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El Rancho Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   370 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
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Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Coronado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010
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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 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2011 via mobile

Dried, caked-in dirt in corners. Food (?) bits on floor. Used wrappers behind toilet. Unpatched holes in the wall. Cobwebs hanging over TV. Worn, dirty carpet under beds with lumps of something black near the wall. No wall molding anywhere- uneven edges of wall did not meet floor. Bathroom door not hung right- the bottom scraped and got wedged on... More 

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

We are so sorry to read your review. We are under a new management and ownership since August 2014, we have changed and updated every detail in the rooms. Our staff is all new, trained and qualified. We hope you can give this amazing location an opportunity to change your experience. Please feel free to call me directly to compensate... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

the place is very dirty - floor, tables were full of dust and the whole place was smelly. The shower was full of hairs - walls in bathroom were full of crusty stains. The toilet was easily clogged - a plunger was placed next to the toilet, with stains proving that it had been used before.

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

Hello, and thank you so much for your review. El Rancho Motel is currently under a new management and ownership. We have repaired and updated every room. Our staff is trained and qualified. We hope you can call us and mention this review so that we can compensate. Irene 619 5376633 More 

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

We are so sorry to read your review. We are under a new management and ownership since August 2014, we have changed and updated every detail in the rooms. Our staff is all new, trained and qualified. We hope you can give this amazing location an opportunity to change your experience. Please feel free to call me directly to compensate... More 

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
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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Nevada
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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
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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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24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Address: 370 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
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Location: United States > California > Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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