Best Western Desert Winds,  Mojave

4.0/5  - based on 163 guest reviews.
16200 Sierra Highway, 93501-1835, Mojave, United States - See map
+1 661 824 3601 +1 661 824 3605



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  • Free parking
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  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Spa
  • High speed internet access
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Enjoy convenient access to Mojave Spaceport, Edwards Air Force Base and Willow Springs International Speedway while staying at this Mojave, California hotel. Welcome to the Best Western Desert Winds where guests will receive the highest quality of customer service and find unbeatable amenities for an affordable price. Guests staying at this Mojave Best Western hotel will enjoy well-appointed modern guest rooms featuring flat screen LCD televisions and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Start the day off right with an expansive complimentary full breakfast served every morning. After a long day, guests are welcome to take a refreshing dip in the hotel's outdoor swimming pool or a relaxing soak in the spa. Guests traveling on business will also appreciate the variety of business services available on property at the Best Western Desert Winds including fax and photocopying services. Whether traveling to Mojave for business or for pleasure, the Best Western Desert Winds is close to where travelers want to be. Nestled at the center point of four major California highways, guests can easily enjoy area activities like spending a peaceful afternoon hiking Red Rock Canyon, whitewater rafting down the Kern River, touring the air museum at Edwards Air Force Base, exploring the Desert Poppy & Wildlife Reserve or taking in a race at nearby Willow Springs International Raceway. Also situated along the corridor of Sequoia National Forest and on the Pacific Coast Trail, guests at this Mojave hotel will be among some of California's most beautiful natural landscapes. Space enthusiasts will especially appreciate this California Best Western hotel's proximity to the Mojave Spaceport. The friendly, helpful staff at the AAA 2-Diamond Best Western Desert Winds is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay in Mojave, California. Make a reservation today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Desert Winds,Mojave
  • 4
    « OK exepct for leaky roof »

    Roof was leaking when I checked in. The kind staff immediately switched me to a room that did not have a leaky roof. She was very pleasant. The bed was very comfortable. I actually slept quite well. There was no body wash in the shower, but I could have used the soap bar that was provided.

    « Good for the a night stay »

    This is a good place for a night stay, how ever it is noisy due to a train yard across the street and the ran all night witch was fine with me I like the sound of trains but if you don't they had free ear plugs at the front desk there was also an airport on the other side, the airport was quiet at night but burning the day there was aerobatic activity going on and there is a possibility of big jets going into the airport because is an airplane bone yard. The breakfast was not the best but I got there late so that was partly my fault. Over all for one night is was great.

    « ok, but would not like more than one night »

    Stayed just one night, whilst visiting Mojave Air and Space port (and Virgin Galactic) Definitely not the best or the cheapest, but did come with free breakfast (which I didn't actually have) and please note the Railway noise all night... but there is nowhere else in the area....

    « Excellent Stay! »

    We stayed here on the night of 10/22. I wanted to say kudos to the owner & Manager for running an excellent hotel. We stayed in Room 101. Other than the walls being a little thin, because the room is located right next to the 2nd floor stairwell, our stay was clean, comfortable & without any exceptions. We could clearly hear an ongoing discussion that was occurring near the entry to the 2nd floor stairwell. This is the only complaint I have. We did appreciate a first floor room & the excellent service by the hotel staff. Sorry but I do not remember the nice person who checked us in. The breakfast room was clean with some reasonable food choices. The internet reception was above average. The parking access is very good. All of the hotel staff that I encountered were polite & professional. We have had excellent results in staying at any Best Western Hotel. This was no exception & we appreciated the quality room & accommodations.

    « nice place »

    This was just a one night stop on our way to Death Valley and was a perfect stopping location. We had a very nice room and they have a good free breakfast. If you are a light sleeper, look for a place further away from the rail road tracks. The trains did not bother us but they do run all day and all night.

    « Weekend away »

    We stayed here for one night. Rooms are nice. You can tell the hotel is old. The doors and walls show the age of this place. Beds need to be replaced. The decor was nice. The hotel rooms have had a face lift, but just like us humans, you can't deny your age. One thing that really bothered me was when my husband and I went to eat breakfast. I found I bug crawling on my biscuit. I threw it away. And then a woman walked in to check on the food. She was a worker that was making sure things were ok. I called her over to tell her about the bug. She didn't understand me. So I tried again to explain myself, still no response from her. So she just walked away. My husband had also served himself a biscuit and told me they were definitely not fresh. So dear hotel owner, if your are going to serve your guests breakfast!!!!! Please make sure your food is fresh and clean of bugs. Especially if you expect people to return to this place. Don't serve us bugs. Eat don't eat bugs in California!!!! At least I don't ??

    « Wonderful BW »

    The Staff was friendly and helpful and told us about the town of Mohave. The rooms were clean and comfortable and large. The breakfast was served in a separate building just for that purpose. It was quiet so a good night's rest.

    « A Wonderful Pet Friendly Hotel »

    We drive between the Phoenix area and our families in the Sacramento/Roseville area fairly often. We travel with our small/medium size dog and spend one night each way. Good, reasonably priced pet friendly hotels are not easy to find. This property had good prices, very clean, pet friendly rooms. We checked in in the evening and the front desk person was very pleasant and friendly as well as very efficient. I highly recommend this property and will make it our go to place on our trips to visit our families and our return home.

    « Clean and comfortable »

    No problems. Hotel was clean and comfortable. Good value for the price. A needed stop at this location on a business road trip. Slept well. Would stay here again. Left before breakfast to get on the road so I can't say how the breakfast is.

    « Very good Best Western »

    I was pleased with the room. It had nice bedding, a good TV with many channels, not too noisy. I could hear the train, but it seemed to stop at night. The bed was comfortable, a major plus to me. Pillows on the King bed were regular, which I prefer. The room was spacious. The bath was old, but that did bother me. The free breakfast was good, scrambled eggs and sausage. They had cereal, bagels, a make it yourself waffle iron, which I like. So I made my 4 hours drive without another stop. I will stay here again. I was on my way to Mammoth Lakes.

  • 5

    The hotel was remarkably clean inside and out. There were a bunch of construction / railroad workers staying there and the place had a great amount of litter every night, Every morning when I went out to walk my dog it was spotless again. It is very obvious that these people care about their guests. The breakfast was decent and the dining area was always spotless. They alternated sausage and bacon, the bagels and flavors of yogurt. It was nice to not have the exact same thing every day for the week plus that we stayed there. The location was also good. Within walking distance to restaurants and two convenience stores. We will definitely be back.

    « A Good Nights rest »

    Nice quiet Hotel, Easy to find, right on the main street, plenty of choices of places to eat close by, Good Breakfast, Great Staff This is a good place to stay if you are working in the area or just passing through

    « Nice stay, but a couple of maintenance issues need attention »

    I stayed for two nights over Memorial Day weekend, and had a large, clean, comfortable room. However, there were a couple of maintenance issues that need attention and may apply to other rooms which (as I believe mine was) aren't occupied as frequently as others. First, the refrigerator in my first room was inoperable--somebody had swiped the control switch out of it. I was then moved into the room next door, where the refrigerator switch was pulled out but fortunately was still inside the fridge so I could get it to operate. Then, as I set up my laptop and cell phone at the table in the room, I discovered that the two power outlets adjacent to it weren't working. I had to move the table and a chair to another position across the room in order to work and charge my laptop and phone. None of this was a terribly big deal, but it keeps me from giving a higher rating.

    « Excelent Rooms »

    In an out of the way desert setting and what appears an older property I was delighted. Service was congenial and the room was absolutely first class: nicely furnished, fridge and microwaye and comfortable bed. Very clean. Good breakfast. What more can you ask for in a one night stopover hotel while driving through?

    « Nice stay »

    Ricardo at the desk is very cordial. The room was clean. I heard the traffic and trains but they certainly did not detract from the stay or sleep. Appreciate the effort to keep it green, but how about thicker paper plates at the good breakfast.

    « Pretty Good Sleeping, Nice Staff, Not Bad at All »

    Okay, this is not a 5 star hotel, but when a friend and I were spending a day at the Willow Springs track, we wanted to stay nearby before our long day of motorcycle riding. The Best Western is a little dated, the bed was a bit hard, and there's nothing very scenic about all the asphalt surrounding the place. But we were greeted warmly, the room was clean and quiet, the breakfast had a nice selection of hot and cold choices, and it wasn't too expensive. So I'm giving the Best Western Desert Winds a solid thumbs up.

    « Likely the best in town »

    I suspect there aren't many choices in Mojave in the high desert. This Best Western is within the average for the BW brand. Easy and clear check in; ditto room; ditto breakfast. We only spent one night here.

    « No capability to provide receipt »

    My husband stayed here traveling on business for the University of TN. The front desk was not able to provide a receipt to allow him to get reimbursed! Same problem at the Best Western Burbank Airport! If you pay prior to the date you stay they can not give you a receipt. We have never had this problem with other hotel chains!

    « State Cup Soccer Tournament Stay »

    The staff of this hotel is very friendly. The appearance of this hotel can use a little update. This hotel is located near a railroad and airport. Although noise is not a big problem, there are occasional train and helicopter noise throughout the stay.

    « Great Stay in the desert »

    Excellent check in, check out. Pool and a hot tub! Breakfast is wonderful, very plentiful. The room is very nicely appointed, clean and has all amenities. The water pressure in the shower could use some help though. Still a great value. An oasis in the desert.

  • 4
    « Nice Hotel in a Rough Looking Town »

    Mojave looks a bit rough, but the Best Western is a nice place. Room was freshly remodeled, clean, and well appointed. WiFi worked well. Fridge and microwave were included. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. You do get highway and railroad noise, but the A/C covered it up nicely. Staff was friendly. I would stay here again.

    « Very nice place to stay »

    Everything about it is nice. If you have to stay in Mojave this is one of the nicest. The front desk people were very nice. The room and bathroom were very clean. We were told about the trains that go by right across the street but it wasn't that bad and we had no problem sleeping. The breakfast was also very nice with biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs and assorted other breakfast items. We will definitely stay here again if we go back to Mojave.

    « OK if you need to spend the night »

    Mojave is one of those towns that you hope you will be able to speed through. If you're stuck for the night, the B/W is adequate. It is old and worn, but clean and the front desk service is good. It was about ¾ empty when we stayed here, so don't know how noisy it would be during the high season. The ever-present high winds have blown out the tall street sign on one side, so if you're approaching from the South (LA), you won't notice the place until you're past it.

    « Perfect for overnight »

    Room, bed, off-street parking, full morning breakfast , large swimming pool and price all exceeded my expectations. Give this place a night next time you need to rest going North or South and I think you will be surprised too.

    « Our Visit »

    We were very impressed with the attitude of the representative on duty when we arrived. She not only made us feel we were important, but ensured that we knew where a good restaurant was close by. The room was very clean and well appointed.

    « Nothing to write home about...... »

    Check in was quick and easy. Asked the receptionist what there was to do in the area and she told us it was a stop over town with nothing to do in the area. Hotel is located on a busy 4 lane main road, with a major train line behind it. Very noisy throughout the night. Room is dated but seeing as we only slept here it did the job. It's a motel layout and very easy to hear people walking around upstairs. Breakfast was nice. Didn't use the pool/hot tub as they are outside and it's freezing.

    « Lodging in Mojave, Ca. »

    Best Western is the best hotel to stay if you plan a night through Kern County through the Tehachapi's. the room are excellent. the staff is helpful and courteous. You'll have all the comforts during your stay. close to venders and restaurant's, gas stations and such.

    « excellant hotel »

    best western is the most excellent hotel. Everything is perfect there. The bed and pillows are so comfortable. Nice and quiet, no noise. Restaurant right next door. The rooms are very clean and spacious. Easy and close parking. The t.v. could be a little bigger. Nice amenities. I cannot say enough good things about Best Western.

    « Over-all good experience »

    Looks like it was recently updated; all the amenities I was looking for including Refrigerator, microwave,Iron, cable TV, ect. A good selection of warm breakfast items. The only draw back for me was it's located near train tracks, and the train run often. I was able to drown out the noise and get a good nights sleep by keeping the fan turned on at night.

    « Back in the desert »

    A very nice place to stay in the desert. The room was very clean and next to a Denny's. Wi Fi and cable TV were fast and many channels to choose from. I think the best was a great breakfast - probably the best we've had at a motel in a long time. Hot great tasting coffee and real actual fresh food. Will make this a stop on our way back to Mesa, Arizona, our home.

  • 4
    « Thanksgiving weekend... »

    We checked in on the Friday after thanksgiving for the weekend. The gentleman in the office was very helpful, and it was a breeze to check in. Also fresh coffee was available , which was good because it was about 26 degrees outside. We checked into our room and it was very spacious and clean. Heater and AC worked wonderfully. Used the spa, and it was very warm. Asked the night clerk to turn it to hottest temp possible and he did so without hesitation. Spa needed more chlorine and did not have a very pleasant smell. Breakfast was good...sausage,eggs, waffles, bagels. Would have liked hot chocolate. Hotel is pet friendly, however there is no grass for the dogs to use, would have been nice to have that. Overall I would stay here again, and definitely lived up to best western standards.

    « Giving up on this one »

    We were not able to even open the door of the first room we were given; the second room had mold and remnants from the last guests in the refridgerator, the television did not work, the deadbolt did not work, and the shower curtain was gross. The heater/air conditioner unit was excessively noisy and we had no ability to book through the mobile app - staff was very nice, but I was kinda creeped out..

    « Good Middle of Nowhere Stop »

    Stayed here due to bad weather. We were happy to find it. The only real problem we had concerned the shower curtain, which would not stay together. Solved the problem using towels all over the floor next to the tub. The cleaning staff must have known about the issue, but left the curtain in pieces anyway. Breakfast with eggs available was appreciated.

    « Familiar and convenient »

    Desert Winds is an appropriate name for this Best Western property. Situated in Mojave, CA the winds comes funneling down the Tehachapi Mountain Pass and it is no wonder there are many wind turbines in the area. Quite picturesque if you like the desert (which I do!) The motel itself is clean, well kept and what one expects from this mid-range brand. I was not disappointed in anything. The only noise I heard was the train across the highway (and that only once). I wasn't bothered by it though.

    « Had to have a room change »

    The hotel and Mojave itself are not the best places to stay.After unloading our bags into the room and going down to a badly positioned pool to cool off we found a faulty TV which could not be repaired and were moved with all the hassle of picking up stuff and unpacking again..The staff are friendly and apart from the poor maintenance the rooms were clean. We slept quite well in spite of frequent train noises from just across the road. We left after a good breakfast and found the only good thing about Mojave was fairly cheap gas just up the road. We don't like places where Denny's seems to be the best choice for eating in the evening but at least it was next door so no trouble to find it.There is no shade in the car parking area until morning. .

    « Well Managed, Well Executed Enterprise »

    These people flat out do it right, in all respects. High marks on cleanliness, repair, and maintenance. Super friendly service, all the way around. It's nice to see someone take real pride in their business, and produce a product that is exceptional. Truly the best value for the dollar from here to Las Vegas!

    « Nice service, poor location »

    The locatin is very poor: ojave has nothing to offer, just stones and a trafficked road. But if you need an hotel on the way from Grand canyon to Los Angeles, there is little choice.This hotel, while associated to Best Western, is an ordinary motel. However, the service is accurate. The personnel is kind. The air conditioning is too noisy.

    « Desert Winds Best Western in Mojave »

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Desert Winds BW in Mojave. I have to admit there is not a lot of lodging options in Mojave, but the Desert Winds did not disappoint. Totally updated, friendly staff, our room was beautiful. Peculiar ice machine where you have to insert your room card to get ice, there might have been a note about this in the room, but I had to go back for my room card to get ice! Great wifi. You will hear the "rhythm of the rails" here, but no loud train whistles. We would certainly stay here again.

    « Traditional motel,with good rooms. »

    The rooms were much better than the outside led us the believe. It's an old style motel but none the worse for that. It's a stopping off place. There are quite interesting views of a very American small desert town landscape. It's close to an airplane bone yard and mojave air and space port. The nearby train track is a bit noisy. We paid a very good price for such a nice room.


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·From: The Los Angeles area. Take Interstate 5 North to Highway 14 North to Mojave. The Best Western Desert Winds is located in the center of town. From Bakersfield, take Highway 58 East to Mojave.