We wanted something different and quiet after attending the music festival.
We had the end suite with the kitchen and outdoor shower. As stated by others the room was a mix of industrial and vintage. The bed was very comfortable but don't count on sleeping in. A couple of the windows in the bedroom had coverings to filter the light but the windows in the living room had no coverings and we were woken up but the sun at about 630am. The lack of window coverings in the living area also provided little privacy at night when you have your interior lights on, not that there could ever be that many prying eyes.
Also there is no place to put your clothing. Our room had no storage of any kind. No dresser, closet, wardrobe, or anyplace to but your belongings but on the floor. The situation was similar in the bathroom. There was no place to put your toiletries and there was no place to hang your towels between uses, not even a door-nob since the doors are sliding doors. We had a couple of creepy crawlies in our room and having a place to store our belongings other than on the floor would have been greatly appreciated. Also make sure to pack your own toiletries. There was no shampoo, conditioner, or lotion provided. There was one very nice bar of soap, but you are on your own if you need anything else. I would have expected these little pleasantries based on the boutiquiness and price we paid for our room.
The vibe is quiet and relaxing. We had a great time and would highly recommend making the trip to the area. It seems to me that the owners spent so much time on the quirky details that they overlooked some basic necessities.
- 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 crafts people. Reclaimed wood, steel and other materials were used wherever possible. There are two large suites with kitchens and steam showers and three unique, comfortable single rooms with queen beds. Each room has a private patio and water fountain. Located right in the middle of town and only minutes away 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 Joshua Tree. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mojave Sands Hotel Joshua Tree