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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel and the people who work there and run it are wonderful, and give a real sense of the community spirit of Terlingua. We stayed during the 3-4 day power outage just after New Year's, during which El Dorado kept its doors open, cooking on the grill and keeping the restaurant open, going out of their way to keep... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The El Dorado hotel is very basic, no flashy amenities, no fancy pool, hot tub or pillow mints. BUT....The El Dorado hotel is clean (very clean) comfortable and great food near by. The bed was super comfortable, sheets and room were clean. Shower was decent temperature but if you are one who likes super hot water, it probably won't happen.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

For $111 we got a tiny double bed room with plywood walls. You have to turn on the water heater to get a warm shower. However, we waited the 25-30 minutes and still had to take a freezing cold showers. It was horrible. Their "tv" was the size of a computer. If that. This place is a joke.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stayed at the el dorado for two nights. The first night we stayed in room with a full size bed, not big enough for us. So the next night we switched to a room with king size. It was great. The restaurant and bar were friendly and fun. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I've read some bad reviews... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This was a strange hotel. Our upstairs room was oddly laid out and, well, just odd. The TV was up high with no remote. The restaurant in the adjacent building (part of the hotel) had dirty floors. Although we didn't eat in the restaurant, the staff was most accommodating when I requested coffee cups and spoons for our hotel room... More 

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sonoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

The location on the Sonoma Plaza put us in the heart of this charming little town. The 27 rooms are in the heart if this gold rush era hotel and there is the constant noise from the popular bar and excellent restaurant. For young people attending a local wedding, the rooms are fine. Who needs sleep. In the future we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's a bed and a roof. That's it. You could die in the shower it is so slippery. Wrong tile on floor. And the closet door opens into the room and you run into it in the dark. Smallest TV ever. No coffee pot! However, clean sheets and towels. GREAT SUNRISES!

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Dallas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The second night of our trip was spent in Terlingua,Texas at the El Dorado Hotel - which also has a restaurant and bar. The rooms were spacious - we were in a Jacuzzi room, a little odd shaped but very comfortable. The bar-restaurant was a blast - we were there on Sunday, which seemed to be the day that all... More 

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a no frills place, which is on par with the rest of Terlingua. What you get is a clean room, and comfortable bed, a big shower with hot water and good wifi. All the staff are very nice and the salt of the earth. The owner, Herman, is usually on site everyday. If you are the kind of... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

At the last minute, my friend and I decided to make a Fourth of July trip to Big Bend. She booked this room through hotels.com. Since it was one of the most budget-friendly places we were worried. That being said, our experience was great. Though be prepared, if you're coming in late at night, the place is lit up like... More 

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Address: Historic Terlingua Highway 170, 5 miles east of the junction of Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
Location: United States > Texas > Terlingua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
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