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2421 Scaroni Road
Calexico, California 92231-9731
United States


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Hotel Overview

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.

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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!


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets may be accepted. Please contact the hotel directly for full details


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Sleep Quality

Hotel Amenities


  • Higher rates may apply for holidays and special events
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary full breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • Exercise facility Open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Hot tub
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Guest laundry, washer and dryer
  • Elevator
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Rowing machine
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Physically challenged services available
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Late check out available. Please make arrangements with the Front Desk.
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning, same day available
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Business center
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area
  • Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
  • Public restrooms accessible
  • Accessible business center
  • Accessible fitness center
  • Accessible guest laundry facility
  • Accessible pool area

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Visual notification devices for door knocks
  • Visual notification devices for telephones
  • Telephones have volume control
  • Visual fire alarms
  • Visual smoke alarms
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  • Cable satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Dataports
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • High-speed Internet access, wireless and hardwired
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Desk/work area available
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Balcony available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cribs available
  • Sofabed available
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wake-up calls
  • Fireplace available
  • Free local access
  • Additional in-room toiletries
  • Electrical outlet at desk and desk level
  • Rollaway bed available
  • Safe available at front desk
  • Newspaper available at front desk

Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 4

  • Visual alarm available
  • Knock lights available

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible clear floor space
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 2 mile(s) from NAFTA office for US/Mexico
  • 4 mile(s) from Carrillo's Clinic
  • 7 mile(s) from PIMSA I, Mexicali Industrial Park I
  • 7 mile(s) from PIMSA II, Mexicali Industrial Park II
  • 12 mile(s) from Black & Decker
  • 15 mile(s) from Emerson Network Power
  • 12 mile(s) from Goodrich Aerospace
  • 15 mile(s) from Honeywell Thermal System
  • 17 mile(s) from Gulfstream
  • 17 mile(s) from Sabritas - Frito Lay
  • 9 mile(s)from Skil - Robert Bosch
  • 8 mile(s) from Newell Rubbermaid
  • 16 mile(s) from Mexmil Placas Termodinami


  • 0.5 mile(s) from Gateway to Mexicali, Baja California
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Mariachi Festival, Mexican Traditionalism Festival
  • 4 mile(s) from Fiestas Del Sol Fair, Mexicali BAJA, Mexico County Annual Fair.
  • 8 mile(s) from CA MidWinter Fair, Ca MidWinter Fair is the Greatest Fair in Imperial Valley
  • 8 mile(s) from Blue Angels Air Show, Flight demonstration aircraft F/A-18 Hornet Jets in action
  • 15 mile(s) from Glamis Sand Dunes, The Biggest Sand Dunes in all the country.
  • 25 mile(s) from Annual Cattle Call Rodeo, This week-long Cattle Call festivity includes events such as Chili cook-off, Dia De La Fiesta, Mariachi Night and the Cattle Call Parade. Capping the celebration are PRCA performances, one of the largest professional rodeos in California.
  • 15 mile(s) from Heber Dunes, is a State Vehicular Recreation Area. This area has 343 acres of sand dunes, primarily used for off-highway recreation. Restrooms with showers are available. Heber Sand Dunes is owned by and under the jurisdiction of the Ocotillo Wells State Recreation area.
  • 15 mile(s) from Carrot Festival, is the annual harvest of carrots celebration held in the City of Holtville - The Carrot Capital of the World. The festival hosts a variety of events: a Golf Tournament, week-long carrot cooking contest, midaway carnival, 120K run, parade, arts and crafts fair, antique car and tractor show, student art exhibit, local entertainment and variety of food booths.
  • 20 mile(s) from Sweet Onion Festival, The Brawley Main Street Asscoaition holds a Hawaiian themed Sweet Onion Festival every year in May.
  • 20 mile(s) from Sugar Festival, Brawley Main Street Association holds a seventies themed Sugar Festival every year in June. Live entertainment, a sugar beet toss and fun for the whole family. This event recognize the sugar beet industry in the Valley.
  • 30 mile(s) from Honey Festival, Westmorland Annual Honey Festival, recognizing Imperial County's Honey Bee industry features a day full of activities that kicks off with a Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and includes a Spelling Bee, boxing matches, pony rides, entertainment - lots of fun for the whole family.
  • 25 mile(s) from Yuha Well, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and the members of his expedition were the first Spanish explorers to visit the Yuha. Some 200 years ago, de Anza's party replenished their water supplies at his well before continuing on their journey. The Yuja Well became an important oasis for later travelers and settlers following the de Anza Trail through the desert. Located at Eastbound Sunbeam Roadside Rest area, between Drew and Forrester Roads, near Seeley, CA.


  • Across the street from Denny's®, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 24-hours
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Kentucky Fried Chicken®, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner, walking distance
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Panda Express, fast food, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner, 5 minutes distance
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Applebee's Bar & Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, walking distance
  • 0.02 mile(s) from Kotori Wok, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner, 2 blocks-walking distance
  • 0.04 mile(s) from Subway®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, walking distance
  • 0.04 mile(s) from Jack in the Box, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 24-hours
  • 1.5 mile(s) from Yum-Yum Chinese, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner, 10 minutes driving distance
  • 1.0 mile(s) from D'poly La Taqueria, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, Mexicali style tacos. Meat grilled outdoors & handmade tortillas
  • 0.03 mile(s) from La Resaca, bar/lounge, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner, live entertainment & billiard room
  • 0.25 mile(s) from 2GO Salads, deli, American, open for: lunch, dinner, sandwiches, salads, smoothies & wraps
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Pizza Hut®, fast food, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, pizza, pasta, chicken wings & salads
  • 1.0 mile(s) from Starbucks®, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.2 mile(s) from Los Arrecifes, bar/lounge, Seafood, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Mexican style seafood. Live music on weekends
  • 1.0 mile(s) from Domino's Pizza, fast food, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner


  • 0.5 mile(s) from Imperial Valley College, External Campus -Calexico, 1501 West Imperial Avenue, Calexico, CA 92231 USA
  • 0.5 mile(s) from San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus, 720 Heber Avenue, Calexico, CA 92231 USA
  • 8 mile(s) from Imperial Valley College, 380 Aten Road, Imperial, CA 92251 USA
  • 10 mile(s) from Imperial Valley College, External Campus-El Centro, 301 North Imperial Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243 USA
  • 10 mile(s) from University of Phoenix, 2409 La Brucherie Road, El Centro, CA 92251 USA
  • 11 mile(s) from Vincennes University, Building 221 Naval Air Facility, El Centro, CA 92243 USA

Nearby Cities

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Mexicali, Baja Mexico
  • 8.00 mile(s) from El Centro
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Imperial
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Brawley
  • 65.00 mile(s) from Yuma, Arizona
  • 100 mile(s) from Indio
  • 120 mile(s) from Tijuana, Baja Mexico
  • 120 mile(s) from San Diego
  • 130 mile(s) from San Felipe, Baja Mexico
  • 157 mile(s) from Rosarito, Baja Mexico
  • 236 mile(s) from Puerto Penasco, Rocky Point, Sonora Mexico
  • 240 mile(s) from Los Angeles
  • 250 mile(s) from Phoenix, Arizona
  • 438 mile(s) from Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 616 mile(s) from San Francisco


  • 10 mile(s) from golf course in Calexico
  • 26.5 mile(s) from Wiest Lake, 62.6-acre park that features a lake for boating, fishing and swimming. Includes RV spaces wth full hookups, partial hookups and dry camping.
  • 81.8 mile(s) from Picacho State Recreation, Located along the Colorado River, offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities. Water skiing, canoeing, inner tube floating, fishing and off-highway vehicle activities. The area also supports an abundance of plants and animals.
  • 17 mile(s) from Plaster City Open Area, This off-highway vehicle area provides ample opportunity to test individual driving skills over a variety of terrain. Plaster City East and Plaster City West, are popular primitive camping and day use areas.
  • 55 mile(s) from Felicity - World's Center, The Official Center of the World, is a dot on a bronze plaque within a pyramid located in Felicity, CA. Felicity also features a church, sundial and museum of history in granite.
  • 45 mile(s) from Imperial Sand Dunes, Imperial Sand dunes recreation Area (ISIDRA) is the most prominent feature of Imperial County's off-highway recreational region. This 40-mile-long dune system is one the largest in the United States. This mecca for off-highway adventure also has served as the backdrop for many motion pictures over the years. Formed by windblown beach sands of a prehistoric sea, some dune crests reach heights of over 300 feet.
  • 25 mile(s) from Glamis/Gecko, Central section of the Imperial Sand Dunes covers about 22,000 acres, Two BLM campgrounds along the paved Gecko Road, near Glamis, provide hard surface parking and vault toilets.


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Forever 21, Womans Clothing Store
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Food 4 Less, Grocery Store
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Down Town Calexico, All kinds of merchandise stores
  • 5.00 block(s) from Wal Mart Super Center


  • 115 mile(s) from San Diego International Airport
  • 12 mile(s) from Imperial County Airport
  • 2 mile(s) from Calexico International Airport
  • 2 mile(s) from Greyhound Bus Station 123 E 1st Street, Calexico, CA 92231 Ph: (760)357-1895
  • 119.9 mile(s) from San Diego Amtrak Station - SAN 1050 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101 Ph: (619) 231-0300
  • 2 mile(s) from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico Abelardo L Rodriguez Airport 24 hours Taxi Service Central Camionera Bus Station
  • 2 mile(s) from Calexico, CA