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The room was quite small as was the bathroom. Pretty quiet with good value for the money.

I really liked the location. It was a little more rustic than I thought it would be from the pictures. I think two hundred dollars a night was too much money. I like that it was pet friendly and it was pretty much perfect for our dog. She's very mellow but the room was a bit run down. The heater was wonderful and the bathroom and hot showers were nice too.

The motel had no staff on the site when I arrived. I had a potential issue with being locked out of the room - turns out I got through a window. Separate from that, I left several voice mails as I was traveling to get a confirmation that the motel was even open during Covid, et all. They called back HOURS later, to get payment of course. Then didn't get payment details right and had to have me call them to get payment. Never saw a person at the motel. Key was left for me before the office was actually supposed to be closed. Never called me back or inquired about key incident. Not sure they would have. If the window hadn't been cracked (an issue in itself, no?) I may have had a major issue. Have a person to respond to customers if you are going to be open.

The new annex was spacious and modern. Terrific for a family visit.

Very nice and clean for the price. Would stay again.

I was only in Bishop for about 13 hours, on my way to Tahoe, but the El Rancho was the most affordable place I found to sleep for a few hours that didn't also look like I might meet bedbugs. The room was cute, tidy and very recently updated — so recently that there was a strong paint-drying smell, but I ran the fans all night and it wasn't much of an issue. I got in after midnight anyway, so there wasn't really anyone to complain to. The key was in the box outside, as I'd been advised, and in the morning I snagged some great scones at the bakery down the street. Not bad!

I love in hot weather AC is nice n low n cool n in cold weather heater is on so I'm set as soon as I get in the room. Also pet friendly. I've stayed in many room arrangements here. This room was smaller but adequate for me a solo traveler- full bed, Tv fridge microwave, chair table n AC plus celeing fan. Bath had amenities. The ceiling fan was very squeaky n so was the bed but those eyes minor compared to having great AC in hot hot temps.

Lagoon Street Bishop CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

El Rancho Motel places you within a leisurely stroll of Northern Inyo Hospital and Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. The 16 rooms at this motel include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.


Rooms

El Rancho Motel's 16 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Beds sport premium bedding. Ceiling fans are also included.


Property features

El Rancho Motel features free WiFi in public areas and a picnic area. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. This motel also has barbecue grills.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen

1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Mountain View

4 Double Beds | Sleeps 8

Room, 1 Double Bed

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for El Rancho Motel

Everyone (5) Couples (1) Students (1) Family (1)
4
Family

The room was quite small as was the bathroom. Pretty quiet with good value for the money.

By on Sep 25, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 30, 2021

Thank you for the feedback.

4
Partner Couples

I really liked the location. It was a little more rustic than I thought it would be from the pictures. I think two hundred dollars a night was too much money. I like that it was pet friendly and it was pretty much perfect for our dog. She's very mellow but the room was a bit run down. The heater was wonderful and the bathroom and hot showers were nice too.

By on Feb 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 17, 2021

Thank you for the input.

4
Everyone

By on Aug 31, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2020

Thank you!

2
Everyone

The motel had no staff on the site when I arrived. I had a potential issue with being locked out of the room - turns out I got through a window. Separate from that, I left several voice mails as I was traveling to get a confirmation that the motel was even open during Covid, et all. They called back HOURS later, to get payment of course. Then didn't get payment details right and had to have me call them to get payment. Never saw a person at the motel. Key was left for me before the office was actually supposed to be closed. Never called me back or inquired about key incident. Not sure they would have. If the window hadn't been cracked (an issue in itself, no?) I may have had a major issue. Have a person to respond to customers if you are going to be open.

By , from Thousand Oaks CA on Jul 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 12, 2020

Sorry David, Unfortunately we opened 2 weeks ago and due to Covid-19 we are opened full time at Trees Motel .5 miles from El Rancho and part time at El Rancho. We have a phone # on the door and our G.M. Jason lives across the street. We are very sorry and hopefully business will pick up and we can open full time. We hope you give us another chance.

5
Everyone

The new annex was spacious and modern. Terrific for a family visit.

By on Sep 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 24, 2019

Thanks so much :)

4

nice!

Everyone

Very nice and clean for the price. Would stay again.

By on Feb 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 26, 2018

Thank you :)

3

clean, affordable stopover in bishop

Students

I was only in Bishop for about 13 hours, on my way to Tahoe, but the El Rancho was the most affordable place I found to sleep for a few hours that didn't also look like I might meet bedbugs. The room was cute, tidy and very recently updated — so recently that there was a strong paint-drying smell, but I ran the fans all night and it wasn't much of an issue. I got in after midnight anyway, so there wasn't really anyone to complain to. The key was in the box outside, as I'd been advised, and in the morning I snagged some great scones at the bakery down the street. Not bad!

By , from Long Beach, CA on Aug 23, 2017

4

room already has ac on n cooled down

Everyone

I love in hot weather AC is nice n low n cool n in cold weather heater is on so I'm set as soon as I get in the room. Also pet friendly. I've stayed in many room arrangements here. This room was smaller but adequate for me a solo traveler- full bed, Tv fridge microwave, chair table n AC plus celeing fan. Bath had amenities. The ceiling fan was very squeaky n so was the bed but those eyes minor compared to having great AC in hot hot temps.

By , from south lake tahoe on Jun 27, 2017

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