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El Capitan Motel

1300 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
39 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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grain valley, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped here for one night. It's a nice, clean motel, although the owners do take away from the "nostalgic Route 66" experience. It was very cheap and adequate. Don't expect breakfast or coffee in your room though.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you are looking for nostalgia for Route 66 in it's glory in the fifties this is the place for you. They haven't updated it since then. I would like to call it quaint, cozy or rustic but it's actually run down and neglected. It is being run by foreign investors so don't expect any improvement. Food left in the... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

The lights were a bit dark for the room but other than that, everything was cozy. I was exhausted from traveling pregnant and with my 5 year old. The front desk personnel were friendly and took care of us fast. The bed was perfect, the heater worked great and the bathroom was a good size. It even had a good... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The El Capitan was basic, clean and adequate. That is all we needed. The four stars are not that it was deluxe but that it met our criteria in the basic categories at a very reasonable price. It is somewhat buffered from the inescapable train noise that is part of Gallup's character. There was a landline phone and a TV,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

During our coast to coast roadtrip this motel was the WORST stay. That Indian woman in pyjamas whom we woke up in 2 am checked us in. She was rude and unprofessional (sorry we disturbed her. if she wouldn't wake up after our buzzing - we could have stay somewhere else). The room was dirty - the blankets, carpet and... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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22 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place may have been decent back when Route 66 was well-traveled, but that has been a long time ago. It was just so-so in quality of furnishings and cleanliness. When my wife pulled a towel from the wall-mounted towel rack, the entire rack fell down. It had been mounted with the kind of wall anchors you might use for... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

During our trip we stayed mostly in motels in the $50-70 bracket and the El Capitan was one of the better ones. Very typical road-side motel, basic rooms, clean and large. It was pleasantly quiet and we had a good nights sleep. We arrived on a Sunday night and all the restaurants were closed, but a Pizza Hut is in... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

As other reviewers have said, this is a simple motel, no frills and a little dated, but for an overnight stay on the way to somewhere else it is perfectly acceptable. The staff were friendly and welcoming, it is close to local restaurants...some of which are closed on a Sunday so be prepared to go a little further afield if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Clean rooms and a very good mattress. This motel is a bit dated but it is exactly what we expected (hoped?) to find on this historic byway. At $40 per night it is a great value. Remember, Route 66 and the railroad are parallel so there is steady but muffled train noise.

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Address: 1300 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
Location: United States > New Mexico > Gallup
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