Desert Hills Motel

Desert Hills Motel

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1.5
#33 of 33 motels in Las Vegas
1.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
1.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.1 of 5 bubbles
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1.8 of 5 bubbles
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The Desert Hills motel is conveniently located on Fremont St. and cross street of Eastern. Featuring spacious guest rooms, the motel offers a variety of stylish deluxe suites, as well as standard accommodations. Our atmosphere is friendly and inviting and acquaints you with the exciting lifestyle of Downtown Las Vegas, while allowing you to escape the busy strip and indulge in the tranquility of our quiet rooms. You can sit outside and sip your favorite beverage and absorb the breathtaking view of our beautiful swimming pool, patio deck, large palm trees and soak up the Vegas Sun.A stay at the Desert Hills Motel is truly a relaxing and enjoyable experience whether you are on business travel or looking for a weekend getaway. Neighbored by famous casinos, restaurants, lounges, and nightclubs, we can recommend the best of almost any atmosphere you desire. Our motel offers the finest in service, location, and comfort in one of the most exciting and trend-setting cities in the world.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Vending machine
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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1.5 of 5 stars
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2121 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5134
Getting there
Car recommended
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YouniquaBaby wrote a review Mar 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
At first I wasn't going to write a review on this place becasue I didn't want to write anything negative, but nope, people need to know the truth! Me and my 2 kids ended up staying here for 2wks because we were in between houses and unfortunatly this was the only place that had vacancies within my budget (weekly's are cheaper and cleaner than this place). So, the motel is run down, dirty carpet, dirty walls, the microwave wasn't cleaned, the linen looked dinjy and dirty, it stunk really bad, carpet was tore up, I never locked my door when I left because it was super hard to unlock the door because the key wasn't reaching the lock part. The heater only had 1 knob so had to use that knob for heat, air, warm and cool! After staying for a week, the housekeeper came to do room service and had the audacity to tell me that if I wanted her to vacuum or make my bed we would have to step out of the room because of the corona virus, yet she was standing at the door talking to me with no mask on but wanted me to step out, a little dumb but even worse, she so worried about the corona virus yet she had on gloves that were not disposable touching everything including the cart, vacuum cleaner and door knobs without changing gloves and touching clean linen but worried about the corona virus. The room was nasty and dirty when we moved in so I'm not trippen on her not wanting to clean because when I got there I cleaned the walls, microwave and used my own sheets, pillows and towels. Tell me why when I went to go get my deposit, these fools told me that I left a soiled sheet and towel, yet we had our own sheets and we used the towels to clean them nasty walls.... Unless you're just desperate and all the other motels and weekly's are taken, don't stay at this nasty, dirty, stinky, overpriced motel, you would be better off sleeping in a dumpster!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Elizabeth M wrote a review Oct 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
First we were told we would get maid service, never did. We rented for a week and were planning on staying another week just for our convience but were 1 and 1/2 hours late paying so they said we had to leave. The flies were terrible. Management brow beat my husband and charged us a $15 late charge
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: If you want a good experience avoid management
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Honestreviewer73 wrote a review Nov 2013
Falkirk, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at what we called it "Desert Hell Motel" for 1 night when we were looking for a cheap room as part of our visit to the Life is Beautiful Festival in Downtown.

We were under the impression it was just under a mile to the El Cortez Hotel but even being a fast walker it took me 30 mins and it was slightly uphill.

The room was very basic and to be honest it was shocking but as soon as I put my head on the pillow then I noticed that we had a number of crickets in the room which was disgusting.

The road up to downtown is very dodgy and I wouldn't walk it unless I was in a group of people.

The lady on reception was very nice but we could have easily booked into a motel closer and of better quality for the price we paid for it.

I would NOT recommend this place and the 1 star is for the nice older lady on reception who tried her best.
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Date of stay: October 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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WhoFan wrote a review May 2017
Sunnyvale, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Unless you're a drug addict or a hooker I would not even consider staying at this place. How it ever got 2 stars is beyond me. People were hanging out outside the rooms just waiting to see what your luggage looks like. We arrived Memorial Day weekend for reservations made the night before via hotels.com. There was three people in line and all of us had had our perfectly valid credit cards mysteriously declined and our reservations cancelled. The obvious reason being is they wanted to discard the lower rate and re-book the rooms at a higher rate because Vegas was packed for that weekend. No more rooms were available for us who were declined. The management on duty was pretty rude and condescending. I don't know what they're feeling high-and-mighty about, the place is an absolute dump. All in all we feel fortunate that our reservation was declined so we were not charged and we were lucky to find another, safer place considering it was Memorial Day weekend.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Cee En wrote a review Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked this motel harriedly via booking.com a few days before new year's eve, with my family. I have never regretted anything in my life until now.  I thought it would be good to spend a couple of days in Las Vegas sort of a layover and at the same time to experience what new year celebration is like here.. very bad end of the year experience for us.
This motel was presented really well on booking.com. i should have read the reviews on tripadvisor before booking..noted years ago but the reviews remains true to this date and highly  agreeable! I should not have trusted the website or booking.com. What you see is not what you get on this one.  It  is  cheapest of cheap! The place stank of cigarette smoke, urine, ammonia and damp. They must have tried to mask the smell with some laundry freshener but failed as the stench persists. The room is cold and it is suffocating! They have the audacity to ask $100 deposit for incidentals! Not good value for money..I paid $394. I feel severely cheated! The wall panels that divide the rooms from another is made of wood that we could hear the residents conversations from one side, and coupling sounds from the other.  The beds are of cheap quality. I highly don't recommend it.  Steer clear. Please don't even think of booking this motel..even if you're that desperate. A couple of hours after I had a bad headache, nausea, and dizziness. So bad that I decided to book another place to stay for the night. No,no,no don't book..you will be making a Big mistake. Never again.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Markusupnorth wrote a review Jan 2013
Port Severn ON.
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My son and I booked this room for Dec.30/12. He was flying out first thing in the morning. I spoke to the front desk person by telephone to reserve this room. She advised it was $69.00 payable by credit card and she mentioned that it was non-refundable. I asked her if the rooms were clean and she said "Yes, very clean, you will enjoy it here." I wish I had checked the reviews before booking. This is without a doubt the most disgusting motel I have ever seen. The photos on the website must have been taken 20 or 30 years ago, or at some other property. The room had an overpowering odor of a combination of urine, stale smoke, and some type of disinfectant. It was filthy and disgusting, so bad that we decided we could not possibly stay there. I went to the front desk person and requested a refund. She reminded me of the no refund policy and asked what the problem was. I told her that the room stunk and she offered to come over with some room freshener. We declined her offer, left and after discussions with my credit card company, I was reimbursed the $69.00. I spoke to a police officer in the area who advised the Desert Hills Motel and a lot of other motels in that area are rented primarily on a weekly basis to addicts and prostitutess. Apparently the going rate is $75.00 per week. I learned a valuable lesson here and can't imagine anyone other than management having anything good to say about this motel.
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Date of stay: December 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: The police officer I spoke to warned us to stay out of this area.
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WearyWillie wrote a review Jun 2012
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow. Their website actually looks fine, and the room shown looks good. The website specifically focuses on the cleanliness of the property. TOTALLY FRAUDULENT! I still can't believe they had the audacity to post the photos and description they did on their website. I'm still in shock. The room was so old and filthy that we simply couldn't stay. I immediately turned in the key and was told that there were no refunds. A very bad ($60) joke.

Aside from the terrible room, this motel is one of a string along Fremont street. All appear similarly run down and nasty. You have various indigent people wandering along this street, and each motel has large signs prohibiting loitering and trespassing. Even this particular motel records all conversations at the check-in window (which is behind glass, by the way). Why? Need to try to deter drug deals and prostitution. Unless you're specifically seeking a drug deal, my advice is stay anywhere but in this strip of Fremont St. Yikes.
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Date of stay: June 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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flsticks wrote a review Feb 2017
Bullhead City, Arizona
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Had to check in at motel four blocks away rooms were ok but someone charged my credit card for two pair of shoes totaling $300 dollars do not stay here thieving employees nobody there at checkout time either
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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leo m wrote a review Feb 2015
Long Beach, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not stay in this place. Worst service, not clean, in a very bad area. I got hasseled by a homeless person as soon as we pulled up. Hookers walking all around. plumbing broke, bugs. Do not stay here!!
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Date of stay: February 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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david m wrote a review Oct 2014
Perris, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
bad everything old rooms bad area of town mangment rude this motel is the worst and Ive been every were i would give it worst possible rating dont waste your money stay somewhere else more safe and clean
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Date of stay: October 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: dont stay here bad area of town
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Answer from Honestreviewer73
Falkirk, United Kingdom154 contributions123 helpful votes
The only exercise you will get is swatting the bugs in the room
Elizabeth M wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want a good experience avoid management"
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KPM wrote a tip Jul 2019
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I don't recommend anybody to stay here unless you are desperate to get a room"
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david m wrote a tip Oct 2014
Perris, California1 contribution7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"dont stay here bad area of town"
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Ihaveabackpack wrote a tip Jul 2013
denial.1 contribution4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are no refunds if you don't like your room. Period."
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Markusupnorth wrote a tip Jan 2013
Port Severn ON.42 contributions38 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"The police officer I spoke to warned us to stay out of this area."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Hills Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Desert Hills Motel?
Nearby attractions include Pro Party Crawls (1.1 km), Vegas Vic (0.09 km), and Silver Horse Antiques (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Hills Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Hills Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Hills Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desert Hills Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacos el Gordo, Blue Skillet Family Restaurant, and El Ausente.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Desert Hills Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Desert Hills Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Desert Hills Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Desert Hills Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort (2.6 km), Harrison House (3.6 km), and Historic Fifth Street School (2.3 km).
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