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El Rancho Dolores Motel

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Wildomar, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here in mid July for the summer concert in the park series. We booked the family suite which had two rooms, a kitchen and a shared bath. The place was so clean! The one drawback was the A/C was in one room and the other room had a fan which did not oscillate. We will definitely go back... More 

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Thank Denise L
elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. I’m very glad that our hotel impressed you in so many ways. We focus on offering a guest experience that will satisfy a wide range of travelers. When you’re in the area again, I hope you will make us your first choice. We’ll be here when you need us with another great stay... More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Convenient to entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, this motel is very basic, but for $79 provided a clean, nice one night stay. Pool is basic but clean. Everything in room was functional and clean. Don't expect luxury, but for the price- this was a great stay! And you get the convenience of parking directly outside your door.

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Thank Lisa N
elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our amenities were to your liking. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had such a pleasant stay. We look forward to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

For the price, and what else is available for that price, this place was fine. Room was small but fairly clean. Came with a fridge, microwave and free HBO. Actually a lot of tv channels to chose from which was great. Nice clean pool, and free wifi also.

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Thank Aaron S
elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. I’m very glad that our hotel impressed you in so many ways. We focus on offering a guest experience that will satisfy a wide range of travelers. When you’re in the area again, I hope you will make us your first choice. We’ll be here when you need us with another great stay... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights, my partner, her niece and I. We had a family room consisting of two separate bedrooms one with two queen beds the other with a single queen. Separate entrances from each bedroom to the bathroom and a small "kitchenette" off of the single bedroom. The kitchenette had a cooker and oven, microwave, sink and... More 

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Thank FatBoyTravels
elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear about your great experience with us. We take pride in the additional amenities that we have in our rooms. We are also glad to hear about the rooms cleanliness and our friendly staff. We hope that we have the opportunity to serve you again the next time you are in the area. Thanks... More 

Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Just spent 5 nights here. It's a great location, close to everything. Very nice pool. Right on the hi way but very quiet. It's clean. The staff are friendly and helpful. The manager was wonderful. I would stay here again. Nice upgrades to the rooms.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We had a clean, comfortable and quiet room with everything we needed including a small dining table with two chairs, microwave, refrigerator, and the host provided a coffee maker when we asked. Recommend.

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Thank lbrubake
elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad to hear that you had a great experience with you stay here at El Rancho Dolores! We have many amenities in our rooms, and we are happy you got to enjoy them. We hope you will visit us again when you are in the area! Thanks again. Sincerely, Hotel Manager More 

Los Osos, California, United States
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55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Clean and comfortable. small rooms right, but on the highway, bring you ear plugs. well maintained. great budget motel. poor wifi. great local restaurants, especially if you like ribs. Johns place great for breakfast

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Thank Kerry S
elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. I’m very glad that our hotel impressed you in so many ways. I apologize if you heard some traffic noise. We focus on offering a guest experience that will satisfy a wide range of travelers. When you’re in the area again, I hope you will make us your first choice. We take pride... More 

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Four and half stars. We stayed in this motel just for one night between two hiking days and we found almost everything we were looking for. Beds were really comfortable and we were really pleased to find a fridge and microwave in the room, so we could also prepare some snack with us for the hike. We would appreciate some... More 

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1 Thank Smartiee
elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. I’m very glad that our hotel and its location impressed you in so many ways. We focus on offering a guest experience that will satisfy a wide range of travelers. When you’re in the area again, I hope you will make us your first choice. We’ll be here when you need us with... More 

Los Angeles, California
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335 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Good little Motel close to the entrees to Joshua Tree Park. Needed a place to crash after hiking and sightseeing in JT park. Pros: -Nice bed -Clean -Pool -Kitchen -Freezer & Refrigerator (clean and no smell) -Accepts dogs Cons -Bath & toilet very small -Bath warm/cold handles loose -Towels cheap, small and thin -Toilet papers the cheap type -Kitchen had... More 

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1 Thank OCDane
elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m pleased you had a good experience with us although I regret that we couldn’t completely satisfy you. We take real pride in our hotel, and I apologize if we let you down in any ways. We want you to have the best possible experience here, and we’re working toward complete satisfaction of all... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

I came to Twentynine Palms for a weekend getaway and El Rancho Dolores was the perfect place to stay. It is easily accessible and, although you are right on the highway, I found it to be extremely quiet. My room was very comfortable and, with a fridge and microwave, it was like a home away from home (except that I... More 

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1 Thank Tubbo T
elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our amenities were to your liking. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had such a pleasant stay. We look forward to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A long established 29 palms Motel in this area, the El Rancho Dolores has played host to travellers and tourists alike from all over the world since 1940. Many types of room are available, from small singles to larger suites with kitchenettes. Several rooms have their own drive-in car ports and private patios. Landscaped gardens and manicured lawns are also a feature of our motel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Rancho Dolores Motel

Address: 73352 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Twentynine Palms
Price Range: $55 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Dolores Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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