Once the playground of Liz Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean, who stayed here while filming Giant, the Paisano has maintained its glamour with beautiful Mediterranean architecture, a fountain in the courtyard dining area, and dress and jewelry shops in downstairs hallways. Completing the scene, big-band music from the 1940s wafts through the lobby. The most popular booking is the room in which Dean stayed while filming the movie. Also in demand are the suites used by Hudson and Taylor. The hotel is amid downtown Marfa's quirky buildings and just down the street from the historic courthouse.