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Hotel El Capitan

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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Breakfast included
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In theory, this should be a great place. Wonderful 1930s decor and feel. The public spaces are brilliant. The room we had was VERY cramped and EXTREMELY noisy. If you are light sleeper you can forget this hotel. It is also too expensive and the...More

Thank richiehook047
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the 1930s with lots of character, but recently updated with all new bathrooms and restored to original flooring and fixtures. Very warm and friendly staff. Hotel is near the train tracks and the train does blow the horn a couple of times in...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our 2 room suite with the balcony sitting area outside. Large screen TV in bedroom and sitting room. Dinner at the hotel was delicious! The only negative was they could upgrade the pillows. Will stay there again when we’re traveling in West Texas.

Thank Weimers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love stopping in Van Horn on our cross country road trips to visit the historic El Capitan hotel and eat in the restaurant. This was our fourth visit and we had been anticipating it for the entire trip. Unfortunately the quality of the food...More

Thank fnrtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is very charming. Who would think of stopping for the night in Van Horn Texas. We just stumbled upon this place and are completely taken by it. Our room is a historic king room and the king size bed takes up just about...More

Thank Marty C
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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Things to do
Restaurant
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Price range
$79 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
$79 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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shotzkitch
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Holly H | Reviewed this property |
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512JLynn
December 7, 2016|
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Response from JimChee | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't really know.
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Dick C
April 9, 2015|
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Response from BDiekema | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
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Room Tips
"Request a room in the back to avoid road noise, if possible"
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"Inward facing rooms overlooking the courtyard have french doors and are very quiet"
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"the odd number rooms are along the back of the hotel and quieter, other rooms overlook the courtyard"
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"Spring for the courtyard room, open the doors and smell the air."
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