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El Capitan motel, Gallup

2-star2 stars
1300 East Historic Hwy 66, Gallup, NM, 87301, United States of America

Gallup motel in historical district
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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From 55 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Regular internet service
Could use a good cleaning

El Capitan motel, Gallup

from $40
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Family Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

What’s around El Capitan motel, Gallup


  • Gallup Cultural Center - 21 min walk
  • Fire Rock Navajo Casino - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Red Rock State Park - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park - 26.3 mi / 42.3 km
  • Navajo Nation Museum - 26.4 mi / 42.5 km
  • St. Michael's Historical Museum - 29.4 mi / 47.3 km

Getting around

  • Gallup, NM (GUP-Gallup Municipal) - 5 min drive
  • Gallup Station - 21 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 42 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free extended parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

El Capitan motel, Gallup’s small print

Also known as

  • El Capitan motel Gallup
  • El Capitan motel
  • El Capitan Gallup


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 10 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 103 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Route 66 classic motel
I've stayed here before and find it to be a good value. It is an older motel that is kept very clean.
Gregory, us1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Was great as usual staying at el capitan. Front desk staff always treated me good. Word of advice to have housekeeping staff vacuum the rugs and wipe sinks, etc. But other then that, I enjoyed my stay and great staff.
us1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Overall good experience. Outdated, but worked well for our stay.
us1 night business trip
Good 6.0
For the price, I liked El Capitan well enough to use them again. While it is true that the furniture is old and dinged up, the room did have a good TV and a comfortable bed. Even though it is located right across the street from the railroad, the room was quiet enough for noise not to be a problem. The most pleasing thing about the room is that it was HUGE. I don't think all of the rooms are this way. Mine was with a single King bed, so order your room that way if you want to have some room to spread out.
Clinton, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
I’d recommend this place if you’re on a budget
Nice owner, decent room for the money. The owner helped me with my booking error without complaining or aggravation.
Mark, us1 night romance trip

El Capitan motel, Gallup

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