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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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Puerto Rico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Waited too long to book a room near Big Bend during Spring Break.... and felt like it. The room was clean but particle board walls, old & dingy sheets and underwhelming. Would have expected it to be cheaper, based on quality. But close proximity to eats and park.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a One Star motel that I gave a Five Star rating just because I enjoyed my stay there. It is perfectly located between the Big Bend National Park roads and the Rio Grande River Road 170. The parking lot was full of four wheelers and off road vehicles and cruiser motorcycles. Lots of friendly conversation in the parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We had room 9. It is not fansy but very clean; appreciated the smell of the fresh clean bed linens! The TV was a small 12" but the worse thing about this room is that you can hear everything from the room above this one. You can hear every step and it sounded like an elephant started pacing the floor... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a place to lay your head in a minimal hotel. We had a ground floor room although we were under the impression when we had booked that we would have a balcony. No headboard on bed, no fridge in our room, and a very stale smell in the room which we could still smell on our clothes after... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
20 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Ok if you cannot find anything better. Very basic, but clean. Some lamps and heater not working properly. Wifi but not working. Its main benefit is that it is located only 30 miles from the Big Bend National Park.

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San Antonio, TX
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The staff tries hard, but this is a Motel 6 kind of deal. Room was clean and very spartan. Bed was an acceptable queen size, but noise and light from the adjacent room came through a flimsy door that separated the 2 rooms. The WiFi gave only sporadic connections. I would not stay again.

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a quaint, old time hotel. The rooms were spacious, and the beds had great mattresses. For us, the heaters worked well, which was a good thing. Don't expect large tv's with many channels--that's not why you go to this part of Texas anyhow.

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