This family owned and operated Royal Oaks motel is within a 5-minute drive of downtown Watsonville. The motel offers a 24-hour front desk, free on-site parking and non-smoking guest rooms. Every guest room at the El Rancho Motel features cable TV, a coffee maker and private bathroom. Children stay free when using existing bedding. Services at the Rancho Motel include baggage storage and daily newspapers. Elkhorn Slough wildlife reserve is within a 10-minute drive of the El Rancho. Pajaro Valley Golf Club is 100 yards away.
This is an old-school style motel. The check-in person was very personable and friendly. I recommend this motel unequivocally.
Nothing. It was horrible.
Old worn out room. No A.C. Visible wires hanging. Black and white TV. Very little hot water. Holes in the lampshades. Beaten and battered doors. One bed blocked a door that led out to a back lot. Slivers of soap. Paper thin walls.
Comfy bed, relatively clean
Booked hoping to get in early, but had to wait until 2 to check in
small, single story
Loud vehicle traffic at night, minimum sound insulation.
The owner is very friendly and seems attentive if there would be an issue and the rate was reasonable. It's quiet and an affordable alternative to Santa Cruz and Monterey during the high season.
We had a triple room consisting of a double bed and a single bed. I found the single bed uncomfortable to sleep in, maybe ok for a small child. Walls are kind of thin, fortunately our neighbors were quiet till they got up in the morning.
Friendly. Clean. Close to Hwy 1
No restaurants nearby. TV could have had a guide for channels and programming.
Out of all hotels in the area...it was the least pricey...
Needs a major remodel....