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4.0 out of 5

"I was traveling from Phoenix to San Diego. I decided to stop part way, because of my small child who gets tired on a long car trip. I looked for a c ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 05 Mar 2017

Hotel Description

El Centro guestrooms with free WiFi

In El Centro

You'll find Bucklin Park and El Centro Regional Medical Center within 2 miles (3 km) of this motel. El Centro Chamber of Commerce and Broken Spoke Country Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free Internet in public areas. Enjoy the outdoor pool and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, the 25 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include wired Internet, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$48* Per night/room Jun 1 - Jun 2

Single Room, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Budget Inn and Suites El Centro ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Budget Inn and Suites El Centro

Everyone (2)
5 out of 5

Great service, good price

Pros: Friendly, clean, safe, cheap
Cons: probably nothing for the price
Location: Imperial mall at next freeway exit, and a Walmart supercenter nearby. Also a skate park up the street.
I was traveling from Phoenix to San Diego. I decided to stop part way, because of my small child who gets tired on a long car trip. I looked for a cheap place a couple hours before San Diego. When I got to budget the place looked safe and clean, but of course not 5 star since it is very cheap. At the reception I met the nice family that manages and owns the place. I discovered to my horror that Travelocity had somehow made my reservation for the day before. No problem. The great manager gave me my room anyways (free, since it had been paid for previous night) and gave me great tips on local shopping, eating, etc. Even the pool is functional here despite the cheap price. The manager and his family were friendly decent people, interested in talking and meeting people rather than grubbing money. I heard some great stories about his life and family. What a great experience. Yes this place is low budget but no lowlifes hanging around, safe, clean, and friendly. If you are looking for a stopover on Interstate 8 this is a very good deal.

Posted by , from Phoenix on Mar 5, 2017

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4 out of 5

good old place, like from the sixties.

Pros: nice, quiet, clean.
Cons: parking area/ pavement? hey, in the sun, stuff breaks down. all in good time.
Location: as above, plus a really cute girl at the seven eleven down the street!
clean, older place; upgraded, has good channel selection and wifi strength. the folks were very nice; met the cleaning lady. very nice, son too. this is a good old place that has been kept up & upgraded over the decades. close to a Jack in the box, Carls, McD and a bunch of pretty decent mexican places. go again ? sure, no problem.

Posted by , from cali on Oct 14, 2016

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1 out of 5

Not great on this trip!

Cons: gave our room away before we arrived
By the time I arrived the location had given my room away. We arrived around 8pm and requested two queen beds and he had none available. He only had a King and we had to go to another hotel.

Posted by , from San Diego on Apr 12, 2012

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1 out of 5

An extremely unclean room

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Poor breakfast, unclean
This is one of the dirtiest hotel rooms I have ever been in. I am still surprised that this hotel would provide rooms in this type of condition. I'm glad we were only passing through & stayed only one night. They even screwed up the type of room I had prepaid for an didn't have my two queen beds instead just one king bed. Not good when you have your kids with you. Not staying ever again.

Posted by , from Las Vegas on Apr 24, 2011

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2 out of 5

Budget Inn and Suites El Centro

Room had that old motel odor. Paint was chipped and falling apart in some parts of the room. Not a very safe part of town, I might add. Yes cheap but not safe. I saw a drug deal go on right in front of the hotel! On my 2nd day there was no cleaning done to my room, at all!! I do not recommend this hotel to anybody. There are many other hotels in the area to choose from.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great Price, Very Quiet!

Price was great and the room was very quiet. We had a great stay.

Posted by on Jan 12, 2009

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5 out of 5


Free internet, nice place, and good location!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2008

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5 out of 5

Great Prices!

For the price, everything is good - great staff, great prices, good room condition!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2008

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5 out of 5

Very good!

I had a great stay. It was very nice, affordable and clean.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2008

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5 out of 5

Quiet place with a great price!

The price was right! This is a cute, quiet place with a great price!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2008

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About the Budget Inn and Suites El Centro

Location 1212 Adams Ave, El Centro, CA 92243

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. There's an onsite business center. An outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Budget Inn and Suites El Centro. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this El Centro motel.

  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: El Centro, CA (IPL-Imperial County) (9 km / 5.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Budget Inn and Suites El Centro offers 25 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include desks. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. This El Centro motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Premium cable television is provided. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Sitting area
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 5.00 per pet, per night


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards.

  • One child stays free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 5.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Budget El Centro
  • Budget Inn El
  • Budget Inn El Centro
  • Budget Suites Centro Centro
  • Budget Inn and Suites El Centro Motel
  • Budget Inn and Suites El Centro El Centro
  • Budget Inn and Suites El Centro Motel El Centro
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.