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Hotel El Capitan

100 E. Broadway, PO Box 667, Van Horn, TX 79855-0667
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Ranked #1 of 13 hotels in Van Horn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
worth57 Fort Myers, Florida
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    4 of 5 stars
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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really nice place kinda like stepping back in time, it was built in the 30s or 40s I think, nice staff,nice bar onsite,staff was excellent and the food was tasty. I'm honestly not sure what there is to see around Van Horn but this was a nice place to stop while traveling I-10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were actually there in July of 2013, on a road trip from San Antonio to San Diego. We were originally supposed to camp, but before leaving, we decided it was going to be too hot and found this place online. I'm so glad we did. When we pulled in, it started pouring rain and the lightning was incredible. We'd... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Between San Antonio and points west, this is a great stopover. They have a small handicapped accessible room with a large roll-in shower. If you have a large power wheelchair, it's a little tight, but a manual chair would have no problem. The outdoor patio is great for morning coffee or to enjoy their breakfast offerings. The train makes it... More

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Hoquiam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anna, front desk clerk, said the hotel had been all redone. Cute hotel, inside and out. Beautiful tile in the lobby area, patio has lovely fountain. AC and elevator. Rooms are quaint, keeping with the era it was built originally. All the normal amenities: fridge,microwave,coffee pot makes 4 cups not just one, room AC, ceiling fan. Lamps have outlets, nice... More

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HOUSTON,TEXAS
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pros: A lot of work has been done on this old hotel. Exterior of building is very crisp, clean and colorful. Very nice patio with a large, splashy fountain. Lobby has colorful tile and very nice seating areas. There is an elevator. Room is very clean with a microwave, refrigerator and a CEILING FAN. Located a couple blocks away from... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We saw a sign on the highway and stopped for dinner. If we had known about this gem we would have planned to stay in the hotel overnight but we had reservations in overpriced Fort Stockton. Dinner was wonderful. If you like spicy try the shrimp cocktail appetizer! This was such a treat after all the chain restaurants and hotels... More

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midland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel is one of four that is operated by the same people. they have these gems in Marfa, Van Horn, TX and in Carlsbad NM. I can't recall where the other is. The El Capitan is in Van Horn. the problem is that you need to have a reason to be in Van Horn. We did and stayed a... More

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Thanks to TripAdvisor, I knew there would be an interesting place to stay on the way from San Antonio to Tucson. Knowing how little there is in the way of hotel options along that stretch of I-10, this was a very pleasant surprise. I loved the exterior and the restored lobby. It's super cute and the rooms have been renovated.... More

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Payson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This review is only for the dining room, because we didn't stay at the hotel. We stayed at an RV park in town and looked for a restaurant using Google Maps. This was the only eating establishment in town that only had good reviews, so we came in to eat. Our only disappointment was that we came in just after... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were traveling back to Tucson from Dallas and were going to stay at a chain hotel in Van Horn. On our way, we saw a bill board about El Capitan Hotel. We checked the website and decided to book a room there instead. Saved $40.00 per night!! Everything in the hotel is new as they have just gone through... More

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Address: 100 E. Broadway, PO Box 667, Van Horn, TX 79855-0667
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Location: United States > Texas > Van Horn
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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The Hotel El Capitan is the only historic hotel in Van Horn. The hotel was established in 1930 and built by the famous Trost & Trost architecture firm of Texas. The owners of the hotel are native born Texans and have established a reputation for buying and restoring historic inns in Far West Texas. The hotel is on the Texas Mountain Trail as well as the crossroads of the Guadalupe Mountains and the Big Bend National Parks off Interstate 10. ... more   less 
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