The whole family was relocating to Fort Worth from Denver. The drive typically takes 12 hours, but the large/heavy trailer we had made it about 18+ hours.
We had to make an unplanned stop overnight, and heard about the Big Texan Motel from "Grandma." So we called 411 for the number and the hotel was VERY accomodating - gave us two connecting rooms for us and our dog.
I cannot comment on the dirty pet rooms that others have found. Our rooms were very clean, large, and were decked-out like a Texan souvenir shop; extremely fun if you're looking to satisfy your Texas "fix." It's a very "meant to be tacky" property.
We stayed in two rooms in the newer wing of the hotel, connected to the Texas-shaped pool. There was plenty of room to park our SUV with U-Haul trailer attached.
One thing to note: This is a non-business-friendly property. There is no high-speed internet, and the phones do not permit you to plug in a telephone modem cable (the cable cannot be removed from the phone). The restaurant has a sign that it is a "free WiFi area," but I was unable to get a connection anywhere on the property.
I travel all over the world and say in some very nice 5-star hotels. While not a 5-star hotel, this property is just fine from what I've seen and is a lot of fun.
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- Also Known As:
- Big Texan Hotel Amarillo
- Big Texan Amarillo