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All properties in Coronado, California, United States of America
1 room, 2 adults

El Rancho Motel

2-star2 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Beach nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge
370 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA, 92118, United States of America

Convenient to Coronado Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Beach nearby
    • Free WiFi
    • Fridge
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Best value for money
Awesome vibe
Great location
More comfort would be nice

El Rancho Motel

from A$268
  • Economy Room (1 Full Size Bed-No Closet,165 Sq Ft)
  • Economy Room (2 Full Size Beds-No Closet)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchenette
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

What’s around El Rancho Motel


  • Coronado Beach - 25 min walk
  • Naval Base Coronado - 27 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 44 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 45 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 45 min walk
  • Coronado Ferry Landing - 13 min walk
  • San Diego Coronado Bridge - 19 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 44 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 11 min drive
  • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 33 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 15 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 22 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 41 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 11 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 11 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 20 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Things to do
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Golfing nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

El Rancho Motel’s small print

Also known as

  • El Rancho Motel Coronado
  • El Rancho Motel
  • El Rancho Coronado
  • El Rancho Hotel Coronado
  • El Rancho Motel Coronado
  • El Rancho Motel Motel Coronado


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

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.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

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

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 8.0 per accommodation, per stay

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.
  • Is parking offered at El Rancho Motel?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at El Rancho Motel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at El Rancho Motel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near El Rancho Motel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Coronado Brewing Company (4-min walk), Vemma (5-min walk), and Island Sports and Spirits (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 171 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Perfect spot!
kristin, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We really enjoyed our stay at El Rancho. The location allowed us to walk and see all of Coronado. The patio was perfect for enjoying our morning coffee.
Shannon, us8 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very Quaint
DAVID, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
A unfortunate discovery.
Everything was great until I was pulling up the bedsheet before leaving and spotted a bunch of curley black hair on the sheet. I have alopecia and have no hair and never had black hair. SM
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great For Couples
Check in was easy, the room was clean and very comfortable. The location was perfect right on the main street for restaurants and close to beach. Stayed here with my girlfriend she liked how intimate it was and was actually more couple friendly than a Best Western or higher end hotel because it was a private and not cramped next to other rooms like your typical hotel. Would defiantly stay here again.
kollin, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
I would return any time !
The room was very clean, the bed was firm. A huge shower area was a surprise. Extremely quiet and the young lady at reception was so polite and helpful.
Riitta, us2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Modest Motel
Great location! El Rancho is an older California motel with modest amenities but it suited our travel needs this trip.
SF, us4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
This is a cute little Motel with a friendly feel. I had everything I would have needed if staying longer.
Debbie, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great place overall but a couple of comfort issues
Overall it was a great place for the low price and the location worked well too. There were a couple of mild temperature days where I wanted to open the window. They were hard to access and after I opened one I discovered it didn't have a screen. I also wish the ceiling fan had multiple speeds.
John, us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful service. Clean and exactly what we expected.
Katherine, us4 night family trip

El Rancho Motel

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