The Hotel in Downtown El Paso

May - 06 2014

A Hotel in Downtown El Paso Rich in History

The Gardner Hotel is the longest running hotel in El Paso. Preston E. Gardner, who also ran for mayor, first established the hotel in 1922. Since then, it has been continually been operating, surviving periods of economic decline such as The Great Depression. During the 1930’s, John Dillinger stayed at The Gardner Hotel with his entourage of notorious outlaws. Anyone familiar with the movie “Public Enemies” will recognize the story of these bandits fleeing from town to town and eventually getting caught in Arizona after staying in El Paso. The hotel itself is rich in history and character, which can be felt the moment you step inside. Much of the interior has been restored to preserve the original feel. The lobby contains a vintage phone booth and switchboard and a display case where photos showcase a bygone era. The elevator is still in working condition and is over 70 years old! These distinct characteristics cause you to really feel like you have taken a step back in time. Today it operates as a hostel as well as a hotel, which has broadened its doors to those who are travelling internationally on a reduced budget. The convenient location as a hotel in Downtown El Paso, allows guests to be within walking distance to artistic venues, museums and local eateries in the heart of the city. Guests are also within walking distance to our international neighbor city Juarez, Mexico. With helpful staff and a great location, The Gardner Hotel makes visiting historic El Paso an even richer experience.
If you’re looking for a historic El Paso hotel with good rates then you have come to the right place! Enjoy your stay at Gardner Hotel when visiting El Paso. We are located 311 E Franklin Ave El Paso, TX 79901. Our phone number is (915) 532-3661

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