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802 S. Highland Ave., Marfa, TX 79843
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El Cosmico
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Tepee for 2 nights. Check-in was easy, she showed us to the Tepee and explained the rules. Fell in love with the place. Open Restrooms was the best part, it is not bad as you think. Be sure to bring your own toiletries. Let me tell you, we went to El Cosmico in the Summer. I... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marfa is weird. It's a tiny little speck of a city (is it a city? It's so small!) between Big Bend National Park and El Paso. It's kind of hard to get to, and there isn't much to do there. Yet, somehow, it's hip and trendy and popular with young hipsters and artists and people living a nomadic life and... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and unique little trailer/camping hotel just outside Marfa, TX. We got one of the safari tents and it had poured the afternoon we arrived, so the grounds were all muddy and full of puddles, but also everything in our tent was damp (it was 98% waterproof!). We requested new, dry pillows, which the staff happily and quickly gave us,... More

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Fort Lauderdale
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's a place for when you are in your 20s or early 30s or married with no kids. Its definitely modern hipster with 60s hippy dressing. They need more bathrooms and showers. The Lobby an the Grounds are the "coolest" part of the park. Teepee was hot. Go big and get a trailer.

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Mexico City, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went and stayed for two nights, the first night in "Little Pinky" which was awesome! Very nice and good relationship between the accomodation and the Price! The second night we stayed in a safari tent this was a horrible experience! It is way too expensive for what it offers. The night is almost 100 usd and the tent was... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

El Cosmico is such a lovely, unique motel that adds so much to the Marfa experience. We stayed in a teepee and loved all the little details -- candles on a side table, pallet daybed, upcycled tire ottoman, wool blankets. The beds were the most comfortable we'd experienced during our West Texas getaway. The gift shop included an excellently curated... More

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Waxahachie, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My wife and I visited and stayed in one of the Tee pees and had a great time. The communal bath house is a little too hippie for my taste but was still a great stay. Very quiet and unique. Prices were good.

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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236 reviews 236 reviews
50 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you're planning on staying just to be cool, you're wasting your time and money. If you stay here, you will be rewarded for the 'special' in specialty accommodations... whether it's sleeping in a hammock... a tent... a teepee... a yurt... or a trailer. We stayed in the Vagabond trailer on two very windy nights in mid-May. It has a... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

I did not know how to phrase it ...but that's it! Taken from a review in 2012. The place is amazing. Having a drink outside our beautiful trailer at sundown was a treat. But the Cosmico staff is so cold and unfriendly! We thought it was because we were travelling with our kids (girls 9 and 12, not the kind... More

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Hurst, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We visited El Cosmico in April 2014 and we stayed in the "Royal Mansion". The trailer was really cool and comfortable. It has an indoor toilet and 2 sinks with hot & cold running water. The trailer has it's own private out door shower with hot & cold water. However, due to high winds and cool temperatures the out door... More

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Address: 802 S. Highland Ave., Marfa, TX 79843
Location: United States > Texas > Marfa
Also Known As:
El Cosmico Marfa, Texas

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