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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Options to stay in Terlingua are somewhat limited, and certainly not too fancy, but you should know that no 3 star hotels exist there. Pulling up to the El Dorado left us a little apprehensive initially, because it does look a bit old - rustic is more appropriate. However, when we entered Room 105, not only did it smell fresh,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Converted Tour Bus sitting next to a so-so hotel. Quaint and nostalgic? Yes... But dirty and filthy throughout and the musky and musty smell was overpowering. Horrible conditions not fit to be rented. Was there 2 nites and room was not housekept at all. Avoid when visiting the Terlingua area.

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1Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Big Bend National Park, and decided to stay here because the chisos mountain lodge was full. The people here were very friendly. The room tastefully decorated, was very clean, spacious, well kept, with a TV, remote. The bathroom was clean and provided hot water, after you turned on the water heater. No Microwave or fridge available. Wifi was...

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

First... yes, you are just outside the part in no where land! The place is spare but clean, warm, and comfy with hot water and a great bar with great food and great locals. Also, if you need anything at all the manager is a great guy. And get yourself outside at night... you will NEVER see that ski again....

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Brest, France
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We were there for three days and two nights (6 people). Rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. The restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices. People are nice and smily. We really recommend it.

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Menard, Texas
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stayed here for a couple days in January of 2016 while doing some filming for the Travel Channel. Its a very rustic place with dark skies and good views. The room was very simple but everything worked. I thought the very small 17 inch old school TV was funny but I wasn't there to watch TV but to make it...

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Wawa, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The room looked very inviting at first glance with rustic furnishings and cute bedding. Stayed in a room with 2 double beds. Both mattresses had a huge sag in the middle making it impossible for a restful sleep. There was a small fridge with a door that would not seal properly. The room and the shower were not very clean....

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

My daughter and I made our decision to spend a few days in Big Bend at the last minutes. Tried to book a lodge in the park, not surprisingly, it was too late. El Dorado's reviews were really helpful for us to chose staying there. We stayed in a room with two queen size beds. The size of the room...

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The beauty of Big Bend is not marred with commercialism so food and lodging is hard to find. For travelers accustomed to the standards of Hilton, this place is a shock. However, the room is clean and Terlingua is quaint. Did not see many other overnight options other than camping, so this could be as good as it gets.

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Weatherford, Texas
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Come to Terlinqua for a totally unique experience, an adventure in the desert. Sunset on the Chisos. Listen to stories of a long time ago. Don't be in such a hurry. I didn't sleep here but I lingered here. I listened.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about El Dorado Hotel

Address: Historic Terlingua Highway 170, 5 miles east of the junction of Texas 118, Terlingua, TX 79852
Region: United States > Texas > Terlingua
Price Range: $155 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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