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Big Texan Motel
Ranked #29 of 73 Hotels in Amarillo
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30 reviews
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“Yea ha!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2008

This motel is all a bit of fun really. As I walked in to the room I could see a definite cowboy theme. Cow hide throw on the bed, saloon doors into the bathroom, Texan flag for a shower curtain. Which was all a bit tiered and dusty. The bathroom was dull and dinggie and the toilet was hanging off the wall. But it was only an overnight stop and just somewhere to lay my head after eating the 72oz steak at the Big texan steak ranch next door.

  • Liked — The cowboy theme
  • Disliked — A bit dusty
  • Stayed August 2008
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2008

A good fun place to stay - after a few days travelling across Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma you're kind of ready for something a bit different and daft - and the Big Texan provides that by the bucketload! At one point I found myself sitting in the Steakhouse next door to the motel drinking beer from a purple plastic boot sat underneath a giant stuffed bear at a table shaped like the state of texas..... if that doesn't appeal then the Big Texan probably isn't for you.

The room was ok, not as clean as you might hope (someone had apparently been stubbing ciggarettes out on the toilet seat...), but lots of character - cow skin bedspreads, saloon doors to the bathroom, big mural, lots of bare wood etc. The rooms themselves are situated in a building done up in the style of an old western street, in lots of bright colours which was nice. The bathroom was a bit grubby though, the shower particularly.

Right next door to the hotel (across the parking lot filled with limos with cow horn bonnets and a giant bull) is the steakhouse which is fairly busy, crammed full of interesting stuff (stuffed animals, pictures, steaks), has very friendly staff and serves great food. The gift shop is also very good, lots of brilliantly tacky stuff in there (almost bought a stuffed armadillo).

Bear in mind its right on the interstate so not the quietest place to stay, but definately convenient for Amarillo exploring and the Cadillac ranch about 10 minutes drive down the interstate.

Well worth a stop to get a fix of Texan cliche.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Bradford, Yorks
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2008

We stopped over at the Big Texan during a cross country road trip (we had seen signs for it from by the interstate roadside from Oklahoma!) and were not let down by it.

First up – if you used / wanting to stay in chain motels, where everything is nice and new and clean and sterile, then the Big Texan is not for you. The rooms are clean, but they are a little tired in terms of decor (the bathroom in particular is very 70s!) The cow print throws, saloon doors and western decor just add to the silliness of it. The beds are comfortable, the coffee maker works and after a couple of their 32oz Beers and a huge steak at the restaurant next door – do you need anything more? It’s a perfect stop for any cross country adventurers who want something a bit different. I would recommend booking in advance – we were there on a Friday night and it was fully booked...

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2008

We started our Route 66 tour in Amarillo. Filled with excitement, the free limo complete with horns on the front started out great...until the driver supplied waaayyyy too much info about his tragic life...it was a true downer. With our suitcases, cooler etc...there was no help to our room which was far away in a "newer" part and upstairs - no elevator. The restaurant/gift shop was nice..friendly. There was NO bottled water available or snack machines (they were out of order with a sign saying "do not use".) The desk clerk said I could get some water across the highway at the TRUCK STOP. Nice. Pitch black dark...not happening for this girl from GA. Upon check out, the clerk asked my friend and I if we knew anything about a broken picture frame...the maid had reported one broken. WHAT?? Maybe the maid should do her inspections on a more regular basis. We were not there very long..didn't even shower-- (as it was not acceptable) --let alone break a picture frame. RUDE! Don't be in a rush if you need a ride back to the airport...we had to wait because they don't come in until around 10:00 am. We are now back from our Route 66 tour and stayed at many fine places along the way that were friendly, helpful and non accusing. Places like the Blue Swallow, Wigwam Hotel, etc..are fabulous places. Big Texan? Don't waste your money or time at the hotel....there are much better places to chose from!

  • Liked — close to restaurant
  • Disliked — shower/no assitance with luggage/NO DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2008

While travelling Route 66 and you do not want to stay in a chain motel then thishuge motor court motel is right up your alley. The restaurant will fill you and you will slumber peacefully if you ask for a room away from the highway. Take a dip in the Texas shaped pool. Large comfortable and clean rooms. Fun even for the teenagers.

  • Liked — Clean comfortable rooms.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2008

We booked and told them we would arrive late as we were riding bikes and had a while to go they said they would hold the rooms but when we got there they had let them go and left us with smoking / pet rooms. The receptionists were rude and unhelpful. The rooms were old and in a state of disrepair, the bathroom particularly was disgusting.

  • Stayed July 2008
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2008

We booked well in advance and the assistance with the reservation was very professional. We were really anxious to try the hotel and the famous Restaurant but our review for both cannot be extremely positive.
The decor of our room (nr. 111) was nice (Texan/western style) but the room was not extremely clean...I found also a couple of holes in the bed sheet and the bath was dirty. The room was everthing but quiet and there were group of persons until 3am. There is a pool in the shape of Texas but we didn't try it.
Obviously this is a motel and not a 5 star hotel, but the rate we paid was high to me ($75) for the room the offer. Anyway, the Cadillac Ranch is about 22km from this hotel.
The restaurant didn't satisfy us: the service was very slow and we have eaten better steaks in Fort Worth and in many other places. BOTH OVERPRICED.

  • Liked — Decor
  • Disliked — Very noisy, not clean
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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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 #29 of 73 Hotels in Amarillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 54
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