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“Historic Hotel well worth the visit”
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The Hotel Paisano
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Marfa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

We arrived and from the moment we took our first step in the lobby our experience was shaped by the carefully maintained interiors that preserve this great place. It is well worth the drive . We stayed in room 205 and was really comfortable with a balcony that you can walk out and see the stars.
Very clean ( yes it is dated) but that adds to the charm because it is all in great shape. The walls are thick so you will have a quiet night with no noise at all which created a great restful night,
Great bar and the real treat is the restaurant the jalapeño fried sirloin is the best ever and is large enough to share and same goes for the burger.
The shops offer good choices of gifts and texana items.
If you are heading to big bend plan ahead to make this your stop
Great experience
Bring your boots and have a great getaway

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank Gordon C
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

As you probably already know, the cast and crew of the movie Giant stayed here and therefore some of the nicest rooms are named after them, i.e. the James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson suites. After visiting several rooms, we stayed in a room overlooking the interior patio that had a small kitchenette. We decided that we didn't need to pay extra for one of the special rooms as we were only there one night. This was wise because we were there Christmas Eve, had a delightful dinner at the hotel (it was the only restaurant open in town on Christmas Eve), and bought provisions for breakfast as the hotel let us know that breakfast would not be served on Christmas Day.
About the rooms. The hotel is old, worn and tired looking. But I don't think you are going to find a better place to stay in Marfa. The location is right in the middle of town. The staff is kind and helpful. It is clean. You just have to keep reminding yourself…it is historic! I have stayed there three times.

Room Tip: overlooking interior balcony on second floor
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Freethacowlow
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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

A beautiful old hotel in the middle of town. Room and bedding very comfortable, with beautiful lobby. Everything was very clean. Rooms are unique, so you can pick out what you like, including such things as terraces with fireplaces and balconies overlooking the courtyard. Would absolutely stay here again.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Sheryl B
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed in the Rock Hudson suite for several days. The hotel is old and charming. It has a very solid and relaxing feel. We were very comfortable.

The Rock Hudson suite has a huge patio where we spent most of our time (when we were in the room). If you're looking for a space to entertain or just hang out, it can't be beat.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Holly F
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

This lovely old hotel is a site where the film Giant was filmed and there is a special room of memorabilia where one can even sit down and watch the movie. The lobby, fireplace room off the lobby, shops, restaurant are all beautifully decorated. Staff was very helpful. Our room was large, comfortable and clean. Our bathroom was tiny but a minor thing as far as I was concerned. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank aheis1130
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Sadly, I must agree with some of the previous comments. I didn't feel the charm I expected from the Paisano, and certainly not from the desk staff. The hotel is archetcturally significant, and well done. The public areas show wear and a bit of neglect. Front desk staff was business efficient, but not really welcoming. Suite was clean, showing signs of age (expected, so no surprise and that's part of the charm), but very cold when we walked into it. Luckily the heater kicked in quickly. Six towels (3 sizes, 2 each) in the bathroom (sufficient, but most hotels have at least 1 extra set). Mattress was comfortable, thin blanket was not double sheeted. Pillows, as others stated, were very firm/hard. The desk advised "no" they don't have softer or feather pillows. Did not try the hotel dining room.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank rhmjs
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Lovely place. Super comfortable room. Reasonable rate. Front desk staff about as warm and friendly as an iceberg. They cannot disguise their utter disdain for even the most gentle and unassuming traveller. Ignore this fact and talk to the housekeepers for area information. They are informative and kind, going above and beyond their expected duties as cleaners. They had the integrity to offer tourist advice that was incredibly helpful, and it was info not readily found on your average Marfa sites. Great hotel, dreadful desk staff. And the humorous gift shops located off the hotel's lobby appear as though the merchandise was ordered by a wealthy middle-aged boat person. Overpriced absurd items abound! Save your tourist dollars and buy from the artists in Marfa. Overall we'd stay here again if we HAD to even though Marfa is a bit precious and NOT worth the trouble of travelling for. Best part of Marfa is the James Dean/Giant history. The rest is all very silly and pretentious. xo

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Shinola H
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Additional Information about The Hotel Paisano

Address: 207 N. Highland Ave., Marfa, TX 79843
Region: United States > Texas > Marfa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Marfa
Price Range: £58 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Paisano Hotel Marfa
Hotel Paisano
The Hotel Paisano Marfa, Texas

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