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Mahomet, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't actually stay at this property. We went in and walked around. It was really old but neat. I could see how it would have been a swanky place back in the day. Movie stars would come and stay here. There are pictures on the walls with a lot of them. It had a wonderful big front desk. There...

1Thank mer1264
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Older rooms could stand to be upgraded. Each room is named after an old movie star. Ok beds and linens. No headboards in our room. Small bathroom. There is no coffee maker in the room Breakfast was great! The lobby is beautiful.

Thank AandESpector
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the history of this hotel! The lobby is amazing. Yes, the rooms are a bit tired, but it's an old hotel. The old fixtures and finishes are great. We even had our own kitchen and walk out patio area. Far better than staying at a chain. We also enjoyed delicious fajitas in the restaurant for dinner. I recommend...

Thank Cleolundy
West Bend, Wisconsin
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Stopped her in July 2015 on Route 66 trip. Visited lobby and was impressed. On last minute trip to Arizona, decided to stay here for New Years Eve. When I opened the door to the room, I was surprised to see couch. When entering the room I found a large fireplace, chair and sofa. Turned the corner and there was...

1Thank Jon C
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed December 12, 2016

We checked in advance as to whether or not they allowed dogs and were pleased that they did. As it turns out, if you have a pet, you get put in the Annex rather than the hotel proper. The only thing historical about our "pet friendly room" was the smelly carpet and chewed chair and table legs. Very unpleasant evening....

3Thank tckeown75
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed November 27, 2016

If you are traveling on Route 66, even for a little hint of the way it used to be, book a night at the El Rancho Hotel. This is a step back in time to when real movie stars used to go to Gallup to make cowboy movies in the surrounding area, and hang around the bar and the restaurant...

2Thank JAT-DC
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Reviewed November 27, 2016

It is a good looking hotel, both inside and out. They really play up their history with Hollywood and the old west. Keep in mind the rooms were built when rooms were considerably smaller. The front entrance is large comfortable and very period. They offer a bar, souvenir shop and restaurant here as well. The cost is on par with...

1Thank Wyosoldier
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed November 27, 2016

We love the lobby! And they take dogs with no charge! Our room, the Betty Grable room, was very plain with few amenities, but clean. The bathroom is the smallest I've ever seen. The staff wasn't particularly helpful and we schlepped our luggage up the long stairs with no offer of help (like the elevator). It would have been very...

1Thank harjan2016
Sedona, Arizona
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Wonderful place to stay in Gallup. So much history! Pictures of hundreds of old movie stars on every wall. Very comfortable rooms considering the age of the property. Beautiful lobby. Staff was extremely accommodating to our needs. Restaurant in hotel was also very good and affordable.

1Thank Carol P
Washington, Indiana, United States
Reviewed November 9, 2016

First time staying here, really an interesting piece of history, great service and staff! Enjoyed the dining room as well!! On our way to the Grand Canyon again and decided to try something out of the usual places we stay, loved it!

1Thank David B
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about El Rancho Hotel & Motel

Address: 1000 East Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
Location: United States > New Mexico > Gallup
Price Range: $68 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Hotel & Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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“Don't take a pet, spend the $$ for a main hotel room. Specify "NO ANNEX"”
 of 5 bubbles tckeown75, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“Try not to get a room above the bar, unless you're going to close down the place anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles JAT-DC, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a decent view”
 of 5 bubbles harjan2016, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms are easy to access!”
 of 5 bubbles davidbC7277MK, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the front side appear to be very well insulated from traffic and train noise. When the heater comes on you will know it!”
 of 5 bubbles Thunder600, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
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