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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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West Bend, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in room 15.. Air conditioning worked and room was clean but needs a lot of repair... Things like overhead fan didn't work, some light bulbs were missing, old fixtures, ceiling coming down in bathroom etc. The hotel is in the ghost town of Terligua and close to Big Bend National Park. If all you want is a relatively inexpensive... More 

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I planned a trip to Big Bend National Park, and when I couldn't get a room in the Park, I looked at Terlingua, because it was closest to the center of the Park. I chose the El Dorado hotel, mainly because of price. Some reviews said it was good, and some say it was terrible. To those that say it... More 

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Westport, Mayo, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We chose the El Dorado Hotel for the 9th and 10th of June, 2016 as other lodges and motels in the area didn't get back to us or were extremely expensive. The place is a dump, although the people who work there are friendly. We had room no. 1. The room was dark, stale smelling, needing repair and a plug... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Granted you don't have a lot of choices in this small out-of-the-way desert town near the entrance to Big Bend. We love the ghost town here and the people are different to say the least. Lots of off-gridders and old hippies. Fun, fun place. The hotel itself is just "okay", linoleum floors, window unit ac's. Big tub, but ours was... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

a ground floor clean room, warm welcome, and great burger at the hotel restaurant! A good place to stay some nights close to Big Bend National Park to visit the area! A great starry sky for the astronomy lovers!

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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Always good food. Excellent staff & clean. I love their salads best. Had hot wings today. Great sauce & messy, just like they are supposed to be. Herman & Deanna are great to visit with. The best for a wide variety of meals!

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Louisville, Ketucky
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This hotel was horrible. Do not stay there! We asked to view the room before paying and the desk clerk refused. That should have been a clue but I had seen good reviews from earlier years for this hotel and it was late so we paid without viewing. What a mistake. It was run down and in terrible shape. We... More 

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Cambria, California
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Don't expect a 5-Star hotel in Big Bend. You are in rustic Terlingua ~ relax and enjoy. You can get a good meal here with a cold one and talk to other people who like to explore. Bikers love this place and Memorial Day weekend we enjoyed telling tall tales to sever of the other guests. We did have entertainment... More 

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Landstuhl, Germany
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The hotel rooms were clean and very basic, the beds uncomfortable, the hotel was busier than expected so long waits for food/check in. The electricity went out on Monday evening, so no AC, lights, hot water after 9PM until ~4:30 the next morning, Tuesday. The location was good and the food was good too. Wi-Fi works when the electricity works.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This is one of the worst hotels I have stayed in - unfortunately when we made reservations in the area there wasn't much left so we had no choice - I would sleep in my car before I would stay here again!! Dirty - gross things on the ceiling - furniture that was as old and grimy - threadbare linens... More 

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Additional Information about El Dorado Hotel

Address: Historic Terlingua Highway 170, 5 miles east of the junction of Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
Location: United States > Texas > Terlingua
Price Range: $99 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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