Everyone should visit El Rancho Hotel once. Don't be afraid that you'll miss it when you get off the interstate in Gallup: it's right on the corner and has plenty of neon signage. The lobby is a scream. I must say, though, if this is where the movie stars used to stay while filming Westerns, these were movie stars who were not spoiled by luxury. We had the Ida Lupino Room (all the rooms are named for stars from back in the day). It was small, the bathroom tiny.
I must mention the lovely night desk clerk, Sean, who helped us when the reservation we'd made through Hotels.com didn't show up on their computer, and also did us a real solid by letting us know that we'd left the door to our car wide open! Thank you, Sean!
Breakfast is not included and is not exactly a bargain. However, the restaurant is nice, and the huevos rancheros were fabulous. Both the green and red chile sauces were delicious.
If comfort is your top priority, stay elsewhere in Gallup and come for breakfast. But do come.
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- El Rancho Hotel And Motel
- El Rancho Hotel Gallup
- El Rancho Gallup