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Hotel El Capitan

100 E Broadway Van Horn TX 79855
(432) 283-1220
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One of few gateway hotels still in existence located in Van Horn, Texas. Comfortable rooms to relax and enjoy a stay with conveniences.

Newly Restored Historical Inn

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A lovely oasis on a long drive

Heading to Houston from Tucson, Van Horn makes a natural stopping place, and we were very pleasantly surprised to find Hotel El Capitan! Unlike the normal chain hotel or motel, El Capitan is a wonderful, old, distinctive hotel that has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Not only was the hotel staff friendly and welcoming, our room itself --...


Such a fantastic relief from the boring big chain hotels and lovely to support family businesses! Real history in this beautiful hotel and wonderful staff! Very close to the 10 but not much to do in the town. The rooms are of a good size (nice beds and pillows) bathroom small but perfectly formed and super clean. The reception area...

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Front desk hours 5 30 am to 11 30 pm. Children welcome at the adult rate. The entire hotel just went through a 2.5 million renovation. Located just 2 blocks off I-10, The Hotel El Capitan is the new destination in Van Horn. The hotel has 52 rooms and suites. Rooms vary from the more quiet smaller historic rooms that face the exterior of the building to the larger rooms with French doors that...

The Hotel El Capitan was built by Charles Bassett of El Paso and opened in 1930. It was one of five hotels of the Gateway Hotel chain that he built in west Texas and eastern New Mexico, the notable architect Henry Trost of Trost and Trost in El Paso was commissioned to produce the architectural design. The construction company was McKee Construction of El Paso that had built most of the early...

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