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73352 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3118
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#8 of 13 hotels in Twentynine Palms
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A long established 29 palms Motel in this area, the El Rancho Dolores has played host to travellers and tourists alike from all over the world since 1940. Many types of room are available, from small singles to larger suites with kitchenettes. Several rooms have their own drive-in car ports and private patios. Landscaped gardens and manicured lawns are also a feature of our motel.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Outdoor pool
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24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish, Hindi
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Lori M wrote a review Jan 2023
Wisconsin45 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed one night in January during trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Old motel that’s been remodeled. Clean and comfortable. Small shower stall and small towels. Ran low on hot water. Good location on Main Street. Nice staff. Affordable.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Art H wrote a review Jul 2022
Gisborne, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
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Quiet affordable gem in the desert. Close to Joshua Tree national park, shopping, and well appointed. Hosts were lovely and very accommodating, providing everything necessary for a lovely home-like visit.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorie W wrote a review Apr 2022
Sonora, California42 contributions34 helpful votes
El Dolores is not fancy, but comfortable with everything you need. What makes the place so great is the hostess with the Mostest! Tulouna! She made sure we had everything we needed and went the extra mike to make uscomfortable! If you want the Ritz Carlton, this aint it! If you want a nice comfy Motor court style motel at a good price with Tulouna's wonderful service, then this is for you! Tell them Steve sent you!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Joseph E wrote a review Mar 2022
Evansville, Indiana9 contributions
We picked the motel because of its good reviews, that it was the least expensive AAA motel in 29 Palms, and that we did not need anything fancy for that one night. We were please with the choice. The room was clean. The management was welcoming and helpful. A small full kitchen was a plus. We would stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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MargaretD wrote a review Feb 2022
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I cannot recommend El Rancho Dolores motel enough. My sweetheart and I were just two travelers passing through, looking for a comfortable and affordable spot to rest for the evening. We were down on our luck, unable to find a motel last minute, and one which welcomed us with the same degree of acceptance or kindness that the good folks here did upon our arrival. Everything about the motel as we drove up to it met our expectations - or, rather, personal preferences since we did not have expectations or have the opportunity to look at pictures of the hotel before going to it. It is charming and inviting, without all the flash and pomp or pretension one might find at other motels in the area. The room was well appointed, the bed soft and comfortable, and the bathroom pristine in its cleanliness. We slept happily and soundly and so gratefully at El Rancho Dolores. If ever we pass through this area again, we know where to rest our heads.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Avenelle T wrote a review Dec 2021
27 contributions10 helpful votes
This is a sweet, clean and comfortable motel. Love the retro vibe as it reminds me of the accommodations we stayed at when my family would take road trips! You can’t beat the deal. You also get free HBO and decent WiFi!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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B&D wrote a review Apr 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah4 contributions
Driving in exhausted at night, we luckily got the last room available. We'd stayed at many chain motels for weeks, but this place was much better. The owners were very kind to us and we will definitely stay at El Rancho next time we visit Joshua Tree National Park. We could tell that they take pride in their property, because the room and the big kitchenette were perfectly clean and in top condition. It was such a relief to stay over at a quality locally-owned motel with good amenities, and a good room rate, that we extended our stay in Twentynine Palms by an extra night.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Allen C wrote a review Jan 2021
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Staying here to visit friends and Joshua tree national park. This was right in the middle of 29 Palms, just a 10 minute drive to Joshua tree and right downtown near where the town's best restaurants are. Clean, affordable, has a pool. Owners are also super nice and responsible. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JulsVern wrote a review Jan 2021
New York City, New York231 contributions108 helpful votes
Pros: Big full kitchen with real gas oven which came in handy for multi-day stay. Staff. They replaced dirty chairs and provided clean bedding and towels when asked. They also fixed the water pressure in the shower. Internet speed. Heater. Cons: Overall cleanliness needs improvement. Bedding and towels, although possibly clean were heavily spotted. Chairs in the kitchen were dirty, stained, and burned with cigarette butts. Bathroom was uncomfortable - sink is tiny, there was no place to even put a cup with toothbrushes, shower had a very poor pressure, which staff fixed the next day. No pots/pans/utencils in the kitchen, it's empty.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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RLphoenix wrote a review Oct 2020
Phoenix, Arizona79 contributions36 helpful votes
El Rancho Dolores is one of the best independent motels I’ve stayed in. Its quaint appearance is straight out of the 1930s when it was built, but if you look behind the facade, you’ll find a modern, well-manicured property. Our room with a king-sized bed was spacious and the bed comfortable. The room included a small fridge with separate freezer, a microwave oven, and a coffee maker. There was also plenty of closet and storage space. It’s apparent that the owners put a lot of thought into upgrades (lots of electrical sockets, modern bathroom fixtures and tile) and maintain it carefully. Best of all, it won’t break the bank. The internet is good and their coronavirus precautions are great. Lastly, it’s the perfect place to stay if you’re visiting the Joshua Tree National Park as it’s only a couple of miles away from the Oasis (29 Palms) entrance. You will enjoy staying here.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Don't miss Joshua Tree National Park, even if you just drive through.
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$98 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Rancho Dolores Motel
Which popular attractions are close to El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Nearby attractions include City of 29 Palms Visitor Center (0.3 km), Twentynine Palms Certified Farmers Market (0.4 km), and HABITAT (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a 24 hour front desk.
Which room amenities are available at El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Café, Edchadas Mexican, and Jelly Donut.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is El Rancho Dolores Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Twentynine Palms.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Rancho Dolores Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to El Rancho Dolores Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veterans Park (0.9 km).