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Ajax, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good price , comfortable beds and a HUGE bathroom and the shower even had pretty good water pressure which was a bit of a surprise considering where you are. Sams Market next door has everything and there are some decent restaurants nearby. Only tip would be keep in mind the average speed right by the motel is probably over 70...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Surprisingly nice for a motel. LCD TV. King bed. Refrigerator that was actually quiet. Nice desk work area. Rest room was huge with shower with a nice shower head and plenty of hot water. All in all, when we return, we'll try to stay here.

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VJ P, General Manager at High Desert Motel, responded to this review

thanku for stayed with us and you liked room too i hope you enjoyed here and also national park too. thanks for your your support and have nice day

Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 19 February 2017

High Desert Motel was a convenient place to spend a night on our way to Joshua Tree National Park. We arrived late and left early. The guy was waiting for us and left as soon as we arrived. We had some problems with the wifi but were given password to their private wifi.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Very simple rooms, but also very clean and accommodating. Price was great for what we received. Fridge and microwave in very large room; huge bathroom, comfy bed. One of the best deals in the area! On site laundry facilities (for a fee), walking distance to a convenience.

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USA
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The bed is very comfortable and the location is great to visit the park. When you arrive check the water in the shower because we didn't and regretted it. Usually when you go to a lower end motel the water doesn't get hot enough but this one was scalding. There was no way to turn on any cold water. So...

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

sorry what happen about water and did not take showar but if you have any problem to come to office and talk to some one who is working so we can fix it so far no one complaine yet other wise all rooms shower working ok and our guest happy about taking shower too.all motel have differnt type shower faucet...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 February 2017

January 4, 5, 6, 2017 - Three nights at the High Desert Motel for not much more money than 1 or 2 nights at other chain hotels. So, what did we have for such a bargain. Did we get breakfast? No. But, we travel with instant oatmeal, walnuts, and bananas and took care of our own breakfast. If you don't...

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london
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great value and clean - cleaners ask if you want air spray in the room so you don't need to breathe it in if you don't want to! Chap on desk helpful in potentially expanding stay. Good transport to national park now with uber working the area and take out meal service and coupons for nearby restaurants.

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Aurora, Colorado
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The hotel is very clean and well taken care of. It is very inexpensive also! There are good restaurants nearby. Joshua Tree NP is close by. September was a good time to visit the park as it wasn't too crowded. The

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We chose this motel as a base for our daily hiking in Joshua Tree NP.....this proved to be a good choice. The room was spacious and clean with fridge and microwave. Wifi was free and fast. The location was excellent for access to the park. If early traffic noise worries you it does get a little noisy....did not concern us....

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The room was clean, the water was hot, the wifi was decent. It clearly is a dated property and needs some serious light bulb help. The old fluorescent bulbs give it a prison cast, especially with the puzzling paint scheme of lime green and royal blue. The mattress is firm, very firm and the pillows are firm memory foam. It...

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: RM226 - RM438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — High Desert Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“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”
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