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BEST WESTERN El Rancho

2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another great visit to the Best Western El Rancho in Morro Bay. As always, the manager and front desk staff are top notch. The rooms are well maintained and very clean. If your intentions are to stay in Morro Bay at a reasonable price, this must be the place you are looking for.

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We always love to have our guest come back and visit! We hope to see you again soon! More

California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best Western El Rancho is a quaint motel on the North end of Morro Bay. The hotel is probably 50 or more years old, but has been remodeled; It was very nice. Room decor could be updated but overall the room was very nice. The grounds were exceptional. Even in a drought, BW El Rancho had an abundance of flowers,... More

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We do take great pride in our outdoor area and making it as beautiful as we can for our guests to enjoy. We hope that you will come back and see us again soon! More

Friant, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We showed up with exactly the amount if people that we told Best Western reservation line. 2 adults 3 children under 10 The hotel will say something different when they answer this. they gave us a king bed room with a roll away bed that did not fit and told us to put it against the door. I called the... More

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

We are once again sorry that you had such a horrible experience with us! You have told your side of the story and we have told ours. We wish you safe future travels. More

Encinitas, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had booked this motel on-line. We have stayed in other Best Westerns and have found them to be comfortable, clean for a moderate price. Well, how Best Western put their name on this shabby run-down motel beats me. It's a way from the town right along the highway. We arrived there aorund 5, after a long... More

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

We are very sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience with our hotel, We are glad that you found a place that better suited your needs. More

San Jose, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the service industry I never seen a hotel front office in my life who is so rude and who was ready to "chuck us out of the hotel" just because I asked her why she is charging for extra person and the internet was not working hence I asked her hope you are giving some discount for that".. for... More

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

I am amazed at your review of our very well liked and always friendly staff member. I do recall as you might, that I, the manager was also helping with your check in. Please understand that my clerk was only doing her job, It is her job to ensure that we meet all of the proper codes and rules, as... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special other then clean room nice gardens location, but you should feel like there glad to see you after many years of going there. I have nothing more too say so I am speachless to come out with 200 characters

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

We are very sorry that you were not properly welcomed back to our hotel! We love seeing our return guests and we apologize that you did not feel like you were made to feel special. We do hope that you will come and see us again and give us the chance to treat you right. More

Midlothian, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caroline - she's everywhere, she's everywhere! She greets you upon arrival. She pours your coffee at the morning breakfast and she graciously recommends local restaurants (yes, definitely Sabetta's). We so appreciated her welcoming hospitality and cookies upon arrival. As for the actual accommodations, well, Caroline couldn't do much on her own to improve that aspect. We were surprised that there... More

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

We are glad that you enjoyed the service at our hotel but are sorry to hear that you were not pleased with the room. Yes we do not have air conditioning in our rooms and we are sorry that you were unaware of that when you booked the room. We are also sorry that you were not able to explore... More

Los Banos, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean and comfortable.... Management is doing a great job. The location is good and in room movies are free on DVD. The Mexican resturant is within walking distance! The ocean is a short drive down the road. Usually, the temperature is in the 60s.

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We do hope that you will come back and visit again soon! More

SF Bay Area, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent 2 nights at the Best Western as we were visiting friends in the area. Hotel is well located near Highway 1 and Main Street. The room was not huge - but not cramped either. The bathroom was modern and nice with excellent water pressure in the shower/bath! Bed was comfortable and linens looked new. Staff were friendly and... More

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are also glad that you liked our new granite vanities that we have added to our bathrooms. We hope that you will come and visit again soon! More

Bellingham, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful, pet friendly place to stay in Morro Bay. They are very pet friendly and very welcoming to their guest. I would not hesitate to return. There is a dog friendly beach just a few minutes away and beautiful sunsets from this property. The beds were very comfortable, too.

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

We are glad that you and your pet friend enjoyed your stay with us! We welcome all our furry friends with a pet basket that has a sheet, towel, treats and directions to the dog beach and parks close by us. We hope that you will come back and visit 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
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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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