El Paso

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Enjoy Texan charm, culture, and endless outdoor activities in “Sun City.”

With cloudless days almost every day of the year, it’s little wonder that El Paso is nicknamed “Sun City.” Located in the western corner of Texas, it is bordered by Mexico to the south and west, and is less than 6 miles (10 kilometers) from New Mexico. Thanks to the convergence of different states and country, the area is often called “The Borderland.”

El Paso is tucked into the Franklin Mountains, which cut into the city to divide it into different neighborhoods. Known for having one of the lowest crime rates of any U.S. city, it is a melting pot of different cultures, creating unique communities that feel like distinct mini-cities.

Explore the outdoors in this unique southwestern city. McKelligon Canyon offers a stunning desert wilderness right in the center of the city - and check the Amphitheater schedule to catch an open air concert or play. Urban parks dot the downtown and Franklin Mountain State Park borders the north of the city, creating an oasis for hikers, rock climbers, and mountain bikers. If you want to leisurely enjoy the outdoors, take advantage of the vineyards that surround El Paso.

Children will love exploring the tigers, sea lions, and other creatures that live in the El Paso Zoo. On the rare rainy day, head to the El Paso Exploreum for a hands-on learning experience. Every member of the family will enjoy strolling through the art galleries and museums that dot the city - don’t miss out on the Centennial Museum to understand more about the city’s past. El Paso Mission Trail offers a peek into the historic missions - and enjoy the shops and eateries as you stroll through this corner of the city.

Thanks to the sprawling nature of El Paso, it is easiest to explore the city by car. Visitors can also use the bus system, Sun Metro. Interstate 10 runs directly through El Paso and El Paso International Airport is conveniently located just 5 miles (8 kilometers) outside the city center.

Where to stay in El Paso

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ El Paso East
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ El Paso East
2.5 out of 5
11400 Chito Samaniego Dr, El Paso, TX
The price is £51 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Del Sol Medical Center and within 6 miles (10 km) of Cielo Vista Mall and El Paso Community College. ...
3.8/5 Good! (944 reviews)
"Very good overall"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ El Paso East
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham El Paso East Lomaland
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham El Paso East Lomaland
2.5 out of 5
11033 Gateway Blvd W, El Paso, TX
The price is £54 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Del Sol Medical Center, El Paso Community College and The Fountains at Farah. The Woodhouse ...
3.4/5 (958 reviews)
"It was clean and good place to stay. Convenient but the staff was wonderful. The property is a bit worn down but the customer service is excellent."

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham El Paso East Lomaland
The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park
The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park
4 out of 5
106 W MILLS AVENUE, El Paso, TX
The price is £162 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Located in Downtown El Paso, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Plaza Theater, Las Palmas Medical Center and University of Texas at El Paso. Don Haskins ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (283 reviews)
"This property was very clean, and the staff was so friendly and accommodating. I also enjoyed the restaurant, Ambar. The gym was also very nice! Will definitely stay here again on my next visit to El Paso."

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park
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Homewood Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport
3 out of 5
6656 Gateway Blvd E, El Paso, TX
The price is £115 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
Located in Cielo Vista, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bassett Place and Cielo Vista Mall. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (364 reviews)
Passing through
"Had a good stay only thing needed is bigger trash cans in room and better pillows they were horrible. Also when you use the hair dryer it sets the smoke detector off. Tried it twice"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport, TX
Home2 Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport, TX
3 out of 5
6308 Montana, El Paso, TX
The price is £117 per night from 12 Feb to 13 Feb
Situated in El Paso, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Gene Roddenberry Planetarium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Cielo Vista Mall and Texas Tech University ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (605 reviews)
"Great service. We got to the hotel late at night and it was raining. The staff was quick, helpful and accommodating. The check-in process was flawless. Very appreciated."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport, TX
TownePlace Suites by Marriott El Paso East/I-10
TownePlace Suites by Marriott El Paso East/I-10
2.5 out of 5
11521 Gateway Boulevard West, El Paso, TX
The price is £155 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Situated in El Paso, this aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Del Sol Medical Center and within 6 miles (10 km) of Cielo Vista Mall and El Paso Community College. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (61 reviews)
"The room was clean and the bed was comfortable!"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott El Paso East/I-10
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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