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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 558 traveller reviews
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Modern Classic Motor Inn

25/07/2017 720rodneyc, Chesterton, United States

This is a great modernization of the classic Motor Inn. Everything was renovated to modern standards. Rooms were nice, clean and fully renovated. Just a little north of town, but convenient access ... more

Owner Response
Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear valued guest, We thank you for the excellent review and for your business. Please come and visit us again if ever in the area. Melinda

Great Location!

24/07/2017 rjhewitt, Lancaster, California

This hotel has a great location just down the road from the Morro Strand Beach and the Embarcadero shops. Although the hotel is showing some wear, everything is kept clean and usable. The pool is larg... more

Owner Response
Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review
Thank you for your recent visit to our property and for taking time to review it. We appreciate our guest and hope you will return and stay with us again.

Just a room...

19/07/2017 stephenym2017, Ontario, United States

This hotel is set away from all the action. There are other hotels within walking distance of everything. I didn't realize how isolated this one was and it faces the highway. It's more of a motel. Bre... more

Owner Response
Peter P, Public Relations Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Valued guest, WE thank you for staying with us and for the review of the property. If there is any thing you would like to discuss further with management please call or email the hotel. we do thank you and hope you have an awesome summer. Melinda

A road side motel, not for families

14/07/2017 arikst, Tel Aviv, Israel

The hotel is no more then a basic road side motel. There is no beach access and its located a few miles from the main city. The front desk service can be much improved. The pool is outside and not wa... more

Owner Response
Peter P, Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review
dear guest, thank you for taking some time to review us. we apologize for not meeting your expectation during your stay with us. this property is constantly doing improvements to serve our valued guest with best possible services and ameneties that we can provide.

We would stay here again.

05/07/2017 Lisajoy1, So California

Friendly greeting upon our arrival. Bottles of cold water welcome. Clean and handy to local golf courses and restaurants,. The Mexican place next door is VERY good. We would stay at this place again... more

Owner Response
Peter P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Lisajoy, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to review our property. We do hope that you will return and stay with us again. Your review was awesome and much appreciated. Thank you Melinda