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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel! It is clean and the beds are comfortable. The rooms are small but it is in a renovated old building. Check in and out was easy. We ate at their restaurant and the food was delicious. We ordered tapas as our appetizer and it was tasty! My husband and I split an order of Chicken...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ditto to the positive comments. There are probably a dozen motels in Van Horn, but if you want an experience, stay at Hotel El Capitan. We took Room 257, which has a view of Broadway Street. We peeked into a courtyard room and could not see a reason to pay more for the courtyard view.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seniors driving across country just for the hell of it. Changed schedule due to weather and flamed out near Van Horn. Checked with Holiday inn, elevator was INOP. Guy recommend El Capitan. Price was good, room was very adequate (bit small) restaurant/bar were cool. Local economy has been depressed , but look past that. Good food, cold speciality beer and...

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you ever have to pass through Van Horn, Texas and need to stay a night, this is the place to stay. Renovated old hotel. Our room was small, but very comfortable with everything needed. The restaurant is excellent and the staff is warm and friendly. Great experience!

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Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent historic hotel. This was a very refreshing change after too many nights in a Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, or Hilton Gardens. The entrance plaza, lobby, stairwells, hallways, rooms, and dining room all offer a look into the grande old days of travel. Very well done! Be sure to enjoy dinner and breakfast in the hotel dining room. The...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although our room was tiny, and the train was loud (coming through town a block away 4 times during the night), we were happy to support this interesting, old hotel and restaurant. It's actually a gem. What a find!

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West Columbia, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get off of the boring interstate and relax in a beautiful and surprisingly comfortable hotel This was a repeat trip. I will plan my stop at the hotel El Capitan anytime I make the trip through west Texas.

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really lovely old historic hotel that has been nicely renovated. Van Horn is just a whistle stop (literally) off I-10, but the hotel is known all around. Rooms are not huge, but they are fine. Breakfast buffet included. Very friendly staff and responsive service.

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Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your looking to stay a night or two, look no further! Hotel is beautiful and is currently being remodeled as well. Rooms are tiny - bathrooms about the size of a small closet but very quaint. Service is wonderful! From the front desk, restaurant, housekeeping, etc. They are a little pricey though for the size. Onsite hotel for breakfast...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing love the room and very friendly people need to stay if you get a chance not far from a big city but great place to stay and explore here on business but I would stay a couple of nights here just a get away from everyone everything and most important it a hotel not a motel...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
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 

Additional Information about Hotel El Capitan

Address: 100 E. Broadway, PO Box 667, Van Horn, TX 79855-0667
Location: United States > Texas > Van Horn
Price Range: $79 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
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Austin, Texas
Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Rooms away from the train tracks.”
 of 5 bubbles FarmerAndHisWife, 2 days ago | Read review
“The historic ambiance of rail travel will be more obvious on the north side!”
 of 5 bubbles cwt2015, 1 week ago | Read review
“There is a diagram on the hotel website that lets you see and choose which room you want.”
 of 5 bubbles psf1, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“To me all rooms seem perfect but if you wish to dampen the train noise choose a 1st floor southern exposure room.”
 of 5 bubbles alexaC8681QJ, Jan 18, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the courtyard for a lovely experience.”
 of 5 bubbles denningj2014, Dec 27, 2016 | Read review
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