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.
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.
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!
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.
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.…
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.…