OK, blasting across Texas from Houston to Flagstaff NOT on the interstates (try it, there's some gorgeous country, great highways, good food and cheap gas). This takes you through some desolate country too. Getting road-beat about Big Spring but having been through here before we weren't planning on stopping. Roswell is still a long ways off. Wife gets on Tripadvisor and finds the circa 1929 Hotel Settles in downtown. 5 stars in Big Spring? Really? Yessirree. The best rate we could get was $149, but hey, due to the current oil boom, the SUPER 8's rooms START at $92. OK, we'll kick in the extra fifty and change for something special. Man are we glad we did. What an amazing hotel. Derelict and closed for 35 or so years, the owners did a 6 year, 32 million dollar renovation and you can see where the time and money invested went. 5 stars indeed. Nice outdoor pool, hot tub spa, fitness center. Restaurant is excellent, the Pharmacy bar is nice too. This place is literally an oasis in the desert. The town is thrilled to have this place and should be. Hopefully it will spur the continued resurrection of downtown. Bottom line: If you find yourselves in the region, don't hesitate to stay at this wonderful hotel. We stayed another night just because.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally opened in 1930, Hotel Settles has been restored to reclaim its place as the social center of West Texas. This historical art deco oasis serves as the towering centerpiece of downtown Big Spring, approximately 30 miles from Midland. Extensive renovations using the building's original blueprints have brought back the stylish details that evoke the charm, craftsmanship and architectural details of a bygone era. Hotel Settles welcomes guests with true Texas hospitality and a touch of relaxed elegance, from the opulently restored Grand Ballroom and Lobby to its 65 comfortably appointed guest rooms. The Settles Grill offers delicious Texan comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a private dining room for up to 20. Pharmacy Bar & Parlor mixes classic cocktails and extensive beer and wine offerings with both a lively bar area and a quieter, more relaxed parlor section. An outdoor retreat with swimming pool and a fitness studio round out the choices for true relaxation. ... more less
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