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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed two nights at this motel in Apalachicola. Very clean motel and super nice staff. Nice pool area but it was too cool to swim! There is not a breakfast included but the price was right. We highly recommend this hotel for the budget minded traveler.

Thank kenneths894
Erlanger, Kentucky
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Ranchero is a simple roadside motel located just outside of Appaclacola the rooms are clean the staff is friendly the rate are reasonable. We stayed for two nights while visiting the area. You are close to everything they don't have a free breakfast if that is important to you. We like the old style motels were you back your car...

Thank Ken S
Dade City, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were headed to Mobile, Alabama to visit relatives and decided to stop in Apalachicola for the night since we hadn't been there in a long time. We called a few places and found them booked so we tried Rancho. It wasn't bad, the room was clean but a little outdated, it was quiet and convenient to...

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Nice location walkable to downtown good value. Recently updated, clean very friendly staff. Could use a bigger TV but had all the needed channels. Coffee macker, mini frig, micowave, hairdryer, iron and board all in room. No longer accepting pets.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Loved this place... easy to find right on Highway 98, great price, clean, large rooms, comfortable beds... liked everything about it! Room had refrigerator and microwave. Good breakfast the next morning.

Thank HavasuBabe
Ware, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I chose this place, from reviews as I was after budget. I booked online for 2 nights and regretted it as soon as I arrived. It does have a run down look and my heart sank. That said once I got used to it it was fine. For me booking budget, gave me money to eat at better places. It...

Thank Snowdy7
Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Basic accommodation. Clean. They had a small pool on property. Close to downtown. We came down for a fishing trip and it was close and we we're close enough to see the sights of Apalachicola. If we were to come back, we may stay there again.

Thank alcorn4301
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The inn is older but very well maintained and clean. Fridge and microwave in room. Our reservation was messed up by the booking system but the owner was friendly and took care to accommodate us. A pleasant stay.

Thank Angie C
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Room was good size, clean, had a fridge, microwave (new), and coffeemaker. Strong disinfectant smell (like Pine Sol) when we arrived, but seemed to dissipate with the air cranked. The only complaint was that the tile floor in the sink and bath area was kind of slippery/slimy. May be the cleaner they used on the floor. We just made sure...

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Ridgetop, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Old Florida Motel.Clean and recent remodel.Would stay again.Nice friendly helpful staff. Stayed in a king room.Nice size room.Bathroom was clean but very small.Small bath was really my only negative,Close to the water,near other attractions.Pool looked inviting but we did not use.Recommend to anyone for a nice,clean affordable stay!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New Management! Hotel under remodeling. Rancho Inn is a recently-renovated hotel located in the historical coastal town of Apalachicola Joe on Florida's forgotten Gulf Coast, less than 30 minutes from Port St. Joe and, Mexico Beach and 20 minutes form St. George Island. The Rancho Inn sits just 2 miles form Apalachicola downtown with public boat launching facilities, and close to marinas offering fishing charters and waterfront dining. We pride ourselves in cleanliness and good old fashioned friendliness. You will enjoy the home like feel we try to impart to all our guests. We try to make you feel like you are truly guests in our home. We the owners do live here on the premises. When you are talking to us on the phone, in the office or on the property you have a 99% chance that you are speaking to an owner. We care what you think of us and our establishment and want you to enjoy the time you spend in our city. If there is anything we can do to make your trip and your stay more pleasurable, Please don't hesitate to ask. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Inn

Address: 240 US Highway 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1872
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Apalachicola
Price Range: ₹ 4,912 - ₹ 7,026 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rancho Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Very clean rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles DaleandSheila, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I connected to wifi but it was very slow - wound up using my AT&T data plan.”
 of 5 bubbles DalTexN, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Room 120 was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles Bob-Susan, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Helen1950, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles jlr72, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
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