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Crown Motel
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in El Centro
Petersburg PA
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169 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect as this appeared to be an older property and I didn't know much about the area. However, I went with the reviews posted by others and it was worth it. At first glance, it does look old and tired but once you are inside the room, you can see the results of renovations. I talked to the owner the next morning while I was eating some of the continental offerings. She said that they had bought the property over a year ago and had already made a lot of renovations. I told her that we were impressed with the rooms and happy with them. Although there were a lot of people staying there, it appeared that most were day workers and once they were back for the day, were ready to rest up and so all was good. The clerk who checked us in was very nice and efficient and directed us to the Guadalajara Restaurant nearby that we went to both nights. Very fine Mexican food. I would not hesitate to stay here or recommend it to others. I am very confident that the owners are going to persevere and finish with a fine-looking motel.

Room Tip: First floor room would have been handier but these were all taken. Thus, you have to carry everythin...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 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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2 Thank EVGR
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vijaykumar p, Manager at Crown Motel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Since taking over this property we have upgraded many things and are currently still working on many upgrades, we thank you for noticing and thank you for your patronage.
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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

If you need to overnight in El Centro this is the place. Conveniently located on Imperial Ave. across the street from the #1 Trip Advisor rated, steak restaurant in town. Big parking lot so pulling in with a trailer or RV is no problem. Our lower level room had new carpet, nice paint and new tile in bathroom, comfortable king sized bed, good T.V., password protected wi-fi, quiet fridge and microwave. $46 including tax! My wife enjoyed some time in the pool today. Did I mention the shower head is 7' off the floor. Much better than the ones where you have to be 5' tall or less to get under it. Plenty of hot water. Owners are very receptive. We stay here a couple times a year during our transit from Arizona to Baja and back. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Just ask the owner to show you the room. She showed me 5 today until I found one that met my needs.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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vijaykumar p, Manager at Crown Motel, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Although this review is older, we still appreciate your business and feedback, we hope if you are ever back in El Centro you come back and stay with us!
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

From the outside it look very luxury. The room that we stayed in was very comfortable and spacious. We rented the suit. My wife was so happy with the place. A/C was great and the room was very clean. The owners were very nice and friendly. Also, everything was near by. McDonalds across the street and Vons near by. I forgot to mention that the beds were very cozy.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Eduardo A
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vijaykumar p, Manager at Crown Motel, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Even though this review is old, we still Thank you for your great feedback and for your patronage!
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nashville tn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

This place certainly isn't luxurious, but it is very clean and well-kept. The owner is very friendly and helpful. As per the previous reviewer, ask for a renovated room -- they have redone the tiling and fixtures in some of the bathrooms. Our room was spacious and included a fridge. And you can't beat the price!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank gabry_ll
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vijaykumar p, Manager at Crown Motel, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Even thought this review is old we thank you for your patronage and your feedback!
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El Centro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2008

Highly recommend this hotel because you get a lot for the price: Clean, big rooms and TVs, nice baths, beautiful pool. Check into the weekly rates. Although there are coffee makers, fridge and microwaves in the rooms, the hotel is practically next door to Burgers & Beer (one of the best restaurants and only sports bars in town) and walking distance from Dominoe's Pizza, McDonald's, Walgreen's and Big John's gas/convenience store.

Ask for one of the remodeled rooms with a beautifully granite tiled bath! The king bed seemed hard, so we brought our own matress topper and it was great! Loved making microwave popcorn. If a big TV is important to you, check it out first. The TV wasn't as big as promised in our room but this was no big deal for us and we did not complain.

Would not recommend drinking the milk from the breakfast bar, especially during the very hot desert summers! It is often left out on the counter and gets warm. But the coffee and muffins are good and are put out as promised at 6:30am daily. Also, the ice maker is broken, but you can get a bucket of ice from the front desk.

Although we could not locate the "Tennis Court" or "Fitness Facility," the Wireless Internet Access worked flawlessly and we enjoyed the pool! Very nice and accomodating owner operated establishment. For the value, it's the place we always choose when we stay over in El Centro.

  • Liked — Value and location
  • Stayed August 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Crown Motel
Address: 330 N Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-2327 (Formerly Econo Lodge El Centro)
Location: United States > California > California Desert > El Centro
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in El Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Crown Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crown Motel takes great care to make sure our customers feel as if they're at home. With amenities like Air Conditioned rooms, Free WiFi, Full Cable HBO Micro/Fridge, Iron and ironing boards. You are sure to be comfortable, We have Free off-street parking so come and enjoy our Pool and BBQ area! ... more   less 
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