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El Rancho Motel

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370 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
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El Rancho Motel
Ranked #17 of 19 hotels in Coronado
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

We booked 4 nights here for our summer vacation at the last minute and needed a budget friendly place to stay. We thought this was the place. Boy were we wrong! The rooms are small, which is no biggie for us since you just sleep there, so we moved the double beds apart to make room for an air mattress... More

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Peoria, Arizona
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

On our last day visiting the San Diego area... we decided to visit the beaches on Coronado Island at the advice of a friend. We instantly fell in love and decided to find a place on the island to spend one more night so we could beach comb and swim. As a family of five on a budget, the most... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2010

For the price, this hotel can't be beat. It's nothing fancy, but it's clean, quiet and comfy; and the location is fantastic. Free wireless internet was also a bonus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

For a budget motel, El Rancho isn't bad, at least in the winter. Considering that the rates are about the lowest in Coronado, the place was a decent value. The carpet could have used a cleaning, but the rest of my room looked pretty spiffy. The motel is old, but my room's decor was very contemporary. (Actually, a budget motel... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

My wife and I and two teenage kids stayed in a room with 2 double beds. The room was noisy as it was adjacent to the street. Also, the bathroom floor was not very clean. It was a hassle getting extra towels. I don't recommend this place for 4 people. The place is OK, and a good value for the... More

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Atlanta, GA
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2008

I stayed for three nights in October of 2008. This was easily the cheapest reasonable room I could find on Coronado island. My friend and I slept very comfortably and peacefully on the 2 full size beds in our room. We were there for a wedding and had friends staying down the street. We liked our accommodations much better and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2007

This is a small but quaint budget motel within walking distance of shops and restaurants on Orange Avenue (parking is at a minimum so this is a real plus). Take a day to walk down the road and explore, ending at the Del. The rooms have been nicely renovated with LOTS of tile. The outside has a cottage look but... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2007

The owner was super nice. The rooms were spotless. I think for the vaule of the prices on the island it was above average. Most of the hotels are 200 plus but this one was 100 and very clean. It had instant coffee, cabel, and A/C so that was all I needed. It is a two block walk to the... More

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2007

My family has frequented Coronado Island since before I was born. And every time we drove into town, I saw this charming looking little motel on our way to the infamouse Hotel Del. When I was finally old enough to start vacationing on my own, I took my friends to Coronado and decided to take a chance on this little... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2007

I booked a stay at this motel after reading all of the glowing reports. My impression.......WRONG! There were problems from arrival until departure...and I was glad that this was only a one night stay. Be aware that this place is a bare-bones, "Motel 6-like" lodging experience....from the tiny room to the threadbare towels....and on and on. Pay a few bucks... More

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Address: 370 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Location: United States > California > Coronado
Also Known As:
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