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Review of Villa Sur

Villa Sur
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Villa Sur
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Calexico
palm springs, ca
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Value!”
Reviewed 7 December 2008

December 4, 2008

A friend and I stayed here after reading the two reviews on this motel. The reason for the stay was to get dental work done in Mexicali which is a short walk over the border from Villa Sur.

Previously we stayed at the Lucerna in Mexicali which is charming, with great food, several pools and also a bargain. However, we did not want to wait in line to get back to the US this time. Another option would be walk over the border and take a taxi to the Lucerna. We also stayed at the Holiday Inn Express which is several miles from the border and about twice the price of the Villa Sur.

The hotel does not have a website and we wanted to see a room before booking so we walked in, looked, and took a room. Price with tax and a continental breakfast was $52.50! The room was spotless, the TV worked, we had two double beds, and the room was quiet. While the property looks mid-century, the windows have been upgraded with new double-panes.

I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a bargain in downtown Calexico. The telephone number is [-].

DAG4144

  • Liked — It was a very good value and clean.
  • Disliked — There is not much to do in this part of town, but the Mexican shops run by Asians are great!
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled on business
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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2008

I was passing through Calexico on a road trip and booked a night at the Villa Sur based on poetwrangler's review on this website. For $47, I got a king bed, fridge/microwave, soaker tub, heat lamp, and full cable lineup. The room had not been renovated in a long time (early 1960s?), but the furnishings were in great condition and everything was scrupulously clean. The Villa Sur has an off-street parking lot, small swimming pool, and full breakfast spread.

Make no mistake -- this is not a luxury hotel. It is, however, an excellent budget choice that I would make again in a heartbeat.

  • Liked — Cleanliness; mid-century style; price
  • Disliked — Poor quality internet connection; cheap soap; no shampoo provided
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2008

A friend and I had appointments for dental work in Mexicali and wanted a place to stay in Calexico that was clean, safe, and within walking distance to the border. This is hard to find on-line in Calexico! I found this gem using the Yellow Pages, called directly, and reserved our rooms for two nights. We stayed six. It is clean, pleasant, secure, and a five-minute walk to Mexicali. The only down-side was the wireless wasn't functioning properly, but they don't charge for phone calls and Calexico has a local AOL connection, so it wasn't much of a problem.
I really wasn't expecting much for the money ($50 a night), but it really is a little gem.

  • Liked — It was clean and friendly.
  • Disliked — The Wi-Fi was down.
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
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    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank poetwrangler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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Property: Villa Sur
Address: 304 East 4th Street, Calexico, CA 92231-2702
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Calexico
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Calexico
Number of rooms: 9

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