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“Staying at the Mojave Resort is like stepping back in time.” 5 of 5 stars
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Mojave Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   73721 Shadow Mountain Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260   |  
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Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Olympia, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Staying at the Mojave Resort is like stepping back in time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Staying at the Mojave Resort is like stepping back in time.
This quaint & cozy resort is located just a short walk away from the shops & restaurants on El Paseo.
During check-in Rhonda at the front desk was very professional, welcoming & helpful .
She gave us tips on dining in the area during our stay. She & the staff were always available for anything we needed.
On the way to our room we meandered around the garden path thru the nicely landscaped grounds.
All of the rooms have patio’s facing the garden & half of them have a view of the pool as well.
We stayed in room #15. Room 15 is facing the pool & the pool was only a few feet away from our front door & patio. We had the perfect location!
Our room had a tidy kitchenette, king size bed, desk with chair, 2 comfortable club chairs with a small round table and a large picture window facing our patio & the pool.
The bathroom is vintage. The vanity/sink area is spacious and is separate from the toilet & shower (no tub in this room). Nice toiletries are provided!
The decor overall is well done, retro inspired and the accent color throughout the resort is orange!
In our room I did notice some stains on the carpet & it looks like it is time for this room to get a little freshening up.
The mattress, linens & pillows were very comfortable. The air condtioning unit worked very well.
The pool/spa area was wonderful! There are many chaise lounges, tables/chairs with umbrellas and plenty of towels provided.
Every morning coffee, yogurt, fruit, muffins, etc. is put out around 7:30am.
We enjoyed our stay so much we will be returning in early August for a business trip.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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San Francisco, California, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

I know they recently redid this place to have a 1950s theme, and it feels awesome. I am doing a weekend driving trip around the Salton Sea/Imperial Valley to learn the history of the area, so feeling like I'm back in the day in Palm Desert was a perfect way to end one Saturday. Aside from the great details of the place, the front desk is awesome. Location is great.There is a pool and a hot tub. And it's secluded (though 3 blocks from a main road) so you can enjoy a California morning sky in peace.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Desert, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Very comfortable, with a good vibe. Short walk to dining, shopping & cocktails on El Paseo, the "Rodeo Drive of the Desert". Smell of citrus blossoms & birds chirping in the garden lend themselves to relaxation.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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!

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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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wv
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 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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Los Angeles
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 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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Address: 73721 Shadow Mountain Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Desert
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mojave Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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
Mojave Palm Desert

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