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Cactus Motel

102 N Main Street, Balmorhea, TX 79718
Cactus Motel

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Austin, Texas
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29 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 helpful votes 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 

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Odessa, Texas
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4 helpful votes 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 

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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 

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Travelers are raving about these Balmorhea hotels

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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Andrews, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 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.

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Balmorhea, Texas, United States
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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El Paso, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The good: They have WiFi, which was a nice surprise. The shower has both hot and cold water. The Bad: Moths swarming the lamp, red ants crawling over my body at night, bug bites in the morning, filthy sheets cover a dilapidated mattress. The floor is sealed/painted concrete, with the exception of the bathroom which has urine soaked carpet. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I liked this motel because it feels very cozy and comfortable. It is quiet and calm, has its own unique look but nothing fancy. We stayed at this hotel to visit the balmorhea park and we had forgotten our towels and after check out the lady was nice enough to lend us some. The price is fair and there's no... More 

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