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El Rancho Motel

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#12 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
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Buckeye, Arizona
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This little motel in the heart of Coronado, California is cute ... but ... the beds are not very comfortable. It's a small motel with only a few rooms. The rooms are very nice. The location is convenient ... although still several blocks from the beach. Downtown Coronado is a short walk away. The office is only open for a...

Thank ArizonaJT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little motel is a diamond in the rough. I have stayed in several motels in the area and this is by far the best, especially for the price. Cozy rooms, beautiful decor and very clean. The housekeepers were quick and thorough and very friendly. It was like a little studio. The managers were very accommodating to my animals (two...

Thank Linz N
North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in March while visiting our son who is stationed at the naval air station. The rooms and small and basic. Beds were comfortable. This is a very small older property, but the location and price are excellent. Also, the property is well maintained, flowers and plants abound, and was very cozy. The staff were extremely...

Thank saskin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TV and location is da best thing here. I've stayed at other motels before but wouldn't wanna stay here again. There was ants in the sink and faucet was caked on with rust.I was a bit skeptical to use faucet water to rinse my mouth to brushing my teeth

Thank Shannon F
Woodland, California
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the EL Rancho Motel at the end of January. The bungalows are charming, without a lot of high and amenities. The location is fantastic. You are given a coupon for a continental breakfast at a restaurant a few blocks down the street. Irene, the manager is one of the most delightful and customer friendly people I have...

Thank bnn2017
Reviewed 13 February 2017

For the price, this little motel was a pretty solid choice. It was extremely quiet (no office staff even) and perfectly clean. But literally the most uncomfortable bed I've ever slept on. It's a mile from the Hotel Del and beach and maybe a quarter mile to the ferry landing. Overall, pretty good. But man, that bed made it hard...

Thank Rebecca H
Menifee, California
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Located in an expensive community, the El Rancho Motel is a moderately-priced beach resort located at Orange and Fourth in Coronado. The rooms are clean and contain all the basics, including cable TV, a coffee maker, a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a hair blower, along with comfortable chairs. While there are just 11 rooms, the intimate setting - including...

Thank Jim M
Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The host was very friendly and the room we stayed in had a kitchen. The room was clean and very quiet. The location was also great with walking distance to several restaurants and 20 minutes walk to the beach. Free parking.

Thank ingbrittostman
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Perfect motel with a great price. It has all the amenities needed and it is just perfect for travelers. Very enjoyable experience. El Rancho is also very beautiful and very well decorated. Definitely my go to spot in Coronado.

Thank carlochavez24
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I travel to San Diego twice a month, and I must say El Rancho Motel is an affordable hassle-free alternative to the expensive hotels downtown. The rooms are newly remodeled and are fully equipped with all the amenities necessary (coffee machine and beach towels!) to feel at home. Also, there are a few pharmacies/shops/restaurants at walking distance, which makes everything...

1Thank Jose Andres C

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El Rancho Motel Coronado is conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Coronado Island, and offers 10 charming rooms full of amenities and warm hospitality that will make your stay a memorable one. Surrounded by attractions such as the Ferry Landing Marketplace, the historic Hotel Del Coronado, and the world famous Coronado Beaches, we know you will truly have a wonderful stay at El Rancho Motel. San Diego is also close by, just a drive on the majestic Coronado Bay Bridge. Explore the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and so much more. Access to the San Diego Airport is also close and convenient. Coronado is a peaceful island community and resort destination, with a world class golf course, a marina, parks and beaches. The weather is perhaps the best in the world, making it the perfect destination for families and seasoned travelers. With plenty of dining and shopping options within walking distance, we know your stay will be a pleasurable experience. We look forward to making your stay at El Rancho Motel as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Welcome to Coronado Island! ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Rancho Motel

Address: 370 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-1498
Region: United States > California > Coronado
Price Range: $157 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Rancho Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Awesome location!”
 of 5 bubbles SuzieQTucson_AZ, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Quiet, Rm 10 is good for a single and is in the very back,farthest from Orange St.”
 of 5 bubbles kelapides, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good.”
 of 5 bubbles phyllism931, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Request no air freshener in your room if you're sensitive and are allergic to these.”
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 of 5 bubbles 80mmv, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
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