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El Rancho Motel

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274 Lagoon Street, Bishop, CA
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here because at time of booking the place we really wanted to stay at was fully booked so we booked the El Rancho because of the positive reviews it had received but alas this motel did not live up to reasonable expectations in this day and age. Where do I start - well the bedroom area appeared to be... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a light sleeper so I chose this place for it's quiet location off the busy highway. Unfortunately the air conditioner was SO loud going on and off ALL night, I barely slept at all (It was 100 degrees outside so it was either bake or leave the air on). The room was nicely updated but the bathroom was dated... More 

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San Clemente, California
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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, so this isn't the Ritz! But as I have said in other reviews, I always grade an establishment based on the level of establishment they are trying to be. This is a Motel, not a Hotel or Inn. That said: If you stayed in a Motel in the 1960s, you will feel right at home. You drive up to... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I and my partner were one night there during a road trip. We could not have chosen worse. I was already in many motels and don't mind this kind of accommodation, but this was the worst I have ever seen. The room was not clean with other people's hair. It was very loud during the night. And when asking for... More 

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Antelope Valley, CA
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My wife and I have stayed at the El Rancho Motel twice. We stayed in a small room and one of the much larger rooms equipped with a kitchen. We slept well in the small room despite a noisy window air conditioner. The manager said the owners intended to replace the old window units with much better and larger units.... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Although this motel is in the backstreets of bishop it has certain old fashion feel about it. First impression is we've made a mistake here, and on going to the room you may feel you are right, but the room is well equipped and clean. Good for a stop over.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The rooms are clean and things are in good repair. The motel is old, like 1960s. The advantages are that the motel is off the main road, on a side street, so it is very quiet. Fishermen stay here. No one around during the day, but people appear at night. There is a freezer filled with fish near the soda... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here recently on 5 day visit to family in Bishop. Originally booked a 2 room bungalow for the 3 of us. It would have been fine for 2, but ill equipped for 3. Tiny bathroom and small couch for 2 only seating in "sitting room". On duty manager was very accommodating and was able to work us in to... More 

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Rome, Italy
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very nice and cozy room. Comfortable mattress. One disapproval only : full of dust all over ! I suspected that the room was not cleaned up well even if towels and bed sheets were clean. I suggest to have breakfast in the very close Great Basin Bakery and to have dinner at Aaron Schat's Roadhouse Grill.

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Golden, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This budget motel is a class above Super 8 and Motel 6. The rooms are well done with teak floors (probably fake, but give them a warm appearance) and nice furniture. The staff were friendly and the location quiet, being away from main street.

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