Gallup’s most Historic Hotel

About the El Rancho Hotel

When you stay at the El Rancho Hotel, you will be sleeping in a room where a movie star slept. But the hotel is not just about movie stars. You’ll be following in the footsteps of Americans who have traveled West, in hopes of a better life. Route 66 is the road most traveled by dreamers looking for a better life and the El Rancho is one of the cornerstones of that Westward Journey.

The most important experience of all is yours. At El Rancho Hotel, you will be giving yourself the opportunity to live your own Southwest experience in one of the most authentic places in the Region.

You will give yourself the chance to explore unforgettable National Parks, and feel the American Spirit. You will give yourself the chance to discover churches that date back to the Conquistadors or the chance to sit on a Mesa, far from the rest of the world, overlooking a picture-perfect sunset on your own journey.

As you enter the historic El Rancho through the stately front entry, you immediately realize this was and still is a special place….During its heyday, the El Rancho Hotel was one of the premier hotels in the entire Southwest and became the place for the Hollywood set to stay when filming in the area.

During its glory years, the El Rancho was the definition of luxury and included many amenities that were lacking in other typical tourist hotels of the day.

For 50 years, the El Rancho Hotel greeted guests along Route 66 with class and dignity. Luckily for us, this one-of-a-kind hotel once again greets guests with open arms and enjoys the renewed worldwide interest in Route 66 and its landmarks.

Russell A. Olsen


What you Get when you stay with us

Inclusive Amenities

Free WiFi
Free Parking
Bedroom Comforts
Coffee Maker
Washer & Dryer


It is our goal to ensure that we are providing a seamless experience for all of our guests and that everyone is able to access all areas of our website and our property.

Should you have difficulty using or accessing any section of our website, please contact us immediately at [email protected] Aside from working with you to ensure you are provided with the information and assistance you need, we are committed to ensuring that each feature on our site is accessible for everyone and we will take the appropriate steps to address any short-comings.

We have one accessible room featuring an ADA compliant bathroom with a standard Tub/Shower with safety bars. We do not have a roll-in shower. We also offer a visual and tactile alert device, door-bell, alarm clock and Braille labeled room numbers. To reserve this room, you can book online and then please make sure to contact us at [email protected] or by calling us at (505)-863-9311 so we can block the room for you.

We encourage all guests with disabilities or mobility concerns to please contact us to discuss room options, property layout and specifications.

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

Reach out to us below with any questions about your reservation or trip to Gallup.

El Rancho