Otherwise known as Sun City and once a sleepy town, the border town it’s becoming an increasingly hip travel destination in its own right. The delicious Tex Mex cuisine, surrounding scenery, and Chihuahuas baseball team has long been a big draw, but now rapid development has also seen a new crop of accommodation, a restored streetcar line, and a fine collection of trendy microbreweries.
Stay for a while and chow down, try some craft beers, and catch some guaranteed rays – the Texan city has 302 days of sun every year! From boutiques to modern high rises, here are some of the best cool and fun hotels in El Paso, Texas (in no particular order)…
The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park
This celebrated boutique hotel claims a grand history, dating back to the 1930s, as one of the first of Conrad Hilton’s high-rise hotels and, at 19 stories high, it was at one time the tallest building in El Paso.
The hotel flaunts the chic art deco style that meant wealth and privilege in its time and it was once the retreat of choice for Hollywood’s glamorous elite.
For the refined traveler, the upscale Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park features modern luxury marble bathrooms and divinely appointed suites with all the best amenities.
Enjoy open-concept dining and a rooftop bar that takes in the dramatic West Texas scenery dominated by the rugged Franklin mountains. Remarkably, the Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park is also pet friendly, catering to its guest’s fur babies in style.
Chic Art Deco style
19 stories high rooftop bar
Exquisite art collection
May get noisy
Hotel Paso Del Norte
The Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection in downtown El Paso is a stately 1912 brick monument offering elegant accommodation with eclectic décor.
The celebrated Tiffany stained-glass dome ceiling adds to a vibrant blend of cultures, with echoes of Mexican, Native American, and wild west Texan traditions celebrated in a winning amalgamation that typifies the panache of the American Southwest.
Close to everything, guests can enjoy local attractions like the El Paso Museum of Art just across the road or attend events at the Williams Convention Center. The hotel’s upscale amenities include a spa, a rooftop outdoor swimming pool, and a well-appointed 24-hour fitness center.
Industrial chic decor
25 foot Tiffany style Dome
Rooftop outdoor swimming pool
Nearby Williams Convention Center
Parking can be limited
Air Conditioners in rooms can be noisy
Breakfast not included
Stanton House El Paso
Don’t be fooled by the 100-year-old historic building housing the Stanton House El Paso, its interior boasts an ultramodern industrial décor. Located in the heart of downtown El Paso, the hotel captures the blended charm of the past and the present, from both Mexico and America.
At the heart of the building, a four-story highlight features the Shylights, a scintillating, moving light sculpture that illuminates the restaurant and interior spaces throughout the hotel. The hotel prides itself on its collection of art prints, paintings, and sculptures, and the guest rooms and suites all feature one-off art pieces chosen from their celebrated collection.
Enjoy room service, the spa and boutique wellness center with a steam room, international cuisine in the Taft Diaz restaurant, and valet parking.
Ultra Modern industrial interior
A wide variety of wellness retreats
Culinary Delights at Taft Diaz
May become noisy
Loud Air Conditioners in rooms
Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown
If you are seeking a family-friendly vacation stay, the Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown makes an excellent choice.
Centrally located in downtown El Paso, you are close to all the city’s attractions along with good shopping, cultural and dining experiences. It’s less than a mile to the El Paso Museum of Art and barely a 10-minute walk to the Plaza Theater.
This charming establishment boasts a modern décor and a trendy bar and restaurant. The air-conditioned rooms are tastefully appointed with wi-fi, flat-screen TV, and coffeemakers while suites also have a minifridge and sofas.
The hotel offers a wide range of amenities including room service, laundry services, a fitness room, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the city.
Prime Central Location
The legendary Mamacitas restaurant
Fantastic rooftop view and Outdoor Pool
Limited Suite Features
Limited Breakfast choices
Aloft El Paso Downtown
For a modern stay, enjoy all the amenities on offer at the upmarket Aloft El Paso Downtown Hotel, situated right in the heart of El Paso. It occupies the restored Art Deco O.T. Bassett Tower, close to many popular visitor attractions and stunning Southern Texas landmarks.
The guest rooms provide ultra-comfortable signature Aloft beds, with private bathrooms and custom amenities by Bliss® Spa. The hotel is fully accessible and provides a host of facilities including free Wi-Fi in the public areas and each room, an onsite restaurant, and a lively lobby bar. Relax or socialize on the hotel terrace and take in the stunning mountain views, or recharge in the fitness center. Even your pet dogs and service animals are welcome at the Aloft El Paso Downtown.
Great for Convenient Exploration
Custom Bliss Spa Amenities
Self-serve gourmet pantry
Rooms are small
Beverages can be pricey
InTown Suites Extended Stay El Paso TX
For vacationers looking for a longer visit to El Paso, you will find a comfortable, affordable stay at InTown Suites Extended Stay El Paso TX, which offers family-friendly apartment-style living. The furnished and fully accessible guest suites are ideal for an extended stay, with all the latest amenities and conveniences.
In your elegant suite, you will immediately feel welcome, and the fully inclusive weekly fee offers extras like flat-screen HDTVs, free super-fast Wi-Fi, free parking, air conditioning, guest laundry, a fully equipped kitchen, and weekly housekeeping.
Centrally located, you are close to some excellent Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, the Cielo Vista Mall, and the Lone Star golf course There are also plenty of inspiring recreation spaces with the Historic Mission trail nearby and the Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino in easy reach.
Proximity to excellent Tex-Mex cuisine
Near the Cielo Vista Mall
May feel crowded
Service needs improvement
The Instagrammable Luxury Home with Hot Tub in El Paso is a unique, upscale 3-bedroom apartment that sleeps 7 guests, in a convenient central location. It is beautifully appointed, with two luxe bathrooms and a full kitchen.
You can soak in a fabulous hot tub that fits 5 people and has a 200″ projector screen to Netflix & Chill to share your experience while you relax and let the massage jets melt away all your tensions.
For a memorable getaway, stay at the Instagrammable Luxury Home with Hot Tub, and show everyone all the other cool features, like the neon lights and inspiring murals, and the fire pit, patio, and garden view.
Beautiful and Convenient central location
5-person hot tub with a 200″ projector screen
Shared Space may feel less private
For the discerning tourist seeking luxurious living for their El Paso getaway, stay at the Modern Velo, located at the foot of the rugged Franklin mountains.
Close to everything El Paso has to offer, the Modern Velo 4-bedroom holiday, 3-bathroom home is family-friendly and pet-friendly and sleeps up to 8 guests.
The home provides all the latest amenities including a washing machine, wi-fi, and air conditioning. Special modern features to make your stay unforgettable include a remote control gas fireplace, a large screen TV, ceiling-mounted LED-colored lighting, and a two-person office complete with computer monitors and laptop docking stations for remote working.
Luxurious Retreat amidst mountains
Family and Pet Friendly
The location might be a bit remote
Not hotel experience
Casa De Arbol
For a relaxing holiday home at El Paso, look no further than the Casa De Arbol, a modern fully furnished holiday home located close to all the EL Paso tourist attractions and famous landmarks.
Ideal for vacationers and business travelers, this villa offers AT&T Fiber 1GB super-fast wi-fi that connects throughout the home, with apps for personal sign-in on all of the TV sets.
The property has mature apple and pear trees to supply your table and you can brew your morning coffee on the Keurig before setting out for a day of fun and sightseeing or knuckle down and get some work done.
There is an extensive children’s park next door and there is a games room and home theater to keep everyone busy with board games, an Xbox Series S, and for family movie night a 70” 4K TV with Netflix and HBO Max.
All types of in-house entertainment
Modern fully furnished holiday home
Apple and pear trees garden
Centrally located near tourist attractions
It could feel a bit remote
Villa De Montana
For a well-appointed holiday home close to El Paso, look no further than the Villa De Montana. Ideal for a family vacation, or a romantic couple’s getaway, you will be able to relax in the comfort of this immaculately modernized Spanish-style home complete with all the latest amenities at your disposal.
Singularly unique, with breathtaking views at the base of the remarkable Franklin mountains, you will be inspired by the stunning sunrises and sunsets to start and end your day.
For the evenings, cozy up in the warm glow of the fireplace in front of the 70” HDTV, treat yourself to delectable local cuisine in downtown El Paso or relax at a local bar or live entertainment.
Immaculate Spanish-style home
Nestled near the Franklin mountains
Ideal for couples seeking romantic moments
Near downtown El Paso
On-site activities may be limited
Best Hotels in El Paso Compared
We have ranked the top 10 cool and fun hotels in El Paso in the article for you in a tabular form for a better understanding.
|Hotel Name||Location||Price Range (per night)||Fitness Facilities||Distance to Attractions (km)||Nearby Restaurants|
|The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park||06 West Mills Avenue||$239-$489||Yes||3.3||3|
|Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection||10 Sheldon Court||$269-$363||Yes||2.7||3|
|Stanton House El Paso||209 North Stanton Street||$234-$316||Yes||2.4||3|
|Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown, an IHG Hotel||325 North Kansas Street||$200-$518||Yes||2.4||3|
|Aloft El Paso Downtown||303 Texas Avenue||$163-$187||Yes||2.4||3|
|InTown Suites Extended Stay El Paso TX||7984 Gateway Boulevard East||$374-$441||No||9.0||3|
|Instagrammable home||1013 Wyatt Drive||--||--||--||--|
|Modern Velo||1267 Desert Mirage Place||No Info Available||No||4.5||4|
|Casa De Arbol||3126 Spring Willow||No Info Available||No||19.0||3|
|Villa De Montana||6377 Casper Ridge Drive||$472||No||9.0||3|
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