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“What you see is what you get.” 4 of 5 stars
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2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442   |  
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Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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“What you see is what you get.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

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.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
We would like to thank you for your review. As you know feedback on most all things are vital to any business. Here at the Best Western ElRancho we strive to have all our guests enjoy thier stay with us.
Again we want to thank you for sharing your thoughts and hope you have many safe travels.
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night on our drive up the coast. Nice view of the rock. Friendly service at check-in. Comfortable room. checked out a dvd which the kids enjoyed. Ate at the taco temple just up the street. Stopped at the market (also just up the street) to pick up a few things. Good breakfast in the AM-- enough variety to make the whole family happy. Just a few minutes to drive into town in the AM.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent visit to our hotel. We are always thankful to recieve positive feedback from our guests.Please come visit us again soon.
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Bucyrus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had 2 nights that we had to find a night for on our Big Sur drive, we found this place and fell in love. Wow, on the edge of town, but with an Ocean view. The staff was awesome, cookies at check in and great breakfast in the morning. No AC, but it is usually cool. The pool area had very up to date lawn furniture. Stay here if you want quietness and quaint. Stay downtown if you want the bar scene.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our little home away from home....
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Shafter, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stayed one night at the end of July to attend a wedding. Motel is at the north end of town. Quiet, clean rooms. Helpful and friendly staff. They have DVD's you may check out and watch in your room. The included continental breakfast, including instant oatmeal and make your own waffles, was adequate. Lawn furniture scattered around the enclosed pool area. BBQ grill and picnic tables on the premises. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
We would like to say thank you for taking the time to share all the wonderful things about our hotel. We strive to have every guest feel as if they would stay with us again and again.
We hope your travels bring you to us again..
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Bakersfield, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 1 year Anniversary this weekend and chose The Best Western El Rancho as our hotel. We knew we wanted to stay in Morro Bay, and the price tag fit our budget. We are so glad we stayed at BW El Rancho! We had a lovely experience staying at this quaint hotel. The décor is that of a beach hotel/house off Hwy 1. The views to eat breakfast from the lobby allow you to see the coast line! Our hotel room had pictures of Hearst Castle. Lovely Breakfast, kind and helpful staff, followed with cleanliness and quiet! It's an older hotel, but VERY clean. My husband and I will return soon!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our "home away from home", we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were disappointed with this hotel. The bathroom had some dirty areas, the carpet was filthy and the pool was freezing. Highlights were the breakfast is good and the hotel has a bunch of dvds that you can check out for your room. We still had a great time in Morro Bay and look forward to returning to this city again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
We do hope in your travels again to Morro Bay you are able to find a motel that meets your expectations..
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I must say this experience at El Rancho Motel was the best I have had for lodging in a long time. The personnel was extremely friendly and went above and beyond to help in any way they could. We had a good breakfast each morning, and the rooms were extremely clean and well stocked. I would make this my number one stay over motel again if in the area again. It was out of the crowded town and noise, and the rooms were very quiet from noise. If I come thru again, this will be my number one choice to stay at. Hope to see you again El Rancho Motel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
We are so happy you choose to stay at the ElRancho and glad you enjoyed your stay....
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Address: 2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Morro Bay
#10 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#11 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to BEST WESTERN El Rancho!Escape to this Morro Bay, California hotel offering comfortable and affordable accommodations near Hearst Castle, Morro Bay Beach and Cal Poly University. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN El Rancho where guests will receive personalized customer service, quiet accommodations and find unbeatable amenities for an affordable price. Newly refurbished, this California Best Western hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, shopping and dining options in and around Morro Bay. Guests staying at this Morro Bay hotel will enjoy single story accommodations with well-appointed guest rooms featuring cable television, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, DVD player with complimentary movie rentals and free high-speed Internet access. Dining is made easy with the hotel's complimentary hot breakfast and a restaurant right across the parking lot as well as 2 patios with BBQ grills for our guests' use. The outdoor heated swimming pool provides a great place for guests to unwind and refresh. For added convenience, the BEST WESTERN El Rancho offers large vehicle parking. Pets are also welcome at this Morro Bay hotel, for a small fee of $12.00 per pet per night, providing the hotel has prior notification of the pet's arrival as only a portion of the rooms are pet friendly.There is no better lodging choice than the BEST WESTERN El Rancho when visiting Morro Bay. Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, guests at the hotel will have convenient access to a variety of area attractions including views of the Pacific Ocean. Spend an afternoon touring nearby Hearst Castle or San Luis Obispo Mission, exploring Morro Bay Rock, biking or hiking through Morro Bay State Park or enjoying some beach fun at Atascadero State Beach. Cal Poly University and Cuesta College are both located close by making the BEST WESTERN El Rancho ideal lodging when touring the campus or visiting friends. The caring staff at the AAA-3 Diamond BEST WESTERN El Rancho is ready to ensure an enjoyable stay in Morro Bay, California. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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