El Rancho Hotel

Hotel, Motel, Restaurant
1000 Rte 66
Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 863-9311



  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Back when westerns were box-office gold, the El Rancho Hotel was where the stars drank when they weren't sitting on horses.
  • Ronald Reagan loved it!!! I like it. lol
  • Food was just okay. The chicken fajitas were passable. The burritos were meh. We were excited to have authentic New Mexican food, this was a poor representation of it. The hotel was beautiful, though.
  • This hotel used to be host to movie stars on the western movies, kept historic. NICE, but be ready to experience an old feel for a hotel. No elevators so dont bring a lot of luggage. SERVICE OK.
  • Gorgeous place at Christmas even if bar/restaurant is closed. Popular with old Hollywood- Ronald Regan, Humphrey Bogart, Jack Benny... Way to enjoy Rt 66
  • A very cool place!
  • No jelly beans for the Ronald Reagan burger. Pooh.
  • try the green chile
  • Great food, great atmosphere and reasonable prices. A quintessentially Gallup experience.
  • Stayed here in 2011 while driving cross country from NY-CA. Driving again with a dog and stayed again in 2013. So fun!
  • Un posto davvero suggestivo e si mangia pure bene. Qui ci son stati i pi grandi attori d'America e le stanze son tutte intestate alla loro memoria. Foto ovunque
  • Great place to take visiting guests. 40-80's celebrities stayed while filming in area
  • The crackling fire in the lobby is delightful.

Nearby places

1000 E Historic Highway 66
15 State Highway 122
406 W Coal Ave (at S 4th St)