We booked through Expedia to find when we arrived that the great expedia deal was in fact over 20% more than if we had booked directly with the hotel. Midland is in the middle of a boom so you can expect to pay way too much for way too little I think. The hotels in the area rely on the long term bookings to house company employees sent in and out of the city. I think that maybe the reason there is not the attention being paid to the upkeep and appearance of the building.
The staff were very helpful and accommodating but they were expected to wear outfits that were looking worn and shabby- maybe that was in keeping with the rest of the building.
Our first room was on the ground floor - the exterior looked pretty shabby- reminiscent of some small strip motel. It faced a large car dealership where there were frequent voices over the intercom drifitng across to the hotel. - the room had an off putting smell and as soon as the heat was turned off -it set off the smoke detector. They relocated us to another "executive" room. These rooms face in towards the middle of the buidling so there is no source of natural light (or air). The room was in much better condition.
The hotel is a large convention centre so at the time we stayed - it was almost empty -it felt abandoned and desolate and dark - as I suppose would most empty convention centres. It felt run down. There is limited choice of eating in the area if you are without a car as we were as we were flying out the next day. The Indian food menu was expensive but the pizzas were terrific.
All in all - given the prices of hotels in Midland -it is not a tourist destination nor are tourists the market that is being catered to.
- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel And Conference Center Midland
- Clarion Midland
- Midland Clarion
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated Grand Texan Hotel and Convention Center is the largest hotel in Midland, Texas. With the Midland International Airport less than 6 miles from the hotel, and a free hotel Airport Shuttle, the Grand Texan Hotel makes it easy for you to get around. The Grand Texan Hotel in Midland offers leisure and business travelers a wide variety of guestroom and hotel amenities. During your stay, take advantage of the following amenities: Newly Renovated Rooms with 40-inch Flat Screen TVs On-Site Restaurant and Bar Free Hot Breakfast Indoor Pool & Hot Tub Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service Over 40,000 sq. ft. Meeting and Banquet Space Business Center with Free Fax and Copy Free Wi-Fi Internet Mini Golf, Table Tennis, and Billiards Free Wall Street Journal Pet-Friendly Fitness Room Truck and Bus Parking Available ... more less
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