. Each year I organized the trip and stay in touch with the owner about blocking out the hotel so our group can "take over." Two of those four years he booked guests not with our group and it was disappointing. I am a huge fan of mid century design and architecture and in the Palm Springs area there are so many options and better examples of this plus for the price you can get a hotel with a salt water pool.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

My cousin and I needed a getaway weekend. We chose Memorial Day 2011 and we stayed both Saturday and Sunday nights. When I arrived, I was so surprised to see that I had unconsciously chosen the same hotel my extended family had stayed at 13 years ago when we were celebrating my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Back then, the place seemed a bit run down. But now, it shines with style at every glance inside the room and out! I guess the best compliment I could give is that I truly enjoyed how intimate the atmosphere was. There are about 15-20 rooms altogether and they surround a sparkling pool, tables with umbrellas, chairs, chaise lounges, and a small grassy area. On one end of that area was a cement pad decorated cabana-style for sitting and relaxing. On the far end of the pool was a short walkway to the jacuzzi. We stayed in room #4. Everything, including the continental breakfast, seemed just a few steps from that room. Our room had details that assured me someone with charm and grace chose them. The color scheme throughout the entire hotel, the movie star photos first seen as you open the door, the very comfortable beds, the 1940-style furniture, the robes hanging in the closet, and the wine glasses in the kitchenette, all added to the allure.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 73721 Shadow Mountain Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Desert
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Palm Desert
#7 Family Hotel in Palm Desert
#8 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the romance, glamour and sophistication of the desert of the 1940s...indulgent suites and guestrooms with dreamy beds and all the special touches you expect - from breakfast poolside to spa treatments under the stars. Just steps from the desert's finest shops and restaurants on El Paseo, yet decades away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mojave Hotel Palm Desert
Palm Desert Mojave Desert Resort Hotel
Mojave Desert Resort
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