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Whether exploring the Franklin Mountains, traveling the historic Mission Trail or experiencing fantastic Tex-Mex cuisine, El Paso has much to offer visitors. The border town make a great base for outdoor adventures and is also popular among business travelers. When it’s time to rest, El Paso is full of familiar brand-name hotels, many of which are located near the airport. Here are the best hotels in El Paso, Texas.
Best Overall: Candlewood Suites El Paso North
Whether in town for business or pleasure, the Candlewood Suites El Paso North is an excellent place to stay and a favorite among TripAdvisor members. The 95-room hotel is located less than five miles from Ft. Bliss and nine miles from Franklin Mountains State Park and the Wyler Aerial Tramway. The pet-friendly hotel has a roster of amenities, including the “lending locker” program with an array of items available for guest use, as well as outdoor grills and a pantry for basic food items. Modern suites include full kitchens with all the necessary equipment, stylish décor, and free Wi-Fi. Laundry is available to guests and a basic breakfast of pancakes and cereal is offered as well. A movie theater and shopping center are within walking distance of the hotel.
Best Boutique: Hotel Indigo El Paso
Housed in a building that was once home to a 1960s-era motor inn, the Hotel Indigo El Paso is ideal for travelers who prefer a unique, boutique-hotel experience. The 119-room, pet-friendly hotel has a chic, retro design and is located in downtown near the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Opera and Art Festival Plaza. Unwind in the 5th floor rooftop pool with gorgeous sunsets and views of the city, or grab a workout in the fitness center. Be aware that parking is valet only for a small fee. Rooms have a playful mix of geometric shapes, designer lighting fixtures, and floor-to-ceiling windows. An on-site bar and restaurant serves crafted cocktails and Mexican-fusion cuisine.
Best Nightlife: Holiday Inn Express El Paso Central
If you’d like to check out some of the city’s nightlife while in town, the Holiday Inn Express El Paso Central makes a great base. The 112-room hotel is located in downtown just a few blocks away from the Plaza Theater, the Abraham Chavez Theatre, and several bars, restaurants, and nightclubs – including the popular Club Black Pearl. Or, hop in a border cab for a quick ride to Juarez, Mexico to experience the nightlife there. Rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, plush bedding, blackout shades, and modern décor. A breakfast buffet is included with room rates. Guests can go for a dip in the outdoor or indoor pool, work out in the fitness center or utilize the free shuttle to points around El Paso.
Best Business: Staybridge Suites El Paso Airport
Business travelers visiting El Paso will find the Staybridge Suites El Paso Airport to be a home-away-from home. The hotel business center can handle copying, faxing, and printing, and a meeting room is on the property as well. All of the hotels newly-renovated suites feature spacious work desks, fully-equipped kitchens with dishwashers, full refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, and a dining room table. Free laundry is available at the hotel as well as an included breakfast. Guests can mingle after work from Monday through Wednesday at the social hour with beer and wine and snacks. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, fire pit, barbecue grills, whirlpool, fitness center and an airport shuttle.
Best Luxury: Courtyard El Paso East
For an upscale hotel experience, the Courtyard El Paso East is new, 111-room hotel located off interstate 10 about 13 miles from downtown El Paso near a shopping center and several restaurants. Although it is not five-star luxury, standard rooms feature stylish, modern décor and have ergonomic desks, mini refrigerators and microwaves, massive flat-screen televisions with Netflix, Paul Mitchell bath products and plush bedding. Or, upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for 536 square feet of space, sofa beds, and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests can dine at the Bistro restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner, cool off in the outdoor pool or squeeze in a workout in the fitness center.
Best Location: Hilton Garden Inn El Paso University
The centrally-located,153-room hotel is attached to the UTEP campus and is a short walk to attractions on Cincinnati Street, or a free shuttle transports guests within five miles of the hotel. Elegant rooms have premium bedding, adjustable sleep system beds, Keurig coffee makers, contemporary décor, and evening room service available on request. Couples can enjoy dinner at the Garden Grill with a menu of American fare, and crafted cocktails. After dinner, relax on the outdoor terrace or cozy indoor lounge. The hotel also offers a fitness room, swimming pool and hot breakfast buffet.
Best Families: Hampton Inn and Suites El Paso East
For families visiting El Paso, the 101-room Hampton Inn and Suites has spacious rooms and family-friendly amenities at a reasonable price. The hotel is set on the east side of El Paso, about 14 miles from downtown near several shops and restaurants including BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and Outback Steakhouse. Large, one-bedroom studio suites have sleeper sofas for the kids, modern décor, mini refrigerators, microwaves, a signature bedding. A hot breakfast buffet is included in the room rates or guests can grab a bagged breakfast if they are on the go. Kids will love the outdoor pool, while parents can appreciate the 24-hour fitness center. Free parking is available and the hotel offers a courtesy shuttle to the airport.
Best City Center: Double Tree Hotel El Paso Downtown
If you’d like to base yourself in the heart of the downtown area with easy access to restaurants and attractions, consider staying at the Double Tree Hotel El Paso Downtown. The 200-room hotel is located in the museum district steps away from the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center, the Museum of Art, Holocaust Museum and Downtown Art and Farmers Market. Guests can relax in the outdoor pool and enjoy a cocktail from the poolside bar or mingle by the fire pit and take in the views. There’s also a restaurant serving American and Southwestern fare. Rooms have oversized windows, plush bedding and local photography adorning the walls. Free parking is available, as well as an airport shuttle.