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El Rancho Motel

370 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-1498
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#12 of 17 hotels in Coronado
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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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MarcelaMinvielle wrote a review Feb 2021
Mexico City, Mexico398 contributions28 helpful votes
Arrived to El Rancho Motel and was very pleasantly surprised. The room was small and clean. It is a 2.5 star hotel but the vibe is wonderful. The beds were amazing! Had a really good sleep. We arrived late and was worried about the check in process but it was all super easy. Stayed for 2 nights and unfortunately the weather was not great so we could not enjoy our coffee or a glass of wine at the porch, which i something I was looking forward to do. The location of the hotel is great and I if you are looking for a place to stay the night and do not want to spend a lot of money this is the place!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: 2.5 Stars but 5 star bed! small, clean rooms
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Rafael V wrote a review Aug 2020
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This motel is very familliar, located in a very good spot, whit nice terraces and a confortable rooms. I did everithing walking!! restaurantes, walking trough the naiborhood, marina, ships. The place was very clean. The most wonderful it was the movility by car or walking distance. Its in the middle of everithing!! you have your spot to park your car next to the room!!.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: any one could be good!!
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wanderer31310 wrote a review Nov 2019
Phoenix, Arizona393 contributions162 helpful votes
Loved the landscaping and the two outdoor seating areas. This is a really small and cute motel. The parking is limited but free with two spaces in front and several in the alley at the rear. The best part is the location-within walking distance of ferry, Coronado Beach and several restaurants. The room was on the small size but clean. Probably could use a little updating in the bathroom with the grout, scuffed door jam and a shower that took some time to get hot water. The mattress was firm but fairly comfortable. Be prepared for significant traffic noise from busy Orange Ave but it did not interfere with our sleep. Management is not on site 24 hr. I would say it was a very good value. Oh, and the pink flamingos were kinda cute as well.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Allan C wrote a review Aug 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our travel agent booked this property for us. We looked online at the number rooms and location... We were surprisingly pleased when we arrived. This is an absolutely wonderful location. Well within walking distance of many restaurants and the Coronado Bay.. The front office staff was friendly and most helpful. House keeping does an excellent job. A fabulous trip with, I will say again a refreshing change from a large hotel.. We absolutely love this motel!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
kevt3 wrote a review Jul 2019
Maryland, USA56 contributions51 helpful votes
A very basic motel. Great location - restaurants a few blocks away. The beach is about a mile, and the bus is free in the summer. Try Coronado Brewing Company. Excellent! I don't know why I need to add more words, but I have to meed the 200 character minimum.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$106 - US$227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Rancho Motel
Which popular attractions are close to El Rancho Motel?
Nearby attractions include Spreckels Park (0.5 km), Nicky Rottens Coronado (0.5 km), and Adella Plaza Fountain (0.5 km).
Which room amenities are available at El Rancho Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at El Rancho Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Rancho Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coronado Brewing Company, Crown City Inn & Bistro, and Saiko Sushi.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Rancho Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to El Rancho Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (6.8 km), Whaley House Museum (6.6 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (2.2 km).