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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

They have hostel/dorm rooms and the beds are comfortable,pillows fluffy. Clean rooms, good free wifi etc But there's lots of street noise, no community area and no parking. It's a bit pricey for a bed!

Thank candace15
Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had one of the renovated rooms and was pleased. It retained some of the neat antiquated features such as a transom window over the door, huge double hung windows and electric fixtures. The lobby reminds you of an old classic movie set. The location is very convenient downtown with restaurants and bars nearby. Price was very reasonable

1Thank Nick P
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The Gardener Hotel is newly renovated but has elegantly maintained its early 20th century feel. My stay was an experience in itself. The hotel is joined with several other small local restaurants and craft breweries. There is a speakeasy in the basement with a 1920's style dressed bartender and original exposed brick! The staff went above and beyond to meet...

1Thank Tucker C
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Great position in downtown El Paso, a few minutes walking from everything and literally 1-minute driving to reach I-10 ramp. Staff is outstanding, each and every one of them is very efficient and ready to help in every way possible.

1Thank Cgm85
Listing M, Public Relations Manager at The Gardner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for rating our staff as outstanding! We're really proud of being a family business and our friendly staff so thank you for noting that. Kind Regards Gardner Team

Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I was here very briefly but definitely liked the place. It was well maintained, but has retained a lot of its historic aspects for a unique feel. My room had a functional transom window and a 1920s-era push button light switch, and the lobby has an old hex tile floor, a marble staircase and a phone booth. I stayed in...

2Thank 7MileRiver
Listing M, Public Relations Manager at The Gardner Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Our hotel is famous for its history and the 1920's original features so that's great that you enjoyed that experience. Thanks for your feedback on the lockers in the hostel rooms - we'll look into getting some for...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Gardner was everything I expected it to be: a little rough around the edges, but a fantastic historic hotel that seems to be working hard to become an elegant and enjoyable place to stay in El Paso. It's true that we could hear music too late and too loud through the walls, but the room was clean and well-furnished,...

2Thank florycanta
Listing M, Public Relations Manager at The Gardner Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Florycanta, Thank you for your review! We pride ourselves on our historic hotel and we're happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Apologies for the music but unfortunately being downtown we have some lively neighbors. Next time you come visit ask us for the guest discounts at their bars! Look forward to seeing you again at the Garder...

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Carrie and Stephanie at the front desk were very friendly and accommodating! The rooms are very clean and smell great! I like the old fashioned feel of the place, takes you back in time. The shower was perfect, with hot water quick to come out. I recommend this place! Derek

3Thank Derek K
Listing M, Public Relations Manager at The Gardner Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Derek, Thank you for your kind review - and for the positive feedback on our staff. We pride ourselves on our historic hotel and being a family run business and we're happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to seeing you again! Kind regards, Gardner Hotel Team

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I travel quite a bit and there is nothing better than staying at a place that helps you forget that you're away from home. The same old bland hotel/motel experience is no where to be found here. The staff and the decor really makes you feel like you're staying with a friend. I highly recommend this place to anyone who...

2Thank bob2line
Listing M, Public Relations Manager at The Gardner Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bob, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We're a family run business so love to make people feel welcome and at home when they're on the road, happy to be of service! Look forward to seeing you again at our historic hotel Kind regards, Gardner...

Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was like stepping into a time machine. There was a beautiful marble stair case, stain glass windows, unique antiques on display and renovated rooms that still managed to capture the essence of the time period the hotel was built, but with all of the modern conveniences. It was so cool to stay in the same place the famous gangster...

2Thank Michelle P
Listing M, Public Relations Manager at The Gardner Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for your review, we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and our unique history! You're welcome to come back and stay anytime. Many Thanks, The Gardner Team

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a three day weekend with friends and had a great time. Prices were more than reasonable, location was unbeatable and staff was warm and welcoming. Strongly recommend this hotel to anyone coming to El Paso.

1Thank Marcelo R
Listing M, Manager at The Gardner Hotel, responded to this review

Marcelo, Thank you for your review! We pride ourselves on our great prices, customer service and downtown location. You and your friends are welcome back next time you are in the area! Kind regards, Gardner Hotel Team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
** Under New Management ** The historic Gardner Hotel is under new management but has maintained its history and is still a family business. The Gardner Hotel is the oldest continually operating hotel and hostel in the city of El Paso, located near Downtown and all the pubs, cafes and clubs that encircle the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). The rooms still have their original antique furniture, with the exception of a few necessary upgrades, to give you a small taste of the history we have to offer. Check out the famous people that have stayed in our hotel and the the El Paso history. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gardner Hotel

Address: 311 E Franklin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901-1211
Region: United States > Texas > El Paso
Price Range: €32 - €77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Gardner Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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“I am not sure which rooms are quieter, but you may want to ask.”
 of 5 bubbles florycanta, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The who girl cleaned my room, Carie, knows a lot about the hotel and the rooms; ask her any questions. She's a real good egg.”
 of 5 bubbles bob2line, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the newly renovated rooms and not the hostel and loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles michellepA2015JH, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the hostel section and actually got the whole four room hostel to myself. I lucked out.”
 of 5 bubbles davemL3053DQ, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a street view, away from the bar downstairs, quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles matthC5995TK, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
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