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Best Western Desert Winds

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

After driving non-stop from northern CA, this BW offers a welcome place to rest and enjoy breakfast too. Due to railroad tracks close-by, trains can disrupt light sleepers. However, hard-working staff will offer ear-plugs on request. All in all when one exits the freeway after non-stop driving, this place offers excellent value without having to drive further into the town looking for a place to stay. Thank you Best Western!

My recent stay at Desert Winds, Mojave, CA. This is a older motel but looked to be clean but. The employees were very helpful at check-in and out. They have a swimming pool and hot tub although I didn't use them. Hi speed Wi-Fi was nice and easy to sign into and that's a plus! Parking lot was small so plan ahead if you need to leave early while parking lot is full limiting maneuverability.

We stayed her as a half way point between Death Valley and Morro Bay. Very friendly check in, we were told hotel had a 2 year renovation programme that was due to end. You could tell, the rooms were very well appointed, bathroom spacious and spotlessly clean - clearly the owner takes great pride. Breakfast included, good coffee and juice . We could hear the train as it rumbled by and I should have asked for earplugs but I was aware of this when I booked so can’t complain. If you stay here and need to eat go to the Mojave Thai just 2 minutes away. See separate review.

We got our reservation upgraded to two Queen size beds. Without a doubt the best breakfast we had after 5 nites on the road. Desert Winds is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the short drive for excellent accommodation.

Best in town. Breakfast good. Room clean. No problems at all. Had good pool, hot tub. I am handicapped veteran and appreciated the handicapped parking close to the room. Additionally, room was on first floor, as requested. Most hotels disregard that. Not Best Western

This facility has things we look for for an over night stay, Exterior corridors (parking right outside the room). refridg and micro table and 2 chairs fir eating large tunable tv wash basin and counter outside bathroom comfortable bed very clean

Really enjoy staying at Best Western hotels. The staff was friendly and helpful with restaurant decisions. The room was very clean and made the stay very welcoming and comfortable. I recommend this hotel for anyone visiting the Mojave area. Quick tip: If you’d like to eat at Denny’s it’s faster to walk!

We had a room on the upper floor way to the east side it was nice and clean and comfortable. They did offer ear plugs at check in but we did not need them way over on the east side. The morning breakfast was nice it had waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, toast and bagels and many other choices. At breakfast we then heard the train go by that was when we were very happy to be on the east side. This hotel was a good value and a nice stay.

Close to Mojave Airfield if you're interested in the 747 aircraft graveyard and Virgin Galactic :) The hotel is older but functional. Breakfast while included finished way too early so we missed it. Finally it's windy here, so there is noise, plus there is a train line close which has heavy loud freight trains passing frequently. If you're a light sleeper take up the offer of ear plugs from front desk.

(sorry for my English) After hours of hiking under hot sun, and after a few hours of drive, my kids really enjoyed the pool (open until 22h) ! I smiled when I heard them say 'it's the perfect world here', even though all the other hotels of our trip were much more expensive, luxurious. Since we came late, the short distance between the check-in counter, the car, the room, the laundry facility and the pool were really appreciated, especially in comparison to the hotel we went after: the gigantic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (parking to check-in to room to pool: <10 min in BW Mojave and > 90 min in LV). We usually stay in expensive, luxurious hotels (I have a wife, haha). This one was inexpensive, simple, small, but we didn't need anything more (for example, I'm bringing milk and fruits - this hotel had a refrigerator while others, like the one in LV, didn't have one). A wife can be unnecessary costly, haha! Air conditioning was a little bit noisy. This is would probably the only negative thing (and maybe lack of milk at breakfast, IIRC). I really appreciated it. Overall great value, and highly recommended.. PS: The day after we realised my son forgot his favorite plush in the room. My wife called them; we know it was found. Since we just came home from our trip, I didn't do any follow-up, but I'm relatively confident it could be shipped back to Canada.

16200 Sierra Highway Mojave CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Best Western Desert Winds places you within a mile (2 km) of Mojave Chamber of Commerce and Mojave East Park. This 51-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Camelot Golf Club is also 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


All 51 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 37-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include free local calls, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Best Western Desert Winds offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with tours/tickets and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 211 reviews