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BEST WESTERN El Rancho

2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Ranked #9 of 29 hotels in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jim K New York City, New York
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice hotel: clean and functional, with extremely friendly and gracious staff. Easy drive to Hearst Castle. Has space for outdoor eating and even a few grills. Excellent and very reasonably priced Mexican restaurant right next door.

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Mariposa, California
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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an older motel and I was a little surprised it was part of the Best Western chain. The bed was fine. The remote control was sanitized. The grounds and room were clean. The front office staff gets give stars. The location is good.

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have many new updates for our older property, such as new granite vanities in all of our bathrooms. We hope that you come and visit us again soon! More

Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is no better hotel in the BW chain then this hotel. They do everything right at this property, and the customer service is superior, from the manager, right down to the staff. They always have decorative themes set up based on the time of year, the rooms are clean and comfortable, as well as priced right, and the breakfast... More

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review

G and J we were so thrilled that you were back to visit us again! We love having our guest come back! It is like family has come to visit. We hope to see you again real soon! More

Santa Cruz, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quaint hotel. It appears that the place has recently been updated. The room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The staff was great. They had a big selection of DVD's to check out overnight at no additional charge. I will definitely return to this little gem

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed visiting us in Morro Bay! We do have a DVD player in every room and are glad that you were able to enjoy one of our many DVDs to watch in the room. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Front desk staff was friendly and helpful but the window lock was broken. Hotel staff made a temporary repair for us right away. We were in a room directly adjacent (20 feet) to the neighboring Mexican restaurant from which the exhaust directly blew towards our room. Our room was one of the farthest from the hotel office. Not sure why... More

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your stay with us was not all that you were hoping it would be. We are glad that the window lock was handled to your satisfaction and we apologize for any inconvenience that it may have caused. More

Monrovia, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
22 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So hubby and I wanted to stay in Paso Robles to attend a winery dinner tonight (Saturday, April 12, 2014). No rooms available. No rooms in Atascadero. So Hello Morro Bay! I made reservations at the Best Western El Rancho, based on it's good Tripadvisor reviews. We arrived, and were greeted by a very friendly staffer, Caroline. The lobby houses... More

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review

We are so glad that they didn't have room for you in Paso Robles and that you got to stay with us instead! We are pleased that you enjoyed all of our extra room amenities that we have standard in all of our rooms. We hope that you come back and see us again soon! More

Palm Desert CA, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay in a excellent location with ocean views. Would stay again for sure. Very nice rooms & very clean. Close to all restaurants. Some within walking distance. Breakfast was very good& had everything you need to start your day.

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review

Kelly we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! More

Torrance, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely decorated, very homey touches during the holidays. You can tell that the owner cares a lot. I like that I can park right in front of my room. There are a lot of free DVDs to choose from in the lobby and a DVD player in every room. But breakfast choices could be a lot better. There wasn't decent... More

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review

Thank you for noticing all of our holiday decorations! We do like to make our hotel your home away from home! We are sorry to hear that you did not find our breakfast choices as healthy as you would like and we do offer fruit, yogurt, granola, wheat bread, hard boiled eggs and oatmeal as our healthier options. . More

Langley, B.C. Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this place because best westerns are usually good value and we have a dog. Firstly, the room was tiny with barely enough space for a suitcase....very disappointed but it was already paid for and too late to find someplace else....we paid almost $200 US ...there was one muffin and a piece of bread left for breakfast in the... More

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time while staying with us. We were surprised to hear about your experience at breakfast, since breakfast does run until 10:30am and we do offer all our choices until then. We wish you safe and happy future travels. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this pet friendly hotel. Great breakfast, convenient location, friendly service. The most comfortable beds we've ever slept on, even my son agreed. Can see Morro Rock from the hotel. Special pet baskets with treats for the 4- legged children in the family. We'll definitely stay at this hotel in the future.

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments on the beds. We do have new pillow top mattress that everyone seems to be enjoying. We hope that you come and visit us again soon, and of course bring the four legged family member too! More

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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN El Rancho

Also Known As:
Best Western El Rancho Hotel Morro Bay
Best Western El Rancho Hotel
Best Western Morro Bay
Morro Bay Best Western
Address: 2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Morro Bay
#7 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#10 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to BEST WESTERN El Rancho!Escape to this Morro Bay, California hotel offering comfortable and affordable accommodations near Hearst Castle, Morro Bay Beach and Cal Poly University. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN El Rancho where guests will receive personalized customer service, quiet accommodations and find unbeatable amenities for an affordable price. Newly refurbished, this California Best Western hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, shopping and dining options in and around Morro Bay. Guests staying at this Morro Bay hotel will enjoy single story accommodations with well-appointed guest rooms featuring cable television, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, DVD player with complimentary movie rentals and free high-speed Internet access. Dining is made easy with the hotel's complimentary hot breakfast and a restaurant right across the parking lot as well as 2 patios with BBQ grills for our guests' use. The outdoor heated swimming pool provides a great place for guests to unwind and refresh. For added convenience, the BEST WESTERN El Rancho offers large vehicle parking. Pets are also welcome at this Morro Bay hotel, for a small fee of $12.00 per pet per night, providing the hotel has prior notification of the pet's arrival as only a portion of the rooms are pet friendly.There is no better lodging choice than the BEST WESTERN El Rancho when visiting Morro Bay. Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, guests at the hotel will have convenient access to a variety of area attractions including views of the Pacific Ocean. Spend an afternoon touring nearby Hearst Castle or San Luis Obispo Mission, exploring Morro Bay Rock, biking or hiking through Morro Bay State Park or enjoying some beach fun at Atascadero State Beach. Cal Poly University and Cuesta College are both located close by making the BEST WESTERN El Rancho ideal lodging when touring the campus or visiting friends. The caring staff at the AAA-3 Diamond BEST WESTERN El Rancho is ready to ensure an enjoyable stay in Morro Bay, California. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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