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El Rancho Motel

2.0 of 5
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370 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
El Rancho Motel
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Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Coronado
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beware of this place! There are so many great places to stay in Coronado and I have stayed in most. Will never stay here again. This is the worse place I have ever stayed in the world! Its true you get what you pay for I guess. Spend a few $ more and you'll be much happier. Issues... 1. Upon... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is situated at a good spot on the Coronado island. BUT the heavily trafficated street just outside our room (nr 1) kept me awake sometimes... The room was clean and we can't complain about anything regarding to cleanliness etc.

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you've never been to Coronado, CA. It's an expensive community of manicured properties. The Motels there are priced accordingly. This place is very inexpensive, and it shows. Room 10 is tiny. The quality of the contractors work is very poor. There isn't a straight line in the place. The A/C/Heater is noisy, You can't close the bathroom door unless... More 

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san diego
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's brightly lit at night- a assume for safety. The rooms are spacious and newly remodeled. The furnishings are all new as well as the applicances. The front desk clerk was very helpful. The room and the shower was very clean.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Ok the rooms are rather small...specially the economy ones, pay the difference for the standard! Pillows and mattress fantastic. Extremely clean. Unbeatable price... (About $100) I paid about the same in a hotel in Chula Vista -NO COMPARISON- To be completely frank you are paying for location. But none the less its lovely. Economy rooms great for traveling solo only.

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Stayed two nights in January 2015 . Rooms were very clean and secure. Staff was very pleasant. fast free Wifi. Hotel is in a good location. Close to shopping and parks. Price is good. I will stay there again.

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Avondale, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Well, I will be the odd man out & say that we have stayed here many times in the last year - & quite frankly, the new mgr. is very overpriced compared to the old mgr. (Lupe'). Lupe used to give us $75 per night - The new mgr. will NOT budge off of over $100 per night...even in off-season!... More 

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Irene A, Manager at El Rancho Motel, responded to this review

We welcome all reviews & comments good or bad that provide a constructive insight on areas of opportunity in this time of renovation. Renovations and improvements are still taking place, our new management change was not completely finalized until early December. I am glad you noticed the improvements on the pillows, however improvements go beyond those mentioned in your review.... More 

Ile-de-France, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We arrived on a rainy evening after 5pm by which reception closes (although there's a phone in reception which puts you through to the hotel manager Irene in no time - so no panic there), after a 6 hour drive from Palm Springs with a 5yr old son in tow, we were so relieved by the ease of the check-in... More 

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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was looking to stay in San Diego for the weekend, when I found El Rancho right in Coronado. The hotel is small and well kept and the price was very good. The rooms are very nice, there's free wifi and flat screen TVs, fridge even. I got a room towards the back which was nice.There are plenty of restaurants... More 

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Irene A, Manager at El Rancho Motel, responded to this review

Dear Choki, We are so happy to read reviews like yours, our effort is finally showing. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kindly, Irene More 

Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This small motel is perfectly located in the middle of Coronado. Its small, charming with super friendly staff. I would definitely recommend it a d stay here again. I understand it is under new management and they have seriously made an effort to renovate and improve this lovely motel.

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