You get what you pay for. If you just want a place to sleep, for the lowest price on Coronado, this is the place. We stayed three nights. We kept telling ourselves that the money we saved was well spent at restaurants in San Diego and Old Town.
The motel is a about 10 blocks to the beautiful beach through nice neighborhoods and/or past the Del Coronado.
It is three blocks to a touristy shopping area and the ferry to San Diego, which is a great ride and puts you within easy walking distance of the Gaslamp Quarter and the Horton Plaza mall, not to mention the carrier Midway Museum. We took the trolley to Old Town, which is a favorite. Don't miss the Mormon Battalion museum presentation.
I will pay a little more next time and stay somewhere with more comfortable beds, enough room to turn around in the bathroom without hitting an elbow on the wall or door, and perhaps a place with chairs and a table. I would rate is below average, but a bargain by Coronado standards though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Rancho Motel Coronado is conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Coronado Island, and offers 10 charming rooms full of amenities and warm hospitality that will make your stay a memorable one. Surrounded by attractions such as the Ferry Landing Marketplace, the historic Hotel Del Coronado, and the world famous Coronado Beaches, we know you will truly have a wonderful stay at El Rancho Motel. San Diego is also close by, just a drive on the majestic Coronado Bay Bridge. Explore the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and so much more. Access to the San Diego Airport is also close and convenient. Coronado is a peaceful island community and resort destination, with a world class golf course, a marina, parks and beaches. The weather is perhaps the best in the world, making it the perfect destination for families and seasoned travelers. With plenty of dining and shopping options within walking distance, we know your stay will be a pleasurable experience. We look forward to making your stay at El Rancho Motel as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Welcome to Coronado Island! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Rancho Hotel Coronado