The lobby is modern, well decorated and smells great. But the second floor hall is disappointing, it looks like another hotel ... there is a strange and unpleasant smell, old wallpaper and the lamps are too white, not cozy. Room 212 is the same problem. The fitness room and hot tub are great. My only suggestion: update the wallpapers... It will make a considerable difference
The lobby looks inviting. The rest looked dirty, including the room. It was supposed to be a non-smoking room, but it smelled a lot like smoke. The front desk said it was probably because of people smoking in the stairwells. Their stairwells had lots of cigarette butts and were filthy. They gave me a different room, but it smelled even worse.
I stayed at the High Desert Inn recently on a business. I found that it was a basic, no frills, hotel. The room was basic, generic, clean and quiet considering it's proximity to the freeway. There is an indoor pool and spa that I didn't get a chance to use along with a basic fitness room and business center with two computers. The property could use an update and I found that the wi fi was totally inadequate for my needs, but if you are looking for basic accommodations, this would be a good fit for your needs.
The gentleman who checked us in was very polite and professional. Lobby looked descent. We stayed in rum 329 and it was a normal room. Very outdated. Smelled like they used a ton of cheap air freshener in the room. We could smell faint cigarette smoke. I think it used to be a smoking room and still can smell it a little, not bad. This hotel is close to the freeway, and there is an Albertsons and fast food across the street.There is a pool and workout room, but we didn't use them.
Nice room with very comfortable beds. Very clean and great ventilation. Very quiet. The only criticism which we both thought was very minor was the television was small and a bit dated. I would recommend staying here. Thank you for your helpful vote.
this hotel lied they said they had a room for my disabled boyfriend and I then when we told them about our service dog, they said they'd call back and didn't then when we called them they said they were full, then a friend got a room right away so in conclusion they lie and they're discriminated against a disabled person I emailed a complaint and never heard anything back never go to this place.
Was driving back to California from Idaho, pulled into Elko, Nevada and needed a hotel. Hotels.com had the High Desert Inn special rate at $39 plus tax. Turns out I recognized hotel once inside that I had stayed there before in 1979 when it was a Holiday Inn. Considering its age, the hotel has definitely been kept up and is as nice or nicer than many newer brand name properties. I was only doing a single night, but lobby, hotel room and decor all up to date. Recommend it if driving the I-80 corridor between Idaho or Utah and California.
I keep thinking that High Desert will improve only to be disappointed once again. The hallways and stairways are always filthy. I ask for a quiet room and was given one next to elevator. There was a group of guys doing a tailgate type party (grilling and drinking in the back of their truck) in the parking lot. I have never seen that and have travelled a lot. The lights in the room are not bright enough so I could not check to see if the bed sheets were clean. The only good thing about this hotel is the rate. I will be staying somewhere else when back in Elko. There are plenty of other options.
Previous reviews gave the Desert Inn 3-stars. NOT OUR ROOM! It was not clean! We spent some time at the beginning making sure that the sheets had been changed. Clearly, one bed had been changed. That became my wife's bed. I slept in the other, neither of us ever sure.
I stayed here one night due to the proximity of the location and reasonable room rate. Unfortunately I paid for my room before checking the place out. Even though they advertise non smoking rooms, the whole place smells like a cigarette factory. The carpeting in the halls and elevator looks worse than a fraternity house. There were also problems with other occupants making loud noise and playing a boom box late in the evening interfering with my ability to sleep. The rooms facing the street are very noisey. There must be better places to stay in Elko.