Where is the El Rancho Hotel located?
The El Rancho Hotel is located at 1000 East 66 on the corner of Route 66 and Ford Dr. in Gallup, NM. When approaching from I-40, take exit 22 and turn south onto Ford Drive/Miyamura. The hotel has both overnight accommodations and a restaurant. Click here to book a room and view other area accommodations.
What famous people stayed at the El Rancho Hotel?
The El Rancho Hotel has hosted more than 150 major movie stars, including 75 who stayed at the hotel during Hollywood’s Golden Age while filming in the area. Notable guests include Jane Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Gregory Peck, Betty Grable, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, John Wayne, Rita Hayworth and Ronald Reagan, among many others.
How old is the El Rancho Hotel?
The El Rancho Hotel first opened in 1936, making the hotel 86 years old as of 2022. The hotel was closed for a short period of time after falling into disrepair, before it reopened in 1988, the same year it was added to the list of the National Register of Historic Places.