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El Rancho Motel

274 Lagoon Street, Bishop, CA
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1 room 1 adult
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We overnighted on route from LV to Yosemite on honeymoon in Sept 2015. We left LV in late morning & put ourselves under pressure to complete the last challenging few hours of Death Valley in increasingly low light with petrol running low. By the time we got to Bishop our Ebb was very, VERY low and we were Zzzz! We... More 

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Palmdale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We made reservations on short notice because Mammoth Lakes was loaded with people and expensive. We stayed in one of the small houses, next to the apartments. House had a small living room, kitchen (with fridge, stove, oven, coffee maker), bathroom and 2 bedrooms. Living room and kitchen could use some TLC. Bathroom was recently done and was fine. Staff... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I couldn't find many places in Bishop on the same day and booked with the El Rancho. The motel definitely calls up old-timey feelings with its brocade style wallpaper and metal keys hanging on hooks. But the TV is modern flat panel. There was a significant heating problem but the manager told us up front when we arrived and they'd... More 

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El Rancho M, Manager at El Rancho Motel, responded to this review

Steve and I would like to thank you for your business, as new managers to the El Rancho Motel our guests comfort is of utmost importance to us. We are very happy to know that you may be a repeat guest. once again Thank You for staying with us . Crystal and Steve More 

Yokosuka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were taking a road trip and we changed plans in Bishop, CA. We decided to enjoy the cute town for the night, so we looked up motels. This one was so adorable and had a great rate. My husband and I don't need much and we aren't about frills and snooty hotels. We wanted some easy... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We chose El Rancho Motel for a late night / early morning stop-over on a road trip for its great price and good reviews. I booked the room online on Booking.com, expecting to show up at around 11:30 to check in. I got a call around 9:30 from the very friendly manager letting us know that, though the office would... More 

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

As a stopover between Las Vegas and Yosemite, this suited our needs adequately. Room was clean and a reasonable size. Friendly owners who provided good dinner recommendations (Holy Smoke Texas BBQ). Also a very good little bakery just down and across the road which was perfect for breakfast before we got on our way. Air conditioning in the room was... More 

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We stopped at El Rancho for one night on our way to Vegas. Very nice managers, good location, nice clean room. Older style but for the money I thought it was great value. Parking at the front of the room is ideal. Thanks

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Calne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a road trip and found the manager to be helpful upon arrival. There are a number of adjoining motel style units which are in a quieter location near the main street. The room was clean, had air con and a good shower. The bed was comfortable and a decent TV. This was a cheap... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The owners were very welcoming and although the rooms are small they have everything you need for your stay. Our air conditioning was quite noisy so we couldnt have it on over night but once we mentioned it to the owners they said they would look at it. Recommend places to eat in Bishop too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a budget motel on a busy route. Nothing really to grumble about or to praise. The area seems safe and the staff are friendly. There seems to be some nicer motels about but not for this price. There are some good places to eat within walking distance

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