In El Paso this year, we have the luxury of two beautiful, full-service, first-class hotels, both convenient, safe and close to our other downtown venues.

See this hotel information grid for a summary of the features and pricing for the both of our HQ hotels.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2020. DO NOT CALL THE HOTEL TO RESERVE ROOMS FOR THE IJA FESTIVAL BEFORE APRIL 1, 2020, or try to book online at IJA rates. NO ROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT IJA RATES UNTIL APRIL 1, 2020.

This page will be updated with booking information and online booking links on April 1, 2020.


Hotel Paso del Norte

$109.00/night single through quad
10 Sheldon Court
El Paso, TX 79901

Toll Free (855) 534-3068
Local (915) 534-3000
Fax (915) 534-3024
Hotel website

This year’s main IJA headquarters hotel is, without a doubt, the most luxurious and upscale property we have ever booked — ever! But, it’s still the closest hotel to all the festival events, and it’s still at an amazing IJA group rate!

When we were all in El Paso in 2016, this property was our HQ hotel, and was then called the Camino Real El Paso, a historic property that served as a comfortable, safe and very reasonably-priced home for our week.

Shortly after we confirmed our plans to return to El Paso for our festival this year, the hotel was purchased by an investor group, upgraded with a $95-million roof-to-sidewalk makeover, and brought under the high-end, very exclusive Marriott Autograph Collection brand — part of a very select group of less than 100 historic and high-end luxury hotels around the world. Other hotels in the Autograph Collection include such incredible properties as The Dixon in London, The Hotel Majestic in Kuala Lumpur, Casa Monica in St. Augustine, and The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

The Hotel Paso del Norte is nothing like the Camino Real we loved so well in 2016 — it’s much, much better! For a week this summer, this spectacular, 4.5-star historic luxury hotel will be all ours, providing an incredible home to jugglers from all over the world for an amazing week of fun and excitement. And best of all, we’ll be relaxing at this stellar, all-new property at an amazing IJA-only rate!

See photos of this spectacular property here, and get a glimpse of the kind of beauty and comfort awaiting you in El Paso this summer!

Located literally across the street from the El Paso Convention Center and The Plaza Theater, the Hotel Paso del Norte puts every festival week venue at your doorstep, with no more than a 2-minute walk from the hotel lobby to the gym, the theater or Renegade! Add to that a great selection of restaurants and bars within a short walk of the hotel, and it makes staying at Hotel Paso del Norte the easiest and best choice for your festival week lodging!

Check out all of these great reasons to choose the Hotel Paso del Norte for the most carefree week of festival fun in downtown El Paso:

  • 357 all-new, spacious, clean, quiet, comfortable rooms in a historic hotel just steps from everything happening during the festival.
  • Two on-site dining options:
    • The Sabor restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a bright, casual streetside location. Featuring the best classic Tex-Mex cuisine as well as a full menu of additional choices, Sabor is open from 6am to 11pm daily.
    • The fine-dining, white-tablecloth upscale 1700° Steakhouse is open for world-class steaks and international cuisine Tuesday-Saturday nights from 5-10pm.
  • The stunning “Dome Bar” lobby bar and the La Ventana rooftop bar with stunning downtown views from the 10th floor, both open daily.
  • Rooftop outdoor pool and full fitness center.
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the property.
  • Brand-new 55” HDTVs in every guest room, and all-new guest room decor, soft goods, bath amenities and much more.
  • Free airport shuttle for all registered guests to and from El Paso International Airport.
  • In-room dining available 6am-Midnight 7 days a week.
  • Secure underground parking available at just $3/car/day based on availability (200 spaces).

To make your festival week as affordable as possible, IJA has negotiated an astonishing rate of just $109.00/night single through quad, plus 17.5% state and local tax! Regular nightly rates at the Hotel Paso del Norte start at $250/night! It’s safe to say that you will never again have a chance to stay at a hotel this beautiful and this luxurious at anywhere CLOSE to this kind of IJA rate!


DoubleTree El Paso Downtown

$95.00/night single or double
600 N. El Paso Street
El Paso, Texas 79901

Hotel direct phone: 915-532-8733
Hotel website

Located an easy 5-minute walk from the El Paso Convention Center and the Plaza Theater, the DoubleTree El Paso Downtown is a luxurious, full-service, modern high-rise hotel.

The DoubleTree El Paso Downtown offers jugglers all these great amenities at a fantastic IJA rate during our festival week:

  • 199 clean, modern guest rooms in a 17-story high-rise hotel located in the heart of downtown El Paso, just off I-10.
  • Conveniently located in the Museum District across from the Southwest University Park Triple-A baseball stadium, the home of the MiLB Pacific League El Paso Chihuahuas.
  • Convenient “M Cafe” streetside grab-and-go coffee shop on the lobby level, open 6am-8pm daily.
  • On-site full-service dining in the Fire Restaurant, serving casual-to-uptown cuisine including Southwestern specialties for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a spacious dining room on the lobby level. Open M-F 6am-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am-10pm.
  • The adjacent Fire Bar serves wine, beer and cocktails from 2pm-11pm Monday-Friday and Noon-11pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Enjoy the Rooftop Sunset Terrace with stunning views of downtown, the museum district and the scenic mountainscape. Relax on the loungers around the beautiful fire pit and outdoor pool, all under the gorgeous blue El Paso skies. Full-service bar open evenings, weather permitting. Voted one of the Top Five Bars with a View by Bartender Magazine – 2014.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the property and in all guest rooms.
  • Coffeemaker in all guest rooms.
  • DoubleTree Sweet Dreams beds in all guest rooms.
  • Upscale granite bathrooms.
  • 34 channels of HDTV on the in-room 42-inch flat-screen TVs.
  • Free airport shuttle for all registered guests to and from El Paso International Airport.
  • In-room dining available 6:30am-10pm daily.
  • $10-day self-parking in the adjacent surface lot.
  • Outdoor rooftop pool.
  • 24-hour fitness center.

IJA has negotiated an exceptional festival week rate of just $95.00/night single or double occupancy (the same rate we paid in 2016!), plus 17.5% state and local tax.


Special Note

You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s stay plus taxes with your reservation at either hotel.

If your plans change and you can’t make it to the festival, you can swap your reservation to another juggler using the IJA’s Room Swap page on Facebook, where you can find another juggler who needs your room. Work out the arrangements with them, then call the hotel to change the name on your reservation to the other juggler. The other juggler can reimburse you for the one-night deposit you’ve already paid. When the other juggler checks into the hotel, they will give their credit card to secure payment on the rest of their stay.

This policy has been put into effect to reduce the number of reservation cancellations and unsold rooms during our festival, which has the effect of preventing jugglers from being able to get a reservation at IJA rates during the fest even though reservations were made and cancelled, and then left unavailable to other jugglers to reserve.

Book your reservations as soon as possible once booking opens on April 1, 2020!