Hotels in El Paso That Allow 18-Year-Olds to Check-In

By: Alexander Backus
Updated: January 8, 2023

At the foothills of the Franklin Mountains lies the Sun City of El Paso in the far western state of Texas. It is home to the military base at Fort Bliss and has many museums, theaters, and top restaurants offering the best cuisine. It is an exciting city to explore and enjoy a fun-filled vacation.

At 18, you have now become an adult, and several hotels will allow you to check-in. So, I have listed 9 of these establishments and a brief summary of what they offer, making it easier for you to choose one that best meets your needs.

I have also given you some alternatives to hotels that you could consider and listed some FAQs about 18+ check-in policies.

Hotels in El Paso With 18+ Check-in

Hampton Inn And Suites El Paso/East

This accommodation offers a laid-back hotel with casual décor and comfortable amenities and is close to restaurants. You can visit attractions such as Rio Bosque Park, where you can take a guided tour of the wetland habitat and see some wildlife.

Address: 12055 Gateway West Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79936

Pros: 

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Snack bar
  • Hot breakfast buffet

Cons: 

No vending machine or snack bar

Price: $$$  

TripAdvisor statistics: 4.5 from 638 reviews

Hampton Inn And Suites El Paso/West

After breakfast at The Hampton Inn El Paso/West, you can take a 5-mile hike or bike ride to see the Franklin Mountain State Park. Or visit the El-Paso attractions close to the hotel, like the Western Playland amusement park.

Address: 6411 South Desert Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79932-8515

Pros: 

  • Free wired Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Indoor swimming pool (heated)
  • Spa
  • Disabled amenities
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Pet friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Vending machine (drinks)

Cons: 

  • No restaurant onsite

Price: $$$

TripAdvisor statistics: 4.5 from 521 reviews

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ El Paso East

Staying at the Red Roof Inn offers comfortable amenities. It is close to John Lyons Park with a children’s playground. It is also near the Ysleta Mission, where you can view the Mexican-style mission church. This hotel is close to the freeway, so finding your way around the area is easy.

Address: 11400 Chito Samaniego Drive, El Paso, TX 79936

Pros: 

  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness center
  • Pet friendly on request
  • Vending machine with snacks and drinks
  • Disabled facilities
  • ATM onsite

Cons: 

  • No swimming pool

Price: $$$

TripAdvisor statistics: 4.0 from 290 reviews

Red Roof Inn El Paso West

This hotel has all the amenities for a comfortable stay. It is close to the Sun Bowl Stadium, the Wet 'n Wild Waterworld and the El Paso Zoo. Restaurants are within walking distance when you want to sample the local cuisine.

Address: 7530 Remcon Cir, El Paso, TX 79912-3513

Pros:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on site
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Snack bar
  • Pet friendly
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons: 

  • No breakfast

Price: $$

TripAdvisor statistics: 3.5 from 178 reviews

Motel 6-El Paso, TX – Airport – Fort Bliss

If you want to visit the Fort Bliss Army Base, it is within walking distance from this hotel. Or you could take an 11-minute walk to Dave and Buster's game and entertainment center. Enjoy delicious meals from nearby restaurants and eateries.

Address: 636 Montana Avenue, El Paso, TX 79925-2025

Pros:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on site
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Vending machine for snacks and drinks
  • Pet friendly
  • Kids stay free

Cons:

  • Breakfast not included

Price: $$ 

TripAdvisor statistics: 3.5 from 37 reviews

Motel 6-El Paso, TX – Southeast

This hotel is within easy driving distance of shopping centers like Las Palmas and Rojas Business Park. You can visit the nearby museums and art galleries and try the local restaurants for delicious meals.

Address: 12211 Gateway Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79936-7837

Pros: 

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Elevator
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Pet friendly

Cons: 

  • No swimming pool

Price: $$

TripAdvisor statistics: 3.0 from 186 reviews

Quality Inn And Suites El Paso 1-10

Under new management and recently renovated, this hotel offers the best amenities, from lounging at the pool to keeping fit in the gym and enjoying the open-air activities.

You can eat at the nearby restaurants, and if you are a golfer, visit the Butterfield Trail golf club or take a walk to visit the El Paso convention center.

Address: 6185 Desert Blvd, El Paso, TX 79932-1175

Pros: 

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Swimming Pool and sun loungers
  • Fitness center
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor furniture and BBQ facilities
  • Mini-market on site
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Complimentary breakfast

Cons: 

  • New management is still finding their feet

Price: $$

TripAdvisor statistics: 3.0 from 45 reviews

How Old Do You Have To Be To Rent A Hotel Room in El Paso?

In El Paso, most hotels have a 21+ check-in policy. However, some hotels do allow 18+ check-ins. I recommend you find out about their check-in policy before booking your accommodation.

Alternatives to Hotels for 18-Year-Olds

If you prefer a cheaper option and a more personal feel, there are other alternatives to hotels.

El Paso B&B’s

B&B’s offers a simpler type of accommodation where you have your own room with a bathroom, or you would share a communal bathroom.

Breakfast is included and is provided by the host. Usually, the host can offer guidance on exciting places to see in and around El Paso.

El Paso Hostels

Hostels in El Paso are for the young and adventurous. They are budget-friendly, and you will meet new people and make friends with interesting people your age.

You will have an option for a private room or bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and breakfast. There are common areas where you can share a meal or cook together and spend some good socializing time.

FAQs

Below are some questions regarding the hotel check-in procedures:

Will I need ID to check in as an 18-year-old?

Most hotels will ask for a valid photo ID issued from the government when you check-in. This could be your passport, driver's license, or identity card.

Will I need a credit card to check in?

The hotel will ask you to present a credit card in your name when you check-in. Some hotels will hold an amount for any damages which will be reimbursed when you check-out.

Is it legal for an 18-year-old to check into a hotel in El Paso?

Although 18 is the legal minimum age to check into hotels in El Paso, only a few hotels allow this. Most hotels prefer their check-in clientele to be older than 21.

Why do some hotels in El Paso have an age requirement of 21?

When you check-in to a hotel, you are signing a contract hence the need to be over 18. But you still cannot buy alcohol at the bar or have alcohol in the mini-fridge in your hotel room. So, it makes it more efficient for the hoteliers to have the 21-check-in rule.

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