Our Stylish Rooms

Our Historical Setting

Our stylish rooms still have their original antique furniture from the 1920's, with the exception of a few necessary upgrades! Sleep steeped in history in one of our genuine antique rooms, enjoy the marble reception and find out about our history during your stay. Many famous people have stayed at the Gardner Hotel. Even John Dillinger, one of the most notorious gangsters in the 1930's stayed at the Gardner Hotel just before his capture in Tucson, Arizona

Built in the 1920's

Historical Hotel

The hotel was opened in 1922 by lawyer Preston E. Gardner. Because of the common problems with fires in the 1920's, the Gardner was constructed entirely of steel making the hotel almost completely fire proof. Stay at the Gardner Hotel and enjoy a slice of United States history.

Dilinger Tshirts $15

Buy your tshirt here

Room 221 at Gardner Hotel was the room that famous guest and American 1930's gangster John Dilinger chose to stay in. After robbing 24 banks with his Gang of Terror in the heyday of the Depression-era he became an outlaw. Buy your tshirt today and have a piece of Gardner Hotel history for only $25! The front shows John Dilinger and the back has momento text about the 1920's time period.

Our Great Location

Our great location means that you can enjoy all that El Paso has to offer without having to travel far - it's right on your doorstep! There are also plenty of things to see out of town – just ask our Front Desk Staff. They are truly knowledgeable about both Juarez and El Paso, the local sites and travel to the interior of Mexico. We are proud to have a great location to suit all your needs. We are in downtown El Paso close to restaurants and the pubs, cafes and clubs that encircle the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). There are also so many things to do around El Paso. You can take a day trip to the great mystery of Carlsbad Caverns or check out White Sands for a fun filled day in the sun. Or if you want real authentic Mexican food, El Paso boasts many nationally rated Mexican cafes and restaurants. Check out our blog for more on the El Paso Art scene, hiking in nature, museums and lots more! We are located near many great local destinations for all types of interests, from the new Southwest University Ballpark to the Magoffin House for history buffs. Our location will also enable you to enjoy El Paso’s downtown farmer’s and craft market, held every Saturday. All areas of the city are easily accessible by public bus as the main terminal is only 2 blocks away.

Hotel Statistics

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Gardner Hotel
311 E Franklin Ave El Paso, TX 79901

Contact Us

Phone : (915) 532-3661
Email: info@gardnerhotel.com


We are located only 7 blocks from Greyhound and only 1km from Amtrak.