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“High Price But Nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN El Rancho

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BEST WESTERN El Rancho
Ranked #18 of 29 Hotels in Morro Bay
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“High Price But Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We paid $370 for just two nights and this was a motel with a fairly small room. However, everything is super clean, looks newly painted, and it is close to everything you'd want to see in the area. Although close to the HWY, it is quiet. The pool and view from it is nice.
The breakfast leaves a lot to be desired, but if driving (most likely) lots of restaurants nearby.
They provide a little picnic area that is surrounded by flowers and has a fun swing. It feels safe.
One staff member was extremely grumpy, but the others were helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jean P
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
We are glad that you were pleased with our rooms. We have recently added fresh strawberries and local pastries to our breakfast! We hope that you will come back and visit again soon!
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Lancaster, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at this Best Western. The bed was comfortable, they had great water pressure, and a great breakfast. Loved sitting in the swing near the pool area. I wished I could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
We are glad that you were able to enjoy all that our outdoor area has to offer while you were staying with us! We hope that you will come back and visit again soon!
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Castro Valley, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

A very nice hotel with a heated swimming pool. Our room was very comfortable with modern TV and WIFI connection. We really enjoyed the complementary breakfast. The Mexican Restaurant adjacent to the hotel has very good food and the staff was very friendly. I would have liked to be on the west side of Highway 1 in the downtown area of Morro Bay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope that you were able to take delight in the beautiful sunsets over the ocean that we can see from our side of Highway 1. We hope that you will come back and see us again soon!
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

This motel is a delight. The hosts are warm and friendly and the rooms are spotless. They welcomed our pets (a greyhound and a rat terrier) with doggie treats and special baskets of goodies. The motel is convenient to on/off ramps on HWY 1 and just a short distance from the Embarcadero, which also boasts restaurants that allow your dogs to be with you as you dine on their patios overlooking the marina. This is a must stop place on our frequent journeys north.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carolyn W
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
We are glad that you and your four-legged friend enjoyed your stay with us! We also provide a list of all of the pet friendly restaurants in the area in the pet basket provided in your room! We hope that you come back and visit again soon.
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santa maria, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

The pool was great, always nice and warm. The staff goes out of their way to ensure your stay is enjoyable. There is a nice area for relaxing complete with a gas BBQ and a briquette BBQ, a nice swing, and tables and chairs for use. The whole place is very well decorated and maintained, inside and out. We come here every year, and every year it gets better.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kathy H
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We are so happy that you have enjoyed staying with us! We are glad that you were able to utilize our great outdoor BBQ and dining area! It is the perfect place to gather and enjoy the beautiful weather here in Morro Bay! We hope that you will come and visit again soon!
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Fountain Valley, CA
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I have stayed at this Best Western twice now and have very much enjoyed it. The rooms that I have stayed in are not very large but they have been very clean and comfortable. I have also enjoyed the pool and green belt area that has a very nice swing, barbecue area and tables and chairs. The motel is close to the frontage road that some people may not care for because of traffic noise. It did not bother me at all. There is also a Mexican restaurant on the property that is convenient if you don't care to drive into town. The food is OK. Love the weather and the views of the ocean from the hotel and the neighborhood that is right above. Great walking area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JIM G
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We are so glad that you had such a nice time at our hotel! We also love the views of the water, especially the sunsets. We hope that you come back and see us again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I love stopping here, I always know the rooms are clean and beds are WONDERFUL. I love that I can walk to the beach or dive into town. The people at the Hotel are like family. I stop here every chance I can.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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BestWestern E, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
We are so glad that you enjoying staying with us! We think of our return guests like family too! We hope that you come back and visit again soon!
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Property: BEST WESTERN El Rancho
Address: 2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442-1552
Phone Number:
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 (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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Best Western El Rancho Hotel Morro Bay
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