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El Rancho Hotel & Motel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 East Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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Ranked #9 of 27 hotels in Gallup
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to stay amazing foyer and the thought of all those '40s movie stars staying there gives you a real feel for what luxury was, and how our modern day luxury is so wasteful. Pool area could do with an update though. Nice quiet room had to ask for a room with fridge though.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot expect people to feel welcome and happy based on your lobby and history alone. Staff was extremely rude. From the moment we checked in and especially when we went to the bar for drinks and dinner. It did not get any better the next morning while checking out. It's sad when you are hundreds of miles away from... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in luxury and modernity- stay away. Otherwise, don't miss this old vintage gal! Probably not the best for an extended stay, but a great stop over or short trip. Full of autographed movie star photos. Has 2 restaurants and a bar inside the hotel, so no need to venture out if you're a bit road weary.... More

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South Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
71 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is supposed to be the coolest place, where all of the movie stars stayed while making old western movies. The lobby is nice and there is an impressive display of the stars' photos and memorabilia. The room is tiny, but clean, and way overpriced. There was no A/C - we were supposed to OPEN THE WINDOWS, over a busy,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what a cool place. old school but charming. we stayed in the Jane Wyman room. small but clean. a nice overnight but too cramped for an extended stay. we really liked the charm even if the shower was camper sized. the pull chain for the light was a nice touch. original medicine cabinet. the bed was comfortable but the A/C... More

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Dayton, OH
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28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first walked into the lobby we were blown away. A player piano belted out upbeat tunes. Beautiful red velour furniture was everywhere. Western lighting and decor were indeed impressive. The second floor balcony has dozens of photo of movie stars that said here. Our room was on the third floor, but the desk clerk is required to operate... More

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Rye, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint hotel with a great history , but staff and general service sadly lacking. Bar person so rude we felt it best not to stay too long. Dinner was tasty but took for ever to arrive . Our breakfast was delivered to the wrong table, waiter didn't see that as a problem. Call in and take a photo but don't... More

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San Bernardino, California
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A step back in time. Do not stay at the El Rancho if you are looking for granite in the bath rooms! It is quaint, old and charming. Rooms are small but original. Staff is always wonderful and friendly. Just an overall wonderful experience!

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Port Townsend, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though I have read many reviews on TripAdvisor I have never left one. My experience at El Rancho was so bad I had to go strait to my computer and warn people not to waste their money here! Cool lobby. Take a photo and LEAVE! Staff was SO rude and dinner was disgusting!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay when in Gallup and it is a favourite stopping point on Route 66. The rooms are kept in old style and are all named after film stars who stayed there, The restaurant was excellent and the 49's bar serves excellent margaritas in a nice atmosphere. The lobby is impressive and worth seeing even... More

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Additional Information about El Rancho Hotel & Motel

Address: 1000 East Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
Location: United States > New Mexico > Gallup
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Hotel & Motel 2*
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