I went with a group of friends and we were all delighted with the overall quality of the hotel, the numerous hot tubs - one was just outside my door! And, the restaurant was excellent. This proved to be very important as there is not a lot of good food in town.
La Casa del Zorro (and Borrego Springs) is and always will be my home away from home when escaping to a desert oasis. After two visits, I refuse to stay anywhere else. The front desk is always friendly and welcoming--shout out to Mona--plus we spend at least two evenings with the on-property Fox Den Bar's bartender Jeanie sipping on local ruby red grapefruit cocktails. The grounds are extremely well maintained and manicured with so many amenities that include, but are not limited to: multiple fountains, a koi fish pond and creek, star-gazing theatre, multiple activities (various pools, daily yoga/meditation, fitness facility, tennis/pickleball/horseshoe/bocce ball/ping-pong/croquet courts, life-size chess, bike rental, board games, mile-long jogging/walking trail, and more!). The Fox Bistro is one of the best dining options in town; reservations recommended. Be sure to also take advantage of The Spa at La Casa for a massage or nail care. Mayra is the best for deep tissue! During our first visit, my partner and I stayed in a second-floor, roughly 600 square foot King Deluxe Room which was gorgeous with cathedral ceilings, pool-view balcony, and a massive marble bathroom. Truly a sanctuary of solitude and relaxation. This most recent stay, my partner, our friend and pup booked one of their nineteen private casitas. Given that it was November and chilly, we chose the Honeysuckle with the in-ground hot tub and two bedrooms. The casita was absolutely perfect for all of us to get some much needed R&R. If one of these houses were for sale, I'd snatch it up as a vacation home in an instant! A few tips: - Reservations are recommended for The Fox Bistro for staffing purposes. Remember, this is a small town. Expect service to be on the slow side; yet no need to be in a hurry here. - Absolutely don't miss out on stargazing in the theatre or from a hot tub. People come from all over the world to visit this dark sky community. - There are complimentary Tesla and EV car chargers on property for guests. - Don't decide which room based on whether it has a fireplace. All fireplaces have been "retired" as of spring 2020 to protect the park and community. Do enjoy the massive public fire pit though. - Pets are only $50 for every 3 nights. They offer complimentary dog bowls and a bed, too! - Complimentary breakfast is offered daily with a voucher. It is nothing spectacular but worthy of a snack and coffee prior to a hike or exploration of Anza Borrego. - Spa reservations can be made online and are required. Keep in mind that they're closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Truthfully, I held back from writing a 5-star review back in February of 2022 out of fear that the secret would get out. Well, so be it!…
Having been to this property off and on for more than a decade, I am able to see what is in need of being upgraded: front desk experience, rooms restored to previous level of furnishing. The physical facility, however remains lovely, and the rooms are very clean.
The resort was very clean and well maintained. The food was very good in the restaurant. Although the room furnishings were outdated, they were in very good condition. Bed was very comfortable. Would recommend
The grounds are beautiful. Loved being in our own little casita -- but it was half delightful (bedroom and bathroom) and half dumpy and lumpy. Living area furnishings were totally dowdy and uncomfortable - as if they had come out of someone's basement. Restaurant was super for dinner and the buffet breakfast was also delicious - sliced fresh melons, muffins, yogurts. Really enjoyed taking walks around the beautifully maintained property. Location is about 9 miles out of town - so not handy for going to other places but great if you want to be away from it all.
the grounds are lovely, but we paid over $300 a night for a standard room with two queens. The beds were fine but the rest of the furniture is sad and old and needs updating; even the pictures on the walls were cracked. Bathroom was gorgeous, though. Restaurant is pricey but good. I paid $16 for a lunch sandwich and they charged $6 for a small bottle of sparkling water!
We paid a substantial nightly fee for the Casita, but the kitchenette was inadequate. It contained no utensils, plates or bowls. We were not able to prepare any snacks. Very disappointing. There was a fireplace, but we were unable to use it.
La Casa del Zorro is a great base for exploring the massive Anza Borrego State Park. We were there in early February and enjoyed fabulous weather with desert blooms in several locations. We were originally booked in a two-bed casita, but because of a reservation glitch (our initial reservation was canceled by some gremlin) that no one could understand, we were upgraded to a 3-bedroom casita. Unfortunately, we had to split our four nights between two casitas: Peppertree and Desert Star. Peppertree is located on the margin of the resort property and is more removed from the heart of the resort. It includes a fully equipped kitchen. Desert Star, on the other hand, is located directly across from the spa and fitness center with cars and people coming and going. Tennis courts and a large lap pool are located here as well. Desert Star had no kitchen facilities to speak of and was more compact in its layout. What we liked: 1. Beautiful and well-maintained grounds. 2. The casitas are spacious and provide a sense of privacy. 3. Friendly staff who genuinely try to please. What could be better: 1. The reservation and billing systems probably need upgrading. Not only was our original reservation mishandled, but we were billed incorrectly on checkout. The glitches we experienced are really inexcusable. To their credit, however, the staff made amends and corrected all of the billing errors after a few phone calls after our departure. 2. Small maintenance issues in the casitas need attention, none of which are major problems (e.g. faucet handles that are loose, burned out light bulbs, etc.). 3. The gorgeous lap pool is not heated even in spite of a massive array of solar panels intended to do this. Apparently, they're not operational. 4. The complimentary continental breakfast offered on weekday mornings is an after thought: Some muffins, fresh fruit, packaged cereal, and rock hard waffles in a warming tray. 5. The restaurant dinner and menu and wine list are uninspiring and expensive. We chose to drive into Borrego Springs each of our four nights to dine in and take out. 6. The small gym is nice but needs a few more pieces of cardio equipment. Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay regardless of the shortcomings and will gladly return. Next time we'll probably opt for a smaller and more compact deluxe two bed poolside room.…
The food wa the worst for the most money that we have ever seen!!! On the plus side, we saw a Cooper’s hawk and an owl on the property and stars were magnificent. The storm that came through was violent but we felt safe
Stayed four nights. Was not advised at the time of making the reservation nor at actual check-in that there would be no cleaning service. We weren't advised about getting more coffee or clean towels. Employees didn't seem happy. We ate in the restaurant three nights and thought the food was okay, but for the fish. Wife's scallops were woefully undercooked and my mahi mahi was woefully overcooked. Don't order fish until the product improves.
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