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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

The pros: The room is large. The bathroom is huge for a motel. The owner is friendly. They give a slight discount if you book by phone instead of an online booking site, probably passing on to you that they don't have to pay a commission to the booking site. They give discount coupons in varying percentages to several restaurants... More 

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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

This hotel should not be awarded a trip advisor seal of approval. Owner(?) person in office was very rude and dismissive. Room decor/ furniture is outdated and damaged. Fairly clean but stains on floor/carpet. Bad odor. The price is reasonable but I will NOT stay here again. I have traveled a lot and stayed in many small motels. This is... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Rooms were a good size, clean, and tasteful. The cleaning staff was very nice and helpful. The price was very economical. For my money, the best part of the hotel is the "outside". There is a view from the balcony where you see accross the highway to a plain of joshua trees spreading to the mountains and the area around... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This was our second visit in as many years. Rooms are inexpensive and nicely appointed and include a microwave and a fridge larger than typical motel. Manager is very accommodating. We'll stay again next trip.

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Leopoldsburg, Belgium
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

The motel is like the standard you can find everywhere. The room was clean and provided all needs. The reception is an other story. It is small and rather looks like a counter of a pharmacy or a bank. receptionist is behind a glass window with a hole you can talk through. Keys are handed out through a slip in... More 

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Fontana, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I fell in love with the National Park at first sight and try my best to visit at least twice a month. Staying at various accommodations I always seem to come back to the High Desert Motel, a block west of Park Ave (the road into the park) centrally located to eateries, Walmart etc and the price of a room... More 

Yucca Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Simple accommodations: clean room, mini fridge, microwave. Just wish it didn't sit right on highway. Only affects those of us that are light sleepers. Air conditioners work well - just noisy. Best value around: below $60 a night for 2 adults.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Clean, friendly, helpful and very convenient while visiting Joshua Tree National Park. Very close to the park and walking distance to restaurants and other facilities. The hotel just sent me things I had forgotten in my room at the hotel by mail in Canada. What a service! It is what you call caring about clients! Thank you many times. It... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The high desert motel was an oasis for us .....clean room, helpful staff - thanks VJ for responding quickly to our requests. The location was handy to the grocery store and the Indian Restaurant we enjoyed so much called Sams. Would stay again for sure.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

WiFi, cleanliness, staff friendliness and location to Joshua Tree National Park all get top marks from me. The pool looked nice, too, though I didn't use it. It's close to some decent food places, as well as to nearby supermarkets and the Big Morongo Nature Reserve. A great budget option, and a great non-budget option.

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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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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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