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El Dorado Hotel

Historic Terlingua Highway 170, 5 miles east of the junction of Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is very limited hotel choice in the area and we settled on El Dorado as it looked to have reasonable reviews. Its right on the road as you go into Terlingua, so easy to find. The people are nice enough although it does seem like you're kind of stepping into "their world" a little. Terlingua is a whole world... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel room was clean, large and comfortable. Hotel has a restaurant & bar. They do have Wi-Fi, and management is very friendly. It is located in historic Terlingua Ghost Town. The hotel is not far from Big Bend National Park.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So relaxing to hang out on the patio. Enjoy the view! Terlinqua is the perfect place to wind down and forget! There aren't many choices of places to stay, but I felt this was the best choice and we were happy with it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One thing people should understand when traveling to West Texas is that it's beautiful, HUGE, and breathtaking. People who live out west are laid back, very chill and quite friendly..as a lot of texans are. The big hotel chains and shopping chains are non existent and in my opinion, that's great! Local business owners are the ones who own and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

You won't get luxury or the amenities of most hotels, but you will be conveniently located to the entrance of Big Bend National Park only about 5 miles away. Also, the hotel parking lot gives a beautiful view of the southern sky at night and we were able to faintly see the Milky Way one early morning during our stay.... More 

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Osceola County, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Unless you are used to facilities like you'd find in a public camp ground, don't stay here. My tiny oom had a stench like there was a sewage problem on the premises. Never went away. A mattress on box springs, room not clean. You would stay here for the convenience to Big Big National Park only, so bring a tent... More 

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We just spent two nights at the hotel. Our room (#20) was large and clean. Jacuzzi in room was a good addition after long hikes. Terlingua ghost town provided some good eating options for breakfast and dinner. Don't expect 4 or 5 star luxuries but for the location, I give it a thumbs up!

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Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you're looking for luxury this is not your place. But if you're looking for a large, clean room with hot water, A/C, good bed (very firm) at a reasonable price you have found it. Everything in Terlingua Ghost town is in walking distance, restaurant food is good. We were able to get a room on very short notice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The staff is friendly, the room clean. The surroundings great. Big Bend is a incredible experience. The sunset is magical. The Ghost Town Grave Yard emotionally moving. The room was spacious and spartan. the large bathtub warm and inviting. The only down side was the restaurant. Food takes along time to get, both our orders were wrong and tasteless. Overall... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Loved the town, loved the views and balcony from this hotel, the interior decor was tattered and worn, bed very hard. Staff very nice. There are other places in town to stay that surpass this, so not sure i would have a repeat visit. But a good price, so if that is the priority then it is ok.

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