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El Rancho Motel

2.5-star2.5 stars
274 Lagoon Street, Bishop, CA, 93514-3405, United States of America

No-frills motel in Bishop
  • Free WiFi and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Very friendly Apr. 30, 2021
  • Excellent service from a polite and capable staff. Place was neat and very clean. Very…Apr. 10, 2021

El Rancho Motel

from A$126
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Kitchen
  • Deluxe King with Bath
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Mountain View
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Mountain View

What’s around El Rancho Motel


  • Northern Inyo Hospital - 11 min walk
  • Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center - 12 min walk
  • Bishop City Park - 13 min walk
  • Tri County Fairgrounds - 23 min walk
  • Bishop Country Club Golf Course - 24 min walk
  • Paiute Palace Casino - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Laws Railroad Museum - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • Keough's Hot Springs - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km

Getting around

  • Mammoth Lakes, CA (MMH-Mammoth Yosemite) - 46 min drive
  • Bishop, CA (BIH-Eastern Sierra Regional) - 8 min drive
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*

  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking


  • Free area shuttle

Payment types at the property

*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Picnic area
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

El Rancho Motel’s small print

Also known as

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For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per accommodation, per day

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for El Rancho Motel

  • Does El Rancho Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, El Rancho Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at El Rancho Motel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at El Rancho Motel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at El Rancho Motel?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 15 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at El Rancho Motel?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near El Rancho Motel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Taqueria Las Palmas (5-min walk), Black Sheep Coffee Roasters (5-min walk), and Good Earth Yogurt (5-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at El Rancho Motel?
    No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Paiute Palace Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at El Rancho Motel and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and rock climbing. El Rancho Motel also has a picnic area.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 261 reviews

Good 6.0
It was WAY overpriced for the quality. WiFi didn’t work, no breakfast and the walls were thin. It was clean and comfortable enough. If it were $80 a night that would be fair and I’d have no complaints, but at $150 I felt taken.
Lori, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Pet and people friendly
Because of Covid there was no one in the office at this location. We had to drive to a different hotel nearby to get checked in. People were very friendly and helpful. We had a pet with us and she was accommodated. I am handicapped and we could park just a few feet from our door. The on-site handyman actually went into our room and showed us how the climate control unit worked and made sure it did. I would stay here again.
Kathleen, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Definitely would stay again.!
Needed a room for one night. Was flying solo so the size of the room, though on the small size was perfect for me. 2 people would be fine if they are a close friend or relative. the room was spotless. The front desk staff were great. and I am not sure what kind of bed sheets they use but they were some of the softest sheets I have ever had in a hotel room. A perfect way to end a long day.
Gregory, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Clean but the kitchen needs a lot of help.
Our room came with 2 beds, a small but handy kitchen, and a nice bathroom. There should definitely be more/new kitchenware though. We would’ve been screwed if we didn’t bring our own knife and pot. We also had to call the front desk for soap and sponges to clean the dishes. The place was clean and in a great location
Lauren, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
It was ok
Donald, us1 night business trip
Fair 4.0
No one home
You get what you pay for wasn't true here. Room was clean, no onsite management, smokers next to my room smoking under thr no smoking sign, no phone, no internet wifi, two dogs in rooms, kids playing til 1030 pm. And i had to travel six blocks to get someone to check me in.
Patrick, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
El Rancho Hotel
It was a not planned family trip, so we reserved the same day. Hotel room was clean and we had parking, just drop off key when checking out
Neivy, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Passing through
Always a reliable place to stay when traveling in 395 . Off the main road, good for us and our dog
Scott, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Last time we stayed here it was a beautiful remodeled room. This time... not! The service was great checking in! I’m not happy with the old room 10. Base boards rotted, just not pleasing to the eye... old...
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
This is a cute little place, and the staff went above and beyond to be helpful. It's not fancy, but it's a great option in Bishop.
us1 night family trip

El Rancho Motel