First, I want to make it clear that this review is NOT for the Joshua Tree Inn but for one of the three cabins it manages off-site. This is the Turtle cabin. First, the good stuff: A really beautiful location. The cabin was spacious enough and the bed was decent. The bad stuff: no toilet paper. And because the Joshua Tree Inn has NO ONE on staff except for 3 pm to 8 pm, it was IMPOSSIBLE to get anyone's attention. In fact, we left a telephone message on their emergency number that we needed toilet paper and never got a response. So if you like staying at a place with virtually NO management, this is your place. The cabin had a full kitchen but only a bit of silverware and a very haphazard and minimal collection of everything else. Thank god we brought our own dishes, napkins, silverware, pots and pans. When it was time to clean up: a ratty sponge and NO SOAP. There is a beautiful pool...but what they don't tell you is that it is unheated. Even though we were there on a beautiful sunny, warm October day, the pool was freezing - so cold that my legs cramped. An unheated pool might work in summer, but if it's not July or August, it is a beautiful but useless amenity. We paid $372 for two nights and for that price, I would expect more basics to be taken care of. The fact that there is no management on site except for a few hours a day is really not a good idea.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Joshua Tree Hotel Joshua Tree