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Richland Hills
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

I chose this hotel as a second choice in town and was very pleasantly surprised. It was very unique rustic and represented 1930 very well. the room was clean,thoughtfully laid out. Lots to see on this property. Staff was very friendly. I sat in the restaurant and had a beer. I had already eaten but the food looked terrific. True... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

Loved staying at El Capitan! We have always overnighted at LaQuinta in Fort Stockton, but this time we stayed here and will do so on future trips to Mexico and back. Obviously it's the nicest place within hundreds of miles, so it's not hard to beat the competition, but it really is a pretty place and the room is comfy.... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Was driving back to CA from FL in late Jan 2015..when we decided to stop for dinner, to sample their famous "jalapeno gravy fried chicken" in their historic restaurant that used to be a bank. It was a cold nite in January, already dark...we parked out front intending to just eat and then get back on the road. Entered the... More 

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charlotte, nc
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

I spent one night at the El Capitan and I was very impressed. The hotel has been fully restored and it truly shows it. The lobby is very appealing and the room, though a bit on the small side, was perfectly adequate for one person. The staff were great. Breakfast in the AM is provided. It is standard hotel fare...but... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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Reviewed 20 March 2015

The hotel is located on the north side of town--right next to the railroad. It is a very busy rail line and very loud! The hotel is a good looking historical structure with a really good (for the food) dining room. It is need of some decent decorating and improved ambiance worthy of the hotel. The wine list is really... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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Reviewed 19 March 2015

The town of Van Horn is pretty small. You can run from one end to the other in no time flat. This hotel snuggled in perfectly in this little town. We stayed here the night before we hiked the Guadelupe and it was a perfect stay. We actually ended up staying a second night. The hotel staff is professional and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Stumbled on this lovely hotel and restaurant inthe Wild West town of Van Horn. Dinner was excellent and reasonably priced. Excellent place to stay if traveling I-10 this avoiding the high room rates between Abilene and Pecos in the oil district.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 March 2015

We stopped in VanHorn on the recommendation of a friend and were pleasantly surprised by the lovely decor, friendly staff, excellent restaurant, and comfortable lobby as well as the room. It was also very reasonable. The room was small, but in such a historic hotel that is expected, and was super comfortable for a nights stay. There was also a... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

I booked this hotel because it is pet friendly and the previous reviews. We found ourselves in Van Horn because it is the right distance for a stop on a cross country trip. El Capitan offers a perfect respite, beautifully decorated, a glowing fireplace, a charming courtyard and a wonderful restaurant. After a long day of driving we checked in... More 

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Freeport, Florida
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Reviewed 1 March 2015

On a whim, we spent the night here on our drive back home to Florida’s Panhandle. And what a lovely surprise it was! Instead of stopping in El Paso for the night as we had planned, we decided to continue driving east and found this lovely restored hotel. Yes, the rooms are small – and that might be because they... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel El Capitan is the only historic hotel in Van Horn. The hotel was established in 1930 and built by the famous Trost & Trost architecture firm of Texas. The owners of the hotel are native born Texans and have established a reputation for buying and restoring historic inns in Far West Texas. The hotel is on the Texas Mountain Trail as well as the crossroads of the Guadalupe Mountains and the Big Bend National Parks off Interstate 10. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Capitan

Address: 100 E. Broadway, PO Box 667, Van Horn, TX 79855-0667
Region: United States > Texas > Van Horn
Price Range: $107 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
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“All accommodations pleasant. Traveling in this God forsaken part of Texas the place is a true oasis.”
 of 5 bubbles 484zanem, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Per review, avoid rooms directly at top of stairs. Acoustics funnel sounds up it.”
 of 5 bubbles CypressTX_Traveler, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Historic rooms have a view of the courtyard but the newer rooms on the back of the hotel might be quieter during the evening hours.”
  • Room was small but very well-appointed.
 of 5 bubbles ChuckM522, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the back are quiet and less expensive, but with not much of a view.”
 of 5 bubbles westtexgeo, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 254 overlooks the courtyard. They are redoing rooms on the first floor, which are on the back.”
 of 5 bubbles 380ohioc, 28 May 2016 | Read review
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