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“Amazing Magical Energy”
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Joshua Tree Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Joshua Tree
Certificate of Excellence
Sonora, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Magical Energy”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

I stayed here two nights in June for a wedding. The couple I was photographing booked Room 6 for me and I absolutely LOVED IT! Being exhausted, I returned to my room and melted into the lounge chair on the private patio. There was a warm breeze blowing the trees and I sat there mesmerized. It was peaceful and quiet. The pool is open all hours, so even though I didn't get back from the wedding til 1am, I could still take a dip to relax before bed. The bathroom has old charming tile. The ceiling has big open beams that are an orderly joy to look at while laying in bed. Maybe that's weird, but these are the things that I can appreciate in a home away from home. There is a little table with chairs outside every room on the breezeway where people hang out. The breezeway has luscious vines growing up and protecting the rooms from the sun and making it feel like a jungle hideaway in the desert. The sandy open courtyard is lovingly raked with beautiful patterns everyday. The koi pond is relaxing and inviting. There are endless details that add up to a magical experience. Truly, one of the most relaxing experiences of my life. I'm already planning a romantic getaway with my hubby for my 40th bday. Only dilemma is which room to book! (first choice of course was 6, but it's already taken! thinking of possibly trying one of the suites. only turn 40 once!) Here are some photos I took during my stay https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200383725570851.1073741828.1086759890&type=1&l=3039beb468

Room Tip: Room 6 is charming. It has a really cool tree/bush in the private patio area. I think the wall behin...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Lancaster, South Carolina, United States
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Joshua Tree Inn is a wonderful place to rest and relax when visiting the desert. This IS NOT a place for travelers that want every ammenity available to mankind. If you want a clean, comfortable,relaxing place to stay with charm, this is the place. I have stayed here every year for the past 9 years. The staff is friendly, the pool is a cool relief from the heat and the grounds are beautiful. They make you feel at home. Added bonus is the history of the motel. Personalities from John Wayne to ram Parsons loved this place. It has the feeling of stepping back in time-

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We walked in and there was a small band playing, we were invited to join in and partake of the nibbles and home made chai. This place has charm, as well as all the other things you need for a great stay. Nearby access to Joshua Tree National Park was an extra bonus. The swimming pool was great, and the huge Joshua Trees were amazing.

Room Tip: Ours was the Barrymore suite - the largest I think, we managed 4 of us in there, but would have been...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

This past April my bro and I rode our motorcycles from NJ to CA well over 3000 miles. After staying at the branded hotel chains along the way, we were delighted to meet Marsu, a cool guy who manages the Joshua Tree Inn. We stayed in room # 12, it was clean, spacious, cozy and had everything I needed. What I enjoyed most about my stay was the mystical and peaceful vibe created by Joshua Tree Inn’s desert oasis location, and its history with creative and legendary musicians and personalities like John Wayne, Robert Plant and Gram Parsons. Within close proximity you will find the Joshua Tree National Park, hiking and biking trails, world class rock climbing, live music venues and restaurants, The Joshua Tree Inn is a place worth returning to. I recommend trying their Chai tea, meticulously prepared by Marsu. Thank you Joshua Tree Inn for a memorable stay. Looking forward to my next visit.

Room Tip: The John Barrymore Suite (Room #12) offers the most privacy, with a large bedroom, living room, kitc...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

For the record , the person complaining about the pool being closed needs to lighten up. No hotel would call its guests to report the pool was closed. Why didn't you call before you left to make sure it was open. It's probably a good thing for the staff here that you won't be returning. You sound like a real pain in the bum.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Chico, California
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I very much enjoyed my stay at the Joshua Tree Inn. I would like to thank all of you who maintain the Inn and allow Gram fans throughout the world to make pilgrimages there to pay our respects. Thank you especially for giving the “Safe At Home” marker a permanent dwelling place and adding the benches and the guitar to the shrine. I appreciate your efforts to maintain the Inn as much as possible in its original form. I can only begin to imagine some of the challenges you must face in this endeavor.
My stay was beautiful, peaceful. Again, thank you so very much for taking care of the Inn and allowing fans like me to enjoy and experience it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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jtinn, Guest Relations Manager at Joshua Tree Inn, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words,Monica. It was truly a pleasure to have you as our guest.
We really love when our guests appreciate the peaceful essence and rich cultural history that we endeavour to preserve at the Inn.
We are all looking forward to your next visit.
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Brisbane Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Stayed one night on the way through to Flagstaff / Grand Canyon / Santa Fe. Beautiful little motel, low key, friendly staff, clean comfortable rooms, and and afternoon by the (strangely cold) pool was a nice break from driving. The surrounding area was gorgeous, we had a great breakfast at the Crossroads Cafe & Tavern, great place too. Thanks Joshua Tree Inn, I will definitely stay again when I'm in the area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Joshua Tree Inn
Address: 61259 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Joshua Tree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Joshua Tree Inn, built in 1950, is a Hacienda Style inn conveniently located just six miles from the grandeur of Joshua Tree National Park. The Inn has long been known for the warmth, charm, and comfortable lodging it provides for guests visiting California's extraordinary Mojave Desert. The Inn is laid out in a square horseshoe that provides privacy for all of our guests. All of our eleven rooms are on ground level, facing our desert courtyard and large pool. Our decor is eccentrically eclectic. The Inn is the site of the legendary Gram Parsons Room, where the beloved and respected musician/songwriter spent his last hours. Room 8 still offers a quintessential "Cosmic American Experience" to fans of the father of Alt-country rock. On the peach colored wall hangs the same mirror and picture that hung in the room back in 1973. The Joshua Tree Inn features a large swimming pool, as well as our peaceful zen courtyard & koi pond, plus dining room access & gift shop. We also provide complimentary coffee, tea, & morning snacks for our guests.All of our charming rooms include: Private Patios ... more   less 
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