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Los Angeles
Reviewed 8 April 2013

My wife discovered this 15-room gem in in the middle of California's largest, but often overlooked, state park -- Anza-Borrego. The Borrego Valley Inn (BVI) is located in quirky Borrego Springs, which once had aspirations of becoming the next Palm Springs. The BVI lies a quick one-mile drive from park headquarters and offers a full array of services and amenities....

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DesertInnKeeper, Owner at Borrego Valley Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your thoughtful post -- it sure sounds like you made the most of your visit to the Inn and our quirky little town, and that makes us extremely happy. The desert light is magical, including the starlight. Borrego Springs is California's only Dark-Sky Community, certified by the International Dark Sky Association -- a distinction that we treasure....

San Diego
Reviewed 7 April 2013

This is the best place I've stayed in Borrego Springs by far. The quality comes with a price, but in my opinion, it's a good value. Very small hotel with beautiful decor and courtyard. At night, you can stargaze from your patio. My wife and I stayed here one night for a quick weekend getaway and enjoyed the place a...

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DesertInnKeeper, Owner at Borrego Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for giving the Inn a try, and we couldn't be happier to hear that you liked what you found. We know what you mean about Chef Pamela's savory breakfast tarts -- we have to fight the impulse to steal off with a plank of them ourselves! Our resident roadrunner thinks he is staff-- we have to shoo...

Westport, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 April 2013

What can I say...the setting, the proprietors, the accommodations, the hospitality, and the gourmet breakfasts were perfect. The guests were warm and friendly, and, the immediately proximity to the park made for a memorable weekend. Travelling solo I never felt alone. I would highly recommend booking a stay at the Borrego Valley Inn.

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DesertInnKeeper, Owner at Borrego Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're beyond thrilled that you found your visit to the Inn a good one. We are mindful of "truth in advertising" and appreciate your observation that your experience surpassed what you found on our website. Many guests tell us the same thing -- and we'd much rather have it that way than the other way around!...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 March 2013

This is a really classy operation. The courtyard is a beautiful desert garden with an aviary of zebra finches in the middle; there's fireplaces outside and two pools, one clothing optional, and the rooms are furnished very attractively. The breakfast is delicious and the owners and staff very helpful. Highly recommended.

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DesertInnKeeper, Owner at Borrego Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us at the Inn, and for taking the time to post your review. We very much appreciate your observations and are extremely happy you found things to your liking. We're always looking to improve our guests' experience, so we hope there's more to please you on your next visit. Until then, we wish you the...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 March 2013

We've stayed here three times now. The regular rooms are very, very clean and are comfortable. I found the suite to be dark and a bit dingy. Would not rent that one again. And it's a bit disconcerting to see the caged birds in their courtyard...I mean, the hotel is in the middle of a national park and you have...

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DesertInnKeeper, Owner at Borrego Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your return visit. We are truly sorry that your preferred lodging option was not available to you and that you considered your stay with us sub-par. You visited at the peak of the peak season, at peak season rates. For those who appreciate what we offer, there are a number of attractively priced specials available for booking now,...

Deutschland
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Great owner/receptionist, excellent breakfast, beautiful location, very nicely decorated. Very much recommended to stay here if you go to Borrego springs, maybe you will be able to get it a bit cheaper than the $280 per night we paid. Go for a hike to palm canyon, check out the weird metal statues in the desert to the north of Christmas...

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DesertInnKeeper, Owner at Borrego Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for finding us and making the effort to visit. We appreciate your comments, and we're happy you enjoyed your stay. Mid-February through April is the "peak of the peak" season for Borrego Springs (and March is the peak of the peak of the peak), and rates reflect demand. Starting April 29 (and available now for booking), we...

Brockville, Canada
Reviewed 21 March 2013

It's always a pleasure to find ourselves at the Borrego Valley Inn where the service is friendly and helpful (El Borrego, best mexican food in a rustic environment). The rooms are cosy and there is a peaceful feeling there, sitting on the porch, watching the sun come up or go down. And then there's breakfast; we always eat outdoors, listening...

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DesertInnKeeper, Owner at Borrego Valley Inn, responded to this review

And it's always a special treat to welcome return visitors like you, too. It sounds like you find the joy in simple pleasures, especially being outside with the flora and fauna all around. And there's nothing like experiencing nature while enjoying small creature comforts like a yummy breakfast and endless coffee! There's always more exploring to do here, so we...

Copiague, New York
Reviewed 21 March 2013

It sits in the middle of a small desert valley. The motel is an Oasis of comfort and care. The rooms are modern, clean and quiet. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast [included] was excellent. You know you are in a motel where the owners care about their guests when the coffee is of the highest quality. Service was...

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DesertInnKeeper, Owner at Borrego Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for finding us and making the trip out here to the middle of nowhere. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay, and we share your enthusiasm for a good cup of coffee. We serve Equator Estate blends, and we love it, too. We're east coasters ourselves, so we understand about wanting to stay a little longer next time. We...

Davis, CA
Reviewed 19 March 2013

This is a lovely setting with spacious rooms, attention to detail, great breakfast, and fresh-baked cookies every aftenoon. And it operates with great consideration. By the time the friends traveling with us were able to phone about some clothes they had left behind, the manager had packaged them up and sent them to our home address. Talk about service!

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DesertInnKeeper, Owner at Borrego Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your return visit to the Inn, and we're extremely happy to know you were pleased with the amenities and service. We understand the dismay of travelers who inadvertently leave things behind, so our staff is trained to immediately bring any belongings left behind to us so we can get items promptly returned to their...

Woodland Hills, CA
Reviewed 15 March 2013

This small desert inn exudes casual relaxed elegance from the ambiance of the garden with the aviary of finches to the private patios off each of the 15 rooms. Our stays have been delightfully serene whether staying in the "casita suite" which has a separate bedroom, living area and full kitchen, or one of the palo verde or ocotillo rooms....

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You remind us of us! We were living in Santa Monica, and after our very first visit 15 years ago, we returned within a month. We kept coming back so often that we came to regard the Inn as "our place in the desert" (little did we know!) More than 60% of our guests are repeat visitors, which means we...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Premium Desert Inn with rustic southwestern elegance in the middle of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park(R). A refuge, not a resort, offering casual comforts in a desert wilderness. Located in the heart of the village of Borrego Springs. Serene gardens, pristine desert surroundings, 15 peaceful rooms, private sun/star patios, two pools and hot tubs, delicious breakfast... Your place in California's Secret Desert™ ... more   less 

Additional Information about Borrego Valley Inn

Address: 405 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Region: United States > California > Borrego Springs
Price Range: $290 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Borrego Valley Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All rooms have equally good views and private patios though of course some are larger than others depending on price.”
 of 5 bubbles TUA61, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Private patios with lounge chairs. Either side has good views.”
 of 5 bubbles nnaplen, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Bring a cushion or pillow top to put onto the mattress. The bed was extremely hard and we literally couldn't sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles loveistheanswer2016, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Rm 7 was a corner room, but all rooms are close to the pools and breakfast area.”
 of 5 bubbles cameraladyplus, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-7 have sun until around 4 pm. WiFi reception is brilliant - far better than many big city hotels we've stayed in.”
 of 5 bubbles sheilamag2015, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
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