We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Absolutely terrible!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Circle C Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Circle C Lodge
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely terrible!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

I remembered my experience from the last time i was charged to stay without actually staying here.. Seems like the staff are writing comments to get four stars or something because just about EVERY comment (good or bad) mentions something about dirty, dingy and falling apart! Like I said before these people are greedy and take money for people to do what with, obviously not repair their so called oasis!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank wishbonee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

44 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    22
    11
    2
    4
    5
See reviews for
12
11
Solo
0
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

We had a great stay at this motel near Joshua Tree. The hosts are so nice and were so calm and relaxed after our hectic drive form Los Angeles. The room are showing their age but it was clean and quiet. We are fine with this as we are campers and lovers of log cabins. Pool is closed right now but to be honest the Jacuzzi under the stars can't be beat. We loved our spacious room with kitchen. Our set up was perfect because we could have kids next door, our doors were open and we used both rooms. Love having a full kitchen and temp in rooms was great with heater and air cond. There is also a BBq area but we did not use. Loved parking right outside the room.

Room Tip: Make sure you are specific about what beds you need. We needed 2 queens and king. Had to change af...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank y2k1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

We just spent 2 nights at the Circle C Lodge while exploring Joshua Tree. Two mom's and 5 kids, (11-13 years) I've stayed there several times before and the owners could not be nicer! However, it seems as they've given up on the property. The pools was closed for resurfacing and we knew that in advance. The hot tub was wonderful. Overall, everywhere you look needs work. The rooms are large, the TV's and DVD players were old but okay. The bathrooms and kitchens were clean, but in need of repair. They used to be booked in advance, now they are mostly empty. Their wonderful little oasis is in need of TLC. I hope they find the energy to bring it back.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank iamokaye
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

The motel itself is off the road in a quiet part of 29 Palms. The rooms are nice and very big, with furnished kitchens. The owner is great and staff is friendly. They will happily give you advice and attend to your needs. My favorite part is the interior courtyard, with the pool and hottub. Its great at night when you can relax in the hottub surrounded by palm trees, and gaze up at the desert sky. Next time I'm in 29 palms i'll definitely stay here.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Neumannsf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

We stayed at Circle C lodge during Dec 2011. The management was super nice and very considerate. As we were traveling with a couple of other families and trying to coordinate different arrival / departure dates, the owner was extremely patient and spent a good amount of time with us on the phone. The owners went out of the way to make us feel comfortable. The rooms were nice and warm and the bathrooms were clean. The rooms are also quite large with a big walk in closet. It's close to all the restaurants and to the National Park, an added bonus.
We set our telescope in the center courtyard to look at the stars, which the kids loved. The hot tub was awesome - we used it every evening. The breakfast was standard continental. Every room has a small kitchen so we were able to keep our perishables in the fridge and make eggs for breakfast.
Very comfortable, good value for price and the owners went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure everyone's comfort.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Anita G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Twentynine Palms, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

Comfortable bed,nice kitchen. Very Quiet. Beautiful .Courtyard

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Daniel L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Orange, California
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

Our family spent a Thanksgiving weekend at Circle Lodge. The room is very big good for our family of 4. The owner is very nice show us all the entire lodge before let us alone. The kitchen is great we made our lunch before we headed to the mountain, save a lot of money & time. I like the court yard which quiet & privacy for the guess. We were not able to enjoy the spa had not brought our swimming suit. You can enjoy the star watching at night here, it is amazing. I think the review of the lady mention her credit info stole & illegal charge is wrong accusation

Room Tip: The kitchen cooking ware is limited, if you need to cook a big meal ask for additional from the owne...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank jessieyuen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Twentynine Palms hotels
0.9 mi away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twentynine Palms-Joshua Tree National Park
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twentynin...
#1 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
4.5 of 5 bubbles 394 reviews
1.2 mi away
BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel at Joshua Tree National Park
BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel at Jo...
#3 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
4.0 of 5 bubbles 527 reviews
0.3 mi away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Twentynine Palms- Joshua Tree
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Twe...
#5 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
4.5 of 5 bubbles 285 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Rodeway Inn & Suites
Rodeway Inn & Suites
#6 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
4.0 of 5 bubbles 243 reviews
0.8 mi away
Americas Best Value Inn - Joshua Tree / Twentynine Palms
Americas Best Value Inn - Joshua...
#11 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
3.5 of 5 bubbles 88 reviews
1.0 mi away
9 Palms Inn
9 Palms Inn
#9 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
4.0 of 5 bubbles 100 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Circle C Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Circle C Lodge

Property: Circle C Lodge
Address: 6340 El Rey Ave, (Joshua Tree National Park), Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-2499
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Twentynine Palms
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Twentynine Palms
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Circle C Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Circle c Hotel Twentynine Palms

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing