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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Desert Lily

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Joshua Tree
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Desert Lily
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 170: English reviews
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed today NEW

Joshua Tree is less than 2 hours away from our home and we had never been. We loved the hiking and the town. We had a delicious lunch at Natural Sisters. We chose The Joshua Tree Saloon for dinner and it did not disappoint. The smoked ribs were outstanding. The Deresrt Lily is located in the foothills with spectacular views

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Simisully
W Chester PA
Reviewed today NEW

Hang out with Carrie for 10 minutes and you'll feel like you've known her forever. The atmosphere at the Desert Lily is about as chill as possible. Spending time at night in the fire pit was especially nice. And Joshua Tree NP is spectacular

 Report
Helpful?
Thank stevemJ7683LQ
Kingsville, Maryland
Reviewed today NEW

Carrie was such a welcoming host. She provided dinner suggestions, hiking suggestions and provided a very comfortable room. The inn has also been landscaped beautifully. Sitting on the patio for breakfast, we were able to see rabbits and quail in their natural environment!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank emilybX2020RA
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Joshua Tree National Park for a couple of days in September - an amazing place. We stayed at Desert Lily and can recommend it to anyone wanting a cosy more personal stay. Carrie was a great host - cooked a lovely breakfast which we ate outdoors with the other 4 guests. She made us feel very at home...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bondibeachseapool
Altadena, CA
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great B&B near Joshua Tree National Park. Wonderful views, fantastic breakfasts and extremely nice and helpful inn-keeper. Strongly suggest staying with her...probably the best B&B I have experienced.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank herbm279
Coffs Harbour, NSW.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed for 1 night in a B&B room. Wished it was more. Great location. Only a short drive to the Joshua Tree National Park. Carrie our host was wonderful. She cooked a superb breakfast. A nice touch in the Great Room with complimentary cookies and chocolates. Tea and Coffee is also available, along with wine and port. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dingo59
Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Desert Lily this past weekend and toured Joshua Tree National Park. The stay at Desert Lily was one of the best we have ever had any where in the world.., and we have been to many places in the US and Internationally. Carrie, the owner, hostess and chef, is fantastic. We truly enjoyed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank hgenekoch
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Ah man! You guys were the BEST!!! Can't wait for you to come back =o) Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I truly appreciate your business! Happy travels.

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I visited Joshua Tree for our wedding anniversary in May of 2016 and were so happy that we picked the Desert Lily for our stay. We stayed in the Casa Rosita--the view was wonderful, the solitude was wonderful, the accommodations were comfortable and fully stocked for a relaxing stay. An extremely clean and I mean extremely clean...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Renee H
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for that fantastic review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa Rosita! Please come again soon!!

Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The food and the houses, let's say the hardware, of this B&B are perfect. The best things are the breakfast, the surroundings, the views and the house has everything as is advertised. There is however a sense of distrust placed in guests. There are rules to live by in the guesthouse and however this might be based upon bad experiences...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Rob M
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with me and for the feedback provided. Yup, there are rules for a reason. It's ironic that I broke three big ones to accommodate you on your honeymoon, isn't it?!?!?!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Desert Lily is the gem! Carrie was very kind and explained us all the things to get around. The cottage was perfect for a get-away. What a great night with so many stars. I highly recommend Desert Lily and pick a night without the moon and you will enjoy the best show.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank hyo2016
DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at The Desert Lily! I appreciate you taking the time to write such a terrific review for me! I hope to see you again =o)

98 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (91)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
View from Room (16)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (38)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Joshua Tree
11.4 km away
BEST WESTERN Joshua Tree Hotel & Suites
19.5 km away
BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel at Joshua Tree National Park
BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel at Jo...
#3 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
479 reviews
20.1 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twentynine Palms-Joshua Tree National Park
Fairfield Inn & Suites Twentynin...
#1 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
367 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.7 km away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
21.6 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Twentynine Palms
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suit...
#4 of 11 in Twentynine Palms
272 reviews
6.5 km away
Spin and Margie's Desert Hideaway
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An intimate Bed and Breakfast and Desert Vacation Rental Retreat in the Joshua Tree Highlands. Two artist-embellished guest rooms with private baths and individual entryways from the covered patio, each with a private sitting room / library set away from the B&B Adobe into the desert landscape. Three-course gourmet breakfast served on the patio or in the newly remodeled great room of the main residence, where freshly baked cookies can always be found. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Lily

Address: P. O. Box 139, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-0139
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Desert Lily Hotel Joshua Tree
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Desert Lily staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Desert Lily staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The room is small but comfortable. Use the common room to hang out ”
 of 5 bubbles Simisully, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are very quiet and the night sky if beyond description...!!”
 of 5 bubbles hgenekoch, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you like solitude, Casa Rosita is perfect but you will miss out on the breakfast at the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles 209reneeh, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Corner room smallest, best view if sitting outside. Middle room prettiy, nosier if all rooms full. 'Cricket' room largest, tub/shower combo.”
 of 5 bubbles valf162, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the Bunkhouse.”
 of 5 bubbles aztopping, 28 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5