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“Surprisingly fabulous hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Calexico
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
75 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Surprisingly fabulous hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed here with my partner and two children over the weekend and was really surprised by the Best Western John Jay Inn. This was my first visit to Calexico and while there's not a lot to do in Calexico besides shopping at an outlet mall, seeing a movie at the cinema next door ($5 admission or $7 for 3D), or taking day trips to Mexicali, this hotel made our stay convenient and pleasant. It's a very clean, modern hotel with some great amenities--spa, pool, workout room (small, but decent machines and weights), free Internet, free parking, comfortable beds, and free breakfast. The breakfast was particularly surprising--there were a variety of hot and cold offerings the two mornings we were there and a nice waffle machine. If you're going to be in Calexico for any reason, this hotel is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Skaerje
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rosario V, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn, responded to this review, September 23, 2014
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at (760)768-0442.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Rosario Villarreal
Hotel Sales Manager
BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
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English first
West Hills, CA, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stayed prior to entering Mexico to stay with family to see what Calexico was like. Very comfortable accommodations and enjoyed the Olympic sized pool and spa. Next time we will stay longer and go visit the Blue Angels flight practice.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank John G
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Rosario V, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear John G,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at (760)768-0442.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Rosario Villarreal
Hotel Sales Manager
BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
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Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This modern Hotel is a great destination, or stop-off on a longer trip to Mexico. In our case we stayed overnight while traveling between San Felipe, Mexico and Los Angeles. We arrived at 4am and were accommodated with the perfect room. Free Breakfast and a nice pool and spa made our short visit perfect. Knowledgeable staff pointed us to shopping and dining in the area. el Centro is just a few minutes away and the Hotel is located next to the 111 Fwy.

Room Tip: Lower-floor rooms seem cooler in the hot summer.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank George D
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Rosario V, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear George D,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at (760)768-0442.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Rosario Villarreal
Hotel Sales Manager
BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
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California, United States
Level Contributor
77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This hotel is pretty well off the beaten path and is fairly new looking. Breakfast was good, rooms were clean and well kept. Staff was friendly and helpful. Price for a room was 20% lower than other hotels in the area, why pay more, drive the 1o miles from El Centro. Internet was good.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank DAN R
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Rosario V, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Dear Dan R,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at (760)768-0442.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Rosario Villarreal
Hotel Sales Manager
BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
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Hemet, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This hotel is located far enough away from the highway to qualify for my most important attribute for a hotel: QUIET. I liked the parking lot, too, designed to put as many cars close to the front or entrance as possible. Bed very comfortable, room well appointed. Breakfast nothing special but adequate.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank Philip F
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Rosario V, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear Mr. Philip,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at (760)768-0442.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Rosario Villarreal
Hotel Sales Manager
BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
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long beach
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

this hotel is a good choice if you want cleanliness, great staff and free breakfast. But if you want shower gel and plastic shower curtain, not so much. But I have to give it a great review. It was just fine and such a value.

Room Tip: Not a great view in 211, center of the hotel, but great air conditioning
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Toni M
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Rosario V, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Mr. Toni,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at (760)768-0442.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Rosario Villarreal
Hotel Sales Manager
BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
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Alpine, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Staff was GREAT!! Good food and coffee!! Room was clean too!! Easy to find.. but a little out of the way for our time in the desert.. not the fault of the hotel. Newspapers were free to use. Thanks again!!

Room Tip: nothing more at this time
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Tim M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rosario V, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Dear Mr. Tim M ,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at (760)768-0442.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Rosario Villarreal
Hotel Sales Manager
BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
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Property: BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
Address: 2421 Scaroni Ave, Calexico, CA 92231-9731
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Location: United States > California > Calexico
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Calexico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western John Jay Inn in Calexico opened in 1998 and the hotel staff has been trained to maintain the high level of standards you expect when staying with Best Western to assure that your stay will be as comfortable as possible. In the Imperial Valley in the southernmost part of California, just across the border from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, lies Calexico, a delightful multi-cultural community with a small town lifestyle and a history rich in agriculture. This area has greatly benefited from the international trade that has developed south of the border over the past three decades. ... more   less 
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