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El Capitan Motel

1300 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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Ranked #1 of 3 Gallup B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 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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Bentonville, Arkansas
1 review
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
2 reviews
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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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
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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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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

It was clean, good value for money. Nice big room with several amenities, and a desk table and tv. We had a comfortable, quiet sleep and would return again. It's not far from the interstate so fairly easily accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

room was clean and comfortable beds, better than some big chain hotels.overall good place to stay with reasonable price. we had a family and came late night, front desk guy was very professional and gave us a nice 2 double beds. we had a very good night sleep.

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