We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

El Rancho Hotel & Motel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
El Rancho Hotel & Motel
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

562 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 492: English reviews
Beaumont, California
Level Contributor
345 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on a sentimental journey visiting places we had been and new ones as well. We decided that the El Rancho Hotel was worth the cost for Room 103 - the Ronald Reagan Suite - and it was. The room was large, the bed comfortable and the bathroom big enough to hold a family reunion.

Thank Jeannemacl
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite some reviews we found this place charming. Maybe we were lucky, we were given a suite complete with sitting room, kitchen with washing machine and dryer as well as dishwasher and cooker! As well as spacious bedroom and bathroom with direct access to the pool (although sadly closed for the season). It's pretty dated but has a charm that... More 

Thank 659francesg
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

El Rancho is unique in its decor and lives up to its story as a historic landmark. The huge galleried lobby is lined with photos of stars from the Hollywood heyday and decorated with beautiful Navajo rugs, memorabilia and soft lighting. We stayed one night and enjoyed our stop en route to Sedona. The car park is often lined with... More 

Thank urbanelady
Ramat Gan, Israel
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

How much inconvenience, excessive pricing and unprofessional and indifferent service should one tolerate just to have his hotel room named after an old time movie star? If you ask me, not much, and this is why we left this miserable place one hour after we checked in following the high rating this hotel received in TripAdvisor and other sites. Indeed... More 

Thank yaron e

Travelers are raving about these Gallup hotels

Anaheim, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Many many movie stars in the 40s stayed here while working. Walls are filled with photos. Worth the stop to explore. Wonderful Indian gift shop. The rooms in the original hotel are very vintage and cute. Lovered doors. Wonderful huge fireplace in the lobby. An historic must see.

Thank ke6aza
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fun hotel...The history of the stars that stayed at this hotel is wonderful, and the pictures of these stars, you can just browse the lobby and it takes you back to the day, and of course the staff, they were great...Great stop on Rt.66

Thank Christine S
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel was a place when movies were made in the desert that the stars used. The place is full of pictures and is well done inside and out. Walk around nobody will bother you. Don't forget to go up the grand stair case. Stop have a DQ and go visit this place.

Thank CaptPJ
Level Contributor
33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have stayed here 3 times over the past few years while on road trips. We just love this place. Lots of history here...Lots of Hollywood actors found their way to the El Rancho. Rooms are dated, but clean, fresh. Nice furnishings. Large restaurant that serves great food. Had breakfast and dinner. Large Western style hotel lobby. Very Rustic and appealing.... More 

Thank buffalofeathers
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
225 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of character and the rooms interesting, comfortable and clean and is probably one of those places that if not staying there you should just pop in to have a look around. All of the rooms are assigned to different stars which makes it pretty interesting.

Thank cr159
Level Contributor
69 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here during our Route 66 road trip and were not disappointed as we were given the Robert Taylor room which had access to a balcony where we sat with our drinks as the sun set. Dinner was very good and overall service could not be faulted. We also enjoyed all the photographs of the movie stars who had... More 

1 Thank daveanddore
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

316 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (316)
Room/Suite (37)
Bathroom (11)
Hotel & Grounds (131)
Dining (8)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Other (128)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Gallup hotels
2.0 mi away
Comfort Inn Gallup
Comfort Inn Gallup
#3 of 34 in Gallup
4.5 of 5 bubbles 367 reviews
0.1 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Gallup Inn & Suites
2.0 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Gallup
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.9 mi away
Hampton Inn Gallup-West
2.1 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Gallup
3.5 mi away
Sleep Inn
Sleep Inn
#10 of 34 in Gallup
4.0 of 5 bubbles 226 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: $112 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Hotel & Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 76
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline and Hotwire so you can book your El Rancho Hotel & Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
El Rancho Hotel Gallup
El Rancho Hotel And Motel
El Rancho Gallup
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay