by Liane Starr
This chic, remodeled hotel only has five rooms, so book in advance. Though younger kids may not appreciate the elegant design, each room has a private patio and a clawfoot tub, some of which are outdoors. While the rooms have different amenities (one has an outdoor clawfoot bathtub in addition to an indoor shower, and one has a full kitchen), all of them have a refrigerator/freezer and coffeemaker and access to an outdoor pool, as well as a record player with a small assortment of records that’s sure to amuse kids too young to know what records look like.
Our Editor Loves
- Retro design
- Record players
- Outdoor pool
My wife and I stayed at the Mojave Sands for two nights. The place is amazing and beautiful -- the room was extremely stylish and the grounds are impeccably designed and maintained. We stayed in suite 5, which was large and has a full kitchen. A few things would have been good to know before booking. The property is really close to the main road, so there's a LOT of traffic noise. It's hard to feel super Zen while hearing trucks barreling by at all hours. The 2nd thing to know is that there are no curtains in the main living area of suite 5. We felt like we were in a bit of a fishbowl. (This seems fixable.) The 3rd thing to know is that while the built-in furniture looks really cool, it wasn't super comfortable. On the positive side, the location is close to town and a short drive from the main JT park entrance. And it really is a unique space, provided you're cool with the issues mentioned above.
Not only was this the perfect venue for our son's wedding, it was a perfect place to celebrate their love! The motel and grounds is a mixture of eclectic desert touches and a variety of mediums from woods, to metals to glass. The grounds are a beautiful desert setting and offers a number of seating clusters as well as space for the ceremony with a backdrop of a stone waterfall, platform/stage with walk way flanked by pools complete with colorful gold fish swimming around. Space to arrange tables for dinner and a dancing stage. We even enjoyed a fire blazing in the late evening to continue the glow of the afternoon love story. Each of the motel rooms were comfortable, accommodating and yes cool relief from the 98 degree temps.
Any venue can be made beautiful but the best venue can not be great if the staff is less than sufficient. This is where Mojave Sands really stood out. AAA+ we could not have asked for a better experience Dana- is GREAT!!! She took our experience and not only gave us great service and assistance in areas we would not have expected but she made each of us feel like we were friends by the time we left. Customer service was superior! Thank you to all the staff.