El Rancho Motel

976 Salinas Road, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States
+1 831 722 2766
C$ 110

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based on 134 reviews

El Rancho Motel
Wed 27/10
Thu 28/10
ProviderNightly total
Agoda.comC$ 110
eDreamsC$ 115

About El Rancho Motel

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
This family owned and operated Royal Oaks motel is within a 5-minute drive of downtown Watsonville. The motel offers free on-site parking and nonsmoking guest rooms. Every guest room at the El Rancho Motel features cable TV, a coffee maker and private bathroom. Children stay free when using existing bedding. Services at the Rancho Motel include baggage storage and daily newspapers. Elkhorn Slough wildlife reserve is within a 10-minute drive of the El Rancho. Pajaro Valley Golf Club is 100 yards away.

Rooms available at El Rancho Motel

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Amenities at El Rancho Motel

  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Free parking
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Golf


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance


  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Electric kettle
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Room service
  • Key access
  • 24hr front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack


  • Desk

Reviews of El Rancho Motel

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2.5 Bad
Pros:Nothing! It was cheap but it was still too much!

Cons:The smell of mildew in the room..crawling bugs in the bathroom (looked like potato bugs, the bugs that roll themselves up into balls).. dark and dingy... bathtub mat in the tub was very un-inviting... I couldn't sleep the entire night, for covering my nose & mouth from the smell! The room door had check out time as 11 a.m.(they had not got around to changing the signs)! Of course.

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976 Salinas Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

What's nearby

  • Judge Lee House4.1 km
  • Godfrey M. Bockius House4.3 km
  • Pajaro Valley Historical Association4.4 km
  • Ramsay Park4.7 km



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at El Rancho Motel

  • El Rancho Motel is located at 976 Salinas Road, 3.9 km from the centre of Watsonville. Judge Lee House is the closest landmark to El Rancho Motel.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at El Rancho Motel.

  • Yes, El Rancho Motel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, El Rancho Motel offers free parking.

  • No, El Rancho Motel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • El Rancho Motel is 32.7 km from Monterey Regional. El Rancho Motel is 56.1 km from San Jose.

  • No, El Rancho Motel does not have a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

3.9 km

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