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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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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Terlingua
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Houston, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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austin, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was everything we needed when visiting Big Bend. The room was simple, clean and comfortable. We had a good-sized refrigerator, and all the hot water we needed with a large shower. This location is central to both the national and state parks, and a mile from the heart of the Terlingua ghost town. It's on the main highway... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Presented as a "Ghost" town, Terlingua is however more a "growth" town. From the depths of despair the town is gradually rebuilding itself and attracting artists and entertainers that are bringing new life to an previously abandoned town. The Eldorado offers basic accommodation, clean & comfortable but NO frills!

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132 hotel reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

we can do rustic and quirky ... but it has to be clean, which this place wasn't ..... and the nerve to charge $120 a night for filth .... we left immediately and checked in to lajitas down the road --- only $20 more for clean, safe, comfortable and mold-free ....

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

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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32 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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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Lafayette
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40 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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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15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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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Address: Historic Terlingua Highway 170, 5 miles east of the junction of Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
Location: United States > Texas > Terlingua
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