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Reviewed 8 December 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: December 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank TeeP
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Reviewed 22 November 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank Brt162
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Reviewed 1 November 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank TheBorisTraveler
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Reviewed 18 May 2021

I arrived to check in - there is no front desk; I went to the bar at the adjoining High Sierra. The bartender said I needed a code for the room lock, which was in a confirmation email sent earlier.

I did not have this. This earned me a lecture on what an idiot I was not to have saved it, since it said "save this email", and how ignorant I was of the ways of the desert - these apparently include zero customer service. After I endured this, he condescended to text the owner and retrieve the key code.

Apparently this happens several times a week (he must be getting tired of lecturing hotel customers). Any rational hotel manager might realize that a system which locks out several paid customers every week is very poor and should be changed - not the Eldorado manager, though.

The room was OK, but spartan. No chair. You have to flip a switch and wait a half hour to get hot water - no label identifies the switch, or which position is on.

All this might be tolerable in a $75 budget motel - it's way out of line for the $150 charged. BTW, there is an additional $25 fee for "cleaning" - which you might think is a pretty basic service that should be part of the room charge, but no.

Avoid this place unless the alternative is sleeping in the desert; or maybe even if it is.

Date of stay: May 2021
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Thank ajs18s1954
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Reviewed 5 May 2021

This motel is quite dated and provides only a basic level of accommodation. I was in Room 18. The room is clean and the king size bed is comfortable, but oriented 90 degrees with the long side along the head. Furniture is old and basic. The shower works, but is a tiny modular unit like you would find in an RV. There is no ice, TV, closet to hang clothes or Kleenex tissues available. Maid service consists of clean towels only. There is a whirlpool tub. Hot water is controlled by a switch and needs to be turned on 30 minutes before you bath. The A/C and WiFi work ok. There are three restaurants within walking distance including the Starlight Theater which is very good. It is an easy drive to the park entrance.

Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank PrudenvilleDavid
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