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El Capitan Motel

1300 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I stayed at the El Capitan on Jan. 1, 2016, on a cross-country trip from Tennessee to California. I have two dogs, so the motel was chosen based on price and pet-friendliness. The gentleman at the desk was very helpful and friendly and placed me, at my request, in an end room so that my dogs would not be disturbed... More 

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Greensburg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Very nice people that run this hotel. I had made a booking mistake, and instead of charging me twice (the day I had booked the room but didn't show up and the night I stayed) they graciously comped the night I stayed. They did not need to do this, and I appreciated it very much. The motel itself is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is an older Route 66 motel in Gallup. Nothing fancy but good bed, big enough bath and nicely decorated. Staff was friendly and efficient and it was nice to stay at a nostalgic place for a great price.

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Maryborough, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Dated rooms but clean and adequate. Wifi worked well.We didn't go for the cheapest, but the next morning on leaving Gallup, we did find similar motels cheaper. Just felt the host was an absolute turn off with his attitude and we almost left and went elsewhere because of that.

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jackson073, Owner at El Capitan Motel, responded to this review

You don't know this Gallup area and motels u seen in next day morning,they are not similar motels like el capitan motel, they are weekly and monthly cheaper drunk people motel.if u don't have knowledge, don't make bad impression for another guest. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Room was clean. The man at the front desk was nice and helpful. Wifi had a weak to no signal. Shower had two settings, hot or cold nothing in between. AC had over half the buttons missing and the blow drier did not work. For the price you really can not expect much more.

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Angel Fire, NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night here and our choice was made based on the price and them accepting pets. The place is obviously old and not much to look at. The man who checked us in wasn't very friendly and gave us some grief about my dog even though their sign out front says they accept pets and we made it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I had a really good night in this motel. Whilst driving route 66 we thought this place looked the best independent in town. The welcome was ok, they were certainly polite but not over friendly. The room is basic but is was clean and beds were very comfortable. The air conditioner wasn't too noisy and wifi was good. The place... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I travel quite a lot and I stayed here because I had to unload many items out of my vehicle and I wanted my room literally next to the car. Because I need the Internet I asked if the wifi worked well and if it was reliable. The owner seemed nice when I checked in (I believe he is from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

sometimes i get a great value under $45 in a little old route 66 historic motel. a young family owns this place and is doing a good job rehabing it. the parking lot is in repaving progress. no frills, great tv channel selections, strong wifi. the bed was comfy for the two of us, and we slept well. bathroom very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The couple running this motel are not friendly and communicate in a curt almost rude manner. It is a rundown place with a stone garden in the forecourt and the motel sign has missing letters! But the price is cheap and the room was comfortable if you don't have high expectations. The room had a fridge and microwave if you... More 

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