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Best Western El Rancho

AAA - 2 Diamond

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Morro Bay and the Best Western El Rancho are 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.

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


Location and Attractions

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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 589 traveller reviews
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our trip to California

16/04/2018 beelo2018, Greenville, South Carolina

very good no problem at all our vacation was perfect thank s to the people of the hotel and their help and knowledge of the area specially the shopping and tourism information,about restaurants and ... more


Best Place to Stay

16/04/2018 tinaackad,

The place had plenty of towels, coffee, and water. They had fresh baked goods, fresh muffins from a local bakery, scones, coffee cake, and lots of fresh fruit. I just love kiwis and at the time of che... more


Nice but pool not working!

05/04/2018 Marti M, Glendora

Overall our visit was nice. The room was clean, staff friendly, breakfast was descent but when we arrived, we discovered the pool was under construction so we could not use it and the website did not ... more

Owner Response
twinsbaybw, Director of Sales at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Marti, On behalf of Best Western El Rancho, Morro Bay, we would like to extend our sincerest apologies for the negative experience that you had at our hotel. We realize that is was an inconvenience for you and your family. We pride ourselves on giving our 100% every day to ensure that our customers’ needs are being met. I know that we have let you down, and for that we are very sorry. Please do give us another chance. Sincerely, Joy K.

Trip back to the 50's

17/02/2018 Suzi_mom, Canada

When we drove up to the hotel after our GPS brought us here...I thought this must be a mistake. It looked like a place out of the 50's. It was updated on the outside. Check in was great. The young... more

Owner Response
, Director of Sales at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review
Thank you for your lovely note. We appreciate you took the time to share your experience at Best Western El Rancho in Morro Bay! Please come and visit us again. Thank you, Joy

Hawk was awesome!!

29/12/2017 anthonydeanh,

This best Western was one of the cleanest hotels that I have ever stayed in. Normally I stay in Hilton or courtyard Marriott due to the fires I was forced to stay closer to the coast. Once arriving I... more