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El Rancho Motor Hotel
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El Rancho Motor Hotel
Ranked #20 of 43 Hotels in Penticton
Reviewed 6 April 2012

My partner and were looking for short term accomodation while initially planning to move from Penticton to Calgary. We stayed at the El Rancho for a period of 3 months. Managers Bill and Gail were so welcoming, friendly, warm and caring! Our room was very clean upon check-in! Trina the chambermaid was outstanding for the duration of our stay. They all made us feel right at home!! Great location and very close to all amenties! I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Let's face it: the Ritz-Carlton this is not. But what the El Rancho might lack in elegance the owners make up easily with super-friendly service and dedication. We've stayed there twice between Jul and Aug '11 and both times our hosts were extremely accommodating.

What you get:

* a nice, clean place 2 blocks from the beach and close to the downtown core
* firm mattresses in A/C'ed rooms w/ fridge and m/w
* an almost unbeatable nightly rate
* the nicest hosts around

I'd go back there in a heartbeat (and, in fact, will do so everytime we go cycling up to the Okanagan)

Room Tip: The rooms on the side of the building that only get the morning sun are quite a bit cooler.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank MumsBua
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Reviewed 30 October 2010

Needed a room for a few days as our son was attending the hockey school in Penticton. Found this gem through reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. The friendly one on one service was a very pleasant surprise, and our room was very clean. It had everything we needed including a kitchenette at a rate that would be impossible to beat elsewhere. While there we encountered some bad luck with our truck and were delayed 3 nights (over the weekend and in peak season). Gail and Bill, the managers were so understanding and accommodating. They assured me they would have a room for us so I didn't need to panick. Simply the best motel experience we have ever had and we will most certainly stay again. Thank you for everything Gail & Bill!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Cinimid
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Reviewed 1 October 2009

Needed a hotel on a Friday during the summer high season. At $80 a night this was a bargain as most hotels were in the area of $100+ Easy to find, just a few blocks from the beach and found the owners/staff very friendly from the start. It's definitely an older motel but the room was maintained well with a really nice full kitchenette. Other hotel owners could follow the example of the El Rancho and take the same amount of pride in maintaining their accommodations. The place was probably built in the 60's or 70's and is in better shape then a lot of newer hotels.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank alexmichaels
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Reviewed 31 July 2009

Due to delays, we arrived on a Saturday night late at night, long after other places had closed their doors. We called El-Rancho and they were nice enough to let us a room. Although the furniture was dated, the room itself was very clean and quiet. I didn't even know there was anyone in the next room. Lake Okanagan is a short 3 block walk. There is restaurant across the street which serves breakfast until 2pm for those night owls. We were both very pleased with our stay and would have no problem recommending this hotel and would certainly stay here again. Very good value.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank ferna243
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Address: 877 Westminster Ave W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1L1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Penticton
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Ranked #20 of 43 Hotels in Penticton
Number of rooms: 52
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