We stayed at Hacienda del Sol the weekend of Mar 30-April 1. We're long-time customers who usually visit in summer. As always, we enjoyed the unpretentious, laid-back atmosphere. The room was clean and comfy and the pool was clean as always and a reasonable temperature. We were in Room 16; I notice another reviewer said they heard a lot of noise from the icemaker next door, but that wasn't a problem for us. There was a bit of TV noise from the adjoining room, but we turned the AC to the "fan only" setting and the white noise drowned out everything else.
The bathrooms have some nice new chrome-and-glass shelving installed, which helps very much with organizing toiletries (we used to put them on top of the shower wall).
Saturday evening, owners Mark and Tracy held a "customer appreciation" get-together dispensing margaritas to a happy crowd in the patio area. It was nice to meet some of the other guests. Usually when we're at Hacienda, it's July 4th weekend and there aren't too many guests, other than folks who, like us, are counting bighorn sheep for Calif. State Parks.
We're glad that the Hacienda is making small changes but not altering the overall atmosphere of the property. Staying here really adds to our desert experience. When you stay here, be sure to make yourself a cup of in-room coffee, get outdoors before the sun comes up and wander over to the patio. Look for owls, poorwills, and bats flying overhead, and perhaps you'll see a coyote trotting through the complex.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the center of Borrego Springs, within walking distance of a grocery store, restaurants and shops, the Hacienda del Sol, our family owned desert hotel awaits you. Cottages, duplexes, and motel rooms sit on our six-acre property. Full kitchens, fireplaces and private patios. Relax by our heated pool, or enjoy a BBQ in our lighted picnic area...complete with picnic tables, fireplace and Tiki Bar. Families welcome. Some pet friendly accommodations available for an additional charge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Boynton`s - Hacienda Del Sol Hotel Borrego Springs