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Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“November visit”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We found the Hacienda del Sol simple, but very good - exactly what we were after. We stayed in a kitchenette unit which had plenty of space. Clean, bright, well organised, and an excellent base to explore the desert and the town. Well worth it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Fareham, Hampshire
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Hacienda del Sol, with its iconic illuminated sign, is a a great place to stay for 1950s style. It's suitably dated but clean with characterful hosts. The shower defeated me and I needed help but, once I knew the secret, there was plenty of lovely hot water. No fridge but snag some ice for the cool box and your drinks will be perfect. Lots of good places to eat within a short walk.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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La Jolla, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2013

I went back to the Hacienda for another visit...the pool has been redone, the driveway repaved and the rooms redecorated! A tree blew over in a big wind a few months ago, typical of the desert. Still a friendly and fun place to visit!

Room Tip: try a duplex!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Redondo Beach, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We decided on a whim to drive from Los Angeles out to Borrego Springs on a Saturday night. Mike welcomed us and left the light on and door open for us and gave us great directions to our duplex. We arrived at 12:30 am and he had left the a/c on for us so we arrived to a comfortable room.

We woke up to a gorgeous moonscape desert with little cottontail bunnies running all over the place. It was already 92 degrees at 9 am and we jumped into the perfectly clean pool. We had the place to ourselves, because the summer heat isn't for the faint of heart. There were a few other guests but they seemed to stay in their rooms. It felt like our own private pool.

We walked to the market and gas station next door for morning coffee. We crossed the road to the mall and got blueberry pancakes at Kendall's Cafe. Later on we had chicken enchiladas at Carmelita's (also across the street in the mall).

We are definitely coming back to this hotel ASAP. We felt relaxed and calm in our little oasis, an unusual and priceless feeling for us. The duplex room had a living room with sofa, a bedroom with king size bed, and a small kitchen and bathroom (shower only, new tile). Our 9 year old child slept comfortably on the sofa in the living room (we didn't check if it was a sofa bed, she just slept on the top with a blanket). The cottages looked nice and had patios with BBQ and fire pit, but they are better size for couples. The duplexes look better for families but don't have the same patio.

The only negatives were that the shower didn't drain very fast and started to pool up, but I probably should have just told Mike that rather than blabbing it on the internet. I'm sure they'll fix it. The room was otherwise perfect and clean in in good repair. And the shower was brand new, attractive glass tile. Also, the a/c was a bit loud, but given that the a/c is the only thing making conditions livable in the desert I am thankful to have it.

Room Tip: Duplex for family, cottage for couples.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed here in March 2013, and had a great time. We stayed in the cheapest room - only $75! Our room was clean, the grounds natural and lovely. The pool was pristine and pretty warm (not quite the mid-80's I was hoping for, but I'm a warm water wimp).

We walked to a cool liquor store with fun novelties to bring home to my son. Also walking distance from a decent Mexican restaurant. It was nice not to have to drive.

Days after we got home, I had lost my keys. I called and the owner (the husband?) was super nice. He found them in the dresser drawer of our room and mailed them to me that same day. What he didn't know was that my dad had died not long before this trip; that extra act of kindness somehow meant all the more to me. Seems hotels never bother with such things when I leave something behind!

I agree with others here that the lady wasn't friendly, but her husband (?) made up for it. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anacortes, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We find it hard to beat this motel while visiting Borrego Springs. A central location managed by Mike who has a great sense of humor and makes you feel welcome. The motel rooms are spartan, but very clean and very tidy for a very moderate price. There are nice cottages on the property and maybe we'll rent a cottage on our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hacienda610, Owner at Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you so much for joing us at the Hacienda del Sol on your visit this month. We try very hard to make our rooms as reasonable as possible, while at the same time accommodating your needs. The duplexes and cottages have full kitchens, living room, bedroom, bathroom and private patios. The cottages also have both indoor and outdoor fireplaces and extra large private patios.

We welcome your return to the Hacienda...
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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We loved this beautiful oasis and hope to come back for a longer stay next year. We enjoyed the quiet, as well as the convenient location. Reasonable rates are one of the main attractions. Very friendly staff, clean rooms, great landscaping. We also liked the fact that the pool is heated. Future improvements could include wifi in individual units.

Room Tip: Rooms do not have a table, but Mike very kindly provided a card table for us to work on. The picnic...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol
Address: 610 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5001
Location: United States > California > Borrego Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Borrego Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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