We travel through this part of Texas frequently...travelers end up in Van Horn as part way between Houston and El Paso. The El Capitan is the place to stay. The history is interesting....was a hotel, then a bank and now a hotel again. Lobby is wonderful, rooms are small but have everything one needs. Ours had a deck looking over the courtyard.
The restaurant is good...needed a reservation. Staff were pleasant and helpful.
The only surprise was the railway....a block away and operating all night!
We will stay here again anytime.
- 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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