• El Rancho Hotel - Gallup, New Mexico

      Photo by P D Tillman
      As if the intensively Western-themed decor isn't impressive enough, if you spend a night in the El Rancho, you'll be sleeping in a room where some Hollywood icon or other has slept. The hotel was for many years a favorite lodging place for movie stars in the area to film westerns. The photos of many of these stars, who included W.C. Fields, Betty Grable, Henry Fonda, Doris Day and Ronald Reagan, can be found on the lobby walls. The hotel also features a fine restaurant and a jewelry store offering an excellent assortment of Native American crafts.

      If you go:
      The El Rancho is reasonably priced, especially for the unique experience. Note the many touches of Hollywood era nostalgia such as the vintage cigarette machine in the lobby.


      1000 East U.S. Route 66
      Gallup, New Mexico 87301 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      El Rancho Hotel
      +1 (505) 863-9311