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 sure.
As for the rooms, they remind me of the Menger in San Antonio. Small, but classically elegant and comfortable. I liked the bathrooms.
If you are travelling along I-10, I strongly suggest you pick this hotel to stop in overnight. It's the ideal hotel for that scenario.
- 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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