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Watkinsville, GA
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is an old style motel - two story, all rooms open to outside - along the main road that runs thru the town of Joshua Tree. We asked for a room far from the road to be away from traffic noise, and the owner was happy to accommodate. Our room had two king beds, microwave, fridge, and coffee pot....

Thank Georgiarover
VJ P, Owner at High Desert Motel, responded to this review

thanku very much to staying with us and you have enjoyed here also you liked room too. we try very much to keep motel update and keep clean too.i hope you can enjoy other place too.

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nothing fancy here but if you want to travel on a budget stay here. It is cheap and decent. Now decent doesn't sound like much, but it is everything. It has a pool, small pool. It has simple rooms, fine, perfect for what I want. A bit on the edge of town..perfect, nice an quiet. Plus the manager seems pleasant...

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

thanks for staying with us and very happy that you liked this motel and enjoyed and we hoping that you will like others motels too and enjoy your trip. have a nice trip

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Good location near the park head quarters. Lots of restaurants and stores for the middle of no ware, so to speak. It is a classic old motel with a little pool, right on the high way. The rooms are up to date and clean. the management was friendly and the price was right.

Thank 276geraldw
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Not top of the line or modern, but clean and a nice place to stay. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to stay near Joshua Tree National Park without having your wallet robbed. The customer service is great, there is a pool, and free wi-fi. You can get 10% off your room if you...

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

thanku for stayed with us and you enjoyed to stay here and also national park too. we will try or best to keep motel nice and clean and low buget rates so every one can affored thanks againe

Snohomish, Washington
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Very near to the park entrance, our room is very clean and even has a small fridge and microwave. If our daughter was with us she would have her own twin bed. The AC blasts out the cool air. I'd stay here again.

Thank SnohoGal
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a basic old motel. However, the pool was clean & fun! They don't have to heat it as it's warm in Joshua Tree! The pool was great! Be warned on the BBQ, they do not provide charcoal or lighter fluid. So, who drives around with that stuff?! The room was very clean. An old room but seemed to...

Thank Dale987
Mission Viejo
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Was recommended to stay at this place to save a few bucks and it was fine. Not sure I'd stay here again as there's a lovely historic hotel within walking distance of this place. Centrally located, close to shops and restaurants and not terribly far from the park. I believe they allow pets, but am not sure.

Thank Lobsterollsforever
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 22 June 2016

No frills but everything worked and was clean. Just one night but got a lot of work done. I might rethink the light bulbs. I know they're energy efficient and all but that kind of fluorescent light cheapens everything and is depressing. Suggest a warmer glow. Everything else great. Will probably choose this over AirBNB next visit.

Thank Michael S
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is our 3rd stay. High Desert Motel is an older property that has been appropriately updated. Rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Refrigerator is about twice the size of standard motel mini-fridges.

Thank RetiredTom1999
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Stayed three nights at High Desert Motel. VERY clean, excellent value. Room was spacious, had little couch in addition to table w/two chairs, and a desk also. Very close to Joshua Tree cafes. Hotel is on the main highway through town, so some noise with that, but not enough to disturb sleep. Good A/C and good WiFi. When I go...

Thank elizabeth m

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • 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: $68 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go for first floor , I didnt notice and elevator”
 of 5 bubbles 117bruceh, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the first level are convenient; we had room 103.”
  • Nightlight type wall switches
  • Flat Screen TV; note the light blue accent wall
  • Plenty of Electrical Outlets
  • King Bed, Extra Table; note the bright blue and green walls
  • Colorful Green Walls, Tile Floor, Hair Dryer, Perfectly Adequate
  • Microwave and Refrigerator
  • Shower; Wrap Around Vinyl Walls (no mold), grab bars.
  • Table Lamp
 of 5 bubbles JerryH9905, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Noisier downstairs if cleaner cleaning upstairs room in morning.”
 of 5 bubbles worldmysteryshopper, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any room.....they are all cheap!”
 of 5 bubbles jroberto, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms away from highway ad upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles H2390TMandrear, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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