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El Rancho Hotel & Motel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dropped in while passing through Gallup because of the history of this hotel on Route 66. The gift shop had a fine selection of native crafts and souvenirs. In the lobby there was a unique ambiance with wood beams and railings, murals, a fireplace and a ton of vintage items including a cigar store Indian and cigarette and stamp... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The outside of the building is wonderful and to have a look inside the lobby can be nice, depending on your interests. The charm of both is not reflected once inside your room. The rooms are too expensive for what they offer and can definitely be called pretty tired and uninspired. The bathroom is very small and that's not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it was really neat to see where old movie stars stayed at. The rooms were updated a bit. The laounge was just to die for, so grand and full of memobelia. The stair way was like somthing out of Gone with the Wind. All the rooms had different movie star names on it. It was a iot was fun just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. The place feels like it still has the character and charm that it did back in the day. We love the vintage photos, the authentic handwoven blanket on the bed, and the or fixtures. They keep it very clean and in good repair. Spend a night here it will be a good memory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk into El Rancho you are on a film set-the lobby and balcony above are amazing.People wander in just to look around at the architecture and movie memorabilia.All so evocative of a bygone era.however,the dining and bedrooms are somewhat tired and in need of some TLC.Yet rooms are clean and the bed was comfortable and large.Lunch and breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was small but pleasant for one night it was fine,lots of history from all the movie stars who stayed here during filming of cowboy movies .John Wayne for example during the 1930s.Hugh stair case.check the hotel on line .the restaurant was ok nothing great but it was convenient..price was about right ,they gave a discount for military and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always aim for local, historic hotels vs chains, perfectly comfortable with an older place with character, and found El Rancho for a stop between Albuquerque and the Grand Canyon because it sounded like just our kind of place. Unfortunately, they spend way too much on billboards all along the highways and nothing on maintaining the rooms in 'the charm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel due to the reviews it has received and it was featured on a resent TV documentary. We knew it wasn't a best western or similar it is a historic building the minute you walk in it is really quaint and different, steeped in history, the front desk staff were a bit confused with 10 of us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying in chain hotels for most of our Route 66 trip, the El Rancho made a refreshing change. The décor was western, and it had that air of being unchanged since it was the hang out of movie stars. The hotel could have been cleaner, but old historic hotels are not designed with modern standards of cleanlinesses in mind.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let us get the most important thing out of the way first. Running parallel to the entirety of Route 66 - from Los Angeles to Oklahoma and beyond is a main trunk railway line. One of the residents of Route 66 once told me that there are 177 freight trains a day, all day, every day, around the clock. I... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about El Rancho Hotel & Motel

Address: 1000 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-5559
Location: United States > New Mexico > Gallup
Price Range: $101 - $113 (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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