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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 11 hotels in Van Horn
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving for 10 hours we decided to stay in Van Horn over night. There are several hotel/motel choices. El Capatain was recommended. We were pleasantly surprised!! Beautiful historic building downtown, dining room open late, patio dining offered, menu had high end food choices and a quality wine list. The room was small but very comfortable. My only complaint was... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with two of my children on the way home to Tucson after a tough visit seeing my father in the hospital in Decatur Texas. From the window in the room I could see the highway that leads to Valentine Texas (the little town I lived in when I was little). The beds felt like the big feather... More

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit to the Hotel El Capitan. It's a great stop. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Better than good food, drinks (full bar) at the Gopher Hole Bar. If we're coming from California we drive the extra miles, past El Paso, to specifically stay here. Good time Texas. Full of stories. Missed our favorite waitress MayMay, because she... More

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Honey Grove, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel put us in a room the size of a broom closet with a tiny bath with no counter. The room was supposed to have a courtyard view but the best views were of the street and an abandoned gas station across the street. Their restaurant was very good with a good menu. It was the best of our... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With more motels then the Quaker has oats the town of van horn has plenty of choices and at prices not more then a dinner at mcdonalds... But no place matches the elegance, the class, or the personality of this gran dame.. Yes you pay but in return you become a part of history..... Just stay and enjoy.... In five... More

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Western Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent roadtrip to Arizona I had the good fortune to find the Hotel El Capitan. We were delivering a car from Massachusetts to Tucson and this was to be the last night of the road trip. After spending the previous couple of nights in the typical chain hotels (which were good) in was fun to experience an out... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is for the restaurant in the Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn, TX. While we did not stay at the hotel, we did stop for dinner, and it was fine, although a little pricey. The lemon chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans was wonderful, as was the shrimp-berry salad. But the best of all was the dessert;... More

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Bellaire, Texas
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53 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here after a long drive. The lobby looked like an old western hotel It was very nice but the rooms were small and a little on the dumpy side. This is a place to stop on the highway. It is not a destination. The rooms were clean, parking was in an open lot adjacent to... More

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Flower Mound,TX
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8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A real treat to stay in this historic inn. Designed by Henry Trost and in excellent restoration condition. Restaurant and bar in hotel. If weather permits, enjoy the beautiful courtyard. This is a railroad town with lots of trains passing near the hotel - be prepared for whistles. A must for any Texan traveling thru west Texas.

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Kerrville, Texas
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92 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This hotel was actually pretty cute for really being a stopover hotel. The staff are all very friendly, and the lobby was beautiful. I found the coffee shop sign pretty funny. The restaurant was good. I felt my pistachio fried steak was a little dry, but the jalapeno gravy helped with that. It's the best restaurant in Van Horn, I'm... 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
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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Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Van Horn
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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