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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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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


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


A quick visit that I wish had lasted longer

10-10-2016 AZtraveler661, Tucson, Arizona

My husband and I did a great circle visit of California, combining visiting friends and relatives with sightseeing. Hearst Castle was one of our visits, but rates for hotels in San Simeon made me look... more


Redux of California Nostalgia on Highway 1

26-09-2016 S E, Jemez Springs, New Mexico

From my home in the San Francisco Bay Area, this destination is a nice easy drive and ideal as a first leg of any longer journey transiting the length of California. In the year since my first review... more


Near ocean one story units

25-09-2016 Jean M, Great Falls, Montana

The motel is not on the water but is very close. The place is all one level and spread out in a number of units. It does not have air conditioning so if you leave windows open you hear the traffic. It... more