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Best Western El Rancho
Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
Reviewed October 7, 2012

This Best Western was excellent because 1) they provided us with a doggie goodie basket, (which included a sheet and towel for our dog, a list of many doggie friendly restaurants in the area, the details about where pets can do their business, among other goodies), 2) the property is lovely and allows families to have a picnic at a nice table with chairs, use a gas grill, or a couple can "rock" on the outdoor heavy duty rocking chairs, 3) the breakfast was delicious and included eggs, 4) the parking spots are ample for SUVs, 5) there are many beautiful roses that you'll surely want to take a picture of, and 6) the staff are incredibly friendly.

I highly recommend this hotel. I'm from Chicago and I love this beautiful property.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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bw_elrancho, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed the doggie basket, beautiful grounds, and large parking spaces. We hope to see you again the next time you can get away from Chicago!

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

My wife and I and our 2 small dogs were on a trip from Los Angeles to Northern California, and had chosen Morro Bay as a good point to break the journey. We used tripadvisor to find a good dog-friendly hotel in the area, and the BW El Rancho is the one which we selected. We weren't disappointed! Our stay was a very pleasant and comfortable one, and we were especially impressed with the helpfulness of the staff and the very quiet noise level of the hotel. There is a wonderful central garden area next to the pool, with seating, tables, barbecue, a garden swing, and lots of grass.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mike D
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bw_elrancho, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of our property. We are very happy that you enjoyed the helpful staff, quiet hotel and large grassy yard. We hope that you will bring your dogs to stay with us again next time you are in Morro Bay.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Stayed with friends over the weekend for the Light House bike ride. WOW! was I surprised by how fantastic it was! The staff was super nice and helpful. The beds and pillows were comfortable. The room had a microwave and a small fridge. The bathroom was spotless and had fluffy towels and cute shell soaps, lotions, shampoo,conditioner, makeup remover pads and even mouth wash. The grounds were very nice with colorful flowers and the lobby decked out in Fall fashion . We were out super early for our ride, so the staff let us take breakfast back to our room the night b4.

Room Tip: nice large walk in closet.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank luv2travelwithkidz
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bw_elrancho, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay so much. Hopefully next time you stay with us, you won't have to leave so early in the morning so that you can enjoy all of our wonderful breakfast offerings! We hope to see you again very soon!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

My family has stayed here many times and it was a great experience each time. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The rooms a very clean and the beds are comfortable. The breakfast includes hot items not just muffins and juice and the pool and grass area is just perfect for relaxing and enjoying the weather.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Diana F
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bw_elrancho, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. We are very happy that you have enjoyed several stays with us. We hope that you will come visit us again very soon!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is our third stay here with our dogs and we had another wonderful visit. We have stayed at other places in town more than once and the stays were hit and miss. The staff here is always friendly and welcoming. Our room once again was clean and comfortable. Our dogs know that once inside they have their own treat bag waiting for them. We liked the new additions to the outside, including the double swing, very relaxing. I like being able to park our car right outside our room. it makes unloading and loading so easy. We will be back!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank KS1027
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bw_elrancho, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you so much for your continued business. We are very happy that you continue to enjoy your stays with us. We hope to see you and your doggie again very soon!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed at the El Rancho for the weekend with friends. The experience was wonderful from beginning to end. The staff was friendly, the breakfast was perfect with choices for all. The rooms were clean and welcoming. We so enjoyed the common grass area where we used the BBQ and tables while the kids swam in the heated pool. This little motel located right off HWY 1 was truly a found treasure. The manager and staff have thought of every touch.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank 22leavens
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bw_elrancho, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very happy that you enjoyed the BBQ area, heated pool, and your weekend away with friends. We hope that you make us a part of all of your future trips to Morro Bay!

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

This Best Western property is a good place to stop if you're looking for a place to sleep. For an extended stay...like several days, I would look a little further north like in Cayucos, Cambria or San Simeon.

It is an older motel property, but the rooms seem to have been re-furbished. Our room had what felt like a newer bed, flat screen TV, Micro and a mini-fridge. The room was not overly large, but was clean. The breakfast included a couple of hot items including a do-it-yourself waffle machine.

There are two issues you should be aware of:

1. There is noticeable road noise. My hearing is not the best. If I can hear it, everybody can hear it...!!!

2. The location of the motel is not the best...depending upon how you look at things. The location is quite a ways from the harbor, the "Rock", restaurants, shops and other places where you normally go strolling in Morro Bay.

On a positive note, it appears the motel is under new management and the front desk people seem to take an interest in their guests and their requirements

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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bw_elrancho, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2012

Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed our new double pillow top mattresses, refurbished rooms, flat screen TVs, and deluxe continental breakfast. We are surprised that you heard road noise as that is not a common issue for us - the freeway is usually empty by 9:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. We hope to see you again next time you are passing through Morro Bay!

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Address: 2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442-1552 (Formerly BEST WESTERN El Rancho)
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Morro Bay
#7 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#14 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range: $73 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western El Rancho 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to BEST WESTERN El Rancho!Escape to this Morro Bay, California hotel offering comfortable and affordable accommodations near Hearst Castle, Morro Bay Beach and Cal Poly University. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN El Rancho where guests will receive personalized customer service, quiet accommodations. Newly refurbished, this California Best Western hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, shopping and dining options in and around Morro Bay. Guests staying at this Morro Bay hotel will enjoy single story accommodations with well-appointed guest rooms featuring cable television, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board and free high-speed Internet access. Dining is made easy with the hotel's complimentary breakfast and a restaurant right across the parking lot as well as 2 patios for our guests' use. The outdoor heated swimming pool(SEASONAL) provides a great place for guests to unwind and refresh.enjoy the sunset view from our garden area. For added convenience, the BEST WESTERN El Rancho offers large vehicle parking.There is no better lodging choice than the BEST WESTERN El Rancho when visiting Morro Bay. Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, guests at the hotel will have convenient access to a variety of area attractions including views of the Pacific Ocean. Spend an afternoon touring nearby Hearst Castle or San Luis Obispo Mission, exploring Morro Bay Rock, biking or hiking through Morro Bay State Park or enjoying some beach fun at Atascadero State park. Cal Poly University and Cuesta College are both located close by making the BEST WESTERN El Rancho ideal lodging when touring the campus or visiting friends. The caring staff at the AAA-3 Diamond BEST WESTERN El Rancho is ready to ensure an enjoyable stay in Morro Bay, California. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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Best Western El Rancho Hotel Morro Bay
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