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High Desert Motel

61310 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Thank Dale987
Mission Viejo
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66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

No frills but everything worked and was clean. Just one night but got a lot of work done. I might rethink the light bulbs. I know they're energy efficient and all but that kind of fluorescent light cheapens everything and is depressing. Suggest a warmer glow. Everything else great. Will probably choose this over AirBNB next visit.

Thank Michael S
Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is our 3rd stay. High Desert Motel is an older property that has been appropriately updated. Rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Refrigerator is about twice the size of standard motel mini-fridges.

Thank RetiredTom1999
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Stayed three nights at High Desert Motel. VERY clean, excellent value. Room was spacious, had little couch in addition to table w/two chairs, and a desk also. Very close to Joshua Tree cafes. Hotel is on the main highway through town, so some noise with that, but not enough to disturb sleep. Good A/C and good WiFi. When I go... More 

Thank elizabeth m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service and ideally located near the park. Excellent choice for anyone not wanting to take a huge hit to their wallet. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the pool is great! Conveniently located near good restaurants in the lovely Joshua Tree area. Cannot recommend enough!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

No frills place. Surprisingly good for the price price of $54 for the night. They messed up my reservation but fortunately still had a room available. Clean room and bed was reasonably comfortable. AC worked great. Pool was not heated and very cold. No breakfast which was fine with me. Wifi was fast.

Thank Edger P
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect much as I'd paid $65p/n for a room for two nights but was pleasantly surprised, our room had a very comfortable bed was super clean and big! It was close to the park entrance and the front desk was helpful and friendly. I'd stay again and recommend The High Desert.

Thank Ularu
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We arrived when was near 22.00 after a taxing trip by car from los angeles (the I-15 deserves its fame as nightmare to enter and exit from the city during peak times) and we have found a working wifi, a nice room and a clean bathroom (spartan but adequate as necessities). We requested and obtained the far room at first... More 

Thank Andrea R
Picton, Canada
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42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Arrived 9:00 PM, our selected room had been given away but thankfully they could accommodate us for two rooms. Place was adequate for the price but would not stay there for more than a couple of days. It was right by the highway and noisy but had comfortable bed. Clerk on duty suggested a few restaurants in area, the one... More 

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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 Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Price Range: $51 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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