The Best Motels to Book in El Paso, Texas

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9 November 2021

The Texas border town of El Paso is where American and Mexican culture comes together in a beautiful food fusion – where a craft-beer scene thrives and the Franklin Mountain State Park provides spectacular trails for hikers. It’s a great road trip country, too, so our choice of motels in El Paso promise a good night’s sleep within easy reach of the highway – book your stay on Culture Trip.

Motel 6 El Paso Airport, for convenient comforts

A brightly colored room at Motel 6 El Paso Airport with an orange wall and double bed
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A mainstay of the US road trip, a stay in a Motel 6 never disappoints – and this one bears all the classic hallmarks. Rooms with a colorful look and a comfy feel set along shared terraces and balconies around an expansive courtyard – this one dotted with Texan palms – and coin laundry and vending machines for your convenience. The airport is close by and a free shuttle is offered to help you catch your flight.

Extend-a-Suites, for soaking up the sun late afternoon

A traditional room at Extend-a-Suites with a double bed and bed-side tables
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Set against a backdrop of rusty sloping hills yet within easy reach of downtown, this is a great choice if you’re looking for cheap motels in El Paso. Rooms all have large fridges and microwaves so you can cook for yourself if you wish – while the palm-fringed outdoor pool is a lovely spot to relax and cool off from the afternoon sun. The Sun Bowl stadium nearby is an iconic venue to catch a college football match.

Super 8 by Wyndham El Paso Airport, for ease of travel

A funky green room at Super 8 by Wyndham El Paso Airport with two double beds
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The Super 8 portfolio of motels are always comfortable and reliable and this one – near El Paso airport – upholds that proud tradition. A colonnaded porch studded with Texan stars opens onto spacious rooms with a classic, comfortable design – with accessible rooms also available. There is a free shuttle service to nearby attractions – which include El Paso Zoo, Science Center and Cielo Vista Mall.

Red Roof Inn El Paso West, for pet-friendly fun

A rectangular pool at Red Roof Inn El Paso West lined with loungers
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Among the best cheap motels in El Paso, this budget property features rooms with polished floors and red feature walls and free coffee in the lobby – along with a pet-friendly ethos so you can bring your furry companions with you. There are many Tex-Mex restaurants within walking distance and attractions nearby include the Sunland Park Mall, El Paso Zoo and McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre.

Desert Inn, for family-friendly ease

A cosy room at Desert Inn with double double beds and a small bathroom
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A comfortable oasis in the El Paso desert, this classic motel features comfy rooms with a down-home, cozy design, an outdoor pool – including a kids’ pool – where you can take refuge from the Texan sun and friendly staff who will help you organise trips to the local attractions. These include the Surreal Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden and the Sun Bowl Stadium.

Days Inn by Wyndham, for poolside bliss

A simple room at Days Inn by Wyndham with green-carpet floors and a double bed
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The much-loved Days Inn brand delivers another winner in this sunny yellow motel, which has comfy rooms with deep pile carpets, spacious en-suite bathrooms – some with accessible features like shower chairs and bath rungs – and a large outdoor pool where you can cool off from the midday sun. The lovely Yucca Park nearby is a popular spot for a stroll.

Motel 6 El Paso Texas West, for a day full of activities

A simple room at Motel 6 El Paso Texas West with two double bed sand a lime-green wall
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Motel 6’s classic aesthetic of cheerful, primary-colored feature walls, modern bathrooms and a sizeable outdoor pool are all in evidence at this property in the west of El Paso. This hotel’s location means that a different choice of attractions can be explored nearby – including golf at El Paso Country Club, hiking at Resler Canyon and stunning desert landscapes at Mammoth Rock.

SuperLodge Motel El Paso, for a range of cheap accommodation options

A simple room at SuperLodge Motel El Paso with two double beds covered with patterned sheets
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This low-slung property close to Highway 54 is a classic cheap El Paso motel – with rooms which vary from no-frills doubles to larger suites, featuring polished wood floors and spacious living areas. These also feature kitchens, so you can cook for yourself as you would at home. Most spacious of all the Townhomes: fully furnished, two-bedroomed houses which are perfect for a longer-term stay.

Beverly Crest Motor Inn, for hiking and golf adventures nearby

A classic motel sign outside Beverly Crest Motor Inn
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If you’re after classic motels in El Paso, this vintage-styled “Motor Inn” – complete with retro signs and characterful, wood-paneled walls with TVs set in wooden dressers – is for you. If you’re into hiking, don’t miss the gorgeous trails of the Franklin Mountains State Park nearby – while golfers will flock to the Underwood Golf Centre, a short way south down Highway 54.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott El Paso North, for a longer stay in El Paso, Texas

A cosy family room at TownePlace Suites by Marriott El Paso North with two double beds
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Specially designed for extended stays, this professional, comfortable hotel features spacious rooms – even the smallest of which have full kitchens so you can whip up your favorite dishes as if you were at home. Communal areas include a barbecue and picnic area – great for getting to know your fellow guests – along with a convenience store where you can buy ingredients and a fully equipped gym so you can keep on top of your workout routine.

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