I was travelling from Phoenix to L.A. and I needed/booked a place to stay between those two cities after my visit to nearby Joshua Tree State Park (about 50 miles to the east). I was nearing the end of a 14-day drive throughout the Southwest that included stays at two other Motel 6's in Fresno and Barstow, CA., and, as with most of the hotels I stayed at during the trip, my needs were basic: hotel/motel clean, moderately priced, and close to the major highway I would need to hop onto to get moving along the next morning.
Across the board, Motel 6 Palm Desert met my expectations, and then some.
I had no idea Palm Desert was a hidden golf and tennis mecca (it's where the Williams sisters honed their skills when they were young ones), and but so an unexpected run to the nearby golf range was crammed into the next morning's activities. (Due to the multitude of courses in the area, this small town has TWO driving ranges.)
In addition, and I can verify this because I walked to it, there is a shopping center within 5 minutes. And, get this, though I arrived (10 PM) just after the kitchen closed at the nearby Legends & Icons Pub they allowed me to bring in a sandwich purchased from the grocery store across the parking lot.
So, if nothing else, this Motel 6 is close to useful things: grocery store, pub, and gas stations, as well as unexpected things: driving ranges, tennis courts, golf clubs, and a fairly fantastic view of the nearby mountains.
My room was small, comically so when compared to the size of the TV monitor on the wall. The room was spotless, towels clean, and the water...hot.
For the moderate price, it was exactly what I needed: no issues, at all.
Oh, and one last positive note, I left a cell phone charger in the room, not noticing that until I'd finished off a bucket of balls at the nearby driving range after I'd checked out. I called the motel and the girl at the front desk said, "I have it in hand."
So, there's that: honesty. The cleaning people could have easily just kept the charger or thrown it away, but they brought it to the front desk.
Well done Motel 6, again.
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