The El Rancho Hotel is the embodiment of America’s Old West.
According to author Russell A. Olsen, “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.
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.
– Author Russell A. Olsen
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.”
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. When you stay at the El Rancho, you will 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.
But perhaps the most important experience of all is yours. When you stay at the 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.
The El Rancho Hotel offers numerous amenities to make your stay more enjoyable and can help you with scheduling activities within the community.
Here are some ways we can make your trip memorable:
- Learn about our Western Movie History and the movie stars who stayed at the El Rancho;
- Have a drink in the 49er Lounge (rated as one of the best bars in the country according to Esquire Magazine);
- Enjoy a meal in our Restaurant;
- Shop for Indian Jewelry in our Jewelry Store or let us help you find local jewelry in the area;
- Take a day trip to a National Park;
- Ride in a Hot Air Balloon;
- Relax in our Seasonal Pool;
- Enjoy free Wireless Internet in the Lobby;
- Reserve a space for your event or meeting.
We hope you enjoy your visit to New Mexico and the El Rancho Hotel.