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El Rancho Motel

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6 reviews
  • Excellent0%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor33%
  • Terrible51%
30 Apr 2016
“Cute and clean”
28 Mar 2016
“Air Freshener present should have been our first clue...”
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

While the sign outside the hotel looks decrepit, the inside is cute and charming! The room was clean and neat. The owner of the motel was nice. I would absolutely stay El Rancho Motel again. The reviews I had read before staying there scared me,...More

Thank whennwhere
Reviewed 28 March 2016

When everywhere else is booked solid this is what you settle for. Out of desperation we booked into this motel which is still living in the 70's. There is no wifi, old puny television, and the air freshener was irritable with its scent. It was...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The room had a weird smell, it was old & rundown, not to mention the front desk clerk opened my door at 8am without knocking KNOWING i was staying a second night. wifi was terrible.will NEVER be back.

Thank egonza92
Reviewed 4 August 2014

There was a mold smell in the room. It is situated right on a road, so the rooms are noisy. No breakfast, no wifi signal. They have wirllles but the singnal doesn't get to the last room. No quality, expensive price.

1  Thank Elena_vacaiones
Reviewed 5 September 2013

It was an over-priced ($109), run-down motel that resonanted with an intense odor of urine and had an overall shabby, unmaintained, uncleanly feel to it. From the motel sign to the lobby, you automatically know you are staying at the absolute lowest of low motels....More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Refrigerator in room
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US$69 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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United States > California > Watsonville
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"Room 2 was clean and cute!"
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