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Best Western El Rancho

AAA - 2 Diamond

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Morro Bay and the Best Western El Rancho is ideally located at the midpoint between Los Angeles and San Francisco and boasts must-see attractions like Hearst Castle and San Luis Obispo. When you spot Morro Rock, you know youre close to your home away from home at our Morro Bay hotel. The Best Western El Rancho is conveniently located on Highway 1 at the gateway to the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Relax at our seasonally heated outdoor pool with sundeck, garden area and scenic views. We have two restaurants within walking distance including the famous Taco Temple featuring California Fusion fresh seafood cuisine. This Morro Bay hotel features Motorcycle parking directly in front of your room. RV parking and bus parking is available. Close to wineries and the Pacific coast, everything guests imagine sunny California to be comes alive here. Guests are close to the beach and Cal Poly. Centrally located, a world of adventure awaits, including, boat tours, spotting elephant seals and biking. Nature is right in the backyard of our Morro Bay hotel. Montana de Oro, Hearst Castle, Cayucos and Cambria are all just a short drive away. You cant beat the location and comfort of our Morro Bay hotel. Our Morro Bay hotel has refurbished rooms, fast complimentary high-speed Internet, guest room ceiling fans, and a free continental breakfast. There are many local businesses that require employees to travel to our gorgeous region. A few common guests include employees of Cal Poly, Camp San Luis Obispo, the US Coast Guard and PG&E. It doesnt feel like youre on the clock when the great outdoors and great weather is calling. Reserve your next escape at the Best Western El Rancho and start planning the first activity! The front desk is closed from 9 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily. On-site hotel personnel are available 24-hours a day via night bell at lobby entrance. After-hours check-ins are accommodated, please contact hotel prior to arrival to make arrangements.

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2460 Main Street
Morro Bay
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


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2460 Main Street
Morro Bay
United States

What's nearby?


  • 5.00 mile(s) from Cayucos

  • 7.00 mile(s) from Los Osos

  • 13.00 mile(s) from San Luis Obispo

  • 21.00 mile(s) from Cambria

  • 22.00 mile(s) from Avila Beach

  • 25.00 mile(s) from Pismo Beach

  • 28.00 mile(s) from Atascadero

  • 29.00 mile(s) from San Simeon

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Arroyo Grande

  • 41.00 mile(s) from Paso Robles

  • 45.00 mile(s) from Santa Maria

  • 74.00 mile(s) from Lompoc

  • 79.00 mile(s) from Solvang

  • 119 mile(s) from Santa Barbara

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Duke Energy

  • 8.00 mile(s) from California Men's Colony

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Sierra Vista Hospital

  • 10.00 mile(s) from county of San Luis Obispo

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Atascadero State Hospital

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Mid State Fair

  • 10 mile(s) from Cuesta College

  • 15 mile(s) from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, California State University.

  • 45 mile(s) from Allen Handcock College

  • 60 mile(s) from Chapman University

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 527 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 218
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I will not stay here again unless under new management

22.02.2017 Fenderson, Napa, CA

The stay during the second week of February in 2017 was incredibly dissapointing. Morning waffles were doughy and stale, room not cleaned on Presidents day as the cleaning team was given day off by o... more

Owner Response
sugeilCS, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Fenderson, Management is are aware that you have stayed with us before and were happy with your stay. Unfortunately things did not go well with your recent stay due to indifference's in the management team for which i accept responsibility. As of today I have personally taken control of the property and want you to know that your business and your trust you put in us is very important to us and we are deeply saddened that you had such a bad experience. Management would be happy to comp you two nights (Monday thru Thursday) during you next visit starting today until the end of the year. If you wish to reserve a room please contact me at the hotel. (805)712-2212. I hope you will give us another opportunity to exceed your expectation and provide you with excellent customer service. Thank You Peter P.

Visit to Morro Bay

07.02.2017 768tonib, Gig Harbor, Washington

Love this place. Great location. Right by the ocean and very quite. The new rooms are really great since the upgrade as is the wifi connection. Breakfast is okay but the coffee, pastries and juice i... more

Owner Response
sugeilCS, General Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear valued guest, WE thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We invite you back to stay with us anytime. We look forward to providing you excellent customer service. Peter P.

not a good experience

05.01.2017 courtneyclark87, Visalia, California

We stayed for 3 nights, never received housekeeping services, had to request toilet paper, new towels, we had ants all over the table. We were told we could move rooms, but they never followed up. T... more

Owner Response
sugeilCS, General Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Cortneyclark87, Thank you for providing your feedback about your recent stay at our hotel. We are sorry to hear about some of the frustrations you experienced while staying with us. While upon checking our housekeeping records it shows that your room was serviced one day, and the two other times the room was not serviced because you had a "Do Not Disturb" sign on your door. Our records indicate that you indeed called the front desk twice and asked for towels and toilet paper and the front desk agent did in fact bring it to your room. You had complained on you second night about ants on top of your table, and the front desk agent went with the necessary products and wiped your table down. We offered to move your room the next day as we were full that night. We called your room next morning and no one answered. We then proceeded to call your cell # and left you a voicemail if you wanted us to move your belongings to the other room and you called us back and said no that you will do it when you came back. You came back around 9 pm and told us that being it was so late you did not want to move rooms. Again, please accept our most genuine apologies for the inconveniences you experienced here. We hope that you will allow us another chance to show you a seamless, authentic experience. All the best, Sugeil

If you want a comfortable bed then keep driving.

30.12.2016 Colleen W, Oxnard, California

The front desk clerk Chris is rude and when we arrived said you better not have a dog in your car. The mattress is very low end and hard and bouncy (painful). The maid was terrific best part of the s... more

Owner Response
sugeilCS, General Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Colleen W, Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. This is the first I'm hearing of this situation. I wish to apologize, on behalf of the whole team, for any negative issues you encountered while staying with us. Thank you for both your visit and for taking the time to share your feedback. All the best, Sugeil

Beautiful drive near the ocean

19.12.2016 melanie g, Las Vegas, Nevada

Clean, updated, comfortable motel just off highway 1 with views of Morro Rock and the Pacific ocean from the pool/garden area, there are even picnic tables. Great complimentary breakfast and service w... more

Owner Response
sugeilCS, General Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Melanie G, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are glad that you had such a positive experience in our property and hope to welcome you back soon. All the best, Sugeil