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370 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-1498
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#12 of 17 hotels in Coronado
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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Loved the landscaping and the two outdoor seating areas. This is a really small and cute motel. The parking is limited but free with two spaces in front and several in the alley at the rear. The best part is the location-within walking distance of ferry, Coronado Beach and several restaurants. The room was on the small size but clean. Probably could use a little updating in the bathroom with the grout, scuffed door jam and a shower that took some time to get hot water. The mattress was firm but fairly comfortable. Be prepared for significant traffic noise from busy Orange Ave but it did not interfere with our sleep. Management is not on site 24 hr. I would say it was a very good value. Oh, and the pink flamingos were kinda cute as well.
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Our travel agent booked this property for us. We looked online at the number rooms and location... We were surprisingly pleased when we arrived. This is an absolutely wonderful location. Well within walking distance of many restaurants and the Coronado Bay.. The front office staff was friendly and most helpful. House keeping does an excellent job. A fabulous trip with, I will say again a refreshing change from a large hotel.. We absolutely love this motel!
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A very basic motel. Great location - restaurants a few blocks away. The beach is about a mile, and the bus is free in the summer. Try Coronado Brewing Company. Excellent! I don't know why I need to add more words, but I have to meed the 200 character minimum.
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I stay at El Rancho about once every 3 months. For me, it is a convenient base on Coronado: most places are within easy walking distance or a short Uber ride. Rooms are a little on the basic side and showing their age, but are nevertheless quite conformable. Booking ahead, one can usually grab a good price, but sometimes it can be as expensive as a full service hotel.
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This little motel is the cutest! My fiancé and I stayed at this location for a weekend to celebrate his birthday. Lady at the office desk was very nice and informative during our arrival. The rooms are small for bigger families but for couples it’s honestly perfect. The building does appear a little older from the outside in some spots but don’t let it fool you, it’s a great pick for the prices they offer in beautiful Coronado! It’s about 15 minute walk to the beach and you can get some coffee on the way since there’s plenty coffee shops down the street. Also, it’s like a 7 minute walk to catch the ferry. The seating area in front of the TV came in handy when we ordered take out and just relaxed in the room. Also, it’s a cheap ride to and from Gaslamp ! I’d definitely stay here again.
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$116 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Rancho Motel
Which popular attractions are close to El Rancho Motel?
Nearby attractions include Spreckels Park (0.3 miles), Nicky Rottens Coronado (0.3 miles), and Adella Plaza Fountain (0.3 miles).
Which room amenities are available at El Rancho Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at El Rancho Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Rancho Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crown City Inn & Bistro, Coronado Brewing Company, and Saiko Sushi.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Rancho Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to El Rancho Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (4.3 miles), Whaley House Museum (4.1 miles), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (1.4 miles).