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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
Suffolk, England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Still a little piece of heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We are from the UK and have been visiting The Mojave for the past eight years, roughly once very two years. The one thing that is still consistent despite a few change of owners is the presence of both Rhonda and Anthony. There are two other members of staff that are often around and our apologies for forgetting names but they too have been at The Mojave for some years. All four members of staff are brilliant and will do their best to make your stay a great one.
We find we love The Mojave for it's peace and tranquility, we don't want a lot of noise. The setting amongst the Palms is just perfect, the pool sparkles. There is a "but" to this review though. If you are looking for the same peace and quiet as we have always experienced you may not be so fortunate. You have to know that this is now a "family friendly" place as well as offering peace and solitude.
The rooms are great, still like stepping back a few eras and very tastefully furnished. The motel itself is ideally positioned for reaching the El Paseo district where you will find plenty of restaurants and lots of shops. A continental breakfast is offered and we find it quite sufficient for our tastes cereal, pastries, juice, fruit, coffee etc...
We have spent the last four days at The Mojave, chilling by the pool, enjoying the sunshine before making our way back to the UK.
We look forward to returning again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orange County, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We were in town for a Friday night concert at the "New" McCallum theatre a mile away. Rhonda at the front desk was great and very helpful. The room was nice for the price. Nice pool area. Continental breakfast was just right. We would stay here again!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brea,CA
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We had a great time at the Mojave, because the owner, Sonny Patel, loves kids! We were there with other families, and basically took over the whole place. It was great to enjoy a family-friendly hotel. We could just let our kids loose, and kick back at the pool. We were so lucky to have the Mojave for our family reunion.
Unfortunately, there were some middle-aged couples who didn't appreciate our kids. They were a little irritated that we kind of used the entire pool with our families. And we did kind of take over the breakfast area, and our kids did get up early to play in the pool. (Well, they can go to a boring hotel for adults-only, like the Mod, across the street) Why ruin our fun? The best part is that we got a discount (for having several rooms) and those other couples paid full price. Even thought the Mojave is advertised as a peaceful, quiet place, we're glad it isn't.
We will continue to take our kids and meet our friends there for a wild, fun time. Thanks, Sonny.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Great area, spacious pool and hot tub, well-manicured grounds, nice continental breakfast set-up, friendly staff and guests, and comfortable, large room. We traveled with our 3 year old and she was more than welcome, which was very nice. I think she was only child at the resort the weekend we were there. We've stayed at the larger resorts and this is so much nicer and more peaceful. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Olympia, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California, USA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 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
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Palm Desert
#7 Family Hotel in Palm Desert
#7 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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
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