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“Go in the fall or winter months...across the street the best Mexican food north of the border” 5 of 5 stars
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610 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004   |  
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“Go in the fall or winter months...across the street the best Mexican food north of the border”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

I was there on assigment & in the summer, very hot hot hot; go in the fall or winter
Pool is wonderful ala' Robert Altman, this is a period piece place (see them before they are bought out by the chains)as they offer that wonderful a & pa charm w/out being in your biz
The pool is illuminated and a cooling reprise to dangle your feet in after dinner
Rooms were perfect especially for cool noon time siesta
Great location...close to salton sea & explorations plus state park is largest in the USA
Great village of borengo springs (antiquing, dining, golfing to sightseeing) and you are right in the heart of it yet here; yet seemingly a grandly rural landscaping...right out in the desert !
Time your visit w/ events as per chamber of commerce
Truly a peaceful place to relax, not Disneyesque or kids as priorities as this one is for you !

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

A great place to enjoy with family, friends, or for a romantic get away, like we did! Beautiful scenery & in the center of everything! We are definitely going back!

Room Tip: We stayed in the casita. Had a fireplace inside & a fire pit outside on the private patio.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hacienda610, Owner at Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
I'm so glad you enjoyed our little of paradise. Casitas are perfect for couples, or to use a base camp in conjunction with motel rooms. The fireplaces are a big hit too.... We appreciate your business, and hope to see you again.

Tracy & Mark Lyon, Owners
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Sunsetblvd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

The Hacienda del Sol totally rocked!
Going by the grim photos on the Web site, we weren't expecting much. Boy, were we wrong!
Our room (#19) was clean and quiet, with new bedspreads, horizontal blinds, carpeting and all the rest.
Plus ... a free San Diego Union-Tribune on our doorstep in the morning!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hacienda610, Owner at Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Thanks again for coming back to the Hacienda, and also for noticing our improvements. We are trying very hard to breath free life into our beautiful aged lady, while at the same time maintain the 50's flair. Stay tuned for more improvements..... we appreciate your patronage.....

Mark and Tracy Lyon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stayed at Hacienda del Sol the weekend of Mar 30-April 1. We're long-time customers who usually visit in summer. As always, we enjoyed the unpretentious, laid-back atmosphere. The room was clean and comfy and the pool was clean as always and a reasonable temperature. We were in Room 16; I notice another reviewer said they heard a lot of noise from the icemaker next door, but that wasn't a problem for us. There was a bit of TV noise from the adjoining room, but we turned the AC to the "fan only" setting and the white noise drowned out everything else.

The bathrooms have some nice new chrome-and-glass shelving installed, which helps very much with organizing toiletries (we used to put them on top of the shower wall).

Saturday evening, owners Mark and Tracy held a "customer appreciation" get-together dispensing margaritas to a happy crowd in the patio area. It was nice to meet some of the other guests. Usually when we're at Hacienda, it's July 4th weekend and there aren't too many guests, other than folks who, like us, are counting bighorn sheep for Calif. State Parks.

We're glad that the Hacienda is making small changes but not altering the overall atmosphere of the property. Staying here really adds to our desert experience. When you stay here, be sure to make yourself a cup of in-room coffee, get outdoors before the sun comes up and wander over to the patio. Look for owls, poorwills, and bats flying overhead, and perhaps you'll see a coyote trotting through the complex.

Room Tip: We like the room on the very end of the complex (I think it's rm. 21). It's usually very qui...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hacienda610, Owner at Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
We appreciate your feedback, and for continuing to make the Hacienda your place to stay. My grandparents purchased the Hacienda del Sol about 45 years ago, and we continue to enjoy it to this very day. We are trying to be very careful about the improvements we are making, while maintaining the 50's vib.... Thank you for noticing... Hope to see you again soon....

Mark and Tracy Lyon
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Older motel - most with kitchens - many duplex cabins. It is comfortable, spread out and the grounds are great. The furnishings are mix & match, probably all from second hand stores. Important stuff - good beds, clean sheets, nice big towels, are great. The owners host Sat. night margarita parties during the season - which is winter and spring. I would definitely recommend it and definitely go back. It's in walking distance to a grocery, several restaurants, & stores. Great desert views from most units.

Room Tip: You might ask to check out your unit since the furnishings differ. The units they call cabins - # 6...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hacienda610, Owner at Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your comments, and are so glad you enjoy our desert oasis. Please come again....

Mark and Tracy Lyon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We spent 2 nights at the Hacienda del Sol in late March 2012. Although located on the main "highway" through Borrego Springs, the property sits on 6 well landscaped acres and our duplex was private and comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, and everything very clean, but basic. The swimming pool was long enough for laps and was beautifully situated and in perfect shape. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants the flavor of the old Borrego and who isn't that fond of condos. Friendly owners. We couldn't get the DVD to work and the man came right away to set it right. They also have a large selection of DVDs & books in the office. Eve Prior, Portland, OR

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hacienda610, Owner at Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Thanks for your most recent stay at the Hacienda del Sol, and for taking the time to share your experience with us. My husband and I share you thoughts about our little oasis.... right out of the 50's, comfortable relaxing atmosphere, private, mature desert landscaping....and walking distance to everything in Borrego.... We hope to see you again soon.

Mark and Tracy Lyon
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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

For the critics: Yes, this place is old. So if you can't appreciate and/or tolerate that, it's not for you. But we happen to enjoy the historical aspect of Borrego Springs, so we really enjoyed this hotel.

It might be old, but it's well cared for. We found the furnishings and appliances to be in good condition and in working order, and everything was very clean. The grounds are well maintained and create a very relaxing atmosphere. We didn't get to take advantage of the heated pool, bbq area or shuffleboard, but we'll certainly try to do that next time. We had one of the duplexes and we did take advantage of the pleasant front patio.

The hot water and shower volume was excellent; better than I've had in some big-name hotels.

The location simply cannot be beat. It's just next door to a nice Mexican dinner, a morning latte or some afternoon ice cream -- and much more. Yet once you step back onto the property you feel like you've been removed from eveything.

The owner was extremely helpful during a particularly busy time; she communicated with us several times both by email and phone. The manager was friendly and helpful. Everyone was very accommodating; something that's lacking far too often these days.

We can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: You can choose between motel rooms, duplexes and cottages. All the locations looked good to us!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 610 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Borrego Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Borrego Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the center of Borrego Springs, within walking distance of a grocery store, restaurants and shops, the Hacienda del Sol, our family owned desert hotel awaits you. Cottages, duplexes, and motel rooms sit on our six-acre property. Full kitchens, fireplaces and private patios. Relax by our heated pool, or enjoy a BBQ in our lighted picnic area...complete with picnic tables, fireplace and Tiki Bar. Families welcome. Some pet friendly accommodations available for an additional charge. ... more   less 
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