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El Rancho Hotel & Motel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 East Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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El Rancho Hotel & Motel

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Ranked #9 of 27 hotels in Gallup
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Graham, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is old and historic - not a five star, but we weren't expecting it to be. I drove 150+ miles out of my way to stay there. I had confirmed reservations (credit card on file) for the John Wayne room. When we arrived, the quirky man behind the desk said our room wasn't available. "It had been red... More

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santa barbara, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool lobby which includes both the ground level and the upstairs. Lots of historic movie pictures and the like. This is the second time we stayed at the hotel. The first time the room was really cramped and the bathroom even more so.... really gives you an idea of how the place was "back in the day", but not... More

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126 reviews 126 reviews
23 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is for the El Rancho restaurant only. We stayed at the hotel before, but not during this trip. Restaurant service was slow/accurate, food quality was good and the prices were fair. Clearly, there is a lot of history in this place as well as continuing potential. Recommend for the history

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lafayette hill, pa, usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shower looked so unhygienic that we decided to wait to the next stop. There was no internet in the room (supposedly a temporary issue), so I'm sitting in the lobby writing this listening to kids banging away on the piano. There was one spare socket in the room to charge anything with. I noticed there was neither a thermostat... More

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Franklin, Indiana
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110 reviews 110 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night and were very comfortable. It's not the pillow top mattress that you get other places but the atmosphere alone is worth the visit. Really nice lobby with big fireplace and comfortable chairs. Lots of Hollywood history. Nice staff make the stay better.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to the El Rancho the night we rolled into town but we did stop in before we left Gallup. The hotel has a great number of photos of various movie stars that have stayed there while filming movies in the area. We ate breakfast there and enjoyed the ambience and the food. A gift shop has... More

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Lots of Hollywood nostalgia and pictures on the walls. Movie stars stayed there when old westerns were filmed in the area. Every room is named after a different star. I really wanted to stay in the Lucille Ball suite, but it had two beds. We settled for the Kirk Douglas suite, which was a cute kitchenette and direct access to... More

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Canon City, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are expecting your stay at El Rancho to be like staying at a Hampton Inn, keep driving. But if you want a real taste of Route 66 and the West before the suburbs took over everything, then you've found the right place. From the shoeshine stand and the giant geode in the lobby to the gift shop and... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful motel in Dec 2013. The vintage, log cabin interior and grand staircase were breath taking. Many old time movie stars stayed there during the hey day of the western movie era. People like John Wayne, Lucical Ball, Dale Robertson, and many more. The rooms are large and the beds comfortale. The only issue we had... More

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Crivitz, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

With all the hype and billboards along I-40, we were anxious to stay at the El Rancho. We didn't have huge expectations since we are aware this is an older hotel but for the price, we ended up a little disappointed. The queen bed was comfortable but the amenities were non existent. No hair dryer, no clock, no lotions, no... More

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Also Known As:
El Rancho Hotel And Motel
El Rancho Hotel Gallup
El Rancho Gallup
El Rancho Hotel
Address: 1000 East Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
Location: United States > New Mexico > Gallup
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Ranked #9 of 27 hotels in Gallup
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Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Hotel & Motel 2*
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