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Unfortunately it was very disappointing. The room was considered a deluxe, not sure why? The patio/windows opened up to the roof top , which all you could see was cracked walls, rusty air conditioner and trash at the side of the building. The room itself was dark, with worn out carpet (possibly original, from the 30’s). The bathroom looked to be remodeled, which was probably the best feature. So sad to see this iconic hotel so run down, the front entrance is about the only part that has been somewhat preserved

An absolute gem! A great little Historic spot that is clean & comfy. Can’t wait to return.

Historical museum with hundreds of famous people photos and memorabilia. Fun to explore. Restaurant just OK food but margaritas delicious.

Great if you like historic hotels. Good price too! But don't expect Holiday Inn. Good beds. Would go again.

Rustic, friendly staff, clean rooms awesome atmosphere. Takes you back to the 30's. If you want fancy, this is not for you. This hotel is for people who love history and want to be taken back into history. Great stay Great margaritas and food was spot on!

This is my second time staying at this hotel. My first visit was on the 3rd level which was a great experience. However on my second stay which was on the 2nd level, I encountered some problems with the room. Mainly the air conditioning didn't seem to be working and the noise levels coming from the A/C unit were unacceptable for a decent nights sleep. All in all I'd recommend staying on the 3rd flood if you want to book accommodations here and there breakfast isn't bad if you need a meal in the morning.

Strange to say, but this place just feels like it is... loved. Like someone carefully tends to every little detail, keeping standards high out of a personal interest in its success. I couldn't find a speck of dust in my room, and there were no less than six pieces of beautiful, original artwork. The furnishings were quality, right down to the cordless blinds on the windows, and their were little touches (like a free hotel postcard and locally sourced toiletries) that felt special. Also, the main lobby was more like a museum of local history and the Old Hollywood who's-who. Well done, El Rancho. Well done.

This is a national register property, so please be prepared for really small bathrooms.

history of the hotel was displayed in an educational way, cant comment on dislikes cause of virus lock down but I did enjoy my stay

Genuinely authentic. National treasure kind of place! If all you want is a room for the night go to a big chain. If you want to visit history, stop here.

Lovely hotel with an old charm. Will stay there again.

Staff was very helpful & nice. It’s a unique hotel lobby

E. Hwy 66 Gallup NM

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located within a leisurely stroll of Gallup Cultural Center, Historic El Rancho Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of Gallup Indian Medical Center. This 98-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a bar where you can enjoy a drink.


Rooms

All 98 individually furnished accommodations feature a separate bedroom. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Other standard amenities include free local calls and desks.


Property features

Guests of Historic El Rancho Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and an ATM.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, Multiple Beds

1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 7

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Historic El Rancho Hotel

Everyone (19) Couples (10) Family (6)
5
Everyone

By on Jun 3, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 15, 2021

Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate your feedback

2
Partner Couples

Unfortunately it was very disappointing. The room was considered a deluxe, not sure why? The patio/windows opened up to the roof top , which all you could see was cracked walls, rusty air conditioner and trash at the side of the building. The room itself was dark, with worn out carpet (possibly original, from the 30’s). The bathroom looked to be remodeled, which was probably the best feature. So sad to see this iconic hotel so run down, the front entrance is about the only part that has been somewhat preserved

By on May 10, 2021

Review comment responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you. Your feedback is under review

3
Everyone

By on Feb 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 8, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. It will help us to work up to excellence which we strive to provide for each and everyone of our guests.

5
Everyone

By on Dec 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 27, 2020

As always it is a pleasure to receive positive reviews on service provided at El Rancho Hotel. We appreciate your taking the time to provide us with feedback. It brings us joy knowing we are doing a good job. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here at our Hotel. We hope you keep us in mind if you find yourself traveling alongside or on the Famous Route 66.

5
Everyone

By on Dec 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 27, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a good Review. We are delighted your stay at El Rancho was Satisfactory. We appreciate your feedback. It brings us joy knowing we are doing a good job when it comes to our performance in providing quality customer service. We appreciate your input and look forward to your return should you find yourself traveling along the famous Route 66.

5
Partner Couples

An absolute gem! A great little Historic spot that is clean & comfy. Can’t wait to return.

By on Nov 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2020

Thanks for the great review! We are so pleased to have you stay with us here at the historic El Rancho Hotel

5
Partner Couples

Historical museum with hundreds of famous people photos and memorabilia. Fun to explore. Restaurant just OK food but margaritas delicious.

By , from Napa, CA on Oct 2, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 3, 2020

Hello Patricia, Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to complete this review about your recent stay at the El Rancho Hotel. We hope you choose to create more memories here whenever your travels bring you back to Gallup.

4
Everyone

By on Sep 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 4, 2020

Hello, We appreciate your feedback and hope you will stay with us again. Thank you!

4
Partner Couples Family

Great if you like historic hotels. Good price too! But don't expect Holiday Inn. Good beds. Would go again.

By on Sep 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 3, 2020

Hello, Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as our historic charm. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience! We hope if your travels ever bring you back to the area, you will keep in mind the El Rancho Hotel.

4
Business Business

Rustic, friendly staff, clean rooms awesome atmosphere. Takes you back to the 30's. If you want fancy, this is not for you. This hotel is for people who love history and want to be taken back into history. Great stay Great margaritas and food was spot on!

By , from Austin tx on Aug 20, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 27, 2020

Hello Martha, Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as our historic charm. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience! We hope if your travels ever bring you back to the area, you will keep in mind the El Rancho Hotel.

Historic El Rancho Hotel

1000 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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