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You'll find numerous hotels and motels in El Paso, but little in the way of B&Bs and resorts. Most of the accommodations are chain franchises, with a few exceptions, located either near the airport or adjacent to I-10. The city's room taxes add about 15.5% to lodging bills.

There are numerous hotels and motels located off I-10 near El Paso International Airport, including Best Western Airport Inn, 7144 Gateway E. (tel. 800/528-1234 or 915/779-7700), with a double rate of $65 to $75, and Comfort Inn, 900 Yarbrough Dr. (tel. 800/228-5150 or 915/594-9111), with a double rate of $84 to $89. Downtown, the Holiday Inn Express at 409 E. Missouri Ave. (tel. 888/465-4329 or 915/544-3333) offers doubles for $69 to $109. In the Sunland Park area, the pick of the litter is the Holiday Inn Sunland Park, 900 Sunland Park Dr. (tel. 800/658-2744 or 915/833-2900), with a double rate of $99 to $169.

Camping -- Several primitive campsites are available at Franklin Mountains State Park, and there are also some tent and RV sites at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.