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.
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!
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.
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.
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.…