Long considered a sleepy western backwater, the Texan city of El Paso has experienced something of a rejuvenation in recent years, thanks in part to a construction boom that has given the downtown district a much needed facelift. Now, high-rise hotels and a restored streetcar line combine with wonderful cycling and hiking in Franklin Mountains State Park to make El Paso one of Texas’s most popular destinations.
El Paso’s renaissance has given visitors significantly more choice when it comes to places to stay. Among the options are several with swimming amenities, including indoor pools. We’ve picked out five of the best.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites El Paso West
From $181/ night
With its complimentary local transfer service, this 3-star hotel is a convenient choice for those planning to venture out and explore El Paso during their stay. And after your explorations, you may well want to make use of the hotel’s indoor pool. Other amenities here include a 24-hour fitness centre and breakfast buffets served each morning, while guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a microwave and fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, and a desk and armchair. Franklin Mountains State Park is just over 5 miles away.
Residence Inn El Paso
From $125/ night
Situated close to El Paso Airport, this mid-range Inn is conveniently located for guests arriving into El Paso by air. Some of the amenities guests can enjoy include an indoor pool and hot tub, a well-equipped gymnasium, free public parking, and free WiFi throughout the hotel. Air-conditioned guest rooms contain a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette complete with stovetop and dishwasher, and a comfortable seating area. The United States Army post of Fort Bliss is a short drive away.
Sleep Inn University
From $124/ night
If you’ve got a pet in tow, this hotel welcomes your furry friends with open arms. Nestled off Interstate 10, it is also well located for guests with their own transport, As well as an indoor pool, the hotel offers guests free access to a nearby full-service health club, complimentary hot breakfasts served each morning, and free WiFi in all areas. Every Standard guest room houses a spacious work area, oversized shower, and cable television, while Junior suites come with microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers. For night-time entertainment, here are a number of restaurants and cocktail lounges located nearby.
Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport
From $104/ night
An on-site restaurant serving authentic Southwestern cuisine, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness centre and a business centre are just some of the amenities at this 3-star airport hotel. Guest rooms are well-equipped too, with a sofa bed and work desk, as well as a microwave, fridge and coffee maker. Notable nearby attractions include El Paso Zoo and Butterfield Trail Golf Club, both of which are a quick drive away. A free shuttle transports guests to and from El Paso International Airport, which is a mile away.
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott El Paso
From $95/ night
Indoor and outdoor pools offer guests plenty of respite after their sight-seeing excursions around El Paso and the surrounding region. There’s also complimentary daily breakfasts, 24-hour front desk and a vending machine for guests’ comfort and convenience. Air conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, ironing facilities and a hair dryer. A popular attraction with children, Wyler Aerial Tramway is just over 5 miles away.