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Whitten Inn
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Van Horn
dallas
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good place.”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

I recently stayed here for 3 nights. Van Horn is a good central location for traveling to Big Bend, Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains, etc... This is my second stay at the Whitten Inn and it is a nice place to stay. The room was clean and adequate in size. The room has flat screen TV with a large selection of channels. WIFI always worked good and seemed to be reliable. A room with two full size beds was just at $50.00 per night with breakfast included. Staff was friendly.
There are many options for hotels in Van Horn that are much cheaper, but you might just get what you pay for.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We stopped on way to California. While it is older, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was clean and neat. They even let us look at room before deciding to stay. The restaurant next door was good and fair prices. We will stay again if traveling through.

Stayed July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Travelling east on I-10 we were hoping to make it to Ft. Stockton before stopping for the night, but due to fatigue and impending darkness we decided to stop in Van Horn instead. We knew nothing about the Whitten Inn, other than it was the place my girlfriend's parents wanted to try out the next time they drove through west Texas.
The lady at the front desk was very nice, and for a king-size bed for a $50 price I knew I really wasn't supposed to be expecting much. Still, I was underwhelmed.

The carpet was dirty. Not that it needed to be vacuumed; it needed to be replaced. Old, dirty, dingy.

The bed was cleaned and didn't smell unpleasant. Tough to describe the comfortability of the mattress; wasn't terrible, but also wasn't great. We couldn't get much sleep for some reason.

The front face of the sink counter had a large chunk of material missing, exposing the particle board underneath.

The TV looked nice, as it was a widescreen. The problem was that the channels didn't conform to the widescreen format and instead were squared off on the sides. Also, it looked like 80's TV quality. I remarked, "are they pirating their cable feed?" It was passable, but nowhere near satisfactory.

The bathroom door had a bunch of scratches. No idea what could have caused that. The water was nice and hot. Saw a tiny spider near the window.
The shower head travels through a hole cut out of the fabricated shower wall, instead of higher where the drywall is. This means that even though there's plenty of room for a high showerhead, I have to deal with the water blasting me straight in the chest, and having to bend over to wash my hair (I'm 6'4").

In the end, the bed was clean, the water was hot, and you get a free breakfast. If you want to spend $50 for just that, then this is your place. If your expectations and standards are higher, then you'd want to avoid this place.

Seeing positive reviews leads me to wonder if/when some of the rooms have been renovated. Certainly mine wasn't renovated, and if it was then I'd fear to see the non-renovated rooms.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Karen, the hotel manager went above ans beyond to provide quality service. She was willing to accomodate us despite being given only a couple of hours to prepare the room. She was extremely kind and helpful during our short stay. I would gladly return to the Whitten Inn because of their outstanding customer service, cleanliness and comfortable rooms.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Seattle
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

For a motel by the side of the road, this one gets a thumbs up. Clean. Small refrigerator. Light breakfast foods. And a cheap price. Good for quick stops when you are driving through. You can even wash your laundry. The front desk woman was extremely nice and accommodating when I think she was pretty tired from all the guests that had checked in. It's not a luxury place by any stretch, but not bad either.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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San antonio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Karen at the front desk was just an amazing person to deal with! Military family driving for days and needed a clean peaceful place! It was clean, and rooms had everything you needed from a high end hotel! Karen recommended a great steakhouse Abd she was right!!! Overall worth every dollar! Wish all hotels had this type of service !!!!!!!! A++++++

  • Stayed June 2014
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Van Horn, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you stay in Van Horn Texas, stay here. I loved that the rooms were ground floor! I loved that I did not have to go through a lobby to get to my room. Quiet..clean...and friendly staff! Beds were so comfy with big pillows! There is a small refrigerator and microwave in the rooms. Nice tv! This place was wonderful. Pricing was very reasonable. If you pick up a hotel coupon book, (found at most rest areas), the price is even cheaper. I've read some of the reviews here, and cannot understand why someone would state that the furniture was worn...or old...not the case. Everything looks freshly painted and new furniture!!! Great steak place for dinner right next door. There are a lot of choices to stay at in Van Horn, pick here.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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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
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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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