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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

For the price....Nice place to stay. Needed a sleep over to continue our exploration of Joshua Tree National Park. We didn't get a kitchenette, but.could of had a coffee maker in the room (only draw back)

Thank Mary Ann P
Dieppe, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a room with two queen beds. The room was clean and large, with a full kitchen. The price felt right ($70/night) for the location. The motel is within distance of a couple of places to eat, notably a Mexican restaurant just 3 minutes away. Only downside was that the WiFi signal was non-existent in the room. It worked...

Thank Audrey F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is pretty rare that you walk into a hotel room and exclaim "OMG how cute"! But that was my reaction when I opened the door to my room here. Very clean, nicely decorated, had everything I needed. Quiet and cozy. It was too cool to take advantage of the pool area but it looked like the perfect spot to...

Thank Ann H
Austin, Texas
Reviewed December 30, 2016

the motel room had been totally updated. it still had that homey,comfy feel to it. really liked our total experience from the moment we checked in to the time we checked out. the outside of the motel interested us to stop because of its character and we were not disappointed. we always try to stay local vs a chain ....

Thank bevpond
Reviewed November 18, 2016

been there with some friends on our way from sedona to the pacific coast for a one night stop over. the hotel is located next to the highway, the romms in the back are quiet enough. the rooms itself were basic but clean. unfortunately, the wifi didn't work for most of the time. the staff at the reception was friendly...

Thank simstoeck
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Arrived in Twenty Nine palms looking for a one night stay. Motel was available, clean rooms and nice staff. Lovely to be able to sit out in the evening outside by the pool and read my book - a little oasis in the desert

Thank Clare B
Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 days exploring Joshua Tree National Park and stayed at this motel Its close the entrance to the park. Walking distance to restaurants and convenience stores. Had a room with separate kitchenette and bathroom. Kitchen doesn't come with any utensils,plates or crockery but the office lent us a couple of pans. Cooker was tired but worked fine as did...

1Thank Pb12015
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Traveling through after visiting Joshua Tree NP, we spent one night at El Rancho Delores. What a find! Meticulous grounds and building exteriors. While a little small, our king size bed room was equally clean and fresh. This is a great value and exceeds chain hotels charging twice the price. The only missing item is morning coffee in the office....

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

Dear Guest, We sincerely thank you for providing us with the encouraging feedback. It is very important for us to know what our guests think of us and it affirming to have such positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Also, we hope you will recommend us to your friends and families. Sincerely, Hotel Guest

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Don't confuse a 4-star review for this roadside motel with it being a 4-star hotel. We stayed here for just one night after the Joshua Tree Music Festival in June. All we needed was a place to crash for one night after a day of fun - somewhere to sleep and shower in the morning before hitting the road back...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words. 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 are looking for ways to improve our service. We look forward to having you with us again soon. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Wildomar, California
Reviewed July 26, 2016 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...

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...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $58 - $118 (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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“all rooms are on the same level and face the street”
 of 5 bubbles bevpond, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“rooms close to the highway are noisy. wifi isn't great”
 of 5 bubbles 506kerrys, Mar 18, 2016 | Read review
“select a room toward the front or on the sides; as long as you aren't looking out the back windows because you get the view of the desert”
 of 5 bubbles REGINAA127, Sep 29, 2015 | Read review
“If you like coffee when you wake up bring some instant, until you can travel just down the street to the am/pm.”
 of 5 bubbles Billy252525, May 6, 2015 | Read review
“ask for one of the newly remodeled rooms!!”
 of 5 bubbles punkfilipina88, Jun 9, 2014 | Read review
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