Where to stay if you come to Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl


Visitors who come to the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl have plenty of choices for hotel stays in El Paso.

Within a few miles of the Sun Bowl are several downtown El Paso hotels with spacious rooms, rooftop bars or lounges, and great restaurants to savor Mexican and Southwestern cuisine.

Here are six hotels to consider in the university district and downtown:

The renovated Hotel Paso del Norte has a 7-meter stained-glass dome in its Dome bar.  The 351-room hotel in downtown El Paso.

Hilton Garden Inn El Paso, University

Your closest option to Sun Bowl Stadium, they are located on the University of Texas at El Paso campus, half a mile from Cincinnati Avenue.

El Paso International Airport is nine miles away – they offer a free shuttle back and forth and to other locations within an eight mile radius. Their Great American Grill restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Pavilion Pantry is open 24 hours a day for drinks and snacks.

Rooms start at $ 224, excluding fees, according to their website.

Paso del Norte Hotel

The more than 100-year-old hotel in downtown El Paso reopened in 2020 after three years of multi-million dollar renovations. Hotel renovations include an anti-virus air filtration system throughout the hotel.

The 351-room Marriott Autograph Collection hotel is located on South El Paso Street and San Antonio Avenue, across from the El Paso Art Museum and close to the Plaza Theater.

The hotel features the elegant Dome Bar, with a 107 year old stained glass dome 25 feet wide, El Mirador, a swimming pool and a rooftop bar on the 10th floor, the Sabor restaurant, the 1700º Steak House, a Quaint Dulce bakery cafe and cigar lounge. The hotel’s main restaurants and the rooftop bar will host New Years Eve celebrations.

Room rates start at $ 189, excluding fees, according to the hotel’s website.

Indigo Hotel at the Plaza

The Indigo Hotel, located at 325 N. Kansas St. in downtown El Paso, is a renovated boutique hotel with mid-century modern architecture.

Take the elevator to the fifth floor for the check-in area and admire the view of downtown El Paso. Be sure to enjoy a cocktail at the rooftop bar, Circa 1963.

The Indigo Hotel's fifth-floor patio offers panoramic views of downtown El Paso.  A full bar and restaurant open onto the patio.

The rooms will give guests a taste of El Paso’s history in the form of murals.

Room rates start at $ 96, excluding charges, per night, according to the hotel’s reservation site. Or dial 1-877-8INDIGO

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Double Tree by Hilton El Paso

Located at 600 N. El Paso St., the hotel is across the street from the El Paso Convention Center and offers spacious rooms, a 7th floor living room and 42 inch flat screen TVs in all rooms.

Enjoy an outdoor rooftop pool and gym. A business center is on site. The hotel also has the Fire Restaurant and Liquid Bar with a full drink menu and city views. And don’t forget to get your free cookie.

Room rates start at $ 246, excluding fees, through their website.

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The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown has an outdoor swimming pool on the fifth floor with stunning views of Southwest University Park and other areas of downtown El Paso.  The swimming pool is only open to hotel guests.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown

Located at 610 N. Santa Fe St., the hotel is close to the El Paso Art Museum and 1.7 miles from Sun Bowl Stadium. The hotel offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a sun terrace and a shared lounge.

On the fifth floor, you’ll find an outdoor pool with stunning views of Southwest University Park and other areas of downtown El Paso.

Facilities at this property include a 24-hour front desk and a business center. The hotel offers an à la carte or American breakfast.

Room rates start at $ 211, excluding fees, through their website.

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Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park

The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park is one of the newer hotels to open. The newly restored historic boutique property opened in late 2020 at 106 W. Mills Ave. The hotel has a great history with figures such as Conrad Hilton, Elizabeth Taylor, and other Hollywood elites staying there.

The hotel has 130 rooms and great amenities, including a spa, Ámbar restaurant, wood-fired Mexican cuisine, and La Perla, the hotel’s private rooftop bar and lounge.

Room rates start at $ 239 a night, according to their website.

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María Cortés González can be reached at 915-546-6150; [email protected]; @EPTMaria on Twitter.

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