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Ivey Road, Terlingua, TX
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Big Bend Holiday Hotel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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122 reviews 122 reviews
110 hotel reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room - the Cinnabar suite - was absolutely gorgeous. The bed, the decor, the details, the bathroom, the tiles, the sink, the veranda, the view!!! I would have loved to stay longer. The sunset, the strange locals and their hula hoops, the great food in the restaurant next door, the ghost town feel, the cemetery.... Terlingua is an amazing... More

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College Station, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We (me, hubs, two teenage sons plus one extra teenage boy, and our nine year old son) stayed at the Perry Mansion for a few glorious days during Spring Break. It was, by far, the most awesome and unique place we've ever stayed and we cannot wait to go back. In fact, we've already booked it for this coming Thanksgiving.... More

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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236 reviews 236 reviews
50 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I'm not sure how this place is listed as a B&B. It certainly has Beds as in a regular hotel, but there didn't seem to be any breakfast... unless we had brought our own. OK - we had the Uh Clem room #5. There's a story to this room that's too long to tell, but ask the clerk at the... More

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights in the Black Bear Suite. The rooms were comfortable and the furnishings were very good as was the bedding. It was quite surreal staying in this ghost town. A relaxing place and we were able to recharge our batteries after a hectic 4 weeks in the USA. Was it value for money? In one way no... More

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Asheville, NC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I must admit that I was skeptical when I saw Terlingua and the Holiday Hotel. I was with family and we had a two bedroom suite. They failed to tell us that we would only have one bathroom and that we would have to go through one bedroom to get to the bathroom. We made it work fine. The room... More

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La Plata, MD
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We really had no idea what we were getting into when we booked this reservation. We had wanted to spend a week exploring Big Bend National Park but the lodge at the park was full. So we searched around to try and find somewhere close by to stay. The Ghost Town of Terlingua sounded interesting and the reviews of the... More

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Cypress, Texas
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173 reviews 173 reviews
104 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you are in Big Bend, you should stay in Terlingua one night. This hotel is cute, but it shouldn't be listed as a B&B as you get no breakfast! The Uh Clem room was cute, had a lovely bathroom, porch, great views of the stars, a fridge, coffee maker and some snacks/juice (no extra charge). You will be charged... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Room was clean and comfortable and walking distance from the few things there are to do in Terlingua. No real complaints about the room. I just didn't like the town. Some have described it as "quirky" but personally I don't find drunks hanging out across from the Family Crisis Center charming. I'd recommend staying in Marathon or in Big Bend... More

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Lake Jackson, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I was scared. As I leafed through the pictures of the Perry Mansion of Terlingua Ghost Town, apprehension growing like a West Texas dust storm in the pit of my stomach. As I crested the hill and my eyes first beheld the sight of this skeleton of a house that would be my home for the next three days, apprehension... More

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Driving into Terlingua ghost town did not at first sight seem to be very promising - it's much more "ghost" than "town", but the Holiday Hotel was a revelation. It's really quite a surreal experience to open the door in what appears to be a standard motel, and find a beautifully furnished and well-appointed room with the most unusual bathroom... More

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Address: Ivey Road, Terlingua, TX
Location: United States > Texas > Terlingua

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The Holiday Hotel is no franchise resort. It's perfect for raucous revelry or a romantic rendezvous, or both...You'll find many things in the Ghost Town in the exact condition they've been in for centuries, and that's great for exploring, but at the end of the day you'll want air conditioning.Named for the reddish mercury ore that fueled the industry that was the Chisos Mine, this room belies the Ghost Town location and offers a rustic yet elegant experience.The fancy indoor bathroom that we're so proud of is -- ahem... -- a short walk down the scenic porch, marked Room # 1B. It's a Terlingua tradition that has caught on big in Europe. erlingua chic, the Candililla House is great for either couples or families. Perched on a hillside, it offers an everchanging view of sunsets, starlight, and thunderstorms. There is a patio outside the walls and another within.The El Patron Suite is suitable for business meetings, but they're frowned on around the Ghost Town. Instead, have a few amigos/amigas join you for a festive evening. Walk over to the famous Terlingua Cemetery to greet the ghosts, or just watch the sunset with everyone on the porch over at the Trading Post. Bring your guitar (but not the accordion.)The Candelilla House gets its name from the local cactus that was gathered by the locals and used in the manufacture of women's makeup products. The owners' family operated both a trading post and a processing facillity that kept this Mexican tradition alive.Just down the road a piece from the end of the earth is the Rio Grande Rock House. This is not some neo-cowboy fantasy replica. It's real by-God Texas history. Built in the early 19th century as a trading post for trappers and settlers from both sides of the border, it's still in the same family.We're proud to be out on the fringe of Texas. Come on down.Free Parking - Wireless Adjacent* - Indoor Plumbing**If you stand out on the porch and hold your laptop up real high, you may get a signal.*The indoor plumbing is not necessarily "in your room." ... more   less 
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