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History of the Harmony Motel

Harmony Motel

Joshua Tree Hotels – Harmony Motel in Twentynine Palms

The Harmony has been a haven and welcome surprise to many travelers over the years. This Roadside Refuge founded in 1952 offers a simple rustic elegance and a great deal of history including the rock band U2‘s staying here when working on The Joshua Tree album. The Harmony Motel is less than one mile away from the Landmark 49 Palms Oasis one of the five oasis of the Joshua Tree National Park.

This comfortable and charming exterior corridor style hotel is built on a 1.8 acre hilltop, overlooking the city of Twentynine Palms, just minutes away from the downtown of the city. The motels rural and rustic feel complements the Joshua Tree National Park. The Harmony Motel is located minutes away from the east entrance to the historic headquarters of Joshua Tree National Park. If you are looking for a vacation rental in 29 palms the Harmony Motel would be a perfect substitute.

Iconic Hotels at Joshua Tree National Park

This roadside motel’s historical sign, especially by the name “Harmony” and the “music notes”, add character to the identity of the motel.

This signage is not only the history of the communities in the higher desert but had become iconic, when U2 did a photo shoot with the sign as a backdrop during the making of their groundbreaking album “The Joshua Tree”. The photographer that did the shoot was the world famous Anton Kobin. The sign together with the history of the motel, provides an ambience of romance, harmony and musical celebration. It also has become an inspiration to many artists that lodge at the hotel. The Harmony Motel has hosted Hollywood films crews during movie production such as for Crazy Beautiful, and Route 66 has also been featured in the above mentioned movies as well as others.

Hotel Guest Rooms at Joshua Tree National Park

The Harmony Motel boasts a charming exterior corridor, with a front office courtyard that is designed in an L shape. Patios are located outside each room, with comfortable table and chairs to relax in (and have an outdoor picnic while viewing the Joshua Tree Mountains and wilderness of the Mojave Desert). Our rooms offer artistic decor, and a home away from home experience, including 5 units with kitchenettes. Our simply decorated, spacious rooms, come with air conditioning, heating, cable TV, telephones, kitchenettes ( in selected rooms), high open beam ceilings, and telephones with free local calls.

Joshua Tree Hotel Services and Amenities

When you arrive for your stay, you’ll understand why the Harmony, is the perfect location for both artistic inspiration and dramatic visual beauty. We encourage all guests to take advantage of our refreshing cold pool and tantalizing outdoor hot tub, which overlook the magnificent Joshua Tree Mountains, providing our guests with the best view of the Mojave Wilderness. We have a common room for all guests, to enjoy complimentary coffee in the morning, or prepare your own lite meals, (with the use of a refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee machine and utensils). In the library room, you can make use of internet services, read a book, or use the maps and books to guide you in your exploration of the Joshua Tree National Park and the area. The Harmony Motel also provides complimentary Wi-Fi and limited fax and copy services. Harmony Motel provides more amenities than what you would fine in any vacation rentals in twentynine palms.

Attractions near Joshua Tree National Park

Of course, the Joshua Tree National Park is the largest attraction around Harmony Motel. Explore nearly 800,000 acres of some of a fascinating geology found in the California desert of the Mojave Preserve. Experience and enjoy rock climbing, hiking, camping, birding, star gazing and incredible landscape nature photography. Be sure to check out the schedule online to see if you can sign up for a ranger-led program which are fun, interactive, and help you get the most out of your park visit. Other popular attractions in Joshua Tree include Smith’s Ranch, Old Schoolhouse Museum, National Park Visitor Center, Tortoise Rock Casino, Joshua Tree National Park, Roadrunner Dunes Golf, MCAGCC, JTNP Art festival, JTNP Art Exposition, Hwy 62 Art Tours, Bhakti Festival, Nature Center, Smith’s Ranch Drive-In, Palm Springs Film Festival, Visit California, Discover, Bhakti Festival, 29 Palms Marine Base, MCCS 29 Palms, The Mojave National Preserve, SKY’S THE LIMIT Observatory, Theater 29, Keys Ranch Tours, Desert Queen Ranch, and many more.

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