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Best Western El Rancho
Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
Hanford, California
2 reviews
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“Home away from Home”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

I can't describe how amazing the Best Western El Rancho in Morro Bay is!! My family and I love to stay there as we feel it is our home away from home. It always has a very clean environment, friendly and helpful staff, and my boys love the continental breakfast!! The next time you are at the coast be sure and look this place up and plan to stay for a while! You won't regret it!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at our hotel. We strive to make it a perfect home away from home.
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Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed here one night [family of four] and were very pleased with the amenities and room. This motel is very, very clean and the room rate includes breakfast [continental].

Located on the way out [going north] of Morro Bay there is a heated swimming pool, small grocers nearby and the fantastic Taco Temple a short walk up the road for dinner.

I would highly recommend this motel to all travelers be they families, singles or business people.

Room Tip: Advanced purchase rate was just on AUD$100 for the night including breakfast!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience at our hotel. We hope you visit us again...
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Riverside, California
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

My family of 5 stopped here for a night on our way up to San Francisco.

I really liked how this little hotel was rather spread out, I think there were three one story sections. It was nice to park right in front of our door and not feel like we're literally on top of each other!

The room was basic, but clean. There was a pool outside which was heated. My kids loved that!

This is more on the north side of the rock - away from the boats and shops. I enjoyed this as it was only a 2 minute drive to the dunes and beach. My family and I would rather play in the sand than window shop!

The staff was nice and had a good sense of humor.

We ate at the restaurant located in the same parking lot, "Maya." It was pretty good but a little overpriced.

  • Stayed June 2013
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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for coming to stay with us we always appreciaite having our guets share thier happy experience. Please come visit us anytime.
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We only stayed for one night at this place but have to say we both got the best nights sleep of a nearly 3 week trip at this stage.
The hotel itself is not in the best part of town for seeing the local attractions, is a bit dated but is well run and very comfortable. There is a minimarket down the road and a fridge and microwave in the room so you can self cater to a degree. Breakfast was included and was a good buffet selection. The guy on the front desk (Keith) could not have been more helpful and sorted out pool towels,free DVDs and local advice freely.
With the plastic flower displays in the room it was like staying at your grandmas but that is not a bad thing on a long road trip

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our hotel. We feel all the little touches bring a family feel as well. Please come back any time.
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night. Everything was perfect. It is near but not in downtown and it has no view of the harbor, but it had great water pressure and comfortable beds.
Besides, harbor views are a dime a dozen in town.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank FoodiePilgrim
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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
We are so happy you choose to stay with us. Please come back and visit again soon.
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Pomona, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2013

First time to stay at Best Western El Rancho. Room is clean, frig, micro, flat screen TV, everything is good. The place is nice, quiet..Breakfast is good. Coffee, OJ..hot, cold breakfast to your choice. A small garden, nice landscape, a nice size pool...The only thing I do not like is dog's fees ($15.00/night). We used to stay at La Quinta Inn, they provide same thing, breakfast, comfort bed...frig+micro.but Dog's stay FREE. Anyhow, we happy to spend some night at this place. Easy access to Morro Bay, Hearst Castle, Cambria...If you don't mind the pet fees, then, Best Western is as good as LQ.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to express your views about our hotel. We hope you come and visit us again soon.
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Property: Best Western El Rancho
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
#11 Family Hotel in Morro Bay
#14 Romantic Hotel in Morro Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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