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“IBEW friendly, nice place, nice location, average price” 5 of 5 stars
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Vacation Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2015 Cottonwood Cir, El Centro, CA 92243   |  
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Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in El Centro
El Centro, California
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“IBEW friendly, nice place, nice location, average price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Everyone here is very friendly and helpful. The free breakfastis actally a breakfast. Pancakes, eggs, etc. You also get a free drink in the attached bar. Rooms are clean and fairly updated. It is close to the 8 and fairly close to stores and shopping. And only 15 minutes to the solar projects.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bob K, Manager at Vacation Inn, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us, we do our best to keep up with the industry, and appreciate your kind words.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I have been staying at the vacation inn for a couple of years and have always been treated like family. Recently the inn underwent renovation and the results spell comfort, cleanliness, and as always a friendly environment. The staff always puts the needs of the customer first and is always helpful. This establishment leaves the traveler feeling at home and welcomed.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Bob K, Manager at Vacation Inn, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind words, and we appreciate hearing how our guests feel and the experience they have had. We do appreciate your patronage and hope you come back for years to come!
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Orange, California, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We were in El Centro the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and stayed at the Vacation Inn. The rooms are clean, the staff is polite and they were able to accommodate us with a small (13lb) dog. There were a lot of construction workers staying at the hotel so pick-up trucks were starting at 4:30 am with men going to work. Even so I was able to sleep well and enjoyed the free breakfast in the morning. This hotel is a good choice for a modestly priced comfortable place to spend a night. We will stay there again while in El Centro.

Room Tip: Call for a reservation, when we check online the website said No-Vacancies.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Bob K, Manager at Vacation Inn, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thanks for your feedback, please come and check us out we have updated our hotel since your stay!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011 via mobile

Rooms are large and clean. The price of the room comes with two breakfasts, two alcoholic drinks, and free wifi. I can't comment on the pool because it was closed or the breakfast because I got up too late. Overall, I would state here again - I just booked my room for this weekend

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bob K, Manager at Vacation Inn, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Although this review is old we still say thank you and we have upgraded this hotel in many ways and we appreciate your business.
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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

On a long road trip to California this was an excellent stop for a good nights rest. We made last minute reservations at about 9pm on the drive in and at 1am the next morning we were checking in. For the price we got a great room right off the I-8. We slept in and missed the breakfast so we cant comment on that but there was a Denny's right across the street where we ate and jumped back on the I-8 with ease. To our surprise it had a small refrigerator and microwave which was not expected considering our last minute reservation.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bob K, Manager at Vacation Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thanks! We have upgraded many things in this hotel over the years, more amenities and beds, TV's etc. You are correct we are right off the freeway and great for a stop off for the night when traveling and we also have an RV park which works well with travelers! Thank you.
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Nipomo, California
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22 hotel reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2009

The room was nice and the bed comnfortable but he motel is not in the best area. At one time it was a wonderful motel with a great restuarant. The restuarant now has a pool table and the menu is limited. We were concerned about security and will not stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bob K, Manager at Vacation Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Although this review is very old, we would like to say we appreciate your patronage and feedback and we would like you to know that we have upgraded many things at this location, we are family friends and a safe place to stay. Thank You.
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Solana Beach, CA
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

Stayed here 3 nights. For a 2-star motel @ $54/night, I give it an A+. Clean, very comfortable, safe, friendly, free breakfast, fridge, free WiFi. Excellent value.

  • Liked — Clean, comfortable, great price
  • Disliked — Couldn't adjust fridge
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Bob K, Manager at Vacation Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
We are still the same, good hotel good value, we understand this review is old however we thank you.
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Additional Information about Vacation Inn

Address: 2015 Cottonwood Cir, El Centro, CA 92243
Location: United States > California > California Desert > El Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in El Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vacation Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vacation Inn of El Centro offers a variety of newly remodeled accommodations. Start you Day with Free Hot Breakfast Made To Order! Each hotel guest room includes a kitchenette,fridge, and microwave. Extended stay guests have a dedicated separate building with two-bedroom suites. Our well-equipped kitchens provide all the comforts of home. Our beautifully landscaped RV Park has 31 spaces, accommodating sizes from 28 to 40 feet and featuring full hookups. Guests will also find hot showers, laundry facilities and a recreation room in the center of the park. Come and check us out! ... more   less 
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