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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Wanted to make it easy to meet some friends camping in Joshua Tree and we're not campers. With the help of Trip Advisor reviewers decided on staying at the High Desert Motel. It turned out to be the perfect place! Our room was neat, clean, quiet and moderately priced. In addition, the High Desert Motel location is very convenient to... More 

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VJ P, Manager at High Desert Motel, responded to this review

thanku very much to stayed with us and very happy that you like motel and service we hope you will come againe to visit national park and josuatree too.god bless you More 

San Diego, California
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

The little town of Joshua Tree has limited offerings in terms of lodging. The High Desert Motel is bare bones, but clean and is a good value. It is also well situated for walking to places to eat and the Joshua Tree National Park visitor center.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Quick Joshua Tree trip with my family. The room was clean and quiet, and met our needs. The motel was very close to West Entrance to Joshua Tree NP. Good place to stay at this price point. We would definitely stay here again.

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thanks for stayed with us and i hope you will like to stay with us againe More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We (my fiancée and I) went here purely to stay overnight between the days we were going to the National Park. Arriving here we were pleasantly surprised by the room and the amenities. It's a very big room with a huge bed, couch, table with chairs, TV and even a microwave, refrigerator and coffee-machine. It was also very clean. We... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

I liked this place. Very reasonable $50 for a very large room and large bathroom. The lighting was great, I hate dark hotel rooms. A bit retro, but very clean. The large room and the colorful walls made the room very friendly. Royal blue accent wall, and a lime green accent wall. It worked great in the large room. Friendly... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We stayed here for one night after visiting Joshua Tree national park. We got a good rate on expedia for a standard room with a king bed. The hotel is in a great location in terms of proximity to the park. Helpful, friendly staff, easy check in, parking on site and whilst rooms are basic and aging - they were... More 

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El Segundo, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The location is ideal, about 7 blocks from the main, West gate entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. It is also a 3-5 minute walk to "Sam's" Pizza and Curry, which is owned by an Indian family. The food is extremely good. You should anticipate highway noise, although it did not bother us. The refrigerator was a bit larger than... More 

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San Francisco, California
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Very basic motel room, nothing fancy. But, its big, clean and quiet. Only couple of minutes drive to the visitor center and 6 miles drive to park entrance. All the food joints are in the vicinity. They also gave us a coupon book for local eateries (10%-20% off), which was really nice. If you are visiting Joshua tree, I will... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This is not a fancy place, but the beds were comfortable, the room was clean, and it was located close Joshua Tree National Park. We were very satisfied with this reasonable priced motel.The town is small but interesting.

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Nothing bad to say, you get what you pay for. Nothing modern here, keys for doors that don't automatically lock. Still, an overall positive experience, especially when not expecting much. Would stay again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about High Desert Motel

Address: 61310 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1906
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Price Range: $70 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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