We had decided to go to Joshua Tree National Park and looked around a lot of different options of where to stay. The Mojave Sands became the first choice when I saw that all the rooms had record players and records to play. My partner loves vinyl and while a room here was a bit expensive I thought it would be the perfect birthday treat. When we saw the building from the outside, we did have second thoughts but when we entered the yard of the motel we were assured we had chosen well. We were shown to our room and I was disappointed to see that there was not a record player in the room. The owner said the record player had stopped working and he was looking for a replacement. We dropped our bags and headed out for dinner. When we returned the owner told us we could move to one of the other rooms which did have a working record player. The evening was saved! We had a great time choosing from the selection of LP's and a very good nights sleep. Still suffering from jetlag, we were up in time to enjoy a cup of excellent coffee as we watched a fire red sunrise. Unfortunately we were up and out early the next morning to get to into the National Park. Mojave Sands would have been a great place to spend some time just relaxing in your room or in the courtyard.
- 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 artisans. Reclaimed materials where used where ever possible. The grounds are surrounded by large sheets of steel and the walls are insulated with shredded jeans. There are two large King Suites with kitchens and three unique, comfortable standard rooms with Queen beds. Rooms have a private patios and water fountains. Located just minutes 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 the desert. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mojave Sands Hotel Joshua Tree