Morro Bay, CA Hotel - Best Western El Rancho


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2460 Main Street
Morro Bay, California 93442-1552
United States


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Hotel Overview

Discounts are available for any stay of three nights or more! Simply search for a three night stay and save!

Morro Bay and the Best Western El Rancho are ideally located at the midpoint between Los Angeles and San Francisco and boasts must-see attractions like Hearst Castle and San Luis Obispo.

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When you spot Morro Rock, you know you're close to your home away from home at our Morro Bay hotel. The Best Western El Rancho is conveniently located on Highway 1 at the gateway to the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Relax at our seasonally heated outdoor pool with sundeck, garden area and scenic views.

We have two restaurants within walking distance including the famous Taco Temple featuring California Fusion fresh seafood cuisine. This Morro Bay hotel features Motorcycle parking directly in front of your room. RV parking and bus parking is available.

Close to wineries and the Pacific coast, everything guests imagine sunny California to be comes alive here. Guests are close to the beach and Cal Poly. Centrally located, a world of adventure awaits, including, boat tours, spotting elephant seals and biking. Nature is right in the backyard of our Morro Bay hotel.

Our Morro Bay hotel has refurbished rooms, fast complimentary high-speed Internet, guest room ceiling fans and a free continental breakfast.

There are many local businesses that require employees to travel to our gorgeous region. A few common guests include employees of Cal Poly, Camp San Luis Obispo, the US Coast Guard and PG&E®. It doesn't feel like you're on the clock when the great outdoors and great weather is calling.

Reserve your next escape at the Best Western El Rancho and start planning the first activity!

The front desk is closed from 9 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily. On-site hotel personnel are available 24-hours a day via night bell at lobby entrance. After-hours check-ins are accommodated, please contact hotel prior to arrival to make arrangements.

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, snakes, monkeys, etc.) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning & damage deposit of 50 USD is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair/cleaning.
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Sleep Quality

Latest Reviews


Traveler Reviews

“Trip back to the 50's”
By Suzi_mom
Canada on 17-Feb-18

When we drove up to the hotel after our GPS brought us here...I thought this must be a mistake. It looked like a place out of the 50's. It was updated on the outside. Check in was great. The...

“Hawk was awesome!!”
By anthonydeanh
on 29-Dec-17

This best Western was one of the cleanest hotels that I have ever stayed in. Normally I stay in Hilton or courtyard Marriott due to the fires I was forced to stay closer to the coast. Once arriving I...

By Scott N
Woodbury, Minnesota on 28-Dec-17

Very nice place. Great location, clean, affordable. Felt safe. Fridge micro, coffee, breskfast, great staff. Wish I could stay longer. Nice little town. Coming from San Francisco was nice to not get...

“What do you expect, it's a Best Western”
By CyberDawg
Pensacola, Florida on 25-Dec-17

Room was clean and comfortable, also reasonably priced. Pretty much circa 1980's in style. 20 minute wait for the shuttle from the airport. Included breakfast was modest.. Staff was cordial...

“Resonable, Comfortable and near the coast”
By Jan P
Sacramento, California, Usa on 12-Dec-17

Best Western El Rancho is a good choice in Morro Bay. It's a smaller place with convenient, free parking.The host was great and met all our needs immediately. We really appreciated the breakfast...


Hotel Amenities


  • 100% Smoke Free Hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary continental breakfast choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items.
  • Outdoor pool Pool is heated from March 01 to October 31 only.
  • Exterior corridor
  • Guest laundry, coin operated facilities,8am to 9pm
  • Express check out
  • Late check out, with approval
  • Safe deposit box, available in lobby
  • Cable or satellite television, premium movie channels/pay-per-view not available
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, open 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Fax services
  • Computer available
  • Dataports, if RJ-11 dataport is required, please contact hotel to verify availability.
  • Mail services, free outgoing mail
  • Physically challenged facilities, roll-in shower, grab bars. Lobby NOT wheelchair accessible
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Front desk hours 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Grassy picnic area
  • Furnished outdoor patios

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)


  • Rooms offer 1 or 2 queen beds, or 1 king bed with night stands and lamps, dresser with mirror and lamp, two arm chairs, and closet with luggage racks. Bath/shower with sink and vanity.

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Telephones have volume control

Nearby Attractions