by Liane Starr
Located close to the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, this motel gets high marks for cleanliness from visitors, who also appreciate the low price. While the motel is dated, every room has a mini-fridge and microwave, and kids will love the outdoor pool after a long day of desert hiking.
Our Editor Loves
- Mini-fridges and microwaves
- Outdoor pool
- Clean rooms
Located at 29 Palms just a few miles from the Joshua Tree National Park North Entrance, a 5-minute walk from Crossroads Cafe, this budget motel provides everything you need to rest and feel comfortable while you rest before another day of exploring the area around Joshua Tree/Yucca Valley. Although the decoration is a bit outdated, the room is comfortable, has microwave, coffee-maker, a mini fridge, air conditioning, TV with a good number of channels, an alarm clock, good bed, a small table for meals or laptop use, satisfactory wi-fi, and a bathroom with bathtub, shower, some toiletries (which not all low-cost motels have).
The parking spots are free but limited, and the staff was nice, and there was a washing machine/drying machine combo adjacent to the parking are. Check-in was quick and the guy from the desk gave me coupons for saving some cash on local venues.They do not serve breakfast, but you can buy some food at some of the nearby supermarkets or have your breakfast at one of the many venue with a walking distance.
Definitely recommended, good value!
by John S
Needed something cheap near Joshua Tree National Park and chose this. Not bad had a plastic bag stuffed under furniture leg in an unsightly way to level it up - thought it could have been corrected more professionally. My biggest gripe was insufficient pillows (i have a bad back and can only sleep in 'just the right position'). When I explained my situation and asked for a couple of extra pillows, I was was first told no, and then, when I persisted, given only one - final offer. Obviously a disappointing experience for me - but it's cheap.