Best Western Hotel Desert Winds,  Mojave

4.0/5  - based on 220 guest reviews.
16200 Sierra Highway, 93501-1835, Mojave, United States - See map
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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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  • 2
    « Good Enough »

    A little pricey but a good sleep and great, free breakfast. Bring your earplugs, the train is across the street. Walking distance to eating places. If you have a reason to be in Mojave, this will fit the bill for a good night sleep. I wear earplugs so the train didn't bother me.

    5
    « Very Nice Hotel in Great Location »

    If you are visiting town to work at the airport then this is a great place to stay. The rooms are clean and nice, the hot tub was a lovely addition and the breakfast was tasty. The location was a perfect distance to the airport.

    4
    « Lived up to it's name, desert 'winds'! »

    Stopped here because Barstow was just too far to go after a long days drive from Sacramento. The gal at the desk couldn't have been nicer. She put us in the back building as far away from the train noise as you can get. The room was nicely decorated and had the micro and refer that we needed. The vanity and sink were part of the bedroom, tub and toilet were in their own room. Everything was clean and the beds were comfortable. TV worked well, didn't use the internet. 4 stars because there were precious few outlets (I had to plug my phone in an outlet behind the mattress) and the train noise. No usb ports by the nightstand or anywhere else. The wind howled so hard that it shook our door and we were in a back corner. I had read reviews about the train noise but forgot that consideration when we decided to stay in Mojave. Oh boy, the train is literally a block away, across the street from the driveway entrance to the hotel. Breakfast was really good. Fresh scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, the soft and almost gooey cinnamon rolls with raisins and the rest of the usual stuff you find at a BW. I usually avoid the 'fake' eggs that are so common in complementary breakfasts, but if they weren't fresh eggs we sure didn't know it. We had an upstairs unit so can't speak to the footsteps above us. It's an older buillding, no elevators, all outside entrances.

    5
    « Easter »

    We stay here every Easter weekend. It is a nice place to stay at in Mojave. We are close to family here. It is a clean and friendly place to stay. The staff are very friendly. The breakfast is very good.

    4
    « Slept well »

    The hotel is on a sadly typical American hideous strip of gas stations, fast food places and one night motels, made worse by the near highway and train tracks. However, the hotel is good, the room we were given was as far away from the noise as possible. It was a good size, comfortable, was pleasantly decorated,and I slept really well. The breakfast was as expected. The prime function for me of a hotel, is the quality of sleep. I slept really soundly.

    5
    « Great customer service »

    The front desk personnel is always very helpful. The rooms are very clean and and well put together. we especially enjoy the free breakfast which includes coffee, pastries, waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice, water, fruit, yogurt and toppings.

    5
    « A welcome sight late at night after long day - »

    Had left Sacramento midday and a long hot day of travel were intending to stay in Mojave - found the off ramp by pure luck! Were hungry and tired tripped ove Denny's and then saw the Desert Winds sing - So pleased we stopped Our room was beside reception and backing on to the road so tired heard NOTHING :). Room was clean and bed comfortable . Up early to travel in the cool, breakfast more than adequate-including boiled eggs yum. Smiley clerk in reception very helpful - Would stay here again

    3
    « A solid Best Western »

    The Desert Winds was a good clean no nonsense motel. The train noise didn't bother me as it did other reviewers and I had a good sleep in a comfortable bed. The bathroom is a bit tired. My only complaint is the fenced dog areas are not secure because the railings are broken off in places. Small issue that might bother some dog owners. The gate to the larger pet area was so stiff I injured my hand opening it. The breakfast was really good. Hot and fresh scrambled eggs! All in all one of the better Best Westerns I've stayed in.

    4
    « Nice hotel in Southern California »

    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!

    3
    « Mojave desert »

    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.

  • 5
    « Stopover »

    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.

    5
    « A Great Nite at a Great Motel »

    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.

    5
    « Best Western in Mojave »

    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

    4
    « Familiar and perfectly located for our route »

    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

    5
    « Great room, great expierence »

    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!

    4
    « After driving 10 hours nice place to take a rest! »

    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.

    3
    « It's not called desert winds for no reason! »

    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.

    5
    « Very convenient ! »

    (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.

    3
    « Handy place to stay »

    You won't be staying here for long as it's in the middle nowhere. It's a transit location. This is more of a Motel than hotel. Staff are friendly rooms are large clean and comfortable. It's about an hour to 6 flags and 3-4 hours to Death Valley so it suited us perfectly.

    4
    « Overall experience »

    The staff was very friendly & helpful. The only thing that I was not happy with was the comfort of the bed, it was really hard. I really had a hard time getting comfortable and we were only there to sleep for a short time.

  • 5
    « Great stay »

    This was a good location just off of CA highway 58. Excellent outside appearance. Room was updated and very clean. A very nice breakfast was provided. There weren't a lot of options for dinner within a short distance but many options were available about 10-12 miles away. Would stay here again.

    5
    « Great Value, Nice staff »

    Very friendly staff. We had reservations for 14 people, 5 rooms at another motel in town that didn't workout. The manager gave us a discount on the rooms. They were very comfortable rooms. Breakfast was good. Would stay there again.

    5
    « Great Value »

    Stayed here with my family for a Softball tournament my daughter was in in Lancaster (30 minute drive from the hotel). We decided the $90/might + the 30 minute drive to Lancaster may be better than $200+ per night in a decent hotel in Lancaster. Due to the tournament most hotels were all booked and those that weren't were crappy or overpriced. This hotel was good for the price. We were there in July so it was 110 degrees each day we were there. We left the a/c on all day and the room was nice and cool when we returned. During the down time we used the pool which was great for the kids and really only lacked extra chairs (I think there were 5 total). Breakfast was ok, basic, but enough to grab something to go and they were open at 6am (which helped b/c our first morning we had to be at the field at 6:30). The hotel is easy to get to (right on the 14) and although the train tracks are right across the street, we never heard them. The room was very quiet overall (we were in room 102 which is located right behind the pool and the back wall of which faces the street and the railroad tracks). I would definitely recommend!

    4
    « Very Good for Mojave »

    A clean, large room in town near restaurants. There is not much to choose from in this little town and this has to be one of the top choices. They have a small pool and an area to wash a car or motorcycle (which was being used by some very nice biker dudes). The breakfast was the general Best Western spread, nothing special but filling. The front staff was very kind and helpful in regard to restaurant suggestions (very limited). Even though the train runs right across the street from the hotel the air conditioner noise drowned it out so no sleep lost. Be sure to ask for the second floor as it can be noisy on the first floor (enter from the outside).

    4
    « Dated appearance - excellent staff »

    My first impression of this hotel was poor. There are two buildings with two separate parking lots - both old and not very appealing. The room I was in had a depressing brown bedspread and thin sheets, the handicap shower sprayed all over and the soap dispenser was broken. BUT the staff was excellent - very friendly and professional. I quite happy with my stay.

    4
    « Surprisingly Good »

    after a 250 mile drive from Vegas it was great to find the hotel so easily...Checked in in minutes . Our room was 105 beside the pool. Standard was up to what is expected from Best Western. It was really nice to have breakfast served in a separate room and not in the lobby as seems to be the case in most places. nothing disturbed our sleep even though the train track is across the street we didn't really hear it. All in all a delightful stay. and a Dennys less than a block away....Mojave does not have a lot to offer but take a ride through the valley of wind turbines to the little town of Tehachapi

    3
    « Small, quiet and clean »

    Our room was a couple of doors down from the front office, so we expected it to be busy but it was actually quiet. It was a pleasant one-night stay. The front desk staff were nice and breakfast was the usual. Since we headed out early the next day, they took note and prepared us breakfast sandwiches for the road. Apparently it is the best place to stay if your going to a track day Willow Springs. Other attendees who stayed closer to the track were not happy but we satisfied.

    4
    « Nice Stay »

    We ended up here accidentally, after the hotel at which we had a reservation did not have the type of room we reserved. Everyone at the Best Western Desert Winds was very nice. I enjoyed the pool and wish that I had used it earlier (and more often) during my stay. The breakfast could have used a few more items that are suitable for diabetics (too much bread and sugary items). The AC in our room never cooled it down to below about 85 F, even though we left it running all day and all night and set it on the coolest temperature (60 F). The internet was spotty and didn't work with my iPhone very well at all. These are not major problems. I didn't starve at breakfast. I visited Mojave in the summer because I like the desert and I like heat. I was able to connect with the internet well enough to complete the tasks I needed to complete. Overall I enjoyed my stay and may very well stay here again.

    5
    « The staff made our stay great »

    Nice hotel with everything my family needed. The manager went way above the call of duty when our car broke on the way to vacation. He let us stay in the lobby after checkout and wait a few hours for the repair shop to finish fixing our car. After they declared our car dead He gave us a long ride to the next city to pick up a rental car and He allowed us to leave our broken car in the hotel parking lot and pick it up on the way home. It was very hot and the breakfast lady opened the breakfast area so we could get something to drink shortly after breakfast was over. The hotel offers breakfast, wifi and everything else you would expect but the staff was very nice and helped us get thru a miserable start to our vacation. The people working there made us fans of Best Western for life.

    5
    « work/Leisure »

    Excellent place to stay, don't let the train near by fool you, once your in the room you can't hear the noise plus the train doesn't run but during the day. Mojave is in middle of no where, but enough businesses in town for most of your needs. I recommend Mojave Cafe excellent food and friendly service, there is also Primo Burgers haven't tried it yet, but it's always busy, will visit soon.

  • 4
    « Desert Winds Indeed »

    This was an excellent rooming experience in Mojave and we did indeed experience some wonderful desert winds. The room was well-appointed, clean and everything in working order. The breakfast was delicious and well-prepared. The only problem was the water pressure was extremely low in the shower making it difficult to get the shampoo and soap off.

    5
    « A step above »

    We stay at Best Westerns whenever possible and this on is a step above. Clean, well appointed room that looked newly renovated. The staff was friendly and the breakfast had a great selection to choose from. Mojave is off the main highway but this Best Western is worth staying at if you are in the area.

    4
    « Well kept »

    This hotel is well kept up and clean. It's the old style with room doors leading to outside, but looks updated. Everything was clean, functioning, wireless internet was fast, and bed and pillows were comfortable. I travel to Palmdale and Ridgecrest frequently and on this trip both; this hotel is located between these two cities off of the highway.

    5
    « EXCELLENT! »

    An absolutely wonderful experience! The customer service was beyond excellent!!!! The employees were exceptional, from our first impression at the front desk to our last encounter upon check out! Thank you

    5
    « Fantastic place to stay »

    Extremely clean. Breakfast was the usual B/W breakfast but the bacon needed to be drained better but there were plenty of napkins to absorb the excess fat. Checking in Nadia, the pleasant and helpful front desk assistant, noticed that I had a wound on my left hand and asked if I needed some bandages. I told her I just needed directions to Walmart, Walgreen's and CVS to which she informed me that none of these establishments in Mojave. I took her up and the first aid supplies and was able to stabilize my wound. Thanks Nadia.

    5
    « Great overnight »

    While traveling to the Mojave Preserve in California we loved staying at this Desert Winds Best Western. The staff is great and the rooms are excellent and kept up. Breakfast the next morning is what most travelers would be happy with. Will be staying again whle driving through on our way in that direction.

    5
    « Simple, and Perfect for the Price »

    The staff was friendly and helpful, the room clean and comfortable, and price very easy to reconcile. I'd happily recommend it as a stopover - perhaps as a way to visit Red Rock State Park without a tent.

    4
    « Wonderful Facility - Especially During a Wind Storm »

    We had driven up and down the main boulevard trying to find accommodations. All appealing hotels were filled up. After a short diversion to a side street - voila! Terrible wind event was in progress and we were happy to find a vacancy. We were assigned a great room on the first level. Had I made this reservation in advance, it just couldn't have been better. Thank you for your kindness in serving two very tired senior citizens. If ever we are your way again, there is no doubt we will book into the Desert Wind. Thank you!

    2
    « If you want a good nights rest avoid this one »

    Checked in at the end of a long days drive. The town looked like a usual military base town. A couple of burger places and plenty of places to buy booze. Overall, kind of seedy looking town with not much going on. That is unless you like trains, planes and emergency equipment sirens. There is a rail yard right across the main street in front of the motel and a well traveled street going behind it as well. Train noise, sirens and loud cars all night long. If you mention it at the front desk they will offer a free pair of ear plugs and you will be politely told how well they work for a good nights sleep in their rooms. However, the rooms, bathrooms are clean and tidy, well maintained and comfortable.

    4
    « Great place »

    Stopped in late at night weary and tired. Pleasant staff. Easy check in and check out. Large, clean and very well appointed rooms. Comfortable mattress. Complimentary breakfast was served till 9 am and helped myself to a cup of coffee for the road. Certainly the best choice for miles around!

  • 5
    « Great Staff »

    Awesome stay, stopped late night, check-in went well, Ricardo was very helpful, breakfast item presentation was awesome, super selection. Second time staying at this hotel, staff is the reason I came back, rooms are nice, minor maintenance issues but reported them front staff said they would take care of them, Breakfast staff lady, nice but shy, did a great job. Cheers

    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.

    3
    « 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.

    3
    « 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....

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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 ??

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

  • 4
    « 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
    « EXCELLENT STAY »

    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.

    4
    « 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

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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?

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    1
    « 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!

    3
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    3
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    2
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

  • 4
    « 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.

    2
    « 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..

    3
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    2
    « 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. .

    5
    « 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!

    2
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·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.