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BEST WESTERN El Rancho

2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Ranked #8 of 29 hotels in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Marina del Rey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we only stayed one night, but it was clean and staff was very nice. our beds were comfy and we had a good nights rest. our neighbors were a bit noisy and kept slamming the door, which was annoying. but over all good place for a pit stop

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I believe the room I stayed in at the Best Western El Rancho was the smallest room out of the hundreds of Best Westerns that I have stayed in across the U.S.A. Now don't get me wrong. I am not complaining; I am just making an observation. It was a nice stay and I had a good night's sleep. It... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved this hotel, perfect location beautiful older building with amazing warm pool and beautiful newer rooms... staff was super kind and attentive and If I am even 90 minutes away I will drive it to stay there again. PERFECT!

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Lakewood, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a large group that rented most every room in the motel, I couldn't be more happy with the service we received. It's a tough job to make that many people happy and the outstanding staff of the El Rancho Best Western, did just that. They are Top Notch, I recommend them highly.

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! You were a lovely group to host and we do hope that you will come back and visit soon! More

Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great quality for the price paid. The hotel is a very good choice if you need a place to stop for a night during your trip from LA to San Francisco. Close enough to Hearst Castle and Elephant Seals. I would certainly recommend it.

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

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope that you come visit again the next time your are traveling the coast! More

Roseville, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was great. I was a little hesitant when booking my reservation as the price was so much less than other hotels / motels in the area. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the rooms were and the overall appearance of the property. It is very apparent that management and staff care about the property. Staff were pleasant... More

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

We are so pleased that you were pleasantly surprised by us! We take great pride in keeping our property clean and offering the best that we can in customer service. We hope that you will come back and visit us again soon! More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to many different places for motorcycle rallys and most of the time the rooms are OK. I really liked this place so much. The rooms were perfectly clean and the service made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay easy. I would never think of this motel chain as a great place to stay but... More

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

We are so glad that you choose to stay with us for your rally this year! We are glad that you had such a good time and we hope that you will come and visit us again soon! More

Surrey, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to stay for one night at this hotel based predominately on TripAdvisor reviews. I was travelling down the California coast via PCH and was looking for a nice place to stay overnight. The hotel is the older traditional hotel/motel single level courtyard type hotel. It is conveniently located one street over from the PCH, very easy to find.... More

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

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope that you come and visit us again and stay for our yummy waffle bar at breakfast! It is a real treat! More

Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was okay. The breakfast was good, cereal, hard boiled eggs, juice, waffles you make yourself, patty sausage, and some fruit. The bed was a tad soft and the room was acceptable. The woman at the front desk was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, but she is retiring soon after many years. The decor was overwhelming, done in red, white... More

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

We are sad that you did not feel there was anything special about staying with us. We think that offering such a wide selections of DVDs is special and the extra care that goes into decorating our lobby is special. We do hope that you will give us another try to exceed your expectations on another visit! More

Woodland, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Morro Bay for over 50 years and, since discovering El Rancho a few years back, I would not care to stay anywhere else. It's a wonderful spot! The staff is always cheerful and helpful (last Christmas one of them, Keith, even taught me to make wonderful bows for my packages). The lobby, breakfast room and... More

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

We are so glad you found us too! We always try and offer the best customer service and are thrilled when we are recognized for it! We hope that you come back and see us again soon. More

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Address: 2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Best Western El Rancho Hotel Morro Bay
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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
#6 Family Hotel in Morro Bay #9 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
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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