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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The beauty of Big Bend is not marred with commercialism so food and lodging is hard to find. For travelers accustomed to the standards of Hilton, this place is a shock. However, the room is clean and Terlingua is quaint. Did not see many other overnight options other than camping, so this could be as good as it gets.

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Weatherford, Texas
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

Come to Terlinqua for a totally unique experience, an adventure in the desert. Sunset on the Chisos. Listen to stories of a long time ago. Don't be in such a hurry. I didn't sleep here but I lingered here. I listened.

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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

I was there for a weekend motorcycle ride in Big Bend national Park. The El Dorado has Clean, basic accommodations. Friendly staff. Local color. Don't stay here if you are a whiner. I stayed in room 10. There was no remote for the television, I wasn't there to watch TV. I had to flip a switch to turn on the... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

I had my doubts about the El Dorado when I pulled up but as it was the only place available I decided to bite the bullet and check in. Check-in was a bit haphazard so my initial impression hadn't changed. However when I got to the room it was so much better than expected. The room was a good size,... More 

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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

When we got there I was shocked to find a place that looked Like it was a hundred years old. We were tired and wanted something to eat and go to bed. They have a restaurant there and the food was real good with no frills . When we got to the room the dead bolt would not work. There... More 

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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We went to terlingua in January of this year and again in February. We stayed here both times. The rooms were rustic but charming. The huge jacuzzi tub was amazing! We chose the suite and the views from the balcony were breathtaking. We will definitely be back again soon. If you're going to terlingua this is a good place to... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Some people are petty and have never really had it rough enough to know what "having it bad" really is........after two days of no sleep on the road I had to call it a night with a bed. I made it by 10:30pm without a reservation and John gladly took me in as conveniently as it was possible, and I... More 

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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This hotel was so much fun. Stayed in a remodeled king room. Had a balcony with a "to die for" view. Room was clean fridge, microwave, coffee. No breakfast but no big deal, only a few channels on the TV but again no big deal the beauty in this area is amazing GET OUTSIDE people. Restaurant has great food and... More 

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Reviewed August 12, 2016

We were quite depressed after we got to our double Queen bed rooms. I have seldom if ever seen such worn out mattresses on the beds. I can only say the staff was friendly and helpful. I cannot believe other travelers gave a 3.5 rating to this hotel.

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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

From the outside appearance I would not choose the El Dorado for a stay but on a motorcycle trip planned by my husband that is where he had us.To be honest I would def stay there again. Clean and friendly staff is more important than fresh paint & lg bath towels anyday. We will return.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“Lucky No.13 is a great room.”
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“Always ask to see the room before paying!!!”
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“2nd floor rooms have the best view”
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“bring batteries, flash light, and battery operated fan”
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