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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
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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 522 traveller reviews
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Thanksgiving in Morro Bay

01/12/2016 327karll, Walnut Creek, United States

We were in Morros Bay and Stayed at this Best Western. The rooms were clean and the management very friendly. The continental breakfast was sufficient and the breakfast room was well stocked and clean... more

Owner Response
sugeilCS, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Karll, Thank you for sharing your amazing experience on TripAdvisor! I'm glad you were able to enjoy our clean rooms, and our breakfast. We hope to welcome you back for another amazing visit in the not too distant future. All the best, Sugeil

excellent customer service

26/11/2016 Melinda O, salinas, United States

From the time I arrived til the time I checked out I felt like I was the most important person to the staff at this Best western. I was given plenty of information about the facility and the surroundi... more

Owner Response
sugeilCS, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Melinda, Thank you for the great comments on the team and property. Hope to see you back soon. Especially when you include a trip to Morro Bay . All the best, Sugeil

Great Place

25/11/2016 297gracielam, Commerce, United States

Excellent location and great customer service! There are stores locally and just a short drive to Etascadero and the Morro Bay rock. This was a wonderful getaway! Cambria is close by, so is San Lui... more

Owner Response
sugeilCS, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear 297gracielam, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us based on your rating of our property. Thanks for choosing to stay with us, and I hope that we have the chance to have you with us again in the future so that we can provide you with one more positive stay experience. All the best, Sugeil

Don't stay here !

16/10/2016 navymommomo, Santa Rosa, California

There's no air condition, rooms are small, noise, Tv not working right, internet was ok, staff was rude. I'm shocked that this is a Best Western, as it should labeled as motel 6. Not worth the money c... more

Owner Response
sugeilCS, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Navymommomo, 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. We have in our website that this hotel does not have any air conditioner in any of the rooms. When a guest raises a negative complaint, we do like to investigate it to the best of our ability. I have notes here that someone from the front desk did speak with you over the phone how to fix your TV quick. We called you back in 5 minutes and you informed us that the TV was working fine. Thank you for both your visit and for taking the time to share your feedback. All the best, Sugeil

Highly recommended place to stay for a night or even longer with good service

13/10/2016 Tracy B, Long Beach, United States

We needed a room just for a night. We had reserved in advance and the room was ready for us at the determined time. The staff was especially pleasant and helpful, the room had a just renovated bathroo... more

Owner Response
sugeilCS, Manager at BEST WESTERN El Rancho, responded to this review
Dear Tracy B, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review of Best Western El Rancho! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our breakfast. Your compliments to our hotel were very gratifying to read. But your compliments to our staff make me even happier. Thank you for noticing the hard work and positive attitude of our team! All the best, Sugeil