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BEST WESTERN El Rancho

2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had not stayed in a Motel in 20 plus years...so I was a little skeptical at first. This Motel was delightful. I immediately felt as though the owners and employees took great pride in this establishment and environment. The pool and breakfast were a treat! I hope to try and come back to beautiful Morro Bay one day, and... More 

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Springville, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time at El Rancho, nice clean room, the heater wasn't working and they brought in a portable one the next day, we used the BBQ on the grounds and enjoyed a home cooked dinner in our room. The staff were so friendly and helpful, it made our stay very relaxing and comfortable. They also serve nice... More 

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

Kathleen we are so happy to hear how you enjoyed your stay. We always love when our guests are able to use and appreciate our BBQs! We are also glad that we were able to take care of the heater issue. We hope that you will come and visit again soon. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the perfect location, pet friendly, and very clean and quiet. We were close to all that we come to see in Morrow Bay. The awesome dog friendly beaches and town along with the nearby restaurants and shops. (the room also has a list of all the pet friendly restaurants and parks/beaches in the room and provided pet... More 

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

Morro Bay is such a great pet friendly town! We are so glad that you were able to enjoy all of our pet amenities! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is in a perfect location, close to San Simeon, Elephant Seal, Butterflies, Elfin Forest, and Morro Bay. This hotel is all on one level, no stairs. Parking is close to your room. Breakfast is in the lobby and they take pets (although for a charge.) It is great for families with little kids and elderly. Everything is Convenient!Staff is... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! We do our best to make our guests feel welcome and at home. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Los Banos, CA, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice hotel, with great staff. It is next to a good Mexican Restaurant. It is too close to the highway, but you can see the ocean over it. My only dislike was breakfast. I thought there should be a few more items. Overall, it was a nice experience!

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

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to hear that you didn't think our breakfast was up to standard. We do have waffles with different fruit toppings and many more choices! We hope that you will come and visit again soon! More 

Newbury Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay. Maybe time to replace the mattress. First time we have had any less then positive comment on anything about this property. Great "Bang for Buck" experience. Staff cannot do enough for guests. Super helpful and polite. Close to great resturants (try the Dockside at the Morro Bay dock). 15 min. from San Luis Obispo. Ocean view.... More 

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

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We are sorry to hear that the mattress was not to your liking. We are glad that our staff was able to go above and beyond to make you feel welcome during your stay and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Fountain Valley, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at this Best Western four times while visiting the Central Coast. The rooms are always very clean and the bed very comfortable. The staff are very help full. The hotel is located off a frontage road and set back so that the traffic noise is not a huge problem. We very much enjoy the... More 

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We are so pleased that you like staying with us and that you enjoy the surrounding area! We look forward to having you visit again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

W e have stayed at this hotel many times during the last 5 years. It is nice for the family and also for a couple get away. It is away from the majority of the hotels in Morro Bay and doesn't seem to have all the traffic the others do. The rooms are always clean and the staff has always... More 

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We are so glad to hear that you enjoy staying with us! We do our best to make each guest feel at home when they visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This Hotel must have a great manager. Not only was everything clean and well maintained, but there were nice touches like cute soaps and a play yard for kids and dogs. The quality is felt above the usual good Best Western quality. We would definitely return!

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Thank you so much for your kind words! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will come back and visit again soon! More 

Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Lighted Christmas figures/lights by the pool were like a beacon in the gloom. Comfortable, clean, quiet room with microwave, larger minifridge, comfortable bed, clean, attractive decor, table with two chairs, beach themed sink dishes, seashell soap, and grandma's-house-style over-the-top Christmas decorations in office/breakfast area keeps us coming back. Convenient to beach and restaurants. Fresh fruit, juices, waffles, instant oatmeal, cold... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share all your thoughts about us.We strive to have you feel comfortable during your stay and are truly glad you enjoyed it. We hope that you come 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): $
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Best Western El Rancho Hotel Morro Bay
Best Western Morro Bay
Morro Bay Best Western
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Morro Bay
#10 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#11 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay

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