El Paso, TX | Staying at The Plaza Pioneer Park Hotel
This weekend, I got the opportunity to travel to El Paso with my brother, and I couldn't be happier that I finally got the chance to visit. It's a city that I'd heard so many great things about, but unfortunately, the timing was never right to visit.
For our trip, we stayed at the fabulous Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park, which just reopened this June - after years of renovations. The hotel is a literal DREAM and I couldn't think of a better place to stay in El Paso. I truly believe that our experience wouldn't been as fabulous had we stayed anywhere else.
The landmark property originally opened its doors in the 1930s. During this time, the hotel was home to legends such as Conrad Hilton and Elizabeth Taylor. It's not hard to see why! Despite its modern revival, the hotel still maintains that glamorous charm; and you'll feel it as soon as you walk in through the doors.
It's said that the hotel is intented to serve as El Paso's "living room" offering locals and visitors a place to come together and celebrate all the things that make West Texas so great. I must admit I immediately felt that sense of welcomeness and community. Everyone at the property was beyond lovely!
And the rooms? Well there is a reason The Plaza is considered the most luxurious hotel in El Paso. The rooms perfectly embody modern luxury while still having those Pueblo Deco architecture elements that are so prevelant throughout the property.
One of the many things that makes the hotel so perfect, it's the unbeateable location in downtown El Paso. The hotel is situated in front of the San Jacinto Plaza and is surrounded by a plethora of entertainment options within walking distance. As my brother and I are both vegan, we were delighted to discover Lick It Up - a bar/restaurant just next to the hotel.
And if you're a coffee person like myself, you'll also find the artsty Coffee Box just a few steps from the hotel. Perfect for grabbing that caffeine fix before getting your sight-seeing on.
With that said, the true restaurant and bar highlights in El Paso, can be found within the Plaza Hotel itself. First off is La Perla, which is located on the 17th floor of the hotel and has three breathtaking terraces. Each one offering a one of a kind view!
Given the worlds circumstances, La Perla is currently closed, but it's said to hopefully be opening this fall. However, we were lucky to get a sneak peak and a tour of it during our visit. It truly made me so excited to return to the property once it opens, because the views are EVERYTHING. As many of you know, rooftop bars are one of my favorite things!
While La Perla is currently closed, you'll be delighted to know that Ámbar Restaurante is currently open and IT'S A MUST. Led by Chef Andres Padilla, it's here where you'll find some of the best Mexican cuisine that you can find in El Paso.
Everything about Ámbar is pure perfection, from it's stunning design that includes a spectacular 40-foot-tall glowing amber glass and polished stainless steel wall to it's incredible vast tequila collection.
The food is no exception when it comes to things that The Plaza takes to the next level! I have to say, the chef was very accomodating and prepared a selection of plant-based meals which were out of this world. The "salsa Veracruzana" used on the cauliflower was a personal highlight! I'd say it's a 10/10 and definitely recomend you check it out if you are in town. Definitely can't wait to come back to El Paso just to eat here again!
Overall, I loved my experience at The Plaza and can't imagine a better place to stay while visiting El Paso. If you'd like to book your own stay, make sure to click here to save 10% on your stay.