by Phil Corless
Located less than two miles from El Paso International Airport, with easy access to the freeway, the Holiday Inn is perfect for families who want more than the usual amenities in a hotel. Their clean and spacious suites feature two queen beds and a queen sleeper sofa, with plenty of room for parents and kids to spread out at the end of the day. Each room contains a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Kids will love cooling off in the outdoor pool, while parents will enjoy soaking in the indoor hot tub. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, complimentary coffee in the lobby, fitness center, and laundry service. The onsite restaurant, Burger Theory, serves a reasonably priced breakfast buffet, complete with Texas-shaped waffles. It’s also a great place to grab lunch and dinner.
Many of El Paso’s top attractions are within a short distance of the Holiday Inn. The Wyler Aerial Tramway is just 15 minutes away, offering spectacular views of the city, the Rio Grande, and over the border into Mexico. Kids will want to spend part of a day visiting the elephants, giraffes, and sea lions at the nearby El Paso Zoo, while older teens might learn some valuable history lessons at the area’s many renowned museums. The El Paso Holocaust Museum, National Border Patrol Museum, and Old Ironsides Military Museum are just a few that are worth a place on your vacation itinerary. Throw in some desert hiking at Franklin Mountains State Park, and your family will have a fun and full schedule. The Holiday Inn, with its spacious rooms, outdoor pool, and convenient location, makes a great base of operations for your trip to El Paso.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- Spacious suites
- Onsite restaurant, Burger Theory
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Clean hotel. Restaurant/bar in the lobby area with good food and drinks. Breakfast staff is great, especially Iris and Vera. Awesome ladies! Good location. Close to shopping malls/restaurants/bars. All of the hotel staff, from housekeeping ladies to front desk personnel, is what made my stay a very enjoyable one. Special thanks to Astrid at the front desk. She’s amazing. She always welcomes every guest with a smile and is always there to help you with whatever you need. This hotel is very lucky to have her working there.
I stayed here for one night before catching a flight out the next morning. The airport was a quick 5 minute drive which made the location ideal. At check in, I was greeted as a Spire Elite member (75 nights or more per year) and told that I was the only one that day on Property. Which means absolutely nothing. I was given 2 breakfast coupons for full Buffett. I told the front desk agent that I had to leave at 430 am to catch a flight and wouldn’t be able to use them. I asked if I could have drink vouchers instead. I was told no.
Ordered food at the on site restaurant (sat at a table since bar was full). The burger was made wrong. I would’ve told the bartender but she never came over to ask how the meal was.
Overall, good place to stay for a night, but that’s about it.