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Cactus Motel

102 N Main Street, Balmorhea, TX 79718
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I called to book a room for this weekend about a month ago. I was told they had 2 rooms available, gave payment info and secured room. Received a call that there was a mistake and the rooms were double booked and mine was unavailable. Apparently they have a poor system of tracking reservations... Anyway, just because you were told... More 

1 Thank Braulio D
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

the room was substandard - bathroom door did not close and had been punched or kicked in, the shower/tub was stained or dirty, same for shower curtain, stains on the ceiling, no clean feeling anywhere. The manager had insisted two nights required, but did not disclose a loud town festival occurring right outside the door. I asked if she would... More 

1 Thank Anny W

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

On the stretch from El Paso to San Antonio, everyone knows there are not many places to stop over night. So we weren't sure where we would stay. One possibility was this place (Cactus Motel) in Balmorhea, TX, just off of the 10. We had expectations from reviews that this may be a decent place, but were glad we hadn't... More 

2 Thank Hank520
Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The owner is a character but very friendly and the place appears to be a bit run-down or not open. But don't let that deter you, it's laid-back with a good small town feel. There is nothing fancy about it but the rooms are clean and comfortable and the location good. If you want to stay close to the springs... More 

2 Thank Aggie1994
San Angelo, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have visited Balmorhea at least once a month for the past 6+ years. I have stayed multiple times in every motel in Balmorhea. I don't really have any complaints about any of the motels but my money goes to Joy at the Cactus hotel almost exclusively now. The rooms have always been clean, the beds are comfortable. Yes, you... More 

4 Thank dgreenh
Odessa, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Best place ever to stay all the people who are bad talking this hotel suck it because this place is awesome the lady was very nice the view was great the beds were so comfrey no bugs my truck was leaking oil and the lady asked nicely if I could move it in the dirt and I asked her if... More 

4 Thank Kyle L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this place out of sheer desperation. Pulled into the cactus motel in Balmorhea, Texas at about 11pm after riding motorcycle for hours, from El Paso - very tired. There was an old couple checking out with this horrible look on their faces. That should have tipped us off but we didn't care because exhausted. So we check... More 

3 Thank Elvia C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We adored this historic inn right on the Balmorhea, Texas, town creek, with clear, cold mountain spring water rushing by your front door when you step out on the unique cement deck. Even though an ephemeral creek, it would still be a kick to sit out in the cool mornings and evenings. Our room with bath was very clean, well... More 

5 Thank Camilla C
Andrews, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We tried reserving four rooms for a Saturday and the owner replied that it was not her policy to "rent" rooms for just Saturday because that left fewer available for people who wanted rooms for Friday and Saturday.

1 Thank Carla A
Balmorhea, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is my hotel and you have published a rotten review, I have no way to respond and the people who reviewed the hotel were mistaken in their views. AC is not noisy, mattresses were almost new, sheets were not dirty and I am the old granny who bought the place 4 years ago and I am remodeling it. I... More 

14 Thank Joy L
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