Unfortunately very close to train tracks. Extremely loud and you can hear every sound your neighbor makes. Although the rooms look nice, upon closer examination the bedspread didn't seem very clean and the blanket smelled like someone else's perfume! Also, when I turned on the heater it put out a bad smell and set off the smoke detector briefly! I wanted to love this hotel, but alas, I was pretty miserable. I stayed in the Hampton on return and was much happier. I did see people seeming to enjoy the restaurant that they have open till 10 at night. Wish I'd tried that, it looked pretty cool. El Capitan does have a great patio area and is close to a quaint coffee shop. Their breakfast was pretty good, too.
- 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