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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stayed here for a brief mini-honeymoon, and we were both extremely happy with the choice. Our suite (#5) had a careful, personal feel throughout, including a (fully functional!) antique record player and an Eames chair in the bedroom. My only regret is that we were in and out quickly, it would be a lovely place to spend a whole quiet... More 

Thank jvennema
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Mojave Sands is our FAVORITE place to stay when we come to Joshua Tree. The perfect mixture f privacy and relaxation. Do yourself a favor and spend the little extra cash for the suite. It comes with a FULL kitchen and the bathroom is AMAZING. Thank you Susan for always making our stay at Mojave Sands INCREDIBLE. The hotel is... More 

Thank tbakewel
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

“Colors explode, sharp shadows – a black window shattered by the desert sun, jagged blacks, jittering whites and yellows, greens.” Robert Cabot The Joshua Tree 1970 It is fair to say that we felt a level of trepidation driving down 29 Palms Highway and knowing that our destination was a Palms Highway address – the architectural style of the Johsua... More 

Thank Stephen S
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This is our new favorite place to stay. Very relaxing, beautiful decor, cozy room, awesome commom area, very clean, very accommodating. And, the best smelling soap and shampoo. Very easy access to the park and food and stores are within 2 minute drive. Private parking lot. If we ever make it back to Joshua Tree, we will be staying here.

Thank Benbarrick
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We were very impressed by all the work that went into restoring this old style road-side hotel. Endless iron work and countless details were added to make this location truly a unique stay. The fully enclosed parking and courtyard area made it feel as though we were in our own private compound. My only complaint was the piercing whirl that... More 

Thank Joe R
Tel Aviv, Israel
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121 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for a night with six guys, we took a few rooms, they only have five rooms anyway. The rooms are designed retro, and I mean to the last detail. They have an old record player in each room, with real cool records, from my time. Susan has done a great work and keeps the place tip top. We... More 

2 Thank Udi1962
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I spent a night at the Mojave Sands after a few days of climbing and hiking in the national park and found it to be a tasteful and comfortable spot to recover and rest. The room was well appointed, the staff was friendly and the fountain in the courtyard outside my room gave my room a delicious white noise soundtrack.... More 

Thank Daniel G
Port Townsend, Washington
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

Susan checked us in and gave us all the info we needed to orient ourselves. The suite was spacious and the whole place is crafted out of beautiful materials and the design is quite modern. Concrete, steel and glass. Nice interior decorating. Quirky design elements make it not quite private enough, although we were the only ones there so it... More 

Thank drawntogroovy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Ok, this place is Instagram gold. I spent 3 minutes unpacking and 45 darting about taking pictures of the place before the sun set behind the Joshua Tree mountains. I'm now writing this overlooking the fairylit central garden and listening to old Staples Singers vinyl on something called a 'Califone'. Brilliant. Having just stayed at the Ace Hotel in Palm... More 

2 Thank JillyKWelch
Los Angeles, CA
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

The Mojave Sands is a lovely hotel in a beautiful setting. It did fall short on a couple items listed on their website - my room lacked the toaster and bose sound dock. The remote to open the gate did not work (checked with neighbors and they had same experience). This is only a problem if you want to leave... More 

2 Thank HayleyMLosAngeles_CA

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mojave Sands Motel is a 1940's motel that was taken apart and reconstructed. The doors, windows, bed frames, hardware and some of the furniture, were created either on-site or by local crafts people. Reclaimed wood, steel and other materials were used wherever possible. There are two large suites with kitchens and steam showers and three unique, comfortable single rooms with queen beds. Each room has a private patio and water fountain. Located right in the middle of town and only minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Sands provides a peaceful escape from the hectic pace of modern life, where one can come to recharge and enjoy the unique beauty of Joshua Tree. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mojave Sands

Address: 62121 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-2319
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Price Range: RM893 - RM1,340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Mojave Sands Hotel Joshua Tree
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“Book unit 5”
  • Sunrise from the Sands
 of 5 bubbles 47StephenS, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“Suite 5 was on the end away from the highway and has an awesome outdoor claw foot tub and shower.”
 of 5 bubbles drawntogroovy, 24 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are decorated in a cool way... Room 5 is a suite with a kitchenette and private outside bath/shower, and furthest firm the road. Splurge if you can :-)”
 of 5 bubbles JillyKWelch, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Call the owner and ask questions first.”
 of 5 bubbles Lagniappe1971, 1 Dec 2013 | Read review
“BE AWARE of the proximity of this motel to the road. Try to grab the suite furthest away from the 29 Palms Highway to keep your nighttime noise disturbances down.”
 of 5 bubbles colinstacktroost, 5 Apr 2012 | Read review
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