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“We enjoyed our stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Rancho Hotel & Motel

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El Rancho Hotel & Motel
Ranked #12 of 34 Hotels in Gallup
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“We enjoyed our stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Three of us stayed at this hotel in 2 rooms for 1 night. We stayed here because we wanted to try something different than to go to another Hilton or Holiday Inn, this hotel was old had some history and nostalgia, so we gave it a try, not expecting much from our room. We were surprised by the size of the room(Tyrone Powers) and found the room clean and better than expected, was it as good as a Hilton or Holiday Inn, the answer is no, the beds, furnishing and amenities were not as good. The Hotel did have a bar, restaurant and then there is the beautiful lobby that everyone enjoyed taking pictures of in addition to just sitting down, talking or relaxing. If you are like us wanting to try something different sometimes, nostalgic, historic and not expensive this is good to try, if the room is your priority, the Hilton's and Holiday Inn's will be a better choice.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Badga
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55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

The hotel is living from it's history. But the Hollywood stars are gone and the flair can still be felt. Clean rooms, the lobby has a good ambience and is the only place where you find WIFI. The food is really not good and the service is definitely below standard.

Room Tip: An old hotel with History
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anna G
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Spent a night here and will be back for a longer stay! Very clean room and very comfortable bed. We had a little efficiency kitchen that led out to the back pool. Being off season the pool was closed but the ambiance of the place was that is was once THE place to stay. Maybe the only place to stay. A little more worn over the years, I think it is still grand. The front desk staff and bar servers were very congenial. The place is a beautiful throwback to a past era - Hollywood stars and glamour. Who knows what went on there?! It is a piece of history.

Stayed October 2013
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North Suburbs, IL
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162 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

The hotel is such an historic place. The lobby is gorgeous with a double curved staircase and dark woodwork everywhere. A massive fireplace faces you as you enter. On the second floor are pictures of all the movies stars that stayed at the hotel while making movies in the 40's and 50's in the surrounding area. Our room was small but that is what you would expect from a old hotel. We just loved the bar with all the dollar bills hanging up. We added ours, "Living The Dream" to the others. The bartender, Tina took great care of us and was a great ambassador for the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patti2
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london
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158 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

amazing time bubble on the mother road. rooms authentic, reception is spectacular. reataurant excellent value and food delicious.
its a must. all the hollywood greats of the 40's and 50's stayed here when filming.

Room Tip: ask for one with a balcony. theres only a couple but worth it
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nachooooo
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Pasadena, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

We thought it would be a hoot to stay here while visiting some Navajo friends in the area. In a sense, it was. Front desk welcome was slow, and our reservation got goofed up. Room was depressing, marginally clean, with old/broken fixtures. Bathroom was worse. Stained, card-board-y worn towels. Funky smell everywhere. Met a European jeweler who was staying in the long-term residence wing while doing some research. She brought us to see some of her stuff. The long-term wing is even scarier than the regular rooms. Best of all? The sounds the plumbing made in the night.
The lobby is charming, and the breakfast is good if you get in early. However, the charm is worn into being dilapidated and unpleasant. I don't know who owns it, but they should be ashamed of themselves. Better still, they should really sell to someone committed to restoring the place.
Best of all, our friends laughed at us for staying there. They won't even drive onto the property, since the locals believe there are skinwalkers there. I kind of agree, though the haunting runors are likely due to the noisy plumbing...

Room Tip: Just don't bother.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cheryl G
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

We drove up and down Hwy. 66 a few times, trying to find a place to stay. El Rancho was clearly the nicest hotel/motel in the area, so we took a chance, walked inside, and were pleased to find that we could book a motel room for less than $100 for one night.

Obviously we wished we could've stayed in the hotel itself, which presents a really neat atmosphere for all its guests. Stumble on in--I think you'll like it, too.

Our motel was pretty decent. Clean. Suitable. Comfortable. Definitely the place to stay if you're on a budget. There wasn't anything incredible about it, but it was exactly what we wanted. Therefore, no complaints here (and I should also mention that the man who checked us in at the front desk was really nice).

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about El Rancho Hotel & Motel

Property: El Rancho Hotel & Motel
Address: 1000 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-5559
Region: United States > New Mexico > Gallup
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 34 Hotels in Gallup
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Hotel & Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 76
Also Known As:
El Rancho Hotel And Motel
El Rancho Hotel Gallup
El Rancho Gallup

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