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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We travel often and usually stay at Best Western chain but the BW in Bishop is overpriced so we thought we would try a more affordable option and El Rancho fit that criteria. We basically needed a room to sleep as we were traveling early the next day so amenities like pool, view etc not important. We were in room 6 and found the bedroom to be a fair size for two people. The bed was comfortable and clean. Tv in good working order. The bathroom was tiny but clean and updated with tile shower and flooring. The motel appeared to be full of guests but we were not disturbed by any noise and slept soundly. The Great Basin Bakery is about a block away and they are wonderful (far better than the popular Schats Bakery on Main st). I would stay here again.

Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Ras65kf
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El Rancho M, General Manager at El Rancho Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Dear Ras65kf,
Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to offer your valuable feedback.
We will be Happy to have you as our guest again.
Have a Safe and Wonderful Journey!
Kind Regards
Crystal and Steve

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Overall very nice motel.

Rooms are clean and staff is very friendly - Motel is a bit removed from the main highway so no noise complaints.

Beds were a bit on the small side which was an inconvenience for me as I am a large person and my feet were out of the bed.

  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank R S
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El Rancho M, General Manager at El Rancho Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Dear R S,
Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to offer your valuable feedback.We hope to have you as our guest in the future perhaps we should book you a king room next time.
Have a safe and wonderful journey!
Kind Regards Crystal and Steve

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

This is an older property but thought it was fine. No problem with check in, parked in front of room. Room was dated but clean, only used it to sleep in and everything worked. Few blocks to main road where some restaurants are, easy walk. Quiet area. Maybe a little over priced.

  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled solo
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El Rancho M, General Manager at El Rancho Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Dear Bob,
Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to offer your valuable feedback. We hope to have you as our guest in the future. Have a Safe and wonderful journey!
Kind Regards Crystal and Steve.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

We arrived shortly after 16.00 (check in time) but our room wasn’t ready. The lady on reception tried to give us another room but we stuck out for the one we booked (2 bedroom bungalow). We headed off to Vons to buy some food and returned just after 17.00 and the room still wasn’t ready. We put our food in the kitchen and waited till 17.30 before she had finished. The accommodation wasn’t particularly clean and wasn’t fully equipped for more than 2 people. We had to go and ask for more towels as the cleaner didn’t have any on her trolley. The unit is supposed to be air-conditioned but there is only a unit in the sitting area. The bedrooms have fans so you have to leave your door open if you want to benefit from the aircon. The rooms have been spruced up a bit inside but outside the motel looks really shabby. Judging by the trucks in the car park and the people we met in reception the motel is primarily used by construction workers. Added to that there is a trailer park right across the road which does nothing for the area. Our previous nights were spent in Las Vegas in a holiday inn club and the cost was almost the same for much more luxurious accommodation. I wouldn’t stay here again and definitely not in the motel rooms in the main building.

  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Thank john117
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El Rancho M, General Manager at El Rancho Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Dear John,
I'm sorry that you did not have a good encounter on check-in , Perhaps you would have been happier in one of our brand new Suites downtown Bishop . We would love the opportunity to have you as our guest again , You can contact me direct through the El Rancho and I would be more than happy to give you a discounted rate for your next stay.
Once again i apologize for any inconvenience .
Crystal G/M

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

The room was actually an efficiency, which we really didn't need. The bedroom was small and had a tall dresser which was of no use to us because we couldn't put a suitcase on top of it. There was a narrow bench as well, which also would not accommodate a suitcase. The bathroom was extremely difficult to use, as it had a pedestal sink with no shelf of any size on which to put your toilitries, and the light was poor for shaving.
Conveniently located, and as I mentioned, appeared to be very clean.

Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Tigervol
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