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“Friendly staff, clean rooms!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn

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BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in El Centro
El Cajon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, clean rooms!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

From the front desk to the cleaning crew, everyone greeted us with smiles and friendly hellos. Rooms were very clean as usual. Saturday morning breakfast was great with scrambled eggs and sausage. (Helpful for guests who may be gluten intolerant or paleo diet followers)
We will be back! :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Joshua Tree
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Easy location to access - IHOP on same lot, with many more food establishments nearby - very dove hunter friendly w/cleaning tables and shade all set up and ready for free use! It was way over 100 w/high humidity outside, but inside was cool - even the hallways. The staff is very friendly and eager to make your stay comfortable, too!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JoshuaTreeMusicman
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Muskoka District, Canada
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349 reviews
129 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

Hotel was fine.
I have a complaint with the manager, a Mr. Valenzuela.
By mistake I left behind a pair of 4 week old, $200 pair of running shoes. I tried and tried and tried to get the manager to mail them to another best western. Then I asked him to mail them to my home address. In each case I offered to re-imburse him for the cost in any way he chose!

If that wasn't bad enough, best western sent me a review to fill out. When I did so and mentioned that I was still (6 weeks later) waiting for a reply from Mr. Valenzuela, I got an automated email reply from Mr. V telling me what a valued customer I was and to contact him if he could do anything else. This was enough to turn me off against any future best westerns.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank Joe_Ursano
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Baldur, Manitoba. Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

We stayed at John Jay in Dec, 2009 and returned Jan, 2012. Service was great, rooms clean, WiFi worked great. (was down one morning for a couple hours) We stayed 13 nights this year as El Centro was central for us to drive to over 20 golf courses within an hour and ahalf distance. Alex (manager) and staff were always friendly and happy to help in any way. We have always stayed in one of the suites, not sure what the other rooms were like but the suites are great. We will be back next time we are in southern California.
Michael & Arlene
Manitoba, Canada.

Room Tip: If staying any length of time stay in a suite, more room and close to outside entrance.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank James Michael F
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East Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

This Hotel in El centro was very good location close to Social security office and the best Customer Service and a outstanding breakfast all employee they go that xtra mile.....I will be back..

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Raul R
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WASHINGTON
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2011

We recently booked 2 King Business Suites at this location. It is an easy access from the freeway, close to a grocery store, fast food as well as an IHop. The rooms were clean and lived up to advertisement except for the Wifi in the individual rooms. It was not working at all. There is a computer in the lobby that can be used but it is not in a private area. We had asked for non-smoking but only one of the assigned rooms was actually smoke free. When this was brought up to management they were quick to reassign, and in fact upgraded that room. The complimentary breakfast was ok but we stuck with the yogurt and fruit provided. There is a coffee station as well as juice bar available all the time, near the lobby, and that was really appreciated, especially since the coffee packets provided in the room produced very weak coffee.
Any issue that we had was immediately AND cheerfully addressed, outside of the wifi. I did not view the regular rooms but can recommend the king business suites. It is nice to be able to close the bedroom door if you wish to sleep and let others watch TV, visit, or conduct business in the living area. One of our suites was for a family with small children and the separate bedroom was a blessing

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank MOMMAPAT
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Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2011

Standard room/motel, wifi was broken, no bar/lounge, ihop and in/out burger nearby, clean rooms.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PaulFennell
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Property: BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn
Address: 2352 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243-6002
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > El Centro
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in El Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN John Jay Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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