Safari Motor Inn
                                                  SAFARI MOTOR INN (JOSHUA TREE N. PARK)
61959 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, California 92252
Phone: 760.366.1113
Nearest Motel to the Joshua Tree National Park West Entrance

The friendly service and helpful staff
made our stay wonderful!
We'll be back.
~Jean Rappet, France

Every year visitors from all over the world stay at Safari Motor Inn. They write to us thanking us for the service and hospitality they have received. Here are just a few we would like to share with you.

I have to say, without a doubt, this was my most pleasant stay...

~Nathaniel Wilder - ANCHORAGE, AK

Vielen Dank fur die Gastfuendschaft

~Holger Englbrecht - MUNICH, GERMANY

Thank you so much for making me and my family feel so welcome

~Annabel - LONDON, UK

We really enjoyed the laid back, relaxed atmosphere

~John & Janine - IRELAND & CANADA

Bis jetzf unsere beste

~Alexander - AUSTRIA

Thank you

~Christian & Edith - SWITZERLAND

We enjoyed very much staying at your motel!

~Reine Witzel & Family - GERMANY

Gia hatten eine sehr gute zeit

~Hans Georg Hubrich - COLOGNE, GERMANY

We really enjoyed our stay here

~Marjolein & Maarten - NETHERLANDS

We were very satisfied with comfortable accommodations


Siamo state bene at Safari Motor Inn

~Ana Pada - ROME, ITALY

C'est comfortable

~Debra & Benjamin Paterson - FRANCE & AUSTRALIA

We have spent a very good night

~Marie & Eric - FRANCE

Thanks for a great stay

~Maja & Jens - DENMARK

Thanks a lot for making this the best


You will always be welcome in Rotterdam, Netherlands

~Luuk & Janng - NETHERLANDS

este es el uno... Gracias por todo


Thank you for our stay

~Dale & Ashley - CANADA

Safari Motor Inn


We really enjoyed our stay

~Marie, Norway & Carolin - GERMANY

God Bless You

~Jerome & Nora - ISRAEL

Many thanks to our gracious hosts

~Dr. Annette Smith - MALIBU, CA

We've slept well

~Milena & Marek - CZECH REPUBLIC

Ravi est si gentile

~Mr. Serge - PARIS, FRANCE

Beste Safari

~Sanne & Helmy - NETHERLANDS

We enjoyed our stay here

~Hendrik, Anett & Marie - BERLIN, GERMANY

Safari Motor Inn


Lieber Ravi

~Michael - GERMANY

We had a good night sleep

~Herman & Ammy - HOLLAND

Thank you for a wonderful stay

~Mitch & Jon - SANTA CRUZ, CA

Thank you so much for your generosity & hospitality


Thank you for being so kind and helpful

~Gritte, Giuseppe & Maya

We look forward to our trip up here again next year


Thank you so much for your hosptality

~Sundari & Linga

All the best to you and your dear wife


Thank you so much for such wonderful hospitality


Thank you again for being our home in Joshua Tree


Thanks for your kindness

~Don & Maxy

Thank you for a very pleasant stay


We found a home here for 3 days next to your sweet garden

~Jeff & Kris - SANTA CRUZ, CA

Thank you so much for your kind hospitality

~Nancy - SANTA FE, NM

Thank you for letting us stay

~Ramona & Ivy - CALIFORNIA

We hope to come back soon


Thank you for having the room neat and clean


This is a nice, wonderful, respectful motel... They offer a lot


We will recommend your motel to any of our friends

~Peter and Karen - CALIFORNIA

These two days were incredible. Your place is really nice

~Ugi & Peeth - HUNGARY

Thanks for your kindness

~Marta - SPAIN

Thank you so much

~Linda Crowe

Dear Safari Motor Inn, It was really great staying here at Safari Motor Inn


Dear Ravi & Jasmine, Thank you for providing us this lovely home away from home.

~Sheldon & Katie

Dear Ravi, Thanks a lot for everything. Had an excellent stay.


Dear Safari Motor Inn, Thank you so much for making my stay so comfortable...


Dear Safari Motor Inn, Thank you so much for such a great service!


Ravi, It was such a pleasure to stay here!

~Nash & Steffi

Dear Ravi and Jasmin, We just want to thank you so very much...

~Gordon & Miriam

Safari Motor Inn, Thank you so much for your kindness.

~Danke schain

Dear Ravi, Thank you so much to you and your wife...

~Ruth Ford

Dear Ravi, What a nice place,


Ravi, Thank you for sending my things home for me


Safari Motor Inn, I look forward to stay with you again...


Lieber Ravi, Vielen dank fur einen...


Ravi & Family, Thanks for all of your help!

~Laura B.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Your hospitality and generosity will never be forgotten.


Liebe Ravi, Mer danked Der harzlech...


Thank you very much, I enjoyed my stay!


Dear Sir, We really enjoyed our stay here.


Dear Safari Motor Inn, Thank you for a very pleasant stay...

~Lee Walsh

Dear Safari Motor Inn, We wish you all the best...

~Raf & Melina

Beste, We willen u nog veel geluk...

~Raf & Melina

Dear Safari Motor Inn, Thank you very much!


Dear Safari Motor Inn, Just wanted to say thanks...

~J. Galbraith

Dear Ravi, Thank you so much to you and your wife...

~I am happy and greatful

Ravi, Thanks for everything!


Safari Motor Inn, We've visited several motels during our round trip...


Dear Ravi & Safari Motor Inn staff, As always we were treated well and rested in comfort.

~Tim & Paul

Dear Ravi, Thank you for sharing your space with us!

~Raphye & Jennifer

Dear Safari Motor Inn, I am thinking of our wonderful warm summer holiday...

~Regina Rizzo

Dear Ravi & Jasmine, We would like to express our appreciation...

~Matt Harrington

Hello to my friends at Safari Motel, I have stayed twice at your lovely motel...

~Lynette Wood

To Safari, We appreciate all you have done for us.

~Jesse & Cathy Clements

Thank you!, We had a lovely stay here @ your Safari motel...

~Bell V. Schimke

Thank you for a wonderful stay. This is our home away from home.

~Mitch and Joni

Thank you for your kindness this past week. I have enjoyed my stay here a great deal.


We really had a good time... And you're a spendid shining person.

~Joy & Wim

Merci beaucoup... L'Experience du motel maintenant accomplie grace au Safari Motor Inn!

~Laura, Amelie, Laura, Juliette

Cher Ravi, Je tais vneiment epiusee grand je suis arrivee au Safari Inn.


Dear Ravi & Family, Thank you for all your kindness and hospitality.


Dear Ravi, Just a note to say thanks...

~Steve Clegg, U.K.

Dear Ravi, Thanks for a nice comfortable room...

~Bill & Patti DuRussel, Victoria, B.C.

Ravi & The Safari Hotel Crew, Thanks for everything. The room was great...

~Drea & Ryan, Cold Springs, CA

Dear Safari Motel Owners, Thank you for making our stay in Joshua Tree...

~Mary & Christopher, U.S.A. & Deutschland

Good morning, We returned well in Paris, our stay was very pleasant...

~Charlotte, Sylvie, & Bernard

"Neat and clean, plus outstanding service." Safari Motor Inn Hotel Review Joshua Tree, California

~by xode February 03, 2011

... However, what really puts the Safari Motor Inn above the rest is the exceptional, personalized customer service that is all too rare... "Safari Motor Inn - The Best Accommodations in Joshua Tree, California" Safari Motor Inn Hotel Review Joshua Tree, California

~by CircleMountain October 03, 2010

... five years ago, I discovered Safari Motor Inn in Joshua Tree, just outside Joshua Tree National Park ... ... fact, since I found the... "Great place super-near Joshua Tree" Safari Motor Inn Hotel Review Joshua Tree, California

~by JenandBillTravelers June 22, 2008

We stayed at the Safari Inn for 2 nights while visiting Joshua Tree--it's ... ... mexican place in 29 Palms. Safari Inn was clean, dated... "AMAZING SERVICE! Only place in Joshua Tree I'll ever stay again (other than camping in the park)!" Safari Motor Inn Hotel Review Joshua Tree, California

~by headz March 08, 2010

I am very happy to write a review on this particular motel called the Safari Motor Inn which is located at the entrance of the world famous Joshua Tree Monument. The Safari Motor Inn is THE BEST value that one could obtain in this area. I say this because the owner Ravi and his wonderful family fully understands the meaning of SERVICE and VALUE. The Safari Motor Inn is very clean and comfortable as well as a safe place for a family with children. The owners will always go out of their way to make sure you will have a very pleasant stay, and, as an extra bonus, suggest interesting places to visit, eat, and see while in the beautiful area of Joshua Tree, California. I highly recommend the Safari Motor Inn and give them not just 5 stars, but 10 !!!

~Dr. Victor J Wedel, PhD, R.T, RDMS

I stayed at the Safari Motor Inn for one night on February 1, 2011. The rooms and the grounds were all neat and clean, and had everything that you would expect with a motel room. However, what really puts the Safari Motor Inn above the rest is the exceptional, personalized customer service that is all too rare these days. Ravi's entire attitude was "if you need anything, please ask" and he made it his business to always be available.

Been here many, many times and plan to continue coming Hi everyone. Business brings me to the area on an almost weekly basis and I was turned on to this place by a colleague who's also a regular guest here at the Safari Inn. The staff here is friendly, you get a nice, clean, cozy room with cable TV, a fridge, a microwave and a small coffee machine to help you wake up in the morning. And also a large clean swimming pool which is good to have.

Some of the best places to eat in the area are within 5 minutes, the crossroads cafe, a Thai Restaurant and Sam's Indian/Pizza/Burger restaurant, all of which I highly recommend. If you're feeling particularly frugal you can go to the Valero gas station just two blocks away which has a subway subs counter in the back of it's convenience store so you can take advantage of it's $5 footlong sub special.

There's free WiFi internet access in the rooms which is very convenient for me in the evening to check emails, for conducting stock research and to take care of other business. So if you're in the area and in need of a place to stay, come on by. It's quiet at night, no noise so you can be sure of enjoying a good night's sleep.

~Google User

Good motel, nice staff, Home away from Home I agree with the other reviewers that this is a very nice property--clean, modern, and well-maintained, Great room, fantastic beds & nice swimming pool . Staff were also very friendly and helpful.... No complaints, All Great Here..... I have made a note to myself to look for this motel for future accomodation needs when travelling.

~Google User

Good stay for good price It is really fine in this motel. Nice staff and rooms were tidy and spacious. Nobody should be afraid of staying here. And above all- it is few meters away from national park entrance.

~Google User

Liked: Rooms, Service, Location, Value


Ravi & Jasmine, We appreciate all you have done for us during our stay in Joshua Tree.  Our Time Here has been great!  The service was excellent and we will definitely be back!

~Jesse & Kathy, Frankfurt, Germany


Raoul N.
Los Angeles, CA
5 Stars - 3/30/2012
Good price, clean, free wi-fi.

Cristian L.
Manhattan Beach, CA
5 Stars - 3/29/2012
Ok, so you have the Pee-Tee's and Nicole's of the world, {see their ignorant reviews}, then you have the rest of us. Without self recognition, I've stayed in hotels and motels all over the world., not "PeeTee's" world but this world, and I have been made to feel more comfortable and welcomed with Ravi and his wife on multiple occasions. After spending years doing day trips to Joshua Tree, we decided one night to stop,exhausted and stay at the Safari. With several other options, we considered our choice lucky. Ravi and his wife welcomed us like they were welcoming us into their home. Pleasant, friendly, compassionate, welcoming, and warm. Their motel , by "PeeTee's" standard was not what he expects, being from L.A. ...Their motel is their life, their livlihood, and they do a fantastic job having a clean comfortable, affordable place in the middle of the desert. PeeTee, from "L.A." , I would guess Santa Monica, I own a multimillion dollar beach front home on Manhattan Beach, and have enough respect and admiration for this wonderful couple offering me a smile and a clean room for $50 -$60.... really ? PeeTee If you need to save money on a $50 motel room by sneaking in 6-8 of your party buddies, dude... take the $10 each, and set up a tent in the park. Ravi, his lovely wife, and the Safari are respected by travelers around the world, just take a look in the office, if youre not afraid to be nice and respectful for a minute. Happy Trails, PeeTee and Nicole. Everyone else, be sure to stop by and meet these great people.

Thomas R L.
San Diego, CA
4 Stars - 10/30/2011
I always stay at the Safari Motor Inn when it's too hot or too cold to camp. The management has never been obnoxious to me; and generally has accommodated my requests, like giving me the very back room, farthest from the highway. I don't spend much time in my room, except to sleep. The AC and the heater work suitably. For JTNP visitors, hikers & climbers, music festival fans, the Safari Motor Inn, hardly a luxurious place, is perfectly priced and secure. So close to town, so close to JTNP entrance, I recommend the Safari, and always will. Tom from San Diego

D C.
5 Stars - 8/20/2011
I always refer my out of town friends to stay here. Clean, Friendly, excellent service. Price is right.

Leonard H.
San Pedro, CA
5 Stars - 8/12/2011
Great place, great people, clean and low prices.

tess t.
New Orleans, LA
4 Stars - 6/8/2011
I liked this place because of it's location and friendly staff. The manager was very accommodating and gracious. Nice people can make an ok place much better. There is a big pool you can jump into after a long day of hot hiking and our room had a fridge, microwave and tv. As several complainers have pointed out, the decor is outdated, but really, why would anyone care about that at all? If you're making a trip to Joshua Tree to be wowed by a $50 per night motel room, then you are out of luck. However, chances are you are hard to please and a chronic complainer anyway. If you're making the trip to see some beautiful desert scenery and sleep in a decent bed at a motel manned by respectful and accommodating people, then Safari Motor Inn is a great place to be.

Srihari Y.
Mountain View, CA
5 Stars - 4/22/2011
Great service requires a great recommendation. Comparing the Safari Motor Inn, a mom and pop motel to Motel 6 would just be sad. When you stay at mom and pop inns you are looking for great service, great interaction and a peaceful night's stay. The inn is very modest, so be prepared. The service is great! I left my clothes in there and the motel owner contacted me trying to see if I wanted them back. Since my clothes are never that expensive, I took up his offer of having them donated at the local thrift store! It doesn't get better than that. This was my third stay at the same location, and I will go back for the great service from Ravi and his family!

Murray G.
Lemgo, Nordrhein-Westfalen
4 Stars - 3/7/2011
My wife and I stayed for three nights in room #106 and were very pleased. It was clean and the shower was just retiled. The kingsized bed was very comfortable. The room had windows on the east and the west which were great for sunrise especially. Ravi was very friendly and helpful, providing info on the park and the town of Joshua tree and more. He even gave us a piece of cactus to transplant....thoughtful. The motel is situated right next to the park entrance. For the price and service its a four star, we'd go back.

Linda W.
Lawndale, CA
4 Stars - 2/14/2011
We have been going to Joshua Tree for several years/several times a year. We always stay at the Safari Motor Inn. Ravi and his family are so nice and accommodating. It is located close to the west entrance of the park. The rooms are clean, comfortable beds, microwave, coffee pot and refrigerator which meets all our hiking needs since we have to carry and prepare food for hiking. I also like the easy access to the room for hauling in your gear (no stairs to climb). Lots of hot water for a shower and quiet surroundings for a good night's sleep. This is not a 5 star hotel and is not for those that want to be pampered. This is for the hiker/backpacker/climber who just needs a warm, comfortable place to sleep and shower, be treated with kindness and wants to save money. I love staying at the Safari and look forward to seeing and being greeted by Ravi and his family. Linda W.

Joe H.
Long Beach, CA
5 Stars - 2/10/2011
Been going to the Safari for over 12 years. For the last few years Ravi and his family have run the place. In all that time it has always been a clean simple place to stay right at the entrance to Joshua Tree National Monument/Park. Granted I'm not looking for some fancy place nor for paying the extra money for one. I just want a clean place to sleep and the great water pressure in the shower is bonus. Ravi is all about customer service. I left my neck pillow in the room and he ran me down at Nomad Ventures to give it to me. I bought a climbing DVD at Nomad and wanted to play it one night, Ravi found me a DVD player and hooked it up so I could watch the new DVD. Anyway, clean place, lots of water pressure in the shower, great customer service, great location, swimming pool, that's all I need.

Alec D.
Landers, CA
5 Stars - 2/3/2011
I stayed at the Safari Motor Inn for one night on February 1, 2011. The rooms and the grounds were all neat and clean, and had everything that you would expect with a motel room. However, what really puts the Safari Motor Inn above the rest is the exceptional, personalized customer service that is all too rare these days. Ravi's entire attitude was "if you need anything, please ask" and he made it his business to always be available.

Steve D.
Sherman Oaks, CA
4 Stars - 1/31/2011
The Safari was recommended to me by a local who knows his way around California. Ravi (the owner) was very friendly, and not only was there to check me in at 11 o clock at night but was also there to ask me how my stay was the next morning at 9 am when I turned my key in. Clean, friendly, affordable and comfortable: you cant really ask much more when you're traveling on a budget. Im in retail myself and it felt good to know that the manager of the place had a vested interest in how my stay was the night before. The next time Im in town I will certainly stay here again.

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