What it's like
From the bright red light-up letters out front, this historic hotel (est. 1930) sets a tone that combines the past with the present effortlessly. Step inside and enjoy the decor that showcases a bit of this property’s storied history. But make no mistake, this place is definitely not stuck in the past: The rooms are newly renovated, so you’ll also get to enjoy luxurious new touches like beautiful European-style bathrooms. This 26,000-square foot hotel has a lobby with unique European tile on the floors and stairwells, with finely crafted wrought iron banisters and exposed Spanish vigas lining the fourteen-foot ceilings. This is a place that delivers worldly flair wrapped in a warm West Texas welcome.
Sleep soundly in newly renovated historic rooms.
All rooms have new European-style bathrooms inspired by the1930 originals, with French penny round tile floors and new Kohler fixtures. Each accommodation also offers flat panel TVs, a clock radio with an iPod connection by the bed and free WiFi. Traveling with your four-legged friend? Pets are welcome with a modest fee. The hotel boasts a new ADA-certified elevator, and many rooms have coffee service, refrigerators and microwaves.
Eat and drink
Open daily, The Hotel El Capitan Restaurant serves up uniquely West Texas favorites like pistachio fried steak, pecan salmon and hand-cut ribeye. You can’t miss the homemade pecan pie featuring local pecans — a treat so tasty that’s also available for purchase in the gift shop. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast every morning in the dining room. The Gopher Hole Bar, named after the original basement bar, serves creative cocktails, Texas wines and craft brews. Check out the historic vault located behind the bar. Finally, the beautiful oasis courtyard is available for dining, and pets are also allowed to dine al fresco!