The El Rancho tries hard to be an excellent place and succeeds in many ways.
The positives are that the place is attactively landscaped with flowers everywhere. Roses in front of the rooms and a well taken care of pool area. The rooms are good size, the beds firm and the tv good sized with a variety of channels. The ammenities are high quality although the bathroom itself has a sliding door and is somewhat awkwardly designed.
The rooms have refrigerators and coffee pot. All the rooms are on the first floor and face an unattractive parking lot. The motel faces on Main Street a one lane each direction street. But, right next to is is route 101 a two lane each direction major highway. You are a few blocks from the ocean but you need to cross a 4 lane high way with fences on both sides.
The noise from the highway was not noticeable from the rooms at all.
The breakfast was pleasant and included eggs and waffles...
The staff is efficient but not particularly friendly or interested in passing the time with a few words.
There are not many choices in Morro Bay and this motel provides good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western El Rancho Hotel Morro Bay
- Best Western Morro Bay
- Morro Bay Best Western