Downtown El Paso Hotels
Downtown El Paso Hotels
By: Tanya Torres
Over the years, El Paso’s hotel scene has changed tremendously with the updated buildings and construction of new hotels in the downtown area. If you’re interested in knowing some background about these hotels then you have come to the right place. We have prepared you with a list of the highlights of these hotels. Be sure to check them out during your stay here in the city.
It’s been three years since Hotel Indigo opened in 2016. It was once the old Downtowner Motor Inn from the 1960s and was bought out and reinvented as a boutique hotel. The hotel is the perfect mixture of El Paso’s old and new history and is enveloped in beautiful views of downtown El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. Guests can wake up to El Paso’s notorious sunsets, the smell of locally grown and roasted coffee and take a dip in their gorgeous pool on the fifth floor.
The Camino Real Hotel was bought out by the Meyers Group from Florida back in 2016 with plans to restore it to its original architecture while bringing back its old name; Hotel Paso Del Norte. The renovations are meant to be completed by November 19 of this year and the Meyers Group plans to restore the 10th floor rooftop which will include a ballroom, pool lounge, a full-service spa and a gym. Once it is complete, you can meet up with friends, clients and so on for a drink or two under the dome and admire the glass ceilings once more.
Back in 2017, the Plaza Hotel was announced to have a $78 million renovation to turn it into a boutique hotel and a name change. The 90-year-old hotel’s new name is The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park and will continue to showcase the well-known white Plaza letters on top of the roof’s tower except now the letters are refurbished too. The 19-story building will have 130 rooms, a 541 parking garage and will be opened for events in December and the rooms will be open to the public in January.
Last year, the old Basset Tower in Downtown El Paso was redesigned into an 89-room Aloft hotel. Although it changed from being an office building to a hotel, the structure still has the same brown-bricks and still looks exactly the same on the outside but has a more modern take on it in the inside. The renovation costs was from $8-10 million, with $1 million for restoring the buildings’ 500 windows to their original condition.
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Downtown El Paso was opened in August 2018 and has over 150 rooms available to stay at. It is in a very convenient location in Downtown El Paso since it is across from the Chihuahuas minor league baseball stadium. It was also the only hotel to be built from the ground up rather than using a renovated historic building in the area. The hotel also has a spacious bistro bar along with offering a tequila and taco bar and an outdoor pool.
Stanton House is a 42-room upscale boutique hotel that was the third hotel to open in Downtown El Paso in 2018. The hotel took 3 years to complete the construction process and currently has rooms that range from 330 square feet to 700. The rooms currently run at $300 per night, but you will definitely feel at awe when you see how beautiful this 100-year-old former furniture store was changed into this chic new hotel. The biggest buzz about this hotel is the Taft-Diaz restaurant that is seen as soon as guests walk in and provide a different kind of atmosphere when eating there as guests are able to visibly see the kitchen through their windows.