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El Rancho Dolores Motel

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Reviewed 25 May 2015

Great place for the money. The rooms are very clean, there is plenty of parking, the pool is very clean, and there is security. We have stayed there many times and it is hard to beat. The location is close to the entrance to Joshua Tree.

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words and for being a repeat guest. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our amenities were to your liking. We take real pride in this hotel and serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had a such a...

Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Spent one night after coming out of Joshua Tree National park. We got one of the basic rooms. Great room, very clean and nicely remodeled. Refrigerator and microwave. Too bad there wasn't a coffee pot??? Fine landscaping and even a nice pool. Great stay for the money.

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words and for being a repeat guest. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our amenities were to your liking. We take real pride in this hotel and serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that you had a such a...

Delmar, New York
Reviewed 6 May 2015

The motel is very close to the middle of town. My son is a Marine so its not a very long drive from base. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The only thing i would say that could be improved is a coffee pot in the room. It did have a fridge and microwave. The flat...

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m glad you had a nice stay with us and that you would stay again. I hope you have the opportunity to do that very soon. We’ll take a look at the coffee makers in the rooms to see if they can be improved. We look forward to having you with us again. Sincerely,...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Pros: location, price, beautiful and tastefully done room, super clean Cons: 2 hot labeled taps in shower but no actual hot water coming out of either, latch on front window broken so window unlocked. It was super late so I photographed the latch and improvised a window lock by wedging the curtain rod in the window to prevent it from...

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m glad you had a pleasant experience with us. I apologize for the confusion related to the window latch, which was slightly damaged but was lockable during your stay. I also apologize for the confusion regarding the hot water, which has been cleared up. I hope you will focus on the many good things...

Reviewed 21 November 2014

I had to turn off the wireless on my phone. The verizon network was much better than the wireless internet provided by the motel. I like to use my iPad, but that not possible due to the weak signal. They have a big sign about wireless. In the interest if honesty, they must take that sign down. Everything else about...

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for commenting. I’m terribly sorry that you had difficulty connection to our robust wifi signal. All devices are different, and we do occasionally get reports of devices that have a problem with our wifi. Sometimes, a setting change can correct this. In any case, I hope you will focus on the good and make us your choice...

Reviewed 20 October 2014

We stayed here one night during our recent 19 day road trip from Miami to LA. To be honest we chose the motel mainly for location, walking distance to the couple of bars and restaurants in town. But we stumbled on a gem of a motel. Overall i would say this was the best value hotel we had on our...

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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my wife for almost 2 weeks . At first, I hated it! The room they gave us[which had a fool size kitchen] was pretty bad . Oven and fridge barely worked . The a/c did not keep the room cold when it was on 60 . It was suppose to be their remodeled rooms too!! You honestly...

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for commenting. I’m sorry that your first impression of our hotel wasn’t what you expected. I’m glad we could take action to make your stay better. I’m also pleased you enjoyed the pool and found us an overall acceptable place to stay. We’re making changes and improvements, and you can expect an even more pleasant experience in...

Saint-Andre, Reunion Island
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Despite bold paint refurbishing (the plumbing needs to be fixed too ) one can find better hotels in the area. No room with kitchen and no crib were available (I've booked 2 rooms). Staff is ok. No breakfast of course. The only pro is the proximity to Joshua tree...

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elrancho29palm, Webmaster at El Rancho Dolores Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your kind words about our location. I’m sorry that we failed to meet your expectations, however. I also apologize that the specific type of room you wanted was not available at the time of your booking due to the popularity of our hotel. We’re making changes and improvements every day with the goal of being better...

Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Myself, my husband, and our daughter stayed here for a little over a week. We first stayed at the motel 6 and it was so unpleasant we decided to check the other local establishments. I was shocked when we walked into the room. It was very large, it had two queen size beds, large dresser, table and chairs, ice cold...

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I have stayed at this hotel on several occasions. Each time I was plesently suprised with my experience! The staff was very friendly and made sure we were taken care of. They newly remodeled a few rooms, and they look great! Best hotel in the area for the price. Large swimming pool, open all night. (You won't find a cleaner...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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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 )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A long established 29 palms Motel in this area, the El Rancho Dolores has played host to travellers and tourists alike from all over the world since 1940. Many types of room are available, from small singles to larger suites with kitchenettes. Several rooms have their own drive-in car ports and private patios. Landscaped gardens and manicured lawns are also a feature of our motel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Rancho Dolores Motel

Address: 73352 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Twentynine Palms
Price Range: $77 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Dolores Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“select a room toward the front or on the sides; as long as you aren't looking out the back windows because you get the view of the desert”
 of 5 bubbles REGINAA127, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“If you like coffee when you wake up bring some instant, until you can travel just down the street to the am/pm.”
 of 5 bubbles Billy252525, 6 May 2015 | Read review
“ask for one of the newly remodeled rooms!!”
 of 5 bubbles punkfilipina88, 9 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Book a room in the back of the complex, away from the traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles DH548, 26 Mar 2014 | Read review
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