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976 Salinas Road, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States of America – Show map
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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Daily Housekeeping
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed.
Cribs are not available.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 46 reviews
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This motel is located 2 miles from downtown Watsonville and within a 19-minute drive of Santa Cruz. The motel features a outdoor pool and free parking. Motel 6 Watsonville rooms include cable TV.
Score from 45 reviews Review score
Only steps from beautiful beaches and Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, offering shops and restaurants, this Marina, California motel features pet-friendly accommodations and free morning coffee service.
Score from 107 reviews Good
This Watsonville motel is 2.5 miles from Monterey Bay Beaches. The motel features free Wi-Fi, a continental breakfast and an outdoor swimming pool.
Score from 54 reviews Good
This Watsonville, California motel is 7.5 miles from Sunset State Beach. It offers a 24-hour front desk and a light continental breakfast with coffee, juice and fruit. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.
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The price. Room was clean.
no a/c. bed was stiff and made loud noises when I moved. The maid would not leave a fresh drinking glass. I stayed four days, the two glasses that were there when I arrived lasted the first two days, then she would not leave any more. Everything needed replacement, carpet, tile, tub, toilet and sink. Walls needed paint.
Exterior Old and in need of an upgrade, exspecially exterior sign, Old locks and older bathroom fixtures & cabinet, 2nd bed pushed against an exterior door (blocked off) to dirty back area, Poor lighting for night reading at 2nd bed
I could not find find any positive things as it was not professional at all.i would not recommend this and I was disappointed with booking. Com for even having this on their site as an option.
Too many to list . My bed I could feel the springs. Very old and no Airconditioning which was uncomfortable. All they had was a fan. The most important things is that there is a room next to the bathroom which is locked and can not be opened from the hotel room. There is also no way to lock that shut door from the room which makes me nervous that someone could come in from the other side of that door. Safety!!!!!!'Management said that nobody is available between 12pm-7am at which time the office stays closed. We had to return in the afternoon to pick up our deposit after we left at 5:30am for our family function.(since office still closed at 5:30am) the office stuff who checked us in did not give us a receipt after payment. We had to come back after realizing they did not hand us any receipt at which time she filled up one. She had to keep talking to the someone else on the phone to answer us every time we had a question. She apologize saying that she had to ask the manager because she doesn't know and that her job is to clean the rooms. The ice machine does not work because they said there's a drought. Bar in shower is missing and is needed for safety.
It was quiet and a good value for the money.
It is old and looks old. The sign outside needs urgent paint. I did not like the 50 dollars deposit that I have to remind them to get it back.
There was little to recommend the motel. With the Concorse d'Elagance going on, it was the only room for more than 30 miles. At $289 for two nights, it was 750 cheaper than anything else. Generally you would not want to zpend more than $40 a night.
Where to start. The location is dead on the main road into town. The rooms are very small. And, there are no extras.(Bed, table, chair) The people were nice, but there was no way they could make up for the overall disaster of El Rancho
price refrigerator coffee maker microwave
Shower took a few minutes to get hot, but it did.
Small family run, called lose town moss Landing
At first we thought "were in the **** are we? This place is an older but up to date motel and it does sell out quick. It is off the beaten path and in the country, but it so close to the beach and 4 star activities and food. We had a great seafood dinner on the waterfront less than 5 min away then in the morning spent a few hours on the beach watching whales from the beach. Very quiet, can sleep well and be rested for all the local activities.
no microwave, but we did not ask for one.
The fella at the desk was nice
They charged me twice for my room.
I liked that it wasn't in town, It was clean,but I expected an updated version of a 40's motel. They need to update there sign and rooms to reflect that and that place would never have a vacancy.
There was a smell from the bathroom. It is just an old motel.
bad smell in the room, humidity, no wifi signal in the las room.
Room was very clean, had coffee maker and fridge. Recently renovated
Outside is a wreck, front yard grass completely dead, signage and picket fence in disrepair and falling apart, lobby dirty and a mess, receptionist was apathetic and dressed very poorly, overpriced for what you get.
El Rancho Motel is outside Watsonville. It's a bit remote from everything, so you must have transportation. The matress has a plastic sheet covering which is squeaky when turning over. The place is quiet and clean. The shower and water pressure are perfect. That's all that matters to me. I'm a low maintenance person. Watsonville has some of the best Mexican food around and you can lost in the strawberry fields.
The entire stay was horrible. The guest next door were smoking marijuana and cigarettes leaving my family and I to smell that all night long. I complained and the owner let me know that there was nothing he can do. The hotel was dirty and I did not feel safe. The room had two queen beds however, one of the beds were pushed up against a door leading to the back parking lot. There were some very shady people at night back there. I was traveling alone with 3 children. I would not recommend this motel to anyone.
Way out in the middle of no where. Nothing near by. Reminded me of the movie the Bates motel. My grown son and I were both leary of staying there. will not be staying there again
Great looking 40's motel court. Rooms sparce and tidy. Host was pleasant but apparently took advantage at leaving time. I know the other clients cudn't have paid that much.
We thought we had booked for $70 and at check out required $120. Makes you look bad. The wi-fi worked if you left the room and went 4 doors up.
I liked that there were no roaches.
Staffs attitude on phone and at desk and Smell of room.
ok for one night clean late check in
TV didn't work Uncomfortable bed The price
Quiet atmosphere Convenience Reasonable price
Manager friendly and attentive, good location, all amenities worked OK, inexpensive stop while on the road... Thanks!
A bit musty and mattress springs a little too friendly for my liking...
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