We spent a night at this very beautiful place last week and it was absolutely perfect. The owner, Blake, has built the place himself over eight years and you can tell how much thought, effort and talent has gone into it. It is an architectural delight and very comfortable.
Situated moments away from the Joshua Tree National Park, it is perfectly located for a trip to this fantastic place, but what a treat to come back to a room so beautiful at the end of a day's hiking.
He has really thought of everything and made us very welcome. We have a teenage son and a six-year-old girl and we were with another family with a young son and we all found it to be perfect.
Don't come if you want cheesy Palm Springs, or a corporate style hotel. But for a beautifully designed retreat in the desert, you're at the right place.
Incidentally, heating, kitchen, internet, and fantastic steam showers all worked perfectly.
No swimming pool, but I believe Blake is planning to have one by July.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mojave Sands Motel is a 1940's motel that was taken apart and reconstructed. The doors, windows, bed frames, hardware and some of the furniture, were created either on-site or by local artisans. Reclaimed materials where used where ever possible. The grounds are surrounded by large sheets of steel and the walls are insulated with shredded jeans. There are two large King Suites with kitchens and three unique, comfortable standard rooms with Queen beds. Rooms have a private patios and water fountains. Located just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Sands provides a peaceful escape from the hectic pace of modern life, where one can come to recharge and enjoy the unique beauty of the desert. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mojave Sands Hotel Joshua Tree