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El Rancho Hotel

A Historic Route 66 Hotel

Route 66 Hotel

The historic El Rancho Hotel provides a unique Southwest Experience in the midst of the American West. The El Rancho Hotel is a pillar of the West and was the Home of the Movie Stars throughout the 1930s to 1940s who filmed Westerns in the area.

Southwest dining
at its finest.

El Rancho Restaurant

The Restaurant at the El Rancho Hotel primarily serves American and Mexican food including Steaks, Hamburgers, Fajitas, Enchiladas, Tacos, and Tamales. The main dishes are named after Movie Stars who have eaten at the restaurant like the Ronald Reagan Burger with a side of Jelly Beans.

The 49er Lounge

The 49er Lounge in the El Rancho was listed as one of the Top 50 bars in the USA by Esquire Magazine. Whether you are in the mood for a Margarita after a long day exploring the Southwest, Fajitas, or a John Wayne Burger, the El Rancho has a meal for you.

Happy Guests.

Real Reviews from Real Guests on TripAdvisor

“Pulled up for dinner and was immediately struck by the iconic sign! Took a few photos and made my way into the hotel for dinner. Wait staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and I had a solid little dinner of enchiladas and Christmas chile.”

Jessica Besack


“Wanted to stay at vintage Route 66 places. We stayed in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Suite. What a treat! The bathroom was amazing! The rest of the suite was comfortable and very roomy. Staff was very helpful. Loved the memorabilia and photos on second floor.”


Karol R


“The lobby is incredible and many photos of movie stars who stayed here. One of the gems on our Route 66 road trip so you have to stop here at least to visit the lobby and look around the hotel. There is a restaurant, Indian store, and of course the hotel.”



Stay With Us.

Book your stay with us and enjoy your experience, with easy access from Route 66.

1000 E. Highway 66 Gallup, NM 87301

Contact us

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El Rancho