I happened by and wandered in to have a quick look and it was impressive as seen from the outside- things have changed quite a bit:
I suppose in some people's world a scooter is as compact as a car can get... But this building is self contained as far as parking goes and that's impressive in a town where street parking is always at a premium and a cause for disputes over who parks where.The offspring of the El Rancho owner built this hotel to a 21st century vision. I remember them announcing they were going to build it as a green hotel, lowering energy use and the hotel's carbon impact and create hypo allergenic rooms. They got their Green Lodging Label.From the exterior it looks nicely done, filling the footprint, spiriting guest's cars off the street and surrounding the building with landscaping that makes it look entirely unobtrusive.