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Best Western El Rancho
Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Just a quick birthday getaway. Staff was very friendly. Breakfast was good (waffles, sausage, cold/hot cereal, toast). Water pressure and heat were great. Room was nice and clean. The only issue we had was that the walls were a bit thin and the adjoining rooms didn't help--doors don't blocks out sound as well as walls, duh. It also didn't help that the people next door kept getting late phone calls on loud ringers. Overall, hotel=good; other guests=poor.

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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! We are glad that you enjoyed our service and our breakfast and we hope that you come and visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

loved this little motel in Morro Bay, great dog welcoming motel, they did not distain our pooch and had a welcome basket for him...close to beach (driving) and has great restaurants on the embarcadero.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Thank you for talking the time to share all your positive thoughts. We strive to make all our guests happy as well as their family (pets)....Please remember us again if you come to visit Morro Bay

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We had never taken our dog on a trip before. This was a very good experience. The staff was helpful and the room was clean. It has a nice area of grass for the dogs and nice seating area for their owners. It was less expensive than some of the other hotels in the area. The beach is right across the street and it is walking distance to a few great restaurants and the grocery store.

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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. The staff is grateful for your wonderful comment. We hope you come and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

On a rambling 5 day road trip w/ no particular destination in mind, my girlfriend and I found ourselves in Morro Bay w/ her dog. A few phone calls later we had a room on a rainy Thursday night at the BW El Rancho. The property is dog friendly and they pamper your pet w/ a welcome basket of treats and assorted items useful for your stay. There is plenty of lawn space and area where your dog can play or go for a walk. The room was nicely appointed w/ everything one needs for an overnight stay. This was my first trip w/ a dog and in the past I've stayed in hotels where when I've gotten to my room there's a strong odor of "pet" permeating the room. Not here. Our room, although designated for pets, smelled fresh and clean…and the room was very clean. I don't remember exactly what we paid but it was very reasonable. The also served a somewhat limited, but adequate, continental breakfast and w/ a couple of dog biscuits for our pooch…it was perfect.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2014

Thank you for stopping to stay with us on your trip! We always love having four legged visitors too! We hope that you come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Comfortable, clean nice rooms and we can bring our pet with us. Definately a great place to stay. The hotel is convenient to a number of locations, i.e., Morro Bay, Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, gorgeous beaches. Right off Highway 1, but very quiet.

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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay... PETS are always welcome.. See you again soon

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Very nice for the price! Hotel room was very clean and cozy. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Liked the fact that it was pet friendly. Great breakfast and coffee. Will be going back soon. Highly recommend this place!

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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our property. We are always happy to hear about our happy guests and their Pets... See you again soon

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

easy in easy out. very very clean and organized. cool view of beach across highway one. many really great local places to eat nearby. Situated in the heart of "North Morro Bay" is an asset to this motel. If you are spending a quick weekend enjoying the many things to do in and around the Central Coast this motel is convenient and affordable and clean.

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BestWestern E, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

We are so happy that you enjoyed visiting us in Morro Bay! We hope that you come back and see us again soon!

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Address: 2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442-1552 (Formerly BEST WESTERN El Rancho)
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Morro Bay
Amenities:
Business Centre 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: £66 - £175 (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
Best Western Morro Bay
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