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Historic Terlingua Highway 170 5 miles east of the junction of Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
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#5 of 8 in Terlingua

Welcome to El Dorado Hotel, your Terlingua “home away from home.” El Dorado Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Rooms at El Dorado Hotel provide air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, El Dorado Hotel offers a lounge, which will help make your Terlingua trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Terlingua's popular Mexican restaurants such as High Sierra Bar & Grill and Espresso...Y Poco Mas, all a short distance from El Dorado Hotel.

Looking for something to do in Terlingua? Ghost Town Texas (0.4 mi) is a popular attraction that is within walking distance of El Dorado Hotel.

El Dorado Hotel puts the best of Terlingua at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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VersaillesFrench wrote a review 15 May
Versailles, Indiana24 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed in Room 21 at the El Dorado earlier this week for 3 nights. The good points about this room are that It was clean and the king bed was comfortable. Water pressure and plumbing are good. Bedding and towels were nice. Staff updated towels and took out trash daily. The hotel is convenient to Big Bend and all amenities and entertainment in Terlingua. It has a nice restaurant and bar with pretty good food. The staff is friendly and helpful. The patrons were fun. The negative is that the room was simply beat up and in need of cosmetic repair. The area rug is soiled and stained. A spiky tree overhangs the stairs and patio that you have to duck under for entry. The air conditioning is barely adequate for the 100 degree daily temps, and took almost 10 hours to cool the room when we arrived, however, it kept the room cool once it got to a reasonable temperature. Something was loose on the metal roof that banged and creaked at night. I understand why people stay here because of the location. If you are expecting luxury go to Lajitas golf resort or a nearby VRBO. If you want convenience and don’t mind the rough edges the El Dorado is fine.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Parking is not directly adjacent to the room but was a short walk. Businesses in Terlingua, ...
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Kosta-Macedonia wrote a review Jan 2022
Houston, Texas2729 contributions219 helpful votes
Interesting place to stay in the ghost town, the room was nice, the bathroom clean and the bed was very comfortable. Parking is free and you can park close to your room. There is a bar and restaurant on the premises so if you want to go for a fist after a long day this is the place to go. Convenient and close to the Big Bend, definitely worth the stay. Only remark is the cost, it's too high, $180 for a night is a bit too much. Only stay here if you must.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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TeeP wrote a review Dec 2021
Calgary, Canada214 contributions108 helpful votes
On a recent overnight stay we seemed to be the only guests staying here. Perhaps because the $180 price reflected a Motel 6 character for a Marriott price. The adjacent Bar does a good business with good food but there are better options for accommodations in the area.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Brt wrote a review Nov 2021
84 contributions75 helpful votes
The El Dorado hotel is located nearby one of the Big Bend National Park entrances. It is a great place for daytrips to the park. The room was clean and the WiFi good. There is no TV, but do you need a TV at this place? The room was cleaned every day. The restaurant was good and I had great fajitas. The people were friendly and I had the luck to spend a evening with the locale and listen to great live music.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
The Boris wrote a review Oct 2021
Mansfield, Texas3 contributions2 helpful votes
The bus was Comfortable and exactly as promised. At its core it is a clean, old bus, not luxury accommodations. Shower was good. Fridge and stove top. Two air conditioning units - worked well. Good views of the Chisos in the distant. Close proximity to the hotel restaurant and bar. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Dorado Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Dorado Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Starlight Theatre (0.9 km), Ghost Town Texas (0.7 km), and Terlingua (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Dorado Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at El Dorado Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at El Dorado Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Dorado Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include DB's Rustic Iron BBQ, Espresso Y Poco Mas, and Starlight Theatre.
Is El Dorado Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Terlingua.
Are pets allowed at El Dorado Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Dorado Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.