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Crown Motel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   330 North Imperial Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243 (Formerly Econo Lodge El Centro)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 18 hotels in El Centro
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Clean and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed here based on the good reviews and the low price: we were not disappointed. The rooms were modern and clean and the bed very comfortable. There are plenty of places to eat close by. We thought it was the perfect place for an overnight stop if you're traveling to/from San Diego.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vijaykumar p, Manager at Crown Motel, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

From the I stepped through the door I felt WELCOME. Greeted with a smile and a warm hello. Just as you should when staying at a hotel. The woman at the front desk so very accommodating to me and my entire family. She was able to accommodate me and my husbands family next to each other. Needless to say check in was a breeze.

I thought the rooms were great for what we paid. Sure, they are dated and old. But El Centro is dated and old and for a dated motel this place is comfortable. There is a refrigerator and microwave in the rooms. Ample counter space in the room we were in. The rooms were wuite spacious. They also accommodated my pets, which is a big deal for me when traveling.

I cannot rant about the staff enough. They were very accommodating and hospitable. Kudos!

When in El Centro again, we will stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vijaykumar p, General Manager at Crown Motel, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
We try our best to accommodate our guests. Thank you for the kind words and please come back and stay with us soon!
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Petersburg PA
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
93 hotel reviews
Reviews in 96 cities Reviews in 96 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect as this appeared to be an older property and I didn't know much about the area. However, I went with the reviews posted by others and it was worth it. At first glance, it does look old and tired but once you are inside the room, you can see the results of renovations. I talked to the owner the next morning while I was eating some of the continental offerings. She said that they had bought the property over a year ago and had already made a lot of renovations. I told her that we were impressed with the rooms and happy with them. Although there were a lot of people staying there, it appeared that most were day workers and once they were back for the day, were ready to rest up and so all was good. The clerk who checked us in was very nice and efficient and directed us to the Guadalajara Restaurant nearby that we went to both nights. Very fine Mexican food. I would not hesitate to stay here or recommend it to others. I am very confident that the owners are going to persevere and finish with a fine-looking motel.

Room Tip: First floor room would have been handier but these were all taken. Thus, you have to carry everythin...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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vijaykumar p, Manager at Crown Motel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Since taking over this property we have upgraded many things and are currently still working on many upgrades, we thank you for noticing and thank you for your patronage.
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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

If you need to overnight in El Centro this is the place. Conveniently located on Imperial Ave. across the street from the #1 Trip Advisor rated, steak restaurant in town. Big parking lot so pulling in with a trailer or RV is no problem. Our lower level room had new carpet, nice paint and new tile in bathroom, comfortable king sized bed, good T.V., password protected wi-fi, quiet fridge and microwave. $46 including tax! My wife enjoyed some time in the pool today. Did I mention the shower head is 7' off the floor. Much better than the ones where you have to be 5' tall or less to get under it. Plenty of hot water. Owners are very receptive. We stay here a couple times a year during our transit from Arizona to Baja and back. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Just ask the owner to show you the room. She showed me 5 today until I found one that met my needs.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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vijaykumar p, Manager at Crown Motel, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Although this review is older, we still appreciate your business and feedback, we hope if you are ever back in El Centro you come back and stay with us!
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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

From the outside it look very luxury. The room that we stayed in was very comfortable and spacious. We rented the suit. My wife was so happy with the place. A/C was great and the room was very clean. The owners were very nice and friendly. Also, everything was near by. McDonalds across the street and Vons near by. I forgot to mention that the beds were very cozy.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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vijaykumar p, Manager at Crown Motel, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Even though this review is old, we still Thank you for your great feedback and for your patronage!
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nashville tn
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

This place certainly isn't luxurious, but it is very clean and well-kept. The owner is very friendly and helpful. As per the previous reviewer, ask for a renovated room -- they have redone the tiling and fixtures in some of the bathrooms. Our room was spacious and included a fridge. And you can't beat the price!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vijaykumar p, Manager at Crown Motel, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Even thought this review is old we thank you for your patronage and your feedback!
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El Centro
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2008

Highly recommend this hotel because you get a lot for the price: Clean, big rooms and TVs, nice baths, beautiful pool. Check into the weekly rates. Although there are coffee makers, fridge and microwaves in the rooms, the hotel is practically next door to Burgers & Beer (one of the best restaurants and only sports bars in town) and walking distance from Dominoe's Pizza, McDonald's, Walgreen's and Big John's gas/convenience store.

Ask for one of the remodeled rooms with a beautifully granite tiled bath! The king bed seemed hard, so we brought our own matress topper and it was great! Loved making microwave popcorn. If a big TV is important to you, check it out first. The TV wasn't as big as promised in our room but this was no big deal for us and we did not complain.

Would not recommend drinking the milk from the breakfast bar, especially during the very hot desert summers! It is often left out on the counter and gets warm. But the coffee and muffins are good and are put out as promised at 6:30am daily. Also, the ice maker is broken, but you can get a bucket of ice from the front desk.

Although we could not locate the "Tennis Court" or "Fitness Facility," the Wireless Internet Access worked flawlessly and we enjoyed the pool! Very nice and accomodating owner operated establishment. For the value, it's the place we always choose when we stay over in El Centro.

  • Liked — Value and location
  • Stayed August 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 330 North Imperial Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243 (Formerly Econo Lodge El Centro)
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > El Centro
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 hotels in El Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Crown Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crown Motel takes great care to make sure our customers feel as if they're at home. With amenities like Air Conditioned rooms, Free WiFi, Full Cable HBO Micro/Fridge, Iron and ironing boards. You are sure to be comfortable, We have Free off-street parking so come and enjoy our Pool and BBQ area! ... more   less 
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