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“Great little motel for the price”
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El Rancho Motel
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Bishop
Santa Monica, CA
1 review
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“Great little motel for the price”
Reviewed October 8, 2009

The rates were very reasonable. The room was basic but adequate and clean. It had a small fridge and microwave. The service was good. When we asked for extra towels, they arrived immediately. It is conveniently located to restaurants on Main Street. Since it was on a side street, it was away from the traffic of busy Hwy 395. There is a fantastic little bakery down the block-Great Basin Bakery. They had super croissants. The motel is a convenient car ride to many hiking trails in the area.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 14, 2009

We stayed at El Rancho multiple times in July and August as we travelled through the Eastern Sierras, including the first night that the new managers took over. They were very professional and went out of their way to help us. El Rancho is priced reasonably and located in a quiet area only two blocks from the main road and a short walk into town. The managers are working hard to make sure that everything is clean and comfortable. There are good breakfast places nearby, including the bakery on Lagoon Street and Jack's on Main Street. It really felt like a home away from home!

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed September 28, 2008

After trying two motels that had swimming pools, I finally settled for the El Rancho because they didn't want to charge me an arm and a leg for a place to lay my head for the night. I paid $65 (including tax) for a single room on a Friday night in late September. The A/C worked great but I couldn't get the refrigerator to work. Would have liked to have frozen my water bottles for the next day's drive but it wasn't that big a deal. Nice, quiet room with a coffee maker, nice TV, and a microwave. Didn't have time to shower but it was cute and clean. And the bedspread was the cutest I've ever seen in a motel! I would definitely stay here again! Wish I'd thought to take a photo or two!

  • Liked — Great Basin Bakery right down the block
  • Disliked — Fridge didn't work
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
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Aliso Viejo, California
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216 reviews
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Reviewed July 9, 2008

Stayed here Again over the 4th of July. The room was very clean and the internet access was weak. Amenities are few (no shampoo) but the room did have a refrigerator. It was very very hot in Bishop at the time and our room took hours to cool down. The Air Conditioning was too weak but by midnight, the room was cool. Again, we could not argue with the price: $53 on a holiday weekend when the Best Western a half mile away was over $100. After this experience, I may only do this motel in the fall and winter.

  • Liked — Park at the door convenience, low price, location
  • Disliked — Room too hot, internet access weak
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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Rio Rico
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Reviewed September 24, 2007

We have stayed at the El Rancho twice now this summer. The last time was during Labor Day weekend. We were lucky to find a room because it was Tri County Fair weekend. We got a nice room with a kitchen! It was clean and quiet.
Last weekend I needed 2 rooms because we brought a friend up. Our rooms were so nice! They were clean, we had a fridge and a microwave too. The heater was great, since it had gotten chilly.
And the price is half of what the chains charge on Main St.
In Aug. we came up and stayed at the La Qunita. It was $144.00, no towels, no fridge. Not as nice as the El Rancho.

  • Liked — reasonable and clean
  • Disliked — no hair dryer
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Property: El Rancho Motel
Address: 274 Lagoon St, Bishop, CA 93514-3405
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Location: United States > California > Bishop
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Bishop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Rancho Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a Pet and People Friendly Establishment. We offer 22 units total 7 kitchen units, Suites 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom are available. In-room Coffee, Microwaves and Refrigerators, Duvet Comforters and Flat Screen TV's in all Rooms. Non-Smoking Rooms, Daily housekeeping available. We are walking distant to the Bakery for Breakfast and Lunch and Several restaurant and bars. Free Shuttle to the Paiute Palace Casino. Come and enjoy your stay ant The El Rancho Motel! ... more   less 
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