Best Western John Jay Inn,  Calexico

4.5/5  - based on 85 guest reviews.
2421 Scaroni Road, 92231-9731, Calexico, United States - See map
+1 760 768 0442 +1 760 768 1733



Your room

> Room 1

1 adult


Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
based on 85 traveler reviews
See more comments >>
Photo gallery :
Welcome to Best Western John Jay Inn! The Centinela Solar Energy Project brings many travelers to the area, and our Calexico hotel staff is committed to making your stay the best it can be. Whether you're here for shopping at the Grand Plaza Outlets or in town for business, a great Calexico hotel can make a world of difference. Our Best Western Calexico, CA hotel features the friendliest service in town, a great value and a location that can't be beat. Many business travelers depend on us to provide them with clean, quiet rooms that make it easy to take care of work. Hotels in Calexico, CA are close to numerous top businesses. We're happy to host employees of Grand Plaza Outlets, the local energy project and many service men and women in town for military training or business. Just two miles from the border, our Calexico hotel is a favorite for international travelers, too. We're the gateway to Baja, and outdoor lovers and beach bums count on us to provide cool, clean rooms, whether they're coming from or going to Baja. Homeland Security and border patrol agents consider our Calexico hotel their home away from home. The Naval Base is nearby, and those who serve also favor our property. From NAFTA Officers to vacationers in town to tackle the Desert Dunes, a fantastic location can make a trip even better. If you're here for Baja Racing, hunting or fishing, the commute to your destination will be quick and easy. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to provide tips and recommendations on everything from dining to recreation. At our Calexico hotel, we strive to go the extra mile for every guest. Your comfort is our main priority, and we go above and beyond to make your stay pleasant. Reserve a room at Best Western John Jay Inn today and be close to it all!

See rates and availability

Room 1

Guest reviews

in partnership withtrip advisor img
based on 85 guest reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Business Business 32
Couples Couples 8
Family Family 27
Friends getaway Friends getaway 9
Solo travel Solo travel 8
Sleep Quality
Best Western John Jay Inn,Calexico
  • 4
    « Nice stay »

    We had a nice stay here. We enjoyed using the hot tub associated with the pool. Our room was fine with no problems. The breakfast was the usual hotel fare, nothing special but nothing wrong either. The front desk staff was friendly.

    « Excellent value »

    Very clean hotel with a very good breakfast. My room was very clean and comfortable with a refrigerator and microwave. Hotel staff were very friendly and maids were very efficient. Location was convenient to local business.

    « Very comfortable stay »

    When we arrived the hotel was completely booked except for one suit! It was fairly priced and very nice and we would book that again. We always stay here the night before we cross the Mexico borer for our winter stay in San Felipe.

    « Very good »

    They need to check the A/C especially during the summer to make cure that they are working right. Room was clod and then get hot because the A/C wasn't turning on right away after my Aunts funeral I didn't want get up or call anybody because I was too tried.

    « Clean, Comfortable and close to GOES Interview »

    I stayed one night before my GOES Global Entry interview and this was a great option in Calexico. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The room was very large and clean. The bed was pretty comfortable. Air conditioning was a bit loud but worked well. Breakfast is included. Typical hotel/motel breakfast options: mass produced eggs, bacon, toast, cereal, yogurt, granola, fruit, muffins etc. There is also a pool and a small gym. The gym had a stationary bike, stairmaster, treadmill and a few sets of free weights. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling through Calexico. It is about a 15 minute drive to the GOES/SENTRI office.

    « John Jay, excellent as always »

    I come in 2-3 times each year for the dove season. Staff at the front desk always nice and helpful. Room cleaning excellent. I've been to other motels in the area but John Jay is the best thus far. No need to stay anywhere else. Breakfast is not bad....typical eggs, soggy bacon, waffle maker, breads, fruit, juices and coffee.

    « Great Service »

    Everything was great me and my family had a great time our entire stay! I would recommend this hotel to everyone great location and great service. Very friendly staff and everything was very clean. Hope to be back soon.

    « Nice place to stay in Calexico »

    This Hotel makes me feel at home.excellent location and the staff is wonderful.They give you best service and are always helpful.Rates are very reasonable.Though i have choice of staying in other places but i always stay at this property

    « Met All of Our Needs Comfortably »

    This was our first time in the area and we had a terrific stay. I was traveling with my five-year-old son and he had a blast. The room was clean, the staff was friendly, the best was comfy and the breakfast was nice, too. Plus, there are lots of great places to eat nearby. Would definitely stay again.

    « Good experience »

    nice place to stay.very convenintly located.The Hotel staff is very friendly and professional.I feel at home while staying at this property.I have choice to stay at other hotels but i prefer to stay at this place

  • 5
    « Great Place to stay in Calexico, Close to GOES Interview »

    Great place to stay. Comfortable rooms, nice pool, and a very good breakfast. I would definitely stay here again, and recommend it to my friends. Easy access to the highway, and easy to find. Pleasant friendly, and helpful employees. Dining and shopping is within walking distance.

    « Excellent place to stay in Calexico »

    The hotel doesn't offer a whole lot of bells and whistles, but that is not surprising given that it is is in Calexico. What it does offer is a clean room with a friendly staff. I will definitley stay there when I'm in Calexico in the future.

    « Stayed in very clean, comfortable and convenient Motel »

    Stayed at John Jay Inn on numerous occasions because of convenience and the cleanliness of the place, also the friendly and warm people behind the desk. All the people that work there, the clerks, the maids and others are very friendly and accommodating. Their continental breakfast is included and plentiful to start the day.The location is conveniently located to the border and shopping is close by. Any time we'll be driving by, we'll be booking at John Jay Inn. Very good value for the money. I recommend this motel to everyone.

    « One of Calexico's finest... »

    When in Calexico on business, the John Jay Inn is one of my go to hotels. I've been staying here off and on since they've opened and am impressed with the high standards that have been maintained especially lately, it seems that the amenities have been upped.

    « Super clean/friendly »

    Staff always helpful/friendly. Rooms consistently clean/comfortable. Perfect location just off Hwy 86 before you enter Calexico, with Applebee's and Denny's walking distance, and Walmart across the hwy if you need anything. Next door is Holiday Inn Express - weird chemical odors and no mirror in room. This place totally smoke-free, mirror in room convenient, just dependable overall. I stay here frequently.

    « Good value - clean, affordable, many amenitites »

    We stayed one night and found this Best Western very clean with friendly helpful staff who helped with discounts. The room was rather large and attractively decorated including breakfast, pool, Jacuzzi, and workout room.

    « Nice hotel »

    Stayed 4 nights for business purposes. Rooms are nice, staff is excellent. Everything is great except the Internet. It is extremely slow. Less than 2 meg. Wireless speed is usually not that good in a hotel. However I was using the hard wired Internet jack and it was still bad. It should be speedy using the data jack.

    « 1st Time »

    This was the first time I stayed at a Best Western, ever. Boy have I missed out. Very comfortable and great staff. Looking forward to making this Best Western and the rest of their locations as part of my travel plans.

    « Outstanding Hotel! »

    We had an outstanding stay here during our Christmas vacation while visiting family. The service and personal care given to us by the young lady at the desk during the late shift "Meria" was magnificent. The lady in charge of the complimentary breakfast "Marlen" is excellent and super sweet. I have family in the area and will absolutely stay here again. Their specious room did, and will next time, accommodate my family. Thank you all at John Jay Inn in Calexico, California. Belia D.

    « Nice little motel. »

    I've stayed there twice recently, and it's been a very pleasant stay both times. The rooms are clean. The shower has plenty of hot water. And the staff is very helpful and friendly. The breakfast space is small and the choices are limited, but the food is good just the same. I'm been making periodic trips to Mexicali for some medical treatment. The John Jay Best Western in Calexico has become my lodging of choice. I'll be back there again in just a few weeks.

  • 4
    « Nice hotel, plenty of restaurants etc. nearby. »

    Very clean hotel, friendly staff, decent included breakfast and comfy beds. 1 star taken off due to rather poor parking. Lot was filled with trucks and trailers leaving few spots left. Night manager was nice enough to move his own personal vehicle elsewhere to allow me to park.

    « Another Oasis »

    No surprises, from beginning to end my stay was very comfortable and I felt that the staff was genuinely happy to help me. The room was clean and comfortable, the bed was perfect, the bathroom was immaculate.

    « First December Stay »

    Good place to stay. Breakfast area very small and sometimes gets crowded. Overall quiet and pleasant. Rooms very clean. Hot water is generated quickly and TV is good size and quality. More quiet rooms away from lobby.

    « Last minute stay »

    For a last minute stay it was great and the price even better. Only thing was that since it was right next to lobby and reception area in the morning it was noisy with morning breakfast, other than that it was great.

    « my best , Best western stay »

    Every time I stay in this hotel , I leave very happy. The room is comfy and always clean . Staff is always friendly and the breakfast is great...I would definitely be staying here next time I come out here again....

    « Great overall experience »

    As always, I can trust my stay at the Calexico BW will be a positive one. Room are clean, staff is friendly and helpful. We stay here a couple of nights a month and have not been disappointed yet! Breakfast is good as well.

    « Worth every penny! »

    Very clean rooms and excellent staff. Beds are very clean and very comfy! Certainly not stingy with the pillows here! Pool was great and so was the breakfast. I cant say more great things about this property. Will definitely stay again!

    « We like it for a quick stay »

    Our family likes staying here when we need a room to visit friends and we love that its not costly, the guys in the front are always great. I can't say I've ever had a bad stay. Happy simple and it's a place to sleep...

    « Wonderful stay. »

    This was the first time that I have stayed at this Best Western and I must say it was a great experience. I was heading home from Tucson and decided to stay in Calexico instead of Yuma. I was impressed the minute I walked into the lobby. Everything was clean and looked in order. I can't say enough about my room. It was spotless and everything worked. The bed was very comfortable and the room had two air conditioners that worked perfect. There is a Denny's and an Applebees that is just a short walk from the hotel. As far as scenery goes there is really not a whole lot to look at from this hotel. If you are looking for a good nights sleep in a comfortable and clean room with a great staff. This is your place.

    « Pleaseure trip »

    Excellent Hotel, friendly, courteous service. An unintentional error was made on my bill, which was taken care of to my complete satisfaction. The complimentary breakfast was very nice. I always stay at this hotel when I visit my hometown, Calexico, CA.

  • 3
    « Good clean regular place to stay »

    This is a good choice if you find yourself in Calexico. It is neat and clean and near some restaurants. There are no surprises here, either good or bad. The counter help did a decent job and people here appeared to be very willing to assist you if necessary. The air-conditioning works well, which is good, it is hot as heck here today!

    « great stay »

    We booked a suite for 2 nights which was great value for 2 rooms. The staff were friendly and helpful, room was clean, swimming pool is small but okay, breakfast and 24hrs coffee machine were great. Can surely recommend this hotel.

    « Dove Hunters affordable stay. »

    For the opening of dove hunting season this hotel was booked solid. The friendly staff welcomes hunters and provides dove cleaning facilities. It is common to see guests carrying shot guns and hunting gear dressed in full camo going to and from vehicles to room. The room was clean and comfortable with good air conditioning running 24hrs. The full breakfast was reasonably good, except that during hunting season the hotel should offer breakfast starting at 4 am to 10am, instead of 6am -9am. By 5am most hunters have already left to the fields. Parking was free and plentiful. The only annoyances of the room was the toilet running and needed significant jiggling of the handle and the refrigerator was balancing on three legs and care was needed when opening the door. The price was affordable and the stay was pleasant. Wish the hotel would provide dove hunting scouting reports with locations. Free wi-fi worked great.

    « Good Value for the cost »

    Needs some small improvements to the property. Very clean rooms with a comfortable bed. A/C's are out of date and need to be upgraded. Printer in business area was out of service. Had to wake up the gentleman at 430 to check out. Rooms are very clean and newly updated. Average fitness center and pool. Good breakfast items overall.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Interstate 8. Take Highway 111 south to Cole Boulevard. Turn right on Cole Boulevard and make an immediate right hand turn on Scaroni Avenue. Best Western John Jay Inn is located on the left side of Scaroni Avenue.

Our other hotels nearby