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El Dorado Hotel

HC 70, Box 204, Terlingua, TX 79852
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El Dorado Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Terlingua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We didn't come to sit in the room and watch TV and it is a good thing because it was not working. The staff was wonderful and the people we met in the bar were interesting and easy going. Great sunsets from the balcony of our room and the bar.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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142 reviews 142 reviews
29 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is like being in Taos in the late 60's or early 70's. Full of nutty folks enjoying their lives. Nothing works well. The TV only got 1 channel a day, often in Spanish. Rooms are somewhat strange and the beds are terrible. BUT, get in the mood and some of you will have a ball. Those who like structure... More

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121 reviews 121 reviews
41 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid $108, with taxes the total was around $120. Because it was the beginning of Spring break, rooms were hard to come by, my first two choices were booked and I booked in early January. Its all location, location, location. Close to the Terlingua/Study Butte entrance to the park, which the prices reflect but the entire place was run... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The El Dorado has a wonderful staff - friendly, caring and taking care of all needs. The restaurant is great and the views from the balcony are wonderful The rooms themselves are very basic and old. Hot water is limitted. Beds not especially comfortable. You can find better places to stay in the area for the same price

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here on a recent trip to big bend national park. The rooms we're clean but not much else good to say about the place. When we first arrived were given keys to our room only to find that someone else was in that room. We were given keys to a different room. The tv and wifi did not... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I checked in to this hotel while on a spring break trip with my family. They checked me in to a room that had not bee cleaned. It was filthy. I could not stay there, so wound up getting another hotel. I was still charged by them and when I contacted them to refund my money they refused. It is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Seeing the attached restaurant from the road gave me high hopes. Driving around to the hotel in back dashed them. Excellent location near gorgeous Big Bend National Park and the don't miss Starlite Theatre, drabs the word. Clean, yes, decent bed, yes. Scary bathroom, creep vibe all around, and, did I mention, drab, drab, drab.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Simple, clean rooms; friendly staff; close to Big Bend entrance and the limited amenities in the area., we stayed 3 nights, easy come easy go, a good deal if you just want a basic room . Charming little on- site restaurant with roof top tables

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Irving, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

The room was clean, comfortable and spacious. I really enjoyed the jacuzzi tub. The views were fantastic. The staff also made you feel like family. The restaurant was delicious. I highly recommend the burgers. Can't wait to return next year.

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Austin, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Bar and restaurant may be fine, but this is not the place to stay. The biggest reason to be in Terlingua has to be the views. Our room had a single window which was completely blocked by a thick, immoveable curtain. This made it feel like being inside a large trailer with no windows--pretty depressing. Not enough hot water when... More

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Also Known As:
El Dorado Hotel Terlingua
El Dorado Terlingua
Address: HC 70, Box 204, Terlingua, TX 79852
Location: United States > Texas > Terlingua
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Terlingua
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