El Rancho Hotel

A historic hotel in Gallup’s Route 66, complete with Old West charm and a Hollywood legacy.

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The El Rancho Hotel and Motel, Gallup, NM
El Rancho Hotel and Motel, Gallup, NM
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Step into the past at El Rancho Hotel, a landmark of the Old West and a favorite of the movie stars. Built in 1937 by the brother of the film director D.W. Griffith, the hotel once hosted many famous actors who came to shoot westerns in the nearby locations.

The lobby is adorned with autographed photos, memorabilia and Native American art, each room is named after a famous guest who stayed there, like John Wayne, Ronald Reagan and Katharine Hepburn. Rooms are furnished with antique furniture, comfortable beds and modern amenities – and some even come with a kitchen and a living area.

The on-site restaurant, the Silver Screen Café, serves American and Mexican dishes, while the 49er Lounge offers signature drinks inspired by the stars. Make sure to stop by the Last Trading Post gift shop for authentic Native American crafts and jewelry during your stay.


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Joshua has been travelling to the USA since childhood, visiting his father and four siblings on the west coast. He is fortunate to have travelled to 42 of the 50 US states, and hopes to complete the set by his next big birthday.

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Dominique caught the North America travel bug when she was in her late teens and has travelled extensively throughout the USA and Canada, particularly drawn to the countries' outstanding natural beauty and wildlife. With over 10 years of product and marketing experience in North America, Dominique’s passion for the destination is infectious.

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Mallika’s love for North America first began when she attended an American boarding school as a teenager. Her mother’s side of the family lived in the USA, so she enjoyed frequent trips across many states.

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