We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Desert Lily

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Joshua Tree
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Desert Lily
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 162: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and the houses, let's say the hardware, of this B&B are perfect. The best things are the breakfast, the surroundings, the views and the house has everything as is advertised. There is however a sense of distrust placed in guests. There are rules to live by in the guesthouse and however this might be based upon bad experiences... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rob M
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Desert Lily is the gem! Carrie was very kind and explained us all the things to get around. The cottage was perfect for a get-away. What a great night with so many stars. I highly recommend Desert Lily and pick a night without the moon and you will enjoy the best show.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank hyo2016
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a room at the last minute and were AMAZED at how wonderful the Desert Lily was. The location is so private, the rooms and beds were wonderful, with gorgeous views in all directions. Breakfast was perfect and gluten free as requested. What a wonderful stay. We highly recommend a visit if you are in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pat O
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at the Desert Lily! It was lovely having you! I enjoyed our time together and the conversation over breakfast. I hope to see you again sometime, until then, happy travels!! Carrie More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real "in the middle of the desert" place, beautiful scenery and superb service from Carrie the owner. Breakfast was gourgeous with the mountains in front of you. Just a couple of minutes away from the Park entrance.

Helpful?
Thank CKidMoon
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at The Desert Lily and the great review!! It was a pleasure meeting you! I appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!! More 

Orange County, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute & quaint B&B, off the beaten path is what we needed to decompress. Access to Joshua Tree was quick & easy. Carrie (Owner & Innkeeper) was great and had lots of info on things to do/see in the area. We stayed in the B'iltmore Bunkhouse which had all of the essentials. The deck was great to sit on at... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank asandoval1020
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with me and for taking the time to write a fantastic review! Glad you enjoyed your visit, I hope to see you again soon!! Take care =o) More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views, very peaceful, quirky and atmospheric place, brilliant for our family, with plenty of room for ourselves and two boys who had a floor upstairs to themselves, with its own roof terrace. A place to unwind and relax, but also close to amenities and very close to Joshua Tree National Park.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank sallycZ1227MH
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Desert Lily - and taking the time to write such a nice review! I appreciate it! I hope you'll visit again in the future!! More 

La Grange, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented this one bedroom cabin five minutes away from the Joshua Tree park entrance. It is rustic but very clean, comfortable, private and provides amazing views. Close to the park and the town, great place to escape.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank foobride
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for staying with me and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Give me a call next time you're in need of a little escape! More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay was so restful. Everything was spot on and just as described. We loved the cowboy hot tubs and the views at sunset were gorgeous. The drive into Joshua Tree Natl Park was just 5 minutes. Our cabin had everything we needed after a long day spent hiking the desert.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Tracey B
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thank you Tracey!! I appreciate your business and the kind review. Take care, and come back soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really memorable vacation at the Desert Lily. We stayed for two nights at the Rancho Ricon which was perfect for our family of two adults and two grown children. It was very cosy and homey. We loved the porches and were outside sitting on them most of the time we were at the house. The views from... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank Grace C
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Grace, thank you thank you thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! You're happy = I'm happy!! Come on back anytime!! More 

Thousand Oaks, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely setting, great home, a perfect little get-a-way! A group of 6 ladies on a retreat to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center...everything was booked & I was lucky to find this gem! The setting is gorgeous, far enough from town to feel secluded yet close enough with just a few minute drive. Will definitely go back!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Holly J
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

You guys were great! Thanks for staying at the Desert Lily! I appreciate your business and the sweet review!! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

94 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (87)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
View from Room (14)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (38)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Joshua Tree
7.1 mi away
BEST WESTERN Joshua Tree Hotel & Suites
12.1 mi away
BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel at Joshua Tree National Park
BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel at Jo...
#3 of 12 in Twentynine Palms
4.0 of 5 stars 456 reviews
12.5 mi away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twentynine Palms-Joshua Tree National Park
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twentynin...
#1 of 12 in Twentynine Palms
4.5 of 5 stars 347 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.3 mi away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
15.2 mi away
Sunnyvale Garden Suites Hotel - Joshua Tree National Park
Sunnyvale Garden Suites Hotel - ...
#6 of 12 in Twentynine Palms
4.5 of 5 stars 262 reviews
4.0 mi away
Spin and Margie's Desert Hideaway
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An intimate Bed and Breakfast and Desert Vacation Rental Retreat in the Joshua Tree Highlands. Two artist-embellished guest rooms with private baths and individual entryways from the covered patio, each with a private sitting room / library set away from the B&B Adobe into the desert landscape. Three-course gourmet breakfast served on the patio or in the newly remodeled great room of the main residence, where freshly baked cookies can always be found. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Lily

Address: P. O. Box 139, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-0139
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Desert Lily Hotel Joshua Tree
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing