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“perfect Joshua tree retreat!”
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Harmony Motel
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Twentynine Palms
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“perfect Joshua tree retreat!”
Reviewed 7 May 2012 via mobile

Love this place, just what we wanted. Stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute. The lady that owns the place (Ash) is super nice and very willing to give you information on where to eat, her favorite trails, and just to chat. We loved the fact that they will take the tv out of the room. Also there is a common "kitchen" with cute tables, a community fridge, a toaster oven and very good coffee. We even used wine glasses from there one night, so convenient. At night after long days in joshua tree we enjoyed relaxing in the perfectly heated hot tub and watching the stars. The front patios were a welcome place to enjoy a glass of wine or read a book. Speaking of books, there is also a great lending library by the common room.
Other amenities I didn't use but looked great:
A clean pool
Wifi
A community internet computer in the "library"

I will for sure be back!

  • Stayed February 2012
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californiamanager, Public Relations Manager at Harmony Motel, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you soon.
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

I often stay at the Harmony: alone, with my husband, and when traveling with friends.

The owner, Ash, is super nice, reasonable and helpful. She takes good care of the property, and has taken care to impart a peaceful, relaxing, and lovely property. It has a great, low key, ambiance.

The rooms are spacious, with open, wooden beamed ceilings, and nice local artwork. You can tell the works were selected with care. The beds are comfy, but not too soft. The restrooms are accented with glass tile details, but are a bit smallish (shower stalls/no tubs - also on the cozy side).

Each room has an outdoor table, and chairs, to sit outside, and check out the view or check in on your laptops. (But why go to the desert to look at flat screens?)

The property is strung with tasteful little lights, that twinkle at night, to add to the brightness of the lighted pool and night sky.

I love the rooms with the kitchens - great, if you want to stay in and unwind. Fully functional - great for sitting at the table, drinking coffee, looking out the window, reading, and planning my day. (If they're taken, the common room sure comes in handy.)

I highly recommend sitting by the pool at sunset, watching the sun set, then settling in for a gorgeous view of the desert from the hot tub. It's very peaceful - almost magical. The view is unobstructed desert, for quite a way out - and you can see all the stars looking up.

The Harmony is located on Highway 62, so the closer to the highway, the more traffic sounds you hear. So, the Jack Kerouac cabin is not noise free - it is closest to the highway. My friend stayed here, and noted the sound, but wasn't bothered. If you are sensitive to the sound, ask for the rooms farthest from the road. : )

Please take time to visit this gem - close to Joshua Tree proper, but inexpensive, well cared for, and truly relaxing. It's close enough to most places to visit in the area. But it's delightful, if you have the time to unwind by the pool, and look up to see the night sky.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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californiamanager, Public Relations Manager at Harmony Motel, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
Dear guest,
It is always a pleasure to see. We are grateful for your patronage. Thanks for recommending us to your friends and for the wonderfull review.
Ash
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

Just stayed one night! The motel is only a few miles from the North (main) entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. The room was cozy and quiet. The motel was very charming and the grounds were also well-maintained. We didn't have time to use the pool, but it looked like a nice place to relax. Even though our stay was short, it beat staying at a chain hotel, and made our time in the desert very enjoyable.

The only drawback had nothing to do with the motel, but the town of Twentynine Palms seemed quite economically depressed. I'm not sure why this is given the prime location to Joshua Tree NP.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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californiamanager, Public Relations Manager at Harmony Motel, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
dear guest,
Thank you for a taking the time to write this review.
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Clinton, CT
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

When my husband and I were booking our first trip to the desert we wanted to avoid the chain "anywhere USA" rooms. We were seeking a "local experience". We found it at the Harmony. We stayed 4 nights 4/17/12-4/21/12. We were given room #6. It had a cute "eat in" kitchen that was large enough for two to work comfortably, a spacious bed room with interesting art work, and a small but lovely tiled bathroom. My personal favorite was the view from our room. All of the rooms have charming little cafe tables out side. Most of these over look the the interesting garden and pool area. Room 6, being on the far end offers a wonderful vista of the desert and distant mountains. Sitting on our little veranda with our coffee watching breathtaking sunrises is an experience I will carry in my mind for life. My son joined us on our last night staying in room #3 which was equally charming. We all enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The pool enclosure was great, with with a rustic but cozy decor and offered options for sitting in the sun or shade. Ash is a terrific hostess and I cannot say enough nice things about Renee, our housekeeper. She was cheerful, helpful and friendly. Everything, room and grounds were very clean. If I am lucky enough to get back to that beautiful part of our country, I would absolutely stay at The Harmony.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Patricia A
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californiamanager, Public Relations Manager at Harmony Motel, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
dear guest,
Thank you for writing this great review on our motel, we are glad that our services made you feel comforatble, and you truly enjoyed the desert through our establishment. We hope to see you soon.
Ash
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Santa Clara
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

If I could give six stars for service, I would. Here's why I say that.
We stayed three nights - 4/18 - 4/20/12. We checked out on 4/21 not realizing that my 2 year old had stashed her Leappad laptop under the bed. Couple of hours into our seven hour drive back home, she asked for her toy. That is when we realized that we'd somehow left it behind. No way were we going to be able to go back to get it.
We reached home that evening and saw Ash's message waiting for us on the answering machine. I called her right back and she graciously agreed to mail it - at no charge to us.THAT, folks, is service.
We stayed in #1 which didn't have a kitchen since that room was closest available to the parking and the common room.
Although there was some noise from the highway, it really wasn't much as the traffic seemed to dwindle substantially at night. Ash gave us the key to the common room so that we could heat up milk for our toddler in the microwave anytime at night.
The room is your basic motel room, but nicely done, very clean and comfortable. The #1 has a small stand up shower. It does not have a tub. Water was hot the shower flows nice and strong. The gas heater worked fine when the storm that came up over the area on Friday drove temperatures down.
It is nicely located, about couple of miles from the Joshua Tree NP entrance.
We enjoyed our stay. It is a nice value for the money you pay.
U2 stayed here (twentyfive years ago this year) you should too :)

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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californiamanager, Public Relations Manager at Harmony Motel, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
dear guest,
Thank you for writing this fab review.
We enjoyed have you and your family, we are grateful that you appreciated our services.

Thanks
Ash
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Property: Harmony Motel
Address: 71161 29 Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-4314
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Twentynine Palms
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Twentynine Palms
#4 Business Hotel in Twentynine Palms
#5 Family Hotel in Twentynine Palms
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,554 - ₹ 7,234
Hotel Class:2 star — Harmony Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Harmony Motel is less than two miles away from the headquarters of the historical Joshua Tree National Park and is just one mile away from the trailhead entrance of the landmark 49 Palms Oasis, one of the five oases of the National Park. At Harmony, guests will find themselves just minutes away from rockclimbing and hiking excursions in and around Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms. The motel is less than one mile away from the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps (USMC) military base and is less than two miles away from Sky's The Limit, the local nature observatory. The motel offers competitive and affordable rates for a home away from home stay in Twentynine Palms. The motel has eight units. Five units have full kitchenettes, and one unit is a cabin -- a great option for guests looking for more of an AirBnB vacation rental accomodation with privacy. The rooms are simple, warmly decorated, and large with high ceilings. Each room comes fully furnished and equipped with heating and cooling units. Motel guests have access to a large refreshing swimming pool with an adjacent hot tub/jacuzzi that allows beautiful views for stargazing under the dark desert skies. The Harmony Motel has a library that provides free Internet service, books, and magazines. Adjacent to the library is a common area in which guests are treated to complimentary coffee each morning. Guests may also access this area to prepare your own light meals as utensils and appliances are provided for your use. ... more   less 
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