Get an overview of this hotel3-star Indio motel in South Entrance Joshua Tree with free parking


Located in South Entrance Joshua Tree, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Riverside County Fairgrounds and Coachella Valley History Museum. John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital and Davis Sports Complex are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Property Features

A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free shopping center shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a spa tub, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room Amenities

All 99 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Balconies, premium bedding, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Royal Plaza Inn features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. The motel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Event facilities measuring 500 square feet (46 square meters) include conference space. This Indio motel also offers multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Onsite self parking is complimentary. The property may provide extended parking privileges to guests after check-out (surcharge).

Royal Plaza Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 99 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1980 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 500 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 46 
  • Free self parking 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

This motel has a restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 1:30 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 10 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.00 per night.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15.00 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

Minimum guest age is 18

No elevators


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay
  • Breakage deposit: USD 150.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Royal Plaza Indio
  • Royal Plaza Inn
  • Royal Plaza Inn Indio
  • Royal Plaza Hotel Indio

We should mention

Up to 2 children 10 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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2.7 out of 5
52% of guests recommend
3.1 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.6 Hotel condition
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The hotel was not kind to me!

1 out of 5
by from Fresno CA
Posted Feb 22, 2017
I was not able to stay at the hotel because I never made it to my destination. I left from Fresno CA on Amtrak on 2/17/17. When I arrived in Bakersfield CA about 7:20pm, all passengers were advised they would be returning to their start location. The Grapevine (I-5) was closed due to severe weather conditions and would not allow anyone to go further than Bakersfield. I returned to Fresno CA disappointed. When I called the hotel and explained the situation, I was advised no refund would be offered. The weather cannot be controlled. I would have appreciated them showing compassion for a trip that couldn't happen due to severe weather. I believe they did not execute quality customer service because of their unwillingness to be fair to the customer and refund the money.
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3 out of 5
Posted Feb 22, 2017
Pros: Nothing
Cons: A lot
Location: Lots to do.
I had booked 3 nights through Expedia. I needed to cancel the last night. I contacted Expedia and they said they would be happy to refund me the last night but had to get peprmission from the hotel. The hotel said since I checked in already they would not refund my last night. I will never stay there again. Thanks to Expedia they gave me a $100 credit voucher to use somewhere else.
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No bang for your buck!

2 out of 5
Posted Feb 21, 2017
Pros: not much
Cons: Needs to be updated, they handed us a heater as the hvac was out. Gave us an internet password that never connected to the internet.
This is one of those places that will just barely do. Not a good experience for the price. I was expecting to feel at the very least, but three locks on the door did not make for a very good nights sleep. Heat issues, which isn't needed very often, but when they asked if we needed a space heater because there was no heat, concerning.
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Filthy bathroom

1 out of 5
by from Tucson, AZ
Posted Feb 20, 2017
The rug leading to the bathroom was soaked. I had requested a hotel near the Palm Springs Convention Center. It took me an hour to get to the center. I am requesting a total refund.
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Many activities near by

4 out of 5
by from downey C.A.
Posted Feb 11, 2017
Nice relaxing place to enjoy a weekend or vacation
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Unsecured outside doors!

1 out of 5
by from CA
Posted Jan 28, 2017
Pros: It was close to lacrosse field
Cons: Management and condition of beds and bedding.
We asked for extra pillows It took 3 1/2 hours for pillows to arrive .The front and back doors were unlocked and not secured. A homeless person entered son's room asking for a blanket. I spoke with management they said it was his fault for not having the bolt on his room door. In the morning we awoke to a crime scene and police had cordoned off an area where a woman was murdered.
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2 out of 5
by from Los Angeles
Posted Jan 13, 2017
Balcony door lets the cold in. Walls are paper thin and door needs weather stripping for noise and cold reduction. Bathroom looks clean at first glance, but faucets and light switches are dirty and old. Could not sleep well due to the noise from outdoors and hallway, due to poorly insulated walls and doors.
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Not a three star

2 out of 5
by from Santa Fe
Posted Dec 30, 2016
Definitely sub-standard. No closet, No hangers. No heat. No breakfast. Find another place.
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wedding in indio

4 out of 5
Posted Dec 9, 2016
The hotel was simple with a restaurant right next store. quiet enough , we had a good time
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3 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 28, 2016
Pros: quiet, ease of parking
Cons: heating and AC on same unit instead of separate units
close to restaurants and shopping yada yada yada...........................................................................................
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