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Reviewed August 8, 2011

This place is awesome! The owner created an oasis of style amidst the mojave desert. It is the inspired mixture of new and old combined to an unforgettable experience. The building, the garden and the rooms are made of steel, stone and wood. Assembled with great sensitiveness and an eye for details all together is resulting in an atmospheric ambiance. Many thanks to Blake (the owner and host) for his empathy and his friendliness! We'll get back for sure also as the price for the overnight stay is affordable and worth every dollar...

Room Tip: Invest in the suites - you will love it!
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank MindHUG
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

My girlfriend and I can't stop talking about our weekend at Mojave Sands. The decor and room design are the best I've seen in a motel anywhere in the world. The record player and collection, steam bath, paintings and sculptures really made the overall experience delightful, not to mention the staff and guests we met along the way. A++ rating for this beautiful, friendly and relaxing place. We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

Just got back from our stay at the Mojave Sands for the July 4th weekend. It was so peaceful and relaxing. There are 5 rooms. Only two are suites, Suite 1 and Suite 5. Suite 5 is the roomiest and both have a mini kitchen. We stayed in Suite 1 and would definitely recommend it. The rooms are spacious but if you can get a suite, go for the suite! I'm not sure how you can call this a motel because this is so much better than your traditional/average motel. Everything was there for us including an awesome steam room/shower which was definitely enjoyed. There were fresh coffee beans in the grinder and an espresso machine and we didn't even need to bring our own dishes/silverware. The place is located just so, enough to make you feel like you are in the middle of the desert but only 10 minutes in either direction of gas stations, markets and shops. It is about 20-25 minutes from the west entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park.

The owner Blake and the manager Linelle were totally friendly and helpful. Most of the time, we stayed to ourselves since we had our own kitchen, but someone was always available if we needed something or had questions. We were told that the swimming pool should be up and running in about 6 months so we can't wait!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank VNA_1
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

Mojave Sands, or 'Blakes' as we nick-named it, is going down as one of our 'special places'.
Not only was Blake extraordinarily kind, but the amount of work he has put in to the place is awe-inspiring.
The design is impeccable; stunning without being pretentious and totally befitting of the environment.
We were actually happy to have been there before the pool goes in, because we have no doubt, that once it does 'Blakes' is going to be the hottest ticket in the desert.
It was heart-wrenching to leave, can't wait to go back, sadly it's a long way from London, but we will find a way...

Room Tip: they are all lovely, but suite 5 is the best!
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank SallyCam
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

My second trip was even better than the first! This hotel is def one of a kind. The little details are all taken into account here. If you appreciate the finer things of life you will love this place. Blake was very hospitable and kind to our party. It is amazing to be able to deal directly with the owner and how down to earth he is. I have recommended this place to many of my friends and will continue to do so, check this place out!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Thank johnnyz0ne
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