Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Paisano

207 N. Highland Ave., Marfa, Texas, 79843, USA

Once the playground of Liz Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean, who stayed here while filming Giant, the Paisano has maintained its glamour with glistening 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, and both locals and visitors love dining in stylish Jett's Grill. The most popular booking is the room in which Dean stayed while filming the movie. The hotel is amid downtown Marfa's quirky buildings and just down the street from the historic courthouse. There's a small pool open late April through early October.

PROS

  • Hollywood nostalgia
  • in the center of town
  • bar and restaurant are great for people-watching

CONS

  • no elevator
  • some rooms and bathrooms are quite small
  • not much of a view from most rooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Lively
Central
Grande Dame
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 432-729–3669 | 844-476–2732

HOTEL DETAILS

40 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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