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Joshua Tree Inn

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is not the Hilton. The room was small, the sink was slow to drain and the front desk is only occupied from 3PM to 8PM. If these things would bother you then stay elsewhere, but if you're like me and my wife who value character over amenities, then check this place out. The Joshua Tree Inn has a story...

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 24 January 2017

They don't make motels like this any more... and more's the pity. A place of great character on the edge of a beautiful national park, invested with a history all of its own. Okay, so the rooms are a little basic, but they are still comfortable, the staff are great and the outside area – complete with pool area, water...

1Thank TravisPickle
Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We have travelled all over the world and like a bit of funk to spice things up but the JT Inn leaves a lot to be desired. We stayed for 3 nights in Rocky Vista - four of us. Positives - the place is spacy and the furnishings are generally comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed if you want to...

1Thank JayKay54
jtinn, Guest Relations Manager at Joshua Tree Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that you found our accommodations comfortable and our location to be convenient. Rocky Vista is a vacation house on a private acre within easy walking distance to the inn. Everything in that house is new and super clean, so we are confused by your reference to "funkiness". I guess you have your own definition. In response to...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Joshua Tree Inn is a 66-year-old desert property with an interesting connection to country rock songwriter Gram Parsons. He escaped the LA music scene with getaways to the inn. It's where he died of a morphine overdose in 1972. The revered musician is memoralized with posters and memorabilia in the lobby, and with a guitar sculpture outside Room 8, where...

2Thank arizonaroadie
jtinn, Public Relations Manager at Joshua Tree Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you appreciate the cultural history and that you understand how nice it would be in warmer weather to enjoy the pool, the gardens and the private patios. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the community room and coffee, tea and granola bars :) The Spanish colonial architecture (1949) protects the...

Arnold, Maryland
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I spend a lot of time in corporate hotels and I wanted to get away to Joshua Tree with the family. As a last minute Thanksgiving trip, we packed up the bags and headed to California. I wanted to stay somewhere that wasn't a corporate hotel but was comfortable and had the charm of a family place. This fit the...

Thank Sticknrudder47
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This time we stayed in the "Donovan Suite", with 2 separate bedrooms, 1 bath, a sofa bed, dining area, private patio & full kitchen. Incredible room for the price, but regardless of which room you have this exceptional inn with a "cosmic" rock & roll vibe is the place to stay when visiting JT...special shoutout to the staff, who are...

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 25 November 2016

After learning about the Joshua Tree Inn from a motorcycle review story, I put a visit on my to do list. I usually try to support older and historic places while traveling, and the Inn is a wonderful one to support. It has tastefully preserved the story of Gram Parsons' love of the Inn, and I was glad that I...

1Thank mtnguy23
Yonkers, New York
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at the Joshua tree inn. The lady at the front desk, who helped us choose our room, was very gracious & friendly. Her name was Deedee - a warm & welcoming person. After you've been on the road all day, it's nice to be greeted by someone like her. The inn was charming & peaceful....

1Thank Elizabeth_eacrd
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I don't want to keep going on about this place, but this is my third stay in this little oasis of tranquility. Four nights here and I'm ready for the next year. No frills or luxury, but comfortable rustic accommodation in beautiful gardens surrounded by desert views. Thanks particularly to Dee Dee and Terina. Unless things deteriorate,or get even better,...

1Thank Marc L
jtinn, Guest Relations Manager at Joshua Tree Inn, responded to this review

Hi Marc, We are all looking forward to your next visit! We are so delighted that you appreciate our little oasis and our wonderful staff. Happy Trails to you! JTInn

Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went there for the history and was not disappointed. Was great atmosphere, friendly staff and a real sense of peace. Was a comfortable room and you could feel the love of those who visited before us. The courtyard was really comfortable as was the private outside space for each room. Take a trip back in time, give your regards to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Joshua Tree Inn, built in 1950, is a Hacienda Style inn conveniently located just six miles from the grandeur of Joshua Tree National Park. The Inn has long been known for the warmth, charm, and comfortable lodging it provides for guests visiting California's extraordinary Mojave Desert. The Inn is laid out in a square horseshoe that provides privacy for all of our guests. All of our eleven rooms are on ground level, facing our desert courtyard and large pool. Our decor is eccentrically eclectic. The Inn is the site of the legendary Gram Parsons Room, where the beloved and respected musician/songwriter spent his last hours. Room 8 still offers a quintessential "Cosmic American Experience" to fans of the father of Alt-country rock. On the peach colored wall hangs the same mirror and picture that hung in the room back in 1973. The Joshua Tree Inn features a large swimming pool, as well as our peaceful zen courtyard & koi pond, plus dining room access & gift shop. We also provide complimentary coffee, tea, & morning snacks for our guests.All of our charming rooms include: Private Patios ... more   less 

Additional Information about Joshua Tree Inn

Address: 61259 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Price Range: RM368 - RM757 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Joshua Tree Hotel Joshua Tree
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“#8 Gram Parsons room. I did not see the Emmy Lou Harris suite.”
kellyrJ7705ZB, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had room 6 and it was great, led right to the garden and the pool!”
Tammylee1969, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room # 8 is the Gram Parson's room. It's very popular so book in advance if you plan on staying in that room.”
K881QEdavids, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Take a larger room or suite if you are staying more than a day. Worth the extra bucks.”
worldhiker2016, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 8 is great.”
joel492, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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