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El Capitan Motel

1300 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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Brick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had my wife and kids here first week of july 2016 there were homeless fighting outside over drugs. A prositute banged on our door and that was the good part. people were outside loud all night there is a check cashing store across the street pubic hair in the bead dead bugs on the floor blood on the shower... More 

Thank fatguybbq
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

This is the dirtiest motel I have been in. I asked the owner just to see the room before I took it and he reluctantly gave me a key, and I can understand why. Owner is arrogant and when I showed him the dirt that I collected on my Clorox little wipes he had no interest in reviewing the condition... More 

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Brussels, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Cross country Route 66 looking for bargains found this place for $40 a night. It's decent for the price. Microwave, fridge and hairdryer. No shampoo or coffee. Bed is newer and firm with no flat pillows. Non smoking queen room smells fine. Decent diner next door and Mexican across the street walk to both.

Thank Kellie S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I stayed at the El Capitan on Jan. 1, 2016, on a cross-country trip from Tennessee to California. I have two dogs, so the motel was chosen based on price and pet-friendliness. The gentleman at the desk was very helpful and friendly and placed me, at my request, in an end room so that my dogs would not be disturbed... More 

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Greensburg, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Very nice people that run this hotel. I had made a booking mistake, and instead of charging me twice (the day I had booked the room but didn't show up and the night I stayed) they graciously comped the night I stayed. They did not need to do this, and I appreciated it very much. The motel itself is a... More 

Thank funetix
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is an older Route 66 motel in Gallup. Nothing fancy but good bed, big enough bath and nicely decorated. Staff was friendly and efficient and it was nice to stay at a nostalgic place for a great price.

Thank Earl G
Maryborough, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Dated rooms but clean and adequate. Wifi worked well.We didn't go for the cheapest, but the next morning on leaving Gallup, we did find similar motels cheaper. Just felt the host was an absolute turn off with his attitude and we almost left and went elsewhere because of that.

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jackson073, Owner at El Capitan Motel, responded to this review

You don't know this Gallup area and motels u seen in next day morning,they are not similar motels like el capitan motel, they are weekly and monthly cheaper drunk people motel.if u don't have knowledge, don't make bad impression for another guest. More 

Elkhart, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Room was clean. The man at the front desk was nice and helpful. Wifi had a weak to no signal. Shower had two settings, hot or cold nothing in between. AC had over half the buttons missing and the blow drier did not work. For the price you really can not expect much more.

Thank Jason A
Angel Fire, NM
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80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night here and our choice was made based on the price and them accepting pets. The place is obviously old and not much to look at. The man who checked us in wasn't very friendly and gave us some grief about my dog even though their sign out front says they accept pets and we made it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I had a really good night in this motel. Whilst driving route 66 we thought this place looked the best independent in town. The welcome was ok, they were certainly polite but not over friendly. The room is basic but is was clean and beds were very comfortable. The air conditioner wasn't too noisy and wifi was good. The place... More 

1 Thank Henry C
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about El Capitan Motel

Address: 1300 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
Location: United States > New Mexico > Gallup
Price Range: $42 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Capitan Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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