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“Enjoyable but overpriced for the service and quality”
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Big Texan Motel
Ranked #27 of 73 Hotels in Amarillo
Texas
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307 reviews
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“Enjoyable but overpriced for the service and quality”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We keep staying here, and it's much nicer than it used to be before they re-did all the rooms a few years back (it cost $39 a night as recently as six years ago!), but they have some of the most surly and unpleasant people working in the motel you ever met in Texas. Why on earth they don't use some of the nice people that work in the restaurant, I'll never know. But if you can stay away from them, hoping you don't need any help from them, then the room is fine and the pool is cold and wonderful after a long drive. And of course eat a huge dinner in the restaurant.

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Great themed room was a nice touchand was clean. Bathroom needed redecorating. Pool was welcoming on a hot day.
Ate in their restaurant, good themed fun. I was impressed with my steak, my husband less so but overall enjoyed it and would go again.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed here purely for the restaurant...which is epic! The rooms not so much...decor was nice and very faux 'Texan / wild westish' and they even had a texas state shaped pool - very fun! But the toilet leaked water all over whenever flushed, and every hanger or hook was falling off the wall! There was also very little light coming into our room due to poor positioning of the window / room...our complaints were not taken seriously, and no manager ever returned our calls. We would not stay again, but would definitely recommend the restaurant.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

The Ritz, it ain't!! But...if you want comfort, a clean room, a great, friendly staff, this a great place to stay. The rates are very reasonable, too. This is our second time areond at the Big Texan Hotel, and We'll be back. Got a horse? They'll take him. Got a dog? Well, that's OK, too. Give it a try.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Loved this hotel. I loved the theme from the outside, taking it for what it is of course! The staff at the front desk were helpful and polite and it took no time at all to get us checked in. We stayed in the section of the motel towards the back of the complex and the room was great. I thought the decoration and styling was done well in keeping with the theme of the motel. The room was a little dark, but we were not at all fussed by that. The room was clean and tidy. There were little flies in the room but a fly swatter had been provided and it was part of the fun by the end of our stay. We stayed one night and it was great for that.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

As another reviewer pointed out, the outside is very cute. The inside was decorated somewhat charmingly with cow print bedspreads and leather topped shower curtain. The shower spigot was quite low which I enjoyed, but my husband who is almost 6'3" did not. The lighting was very dim, the bed sagged in the middle, and there was what I can only describe as a "musty" odor. The walls must be very thin as well because I woke up immediately when our neighbor decided to shower in the middle of the night- it sounded like it was in our room. We stopped here for 2 reasons: 1- its proximity to the restaurant, 2- the Texas shaped swimming pool which my son loved. Everyone should swim in a Texas shaped pool, but now that we've done that we won't be back.

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Room was spacious and decked out in a cowboy theme. Parking was fine and place was clean. Restaurant was OK, my steak was a bit poor to be honest, but the bar was pretty good, with friendly staff.
Pool was closed due to cleaning issues, which no-one warned us of when we check in.
Not in downtown, but handy location if you're driving Route 66.
Pet friendly, to check you have a non-pet room if you have allergies.
Oh, and there's a horse hotel next door...which comes in handy if you arrive by horse I suppose...???

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Property: Big Texan Motel
Address: 7701 E Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79118-6915
Location: United States > Texas > Amarillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #27 of 73 Hotels in Amarillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 54
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