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Aurora, Colorado
Reviewed October 30, 2016

The hotel is very clean and well taken care of. It is very inexpensive also! There are good restaurants nearby. Joshua Tree NP is close by. September was a good time to visit the park as it wasn't too crowded. The

Thank Pamela M
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We chose this motel as a base for our daily hiking in Joshua Tree NP.....this proved to be a good choice. The room was spacious and clean with fridge and microwave. Wifi was free and fast. The location was excellent for access to the park. If early traffic noise worries you it does get a little noisy....did not concern us....

Thank RhellieKeith
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed October 14, 2016

The room was clean, the water was hot, the wifi was decent. It clearly is a dated property and needs some serious light bulb help. The old fluorescent bulbs give it a prison cast, especially with the puzzling paint scheme of lime green and royal blue. The mattress is firm, very firm and the pillows are firm memory foam. It...

Thank K W
Watkinsville, GA
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

This is an old style motel - two story, all rooms open to outside - along the main road that runs thru the town of Joshua Tree. We asked for a room far from the road to be away from traffic noise, and the owner was happy to accommodate. Our room had two king beds, microwave, fridge, and coffee pot....

Thank Georgiarover
VJ P, Owner at High Desert Motel, responded to this review

thanku very much to staying with us and you have enjoyed here also you liked room too. we try very much to keep motel update and keep clean too.i hope you can enjoy other place too.

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Nothing fancy here but if you want to travel on a budget stay here. It is cheap and decent. Now decent doesn't sound like much, but it is everything. It has a pool, small pool. It has simple rooms, fine, perfect for what I want. A bit on the edge of town..perfect, nice an quiet. Plus the manager seems pleasant...

Thank Robert L
VJ P, Manager at High Desert Motel, responded to this review

thanks for staying with us and very happy that you liked this motel and enjoyed and we hoping that you will like others motels too and enjoy your trip. have a nice trip

Reviewed August 28, 2016

Good location near the park head quarters. Lots of restaurants and stores for the middle of no ware, so to speak. It is a classic old motel with a little pool, right on the high way. The rooms are up to date and clean. the management was friendly and the price was right.

Thank 276geraldw
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Not top of the line or modern, but clean and a nice place to stay. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to stay near Joshua Tree National Park without having your wallet robbed. The customer service is great, there is a pool, and free wi-fi. You can get 10% off your room if you...

Thank Sara F
VJ P, Manager at High Desert Motel, responded to this review

thanku for stayed with us and you enjoyed to stay here and also national park too. we will try or best to keep motel nice and clean and low buget rates so every one can affored thanks againe

Snohomish, Washington
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Very near to the park entrance, our room is very clean and even has a small fridge and microwave. If our daughter was with us she would have her own twin bed. The AC blasts out the cool air. I'd stay here again.

Thank SnohoGal
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is a basic old motel. However, the pool was clean & fun! They don't have to heat it as it's warm in Joshua Tree! The pool was great! Be warned on the BBQ, they do not provide charcoal or lighter fluid. So, who drives around with that stuff?! The room was very clean. An old room but seemed to...

Thank Dale987
Mission Viejo
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Was recommended to stay at this place to save a few bucks and it was fine. Not sure I'd stay here again as there's a lovely historic hotel within walking distance of this place. Centrally located, close to shops and restaurants and not terribly far from the park. I believe they allow pets, but am not sure.

Thank Lobsterollsforever
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about High Desert Motel

Address: 61310 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1906
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Price Range: $52 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Any room.....they are all cheap!”
 of 5 bubbles jroberto, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“rooms away from highway ad upper floor”
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“Best value in Joshua Tree”
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