Mojave Desert hotels come in many different shapes and sizes. There are casino resorts, chain brand hotels and motels, non-chain brand establishments, and virtually everything in between. Serving as a complement to the Mojave Desert hotels are numerous vacation rental properties and a wide assortment of campsites, so anyone who is visiting the region should have little trouble finding something that suits their taste and preference. Of course, location is likely to be a key factor in the decision process. The Mojave Desert is quite large, covering nearly 50,000 square miles, and there are plenty of interesting destinations to consider.
Mojave Desert Lodging
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The Mojave Desert occupies much of southeastern California, as well as parts of central California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, and northwestern Arizona. As far as lodging is concerned, Las Vegas is home to the highest concentration of Mojave Desert accommodations. Reigning supreme among the Las Vegas hotels are sprawling casino resorts, such as the MGM Grand and Caesar’s Palace. Las Vegas also features an array of smaller hotels, some of which are chain brands, so visitors can choose accordingly. Other casino resorts and hotels can also be found near Las Vegas in Henderson and Laughlin. Other cities that are found in the Mojave Desert include, but aren’t limited to, Barstow (CA), Lancaster (CA), Victorville (CA), and Lake Havasu City (AZ).
Outside of the Mojave Desert cities, there isn’t a lot in the way of development and hotels are harder to come by. National parks serve to protect much of the unincorporated landscape, however, and they can be good areas to focus on when looking for Mojave Desert lodging. The national parks in the Mojave Desert include Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Mojave National Preserve. Death Valley National Park hotels are available, however, the other two parks don’t have hotels within their boundaries, though they are home to many campsites. There are hotels close by, though. On the fringes of Joshua Tree National Park, for example, the city of Twentynine Palms offers some Mojave Desert hotels.