Never did stay at the Gage, too rich for my blood, but I have a new favorite hotel - in the world: Paisano Hotel in Marfa, TX.
It's a Trost & Trost Hotel, and at one time, correctly billed itself as the finest hotel between El Paso and San Antonio - arguably famous for housing all the movie stars during the making of the epic film Giant.
I've stayed (visited guests) in Austin's (landmark) San Jose. I can only imagine what Marfa's Thunderbird is like - same folks, same philosophies. What