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Hotel El Rancho

1000 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-5559
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#2 of 35 hotels in Gallup
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The El Rancho Hotel is the embodiment of America’s Old West. According to author Russell A. Olsen, “As you enter the historic El Rancho through the stately front entry, you immediately realize this was and still is a special place….During its heyday, the El Rancho Hotel was one of the premier hotels in the entire Southwest and became the place for the Hollywood set to stay when filming in the area. The El Rancho Hotel was one of the premier hotels in the entire Southwest and became the place for the Hollywood set to stay when filming in the area. – Author Russell A. Olsen During its glory years, the El Rancho was the definition of luxury and included many amenities that were lacking in other typical tourist hotels of the day. For 50 years, the El Rancho Hotel greeted guests along Route 66 with class and dignity…Luckily for us, this one-of-a-kind hotel once again greets guests with open arms and enjoys the renewed worldwide interest in Route 66 and its landmarks.” The El Rancho Restaurant primarily serves American and Mexican food including Steaks, Hamburgers, Fajitas, Enchiladas, Tacos, and Tamales. The main dishes are named after Movie Stars who have eaten at the restaurant like the Ronald Reagan Burger with a side of Jelly Beans. The 49er Lounge in the El Rancho was listed as one of the Top 50 bars in the USA by Esquire Magazine. Whether you are in the mood for a Margarita after a long day exploring the Southwest, Fajitas, or a John Wayne Burger, the El Rancho has a meal for you. The Ortega Indian Jewelry store features some of the most beautiful, authentic Gallup New Mexico Indian Jewelry. The Jewelry Store at the El Rancho Hotel is owned by Armand Ortega and features handmade jewelry from Local Artists throughout the Region. The Primary goal of the Jewelry Store is to provide you with the finest handpicked jewelry from Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Artists.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Patio
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Gift shop
Parking
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Elaine G wrote a review Yesterday
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The hotel lobby is beautiful. Our stay would've been okay if there air conditioning/heating system worked. We were forced to change rooms three times. All three rooms needed new mattresses. Also, what's the point of having a tv in the room if you can't see it from the bed? Seating was abysmal. The parking lot needs to be repaved. Front desk staff were disinterested o the point of being there in body only.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KRISTA S wrote a review Mar 2024
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma3 contributions2 helpful votes
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Fantastic boutique hotel in Gallup! The entire place is an homage to the Old Hollywood stars who stayed there. The rooms are small but nicely remodeled. The lobby with its huge fireplace and rustic furniture feel like a cozy living room. We stayed on our way to AZ and it was great at a great price. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your wonderful review concerning your recent stay with us here at the El Rancho Hotel. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will come see us again soon!
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Tracy W wrote a review Yesterday
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Rooms are extremely small, especially when traveling with 2 small dogs. The bathroom is even worse. You can literally sit on the toilet and wash your hands at the same time. I couldn't even take a shower because i felt so claustrophobic. They are good at keeping the noise down though. Received a call at 10 pm from the front desk to tell me that they heard my dog bark, which was not excessive at all since I was in the room with them. They also called me to tell me we left our dinner plates on their dining table after the security guard told us to just leave them there that someone would take care of that for us. There is a lot of history in this hotel and I'm assuming that's why people go, but would not be my first choice.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: The train comes by all night long! Worst sleep ever! Sketchy area.
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KathyfromSomers wrote a review 14 Apr
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Very unique lodging experience in a historic hotel on historic Route 66. Everyone was welcoming and very helpful. Room was small, but very clean and had everything we needed. We are dinner at the restaurant and it was delicious. Very much enjoyed our stay!!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A must when in Gallup, NM
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Thank you Kathy for sharing a review of your recent experience. Our team here at The El Rancho Hotel is committed to providing high-quality customer service, and we're thrilled to hear that we made a good impression on you. We hope you'll visit us again soon.
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Madisonst wrote a review 12 Apr
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The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean. The bed was comfortable and we had everything we needed. The bathroom was really tiny, as others have said, but the shower was spacious. Our room overlooked the highway and railroad tracks but we weren’t bothered by noise at all. We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and really enjoyed the food. We would stay here again — it’s a nice change of pace from the more standard hotels.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for sharing a review of your recent experience, we take pride in providing a clean and comfortable space for all our guests and customers so we appreciate that you noticed. We strongly believe that fresh high-quality ingredients makes all the difference. Thank you for choosing The El Rancho Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! (: Front Desk
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Wes B wrote a review 11 Apr
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On the way back from seeing the eclipse Texas we booked one night here . Historic and beautiful! The staff was so friendly and helpful. All the workers had a smile. So glad we stayed there instead of a boring regular hotel. We will definitely be back next time we’re coming through route 66!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Thank you so much for your five-star review. We are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with us at The El Rancho Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! (: Front Desk
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TM G wrote a review 6 Apr
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What a gem! The lobby of Hotel El Rancho is such a classic lodge and more. Truly, it embraces its past without living in the past. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are clean. The gift shop was extensive and we purchased some earrings. So glad we stopped there!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Thank you for choosing us for your service. We're glad to hear you were satisfied with your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to The El Rancho Hotel in the near future! (: Front Desk
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Kat B wrote a review 5 Apr
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Always a great stay at El Rancho! Have been with my fiancé and once alone, and had a wonderful stay each time. Felt very safe there as a solo female traveler! The food at the restaurant is very good and I love the bar! Nice rooms with smaller bathrooms.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: The restaurant is popular for even those not staying at the hotel, so make sure you dine early!
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Thank you for visiting us again and sharing this valuable feedback. We appreciate your loyalty and continued trust in our services. Our entire team here at The El Rancho Hotel works hard to deserve your loyalty! (: Front Desk
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UE_DC64 wrote a review 4 Apr
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We stayed here one night, which is probably true for most guests. The entrance and common areas are very cool and interesting. We loved hanging out there, bringing a drink from the bar. The room itself was so so. We did sleep ok, and it was reasonably quiet. But it is was very small and the bathroom was ridiculously tiny. Hardly any space to stand between the toilet and the sink, and no place to put anything. The room had a coffee maker but no fridge. The room and hallways are quit run down. The staff we interacted with were nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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We sincerely regret that your experience was less than perfect. We care deeply about our guests and customers and want to provide the most comfortable experience possible. We hope you give us another chance soon, so you can have a more positive experience. Front Desk
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Stay12863504161 wrote a review 4 Apr
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Room was too small, shower/ bathroom too small.not the room we selected or requested on line.Our original room we requested online was dirty. We informed the hostess and received even smaller room. Very uncomfortable lodging.sheets had appearance of being really worn down. ROOM NEEDS ALOT OF UP GRADES. NO REFRIGERATOR. Parking was terrible.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Choose different location , with better parking & lodging accommodations.
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We sincerely regret that your experience was less than perfect. We care deeply about our guests and customers and want to provide the most comfortable experience possible. We hope you give us another chance soon, so we can share a more positive experience. Front Desk
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£94 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el rancho hotel gallup, el rancho hotel and motel, el rancho gallup
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United StatesNew MexicoGallup
NUMBER OF ROOMS
92
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel El Rancho
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel El Rancho?
Nearby attractions include The Gallup Cultural Center (0.7 miles), The 49er Lounge (0.00 miles), and First American Traders (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel El Rancho?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel El Rancho?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel El Rancho?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel El Rancho?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel El Rancho?
Conveniently located restaurants include Earl's Restaurant, El Rancho Hotel, and Angela’s Cafe Con Leche.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel El Rancho?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool during their stay.
Is Hotel El Rancho located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Gallup.
Are pets allowed at Hotel El Rancho?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel El Rancho?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Hotel El Rancho accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.