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El Rancho Hotel & Motel

1000 East Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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Ranked #13 of 30 Hotels in Gallup
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
C_L_C_100000 Madison, Wisconsin
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    4 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stay at the El Rancho (this is the fifth time) because it is a grand belledame of an inn, a throwback to the 1940s and 50s when movie stars were movie stars and film crews shooting oaters in Monument Valley used it as a headquarters. The signed photographs on the second-floor balcony come from, well, another... More 

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Aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop on Route 66, like a step back in time. Great entrance with double stair case and loads of old movie star photos. Lunch menu had a American /Mexican feel with a lot of the main courses named after the movie stars. I had a Burt burger!

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Stourbridge, West Midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in on the off chance that there might be a vacancy, and we were lucky! We were in the Katherine Hepburn room, and were told she had stayed there! I can't imagine she used the tiny bathroom, but perhaps I'm wrong!! The receptionist was cheerful and helpful, and the room was clean and comfy. We felt we had... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great old hotel on Route 66 in great condition beautifully maintained and authentic . Every room has the name of a old movie star that stayed here while filming in the area or just stayin here. John Wayne room 100 ask for a room where your favourite star stayed.rooms are big and comfortable with nice outlook ,bathrooms are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is not for everyone but is well worth the time to stay. It has a neat feeling throughout the hotel and great support staff. The hotel has kept the old furniture and decor but the flooring in the rooms and bedding is quite clean and comfortable. The lobby has alot of interesting items to look at and if... More 

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Selinsgrove
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As traveling on 40- we came across the billboards for this historic place. So glad we stopped. Besides having excellent food- Mexican at its finest( yummy salsa), we also looked around at the fabulous decor. What an interesting place. Enjoyed looking around and taking pictures. If you are traveling through please stop and take it all in!

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Portland, OR
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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a taste of the original Route 66, this place provides a fun experience. From the moment you drive up, you get a sense of "funkiness", which continues as you enter in to the lobby. The lobby host a dual-spiral staircase leading to a balcony filled with pictures of celebrities who have stayed there. Likewise, the rooms are... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we were unable to actually stay the night at this hotel so cannot comment on the standard of the rooms. However, we were able to explore a bit of the interior. Very interesting to see all the signed photos of classic film stars adorning the walls. Reading about the hotels many famous guests was a real joy to all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a lobby with the wow factor (if you are a film buff and like your old movies). The room we had was basic, but clean and good value. The restaurant gave good service and the food was good.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm glad to see old hotels like this still around, and there was a certain pleasantness about staying there. Hard for me to star properly, as it probably needs to be priced higher than other older hotels/motels due to what is bound to be a lot of upkeep; but while it is not dingy, it is old and once in... More 

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