We took advantage of the Summer Sizzle offer from Borrego Vally Inn so that we could view the summer sky on a moonless night and catch a good view of the Milky Way.
We did get great views of the stars and the Milky Way, accomplishing our main goal.
The room we stayed in, #8, is on the corner, furthest from the office, which offers the best opportunity for quiet and privacy. However, the inn focuses on quiet and privacy, so any room is a good selection.
We really appreciated the non-smoking anywhere expectation but really admired the house rule that there is to be no tailing on cell phones in any public area: What a change from the usual American public place.
The weather was hot, as expected, but the no-see-ums were a real bother. They were brought on by the recent monsoonal rains and made being outside by the pool or in the park unbearable. The little guys can really bite and be a real nuisance. This can't be helped but should be understood if you plan a visit during a period of late summer rains.
I was initially perturbed by the office being closed after 1:00 PM and not open for the continental breakfast normally offered during the season. However, their alternative offer was excellent. Everyday the staff placed a tray of breakfast selections in the frig, available for the next morning and every morning there was plenty of coffee available on the patio. The breakfast, eaten in our room was better than having to go the office/lounge. I hope they make this an optional choice during the season.
The room was very comfortable and was kept a perfect temperature for our stay. The small couch was not comfortable nor was the rustic, wooden chair. It would be nice if that could be improved since we had to stay indoors to avoid the bugs and heat more than we usually would.
Many of the "upscale" restaurants were not open due to it not being the season. However, we found excellent places to eat that were perfectly unpretentious and offered good food at reasonable prices with friendly and efficient service.
This was our third visit to the Borrego Vally Inn and we plan to keep returning when we find a need/desire to relax and disconnect from our day-to-day life.
- Also Known As:
- Borrego Valley Hotel Borrego Springs
- Borrego Valley Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- tranquility • serenity • peace • rest • abundancePremium Desert Inn with rustic southwestern elegance in the middle of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®. Serene gardens, pristine desert surroundings, 15 peaceful rooms, private sun/star patios, two pools and hot tubs, delicious breakfast...Your place in Califonria's Secret Desert™ ... more less