El Paso Hotels and Accommodation
(El Paso, Texas - TX, USA)
El Paso is known for its cheap accommodation and hotels, particularly when compared to other significant cities within Texas. Hotels in El Paso often feature discounted lodging rates at weekends, providing excellent value for money and suiting tourists looking for a short vacation.
The majority of the city's motels and hotels tend to feature swimming pools, although most pools are only open during the hot summer months. Camping in El Paso is becoming a popular alternative to mainstream hotel accommodation, with campsites including the scenic Franklin Mountains State Park along McKelligon Canyon Road, the Roadrunner Travel Trailer Park off Lafayette Drive, and the Mission RV Park on RV Drive.
Where to Stay
Where to stay in El Paso is usually greatly influenced by travel plans and available budget. Hotels are particularly clustered around the San Jacinto Plaza, a pleasant park and transport hub in the heart of the downtown district. The San Jacinto Plaza is within easy walking distance of many notable restaurants, shopping centers, entertainment venues, and also the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center. Hotels in this part of the city tend to maintain their price throughout the year, due to constant demand.
Further accommodation in El Paso can be found in the nearby city of Juarez - the fourth-largest city in Mexico
, which is reached by traveling across the scenic Rio Grande. Also, the El Paso International Airport (ELP)
is close to a number of neighboring hotels, with the nearest being grouped along the Airway Boulevard and including chains such as Hawthorne Suites, Marriott and Radisson.
The city is home to just one youth hostel - the Gardner Hotel / El Paso International Hostel on East Franklin Avenue. Offering a convenient location in downtown El Paso, close to the San Jacinto Plaza, the Gardner Hotel is extremely popular and has long been a member of the Hostels of America association.
Budget hotels in El Paso tend to be concentrated along the East and West Gateway Boulevard, Montana Avenue, North Mesa Street, the Remcon Circle and the Sunland Park Drive. The cheapest of this accommodation includes one- and two-star lodging chains, such as Best Western, Best Value, Econo Lodge, Extended Stay, Ramada Suites, Super 8 and Travelodge.
Mid-range hotels in the city are sited along roads such as the Cliff Drive, East Missouri Street, El Paso Street and the Yarbrough Drive. Particularly central and coming very highly recommended is the three-star DoubleTree Downtown City Center Hotel on the North El Paso Street, which lies just off the Interstate I-10 and within the museum district, close to the City Hall and the Museum of History. Situated on the northwestern side of the city center, the Hilton Garden Inn on East University Avenue also offers reliable three-star accommodation and conveniently stands near to the city's University of Texas campus, where the Sun Bowl Stadium serves as a particular attraction for football fans and concert-goers, boasting a capacity of more than 50,000 spectators.
Surprisingly affordable and special is the Camino Real Hotel on South El Paso Street, which actually appears on the National Historical Register and stands near to many downtown attractions, including the Williams Convention Center.