Enjoy welcoming Texan hospitality and colorful Mexican culture at our hotels in El Paso, Texas, just across the Rio Grande River from Mexico. You’ll be close to humble Spanish churches along the Mission Trail and buzzing bars in the Cincinnati Entertainment District.
Guests of our El Paso hotels can view masterworks by artists from the city’s three founding cultures, Mexican, European and American, at the El Paso Museum of Art. This city’s flinty pioneers, sharp-shooting gunfighters and heroic Texas Rangers rest in eternity beneath simple tombstones at Concordia Cemetery. The Mission Trail, a short drive from our El Paso hotels, is a collection of gleaming-white adobe churches founded by Spanish missionaries in the 17th century. Families can visit the desert snakes and Gila monsters at the El Paso Zoo, or spend a hands-on afternoon at the Insights Science Museum exhibits.
Browse handcrafted Mexican pottery and woven shawls at Café Mayapán. This cultural center’s authentic menu offers Aztec soup and chicken-stuffed tortillas. Folkloric dances and traditional Mexican mariachis light up the cafe’s simple stage for special events. El Paso’s many hole-in-the-wall taco joints dish out Mexican-style grilled steak and roasted pork. Local chain Chico’s Tacos smothers its classic tacos in melted cheese and spicy sauce—a true Tex-Mex invention. Our hotels in El Paso are near the Cincinnati Entertainment District, a vibrant collection of elegant cocktail lounges and enduring dives. The local beer of choice in city bars is Jaxon’s lager, brewed right in town.
Book our Holiday Inn® El Paso hotels in February or March for Mardi Gras Tex-Mex-style, when the entertainment district is decked in beads for the Bourbon Street on Cincinnati Street party, or on Labor Day for Fiesta de las Flores, when dancers in traditional Mexican dress parade through the city.