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“Average at best”
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Whitten Inn
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Van Horn
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Average at best”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Let me state the management is great. Friendly, helpful, and working to 'fix the place up'. For the price, I would recommend it if one is just "passing through".

Pros: The room was clean (#35), towels were OK (which means they were not thread-bare. The carpet looked new. Lots of pillows on the bed. Air conditioner was sufficient.

Suggestions from an interior design student: Get rid of the heavy comforter and opt for the 'clean' look -- duvet with crisp white sheets. Paint the rooms stylish neutral colors: get rid of the baby blue, as this only dates a place. Put liners in the trash containers and the ice buckets. Keep the ice machine room spotless (the day I was there it felt like a cave). Ultimately make plans to update the lighting fixtures.

Room Tip: OK for passing through.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Touchous
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Edmonton, Canada
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217 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Coming here is just like coming home. Very nicely kept, great service. Rooms are well kept but this is an older property. Beds are comfortable, nice linens. Microwave and fridge came in handy. It is nice to see owner operators at work, more friendly than the big chains. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Peter S
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angela b, Manager at Whitten Inn, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. It helps us to improve where we need improvement. Thank you for your business.
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Marana, Arizona
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

What this site lacks in some comforts, it makes up for in friendly service. It is an older property in need of some updating. Bed linens were crisp and clean, towels threadbare, and air conditioning efficient, but noisy --off and on all night. Water pressure was so weak would never have accomplished a shampoo in the shower. Breakfast adequate. That being said, for the money, it was a place to get off I-10 for the night.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Kimberly S
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angela b, Manager at Whitten Inn, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. It helps us to improve where we need improvement. Thank you for your business.
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2013

The couple running this place, Steve and Angela, are just super friendly, warm people. Our room was clean and comfy. Yes there is a train that goes by, but we didn't hear it at night with our AC on. Inexpensive, but still includes micro/fridge, free breakfast and they were very accommodating in parking our trailer in a secure location. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because the wifi didn't start working until pretty late at night, though I'm sure if I'd called them for help, they would have remedied it right away. This low budget option will be a place we return to on our next trip through.
They are also right next door to an amazing steakhouse.

Room Tip: The front rooms near the lobby are where we stayed and the were great.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank Nerissa C
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Mineola, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

This Whitten Inn is an excellent value. It is what we call an "oldie but goodie"! An excellent update of an older property. We would definitely stay again! This made an excellent start to our journey west!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank rawhitney
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Gun Barrel City, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2013

I recommend this motel to any truck driver needing a room. Nice, very clean,free laundry,wifi,and secure truck parking on premises. Best of all was the price of $34.24 total after taxes and trucker discount.

  • Stayed April 2013
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8 Thank nitroinjected
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Oops as the gov. said during his abortive campaign...wrote my review in the wrong box.
Yeah, I ain't real smart I guess, but I know nice
when it is served to me AND that is Steve & Angela

Richard Ceyzyk
52 river dr
King City,Ca 9393

831 320 3315

  • Stayed March 2013
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9 Thank ohpissoff
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Property: Whitten Inn
Address: 1705 West Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855 (Formerly America's Best Value Inn)
Location: United States > Texas > Van Horn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Van Horn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Whitten Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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