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“Very good. Highly recommend” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN El Rancho
Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
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“Very good. Highly recommend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed one night in August as part of a trip from San Francisco to LA. The hotel is easy to find just off PCH, and I would personally rather stay just outside of the town of Morro Bay for convenience, particularly as we were only stopping the night. We did go into town to eat and it only took 5 minutes to get to,the waterfront.

The lady managing check in was friendly and efficient and we were in our room less than 5 minutes after arriving. The property is an older motel layout which is ideal as parking is right outside the room. Speaking of which, the room was clean, nicely furnished and had two comfortable queen beds. There was also a large flat screen TV, fridge and microwave.

We used the pool which was clean and tidy. There was a good selection of chairs and loungers and a grassy area with plenty of flowers. The owners clearly make extra effort to uphold an above average standard of presentation.

Breakfast the next day was acceptable. Juices, coffee, make you own waffles and a selection of cereals, bread and pastry. Some kind of fresh fruit salad (pineapple, melon etc.) would have been perfect for my tastes and was something we did see at some (not all) of other similar properties we stayed at but for a complimentary breakfast I have no complaints.

Overall, a nice place to stay that I would gladly return to and recommend to others.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Thank you for sharing your positive thoughts on your stay with us. We find it rewarding when we recieve a positive review, which as you know is the best compliment we can get. Again thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Happy travels.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Overall of our visits to BW have been very rewarding. Good hospitality and service. We always aim to stay at BW for convenience and familiarity. Most of the BW agents are very helpful and respectful. We enjoy the breakfast, check-in and check -out.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
I would like to thank you personally for taking time to reconize my staff. We here at the El Rancho strive to make our guests as comfortable as possible.
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Ventura, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Very nice and clean room that was recently remodeled. The staff was very accommodating when we had a late arrival. The location is good, adjacent to Highway 1 and on the road to points of interest, such as Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon, and Hearst Castle.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
We would like to thank you for your wonderful review.
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fresno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very nice hotel in Santa Clara California, for pleasure with friends it was a lovely visit. Great hotel accommodations. I was at a convention with my friends and had a great time. One time we ordered delivery pizza to our hotel room. And they delivered it and it was just awesome. Very good. And cheaper than eating in the hotel room cafeteria.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
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Morro Bay, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The overall review would have been very good, but if you get a room behind the restaurant then not so much. There are 3 rooms that are located behind the restaurant in the same parking lot as the hotel which blocks the ocean view and we were in one of them. Although we paid the same price as everyone else.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
First, I would like to clarify that there are seven rooms in the building that you stayed in.We do not advertise any oceanview rooms, since the view of the ocean is only seen on the common area of the property. Second, after researching the rates for Sat August 17,2013 your rate was the lowest paid in the entire hotel including the rooms larger than yours. We hope that in your future travels you take the time to research where you will be staying as in this day and age, so much information is avaliable to any traveler. Good Luck ln your travels.
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Los Angeles, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

In another location this would be a much better place to stay. The attention to detail is good. We were able to get a reservation when other places were booked. The price was reasonable. The rooms were attractive, clean and comfortable. The service friendly and attentive. Decent full breakfast. Free DVDs. There's a cute little pool and a garden sitting area. But it's all just across from the freeway...albeit with a great view of the rock...but you have to walk out to the road to see it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
We are truly glad you came to stay with us. We do feel we take the time to make those extra little touches so thank you for noticing.We hope you come stay again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The El Rancho tries hard to be an excellent place and succeeds in many ways.

The positives are that the place is attactively landscaped with flowers everywhere. Roses in front of the rooms and a well taken care of pool area. The rooms are good size, the beds firm and the tv good sized with a variety of channels. The ammenities are high quality although the bathroom itself has a sliding door and is somewhat awkwardly designed.

The rooms have refrigerators and coffee pot. All the rooms are on the first floor and face an unattractive parking lot. The motel faces on Main Street a one lane each direction street. But, right next to is is route 101 a two lane each direction major highway. You are a few blocks from the ocean but you need to cross a 4 lane high way with fences on both sides.

The noise from the highway was not noticeable from the rooms at all.

The breakfast was pleasant and included eggs and waffles...

The staff is efficient but not particularly friendly or interested in passing the time with a few words.

There are not many choices in Morro Bay and this motel provides good value.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
We would like to thank you for your review. As you know feedback on most all things are vital to any business. Here at the Best Western ElRancho we strive to have all our guests enjoy thier stay with us.
Again we want to thank you for sharing your thoughts and hope you have many safe travels.
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Property: BEST WESTERN El Rancho
Address: 2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442-1552
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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 star — BEST WESTERN El Rancho 2*
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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