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“Friendly welcome in beautiful Anza-Borrego” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stanlunds Inn and Suites

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Stanlunds Inn and Suites
Belgium
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155 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Friendly welcome in beautiful Anza-Borrego”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2011

We liked this place!
Mainly because of its surroundings, Anza-Borrego is a wonderful park!
After an evening walk in Palm Canyon, we arrived at Stanlunds after dark.
The lady at the reception was VERY friendly and we had a nice chat.
I did not have high expectations about this place (what else can you expect for 110 eur per night in a place with so little accomodation available), but were OK with what we got.
Our room with two queens and front patio (no kitchen, some rooms do have this) was outdated for sure (especially the bathroom), but it was clean. The bathroom was so old and outdated, that is was even funny. We had a good night sleep.
It is less fancy that motels like BW or Days Inn, but to be honnest, we both felt this place has a special "charm" on it. It just looks so nice, these white buildings (all ground floor) where you can park for your door, with some green grass and palm trees and small swimming pool, in the middle of the desert.
If you just need a clean bed and shower, to sleep in this wonderful park, Stanlunds is a good choice.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Belgian_traveller_8
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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El Cajon, California
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2011

We have stayed at this motel a number of times in the past, back when it was $55 a night. It is not worth $125 - $155 per night. It is nice but old and by no means a resort. It has no ammenties worthy of being called a resort (i.e. no spa, not even a jacuzzi). The pool is always nice and clean but don't expect anything special. The bricks around it are uneven and the patio is delapiated and dingy. If we do return to Borrego, we will spend $30 more and stay at a real resort (Borrego Springs Resort).

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2010

I stayed at Stanlunds one night and Al stayed up to make sure we got into the room alright even though we got there late. The room was very clean and the A/C worked well! Standing outside at night you can see millions of stars. I think this place was lovely and great for the price.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Borrego Springs, California
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2010

Though I've been visiting Borrego for 24 years, I usually camp or stay at a resort. But I wanted to do a quick and cheap 2 night stay in the summer and the rates were right. I've known about the place for years, and clearly it is like an old fashioned motor court motel. But considering the reasonable rates, the clean pool, the kitchenette and the quiet, the age of the facilities did not bother me. The bathroom was spotless, the bed reasonably comfy, the kitchenette adequate and clean, the patio charming, the view wonderful,and the manager delightful. There are bound to be a few bugs in the desert, but I was very satisfied with my stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tiateach
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2010

Stanlunds was very clean, quiet, and the staff was absolutely wonderful. The desk clerk was more than happy to answer all our questions about the desert, Borrego Springs, plants, etc. I plan on visiting again this year. The solitude was wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank just1piper
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San Diego
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2010

This motel is so misrepresented by the photos on the website. This place is a smelly, filthy dump, with mold growing in the showers, bugs in the sink and unvacuumed floor, and a stovetop that looks like it hasn't seen a sponge in decades. It was difficult to find a blade of green grass anywhere. After getting shocked from the remoteless tv, we went to the front desk, asked for our money back, and returned home.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patsyann32
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New York
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2010

I paid $77 total but felt the value is more like $50. While the room was large and appeared clean, it smelled like Sour Cream&Onion potato chips. I guess if you're a big fan of those chips, you might like the smell, but I thought it was too odd. Speaking of strange, the man at the front desk looked like the scary older guy from a Stephen King movie who warns you of some impending doom, but he was harmless and helpful.

Although not listed on the websites I checked or the travel agency I use, there were a few other hotels in town. It might be worth checking these out before settling on this one. This hotel is, however, much cheaper than the real resorts in Borrego Springs.

Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Stanlunds Inn and Suites

Property: Stanlunds Inn and Suites
Address: 2771 Borrego Springs Rd, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-4297
Location: United States > California > Borrego Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Borrego Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stanlunds Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stanlunds is situated in the heart of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It was built in the 50s and was remodeled in 2005. A very quiet and peaceful place. Good for people looking for peace and tranquility- but you can still be connected to the world with our wireless DSL available in all rooms. All of our rooms are equipped with a microwave, fridge, and coffeemaker. Some rooms have private patios & kitchens -some with ovens- and BBQs. This gives you all that is required for sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying the warm weather with beautiful views of the mountains. Free Continental breakfast on weekends during season. On special occasions we reserve the right to implement a two night minimum stay. ... more   less 
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