We stayed over New Year's and I learned a bit about this place to clarify what others have said. I walked around the property and saw a Hummer and late-model Mercedes sedan parked in front of the largest unit, a cottage opposite the motel building. I said hi and was greeted by the actual owners who were staying for a couple of nights. Apparently they have a fairly decent two bedroom cottage that they keep for themselves. They use the unit as a vacation away from home. The guy that reviews talk about is their manager, and he has been there for many years. I noticed that he had a no-vacancy sign up except for the nights the owners were there. When he put that sign up there were obviously still plenty of vacant units, but the sign magically disappeared when the owners arrived, and then went back up again when they left. We stayed in one of the six motel units. We could see that recently all of the windows facing the sunset were taken out and the wall filled in so there is no cross-lighting or possible fresh air currents through the room. This makes the rooms rather dark, and I can only imagine how stuffy during warmer weather. Two Spanish-speaking ladies drove around during the mornings in an electric maids' cart. They are nice enough, I'm sure, but they did not really clean, only replaced towels. They must clean between guest arrivals because the room was clean when we arrived. Oh, yes, the manager told us to come back at 2pm when we arrived at 1pm. Funny thing is that we hung out and noticed no activity took place around the units during the waiting period, so the wait is only an enforced formality. Maybe we should expect some odd behavior in remote places, I don't know.
- 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