Stay in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in El Paso, Texas, where you can dine on Tex-Mex tacos and discover the borderland’s unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and American history.
Our hotels in El Paso are near the Museum of Art, where exuberant paintings of Mexico’s patron saint contrast with prim European portraits of Renaissance ladies. Pistols and helicopters at the National Border Patrol Museum highlight the difficult work of the officers who monitor the Mexican border. Like many of El Paso’s museums, these two gems are free. Wander among the Southwest’s natural wonders like prickly cactus and flowering zinnia at the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the University of Texas at El Paso campus, just a short drive from our hotels in El Paso.
Café Mayapán is a cultural center and artisans market for all things Mexican this side of the border. Guests of our El Paso hotels can shop for colorful pottery and delicate jewelry before sampling a home-cooked meal of Aztec soup and stuffed tortillas. Check the Café Mayapán calendar for upcoming Mexican folkloric dances and music performances. You’ll need plenty of napkins with your order from Chico’s Tacos, a local fast food chain with locations near our El Paso hotels. Chico’s signature tacos are smothered in melted cheese and a spicy sauce, a purely Tex-Mex creation. Locals down refreshing Borderland Lagers at El Paso Jaxon’s microbrewery and sip cocktails under Tiffany glass at the Dome Bar. Create your own pub crawl in the Cincinnati Entertainment District, adjacent to the University, as you hop from elegant cocktail lounges to rowdy dives.
Book our Holiday Inn Express® hotels to discover this border town’s Spanish colonial past. Explore the nearby Mission Trail, where 17th-century white adobe churches founded by the Spanish shimmer under the Texas sun. + View More - View Less