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Stanlunds Inn and Suites
Newark
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Visiting Anza Burrego Park”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We booked this motel unseen from the UK and were pleasantly surprised on our arrival, although dated it had a certain charm and it's situation is perfect to explore the state park during the day and star gaze at night as the valley is so dark, as the desert flowers hadn't appeared we booked another night 3 weeks later to use this motel again, rooms were clean, staff very friendly and breakfast freshly made

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Placerville, California
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

I don't think I have ever been at a more over priced, old, dirty motel in my life. I definately would not put this place in a classification of a resort. It was a rundown motel from the sign outside to the inside of the rooms. When I made the reservations for my family I was told that the place had been updated about 5 years before. Yes, it was updated with thrift store finds from the 70's.
The walls were dirty and needed painting. The bathroom had the original shower from the 1950's by the looks of the tile type and color. The only thing "extra" besides the bed was the lame kitchenette with poorly stocked dishes. Maybe if it was 65 or 70.00 dollars a night I could have choked down the poor quality. But really $125.00 was very expensive for what you got in return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Bellingham
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11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We arrived in Borrego Springs, CA after visiting relatives in the Palm Desert area and then touring the Salton Sea, Salvation Mt. and Slab City. We wanted to do some hiking in the Enzo Gorrego state park. This is an absolutely beautiful area. We arrived in this great town in the late afternoon and stopped at the first lodging we saw, Stanlunds. I love old motor court motels, which are, unfortunately, few and far between these days. The place was plain, but clean. Our room was large, clean, with a comfortable bed, and kitchenette. I noticed a musty smell of what seemed to me just of an old place, not offensive. My husband didn't notice it at all. There was a flat screen TV and a good cable line-up. In front and out back there are charming sitting areas, with petunias, grass lawn, palm and citrus trees in abundance. There was a great looking pool, but it wasn't warm enough to use. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rates, reasonable. There is complimentary WiFi in the rooms and access to a desk top in the small lobby. The breakfast was fine, the usual hotel fare of toaster waffles, fruit, yogurt, cereal and OJ. We had a good rest and after checking out had a wonderful day at the state park. The town is wonderful, small, but with good food and coffee available. We'll definitely be back and will stay at Stanlunds again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hagen, Germany
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35 reviews
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The place looks very nice when you arrive. Our room, however, was very old and dirty (we found dead bugs near the bed, and a lot of dust). You don't expect luxury in the desert, but you expect some cleanliness, especially for the exorbitant price. And you expect a minimally decent breakfast, for such an expensive place, advertising "breakfast included" - well, it was really poor.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Huntington Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

This was a last minute trip to test Baja Pre-runner. The hotel is centrally located. The owner was very pleasant and returned phone calls promptly. Offered a last minute great rate deal. Pool is clean, rooms are large and have new TV's, kitchenette with microwave & fridge. Ice machine was handy to fill ice chest for days activity. Owner made room for truck and trailer instead of fending for ourselves. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Borrego Springs, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Wonderful classic "mid-century" style. I stayed 4 times this summer while on business. I used the rooms with a kitchen. Rooms were clean and was staff was very accommodating. They always made sure the air conditioning was on well before I arrived. The thermometer hit 118 the day of my last arrival. On an earlier trip I had left some things in the room and they held them for me until my next arrival ... couldn't ask for more. I will definitely stay again and would certainly recommend it to others looking for a clean and affordable stay while in the area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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San Diego
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Stayed here a dozen times over the last 15 years. It's the kind of motel that you can look outside of your room and see if your car is still there (quote from Bruce Springstein). Nice pool to hang out in. I stay in the rooms with kitchens. Pretty cheap and they really have to change the old carpet. Clean otherwise. Really old style place. I take the rooms with patios. This is a "one horse" motel and I really like it. We only stay here in summer and the airconditioning works fine.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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