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Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol

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610 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I tried to locate a website and images BEFORE going to this place - but no luck. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware that Yelp posted images. I arrived very late to the motel with an advance call on acquiring the address and letting them know of my midnight arrival. For $80 dollars - the room was beyond substandard. I recently stayed... More 

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Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well this was our first time staying here. The place is being worked on so the upgrades are coming along nicely. We met Mike & Cathy who are very nice and funny to boot :) We even enjoyed their company one night under the beautiful stars and had dessert with them. We will be back as the place is mellow... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We are long time visitors to Hacienda del Sol, we've been going there over 20 years now. First off, Mike and Cathy are wonderful hosts, Mike is always helpful and accommodating and we enjoy seeing him on our visits. The rooms are basic, but just fine with us, they are cozy and quiet and spacious. We did not go in... More 

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San Diego, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Last October, we stayed for a couple of nights at Hacienda del Sol while we were doing a photo exhibit at the Visitor Center. I wrote a review saying that we were troubled by the increasing lack of maintenance and the death (and non-replacement) of the ice machine. Well, we stayed there again this past weekend (since it wasn't hot,... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We've been coming here annually for about 14 years and can't imagine staying anywhere else in Borrego Springs. Mike, the manager, is super friendly and hardworking; we love his sense of humor. The grounds are well maintained, and the rooms are always clean. But the carpets in room 21 are worn so thin that our feet were touching concrete in... More 

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San Diego, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We have stayed at the Hacienda del Sol for many years now. When we stayed at the Hacienda during the summer there was no ice machine, a real bummer if you need to put ice in your cooler. As of 1-24-15, Hacienda now has a brand new ice machine. Great! We stayed in a duplex which is much nicer than... More 

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Hacienda610, Owner at Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. Yes, finally a brand new ice machine. You have no idea how hard it is to get one delivered to Borrego. It took 3 tries to get one to the hotel (undamaged). Then once delivered, getting an authorized installer out there... another act of God. In any case, we are up... More 

Oceanside, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Check in was a bit slow - took about 5 minutes for someone to show up after we "pushed the button once only" since no one was at the desk when we first arrived. Room was very clean and had no odor, although it was very dated. The poor rating was given because at 11:30 pm, the three guys in... More 

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Hacienda610, Owner at Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol, responded to this review

Thank you for your most recent review of the Hacienda del Sol. I apologize for the guests next to you and for your unpleasant night's sleep. We are in the process of updating the motel room decor which should be complete in early February. All of the rooms in the desert creek and crackle due to the extreme heat and... More 

Escondido, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have been coming to Hacienda Del Sol for many years. I really like the shaded pool and desert landscaping. The rooms are basic but clean. The rating slipped considerably due to my last visit. We very much like the manager Mike Gaffney. He is friendly, has a good sense of humor and does his best to make us feel... More 

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San Diego, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We’ve been clients of Hacienda del Sol for over a decade, mostly summers when we participate in the park’s annual Sheep Count. We love the natural landscaping, the desert creatures that inhabit the property, and the very clean and partly shaded pool. We’ve appreciated the upgrades to bathrooms, A/C units and the outdoor patio area, as well as the pool.... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was a super fun motel in a beautiful area of California. It was just across the street from several restaurants and other shopping areas. I loved the decor and location, absolutely gorgeous. The owners were very nice and accommodating. Very clean rooms. I highly recommend this old school gem.

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