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Gardner Hotel

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311 E Franklin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901-1211 See on map
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
2.5 Star accommodation
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Sep 30Oct 1
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All reviewsjohn dillingerphone boothhistoric hotelrestaurants and barsdowntown el pasoenjoyed my staylocation is greatfree wifitransomdormlobbyborderelevatorlodgingfixtures
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

We were cycling across the USA and this hit the spot. A cross between a hotel and hostel, for three the hotel room was as cheap as hostel beds. Not bad size, a little dated, but bathroom newer. Basement kitchen and lounge with bike storage...More

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Response from Listing M, Public Relations Manager at Gardner HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, we're glad you had a good time staying with us. We're a historic hotel so we do have some dated features that we hope add charm! We hope you had a great time on your trip! The Gardner...More

Reviewed June 3, 2018

Only 2 parking spaces for 50 rooms, very noisy bars next door until very late, no air conditioning in the rooms, very old and elevator not operational, staff not accommodating. Check room before committing, as the staff/manager will not refund your payment. Ended up not...More

Thank Steve37204
Response from Listing M, Public Relations Manager at Gardner HotelResponded June 11, 2018

Dear Stephen, We're sorry you didn't find us accommodating when you wished to cancel your booking after check in. We happily gave you a free upgrade to a king room, and also offered another room when you weren't satisfied, so we did what we could...More

Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Clean Room. Awesome huge kitchen. Laundry. This play was my savior in the midst of a long road journey. Free parking in front if you get one of the three spots. Plus it's historic with an awesome old school vibe!

2  Thank Matthew B
Response from Listing M, Public Relations Manager at Gardner HotelResponded January 25, 2018

Thank you for your review Matthew, we're glad you enjoyed the hostel and communal spaces. We love that people can come and visit our hostel but still enjoy the Hotel's history also. Please come again! The Gardner team

Reviewed November 8, 2017

Tucked away behind several doors and staircases, and having views on two sides due to its corner location, Room 221 was the perfect place for John Dillinger to spend a few days in El Paso. We found the same to be true last month when...More

4  Thank Valpo1974
Response from Listing M, Public Relations Manager at Gardner HotelResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you for your fantastic review, we're glad you chose to stay with us in El Paso. It sounds like you really enjoyed our unique history and the local facilities downtown. Glad you enjoyed the Dillinger memorabilia! Come and visit us again soon!

Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

I would say that this is a boutique hotel with a touch of history. One of the famous American villain was there, John Dillinger. And Mr. Edgar Hoover himself chased himself down to this hotel. The hotel was next to a bar and pizza restaurant....More

Thank adi waluyo p
Response from Listing M, Public Relations Manager at Gardner HotelResponded September 29, 2017

Thank you so much for your review, you're welcome back any time! We're so happy that you enjoyed our history, downtown location and felt welcome by the team. There's always a place for you to stay in El Paso! Best Wishes Gardner Team (especially Stephanie,...More

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The historic Gardner Hotel has been under new management since 2016 but has maintained its history and is still a family business, so you can enjoy the historic charm and receive a familiar welcome! The ...More Gardner Hotel is the oldest continually operating hotel and hostel in the city of El Paso, Texas, located near Downtown and all the pubs, cafes and clubs that encircle the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Our hotel reception has plenty of historical memorabilia for you to enjoy, and the 50 rooms still have their original antique furniture, with the exception of a few necessary upgrades, to give you a small taste of the history we have to offer. Check out the famous people that have stayed in our hotel, including John Dillinger and his gang! Check in to Gardner Hotel for a slice of El Paso history and a Texas welcome. If you love being centrally located and enjoying a downtown location, then our historical hotel will suite your needs. We look forward to welcoming you! Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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$36 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Texas > El Paso
Hotel class
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$36 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Texas > El Paso
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