This is the only hotel in Big Bend, so they have a captive audience. I visited Big Bend in January 2013 for pleasure and I wanted to stay in the park because I only had one day to really explore. I was flying myself to the area, so the Lodge's 72 hour cancellation policy didn't work for me, due to the chance of cancellation in case of bad weather. I took a chance and just showed up and they had a room available. I didn't expect much, but was glad to see the location was spectacular.
I didn't expect much and the room lived up to my expectation. While functional, the bathroom was the smallest I've ever seen with the bathroom sink in the main room. The bed was comfortable and the balcony was nice. The frig was turned off so it took a while to cool the soft drinks I purchase at the general store in the parking lot.
The good: Location, location, location... The location of this property is spectacular. The hotel's restaurant is very good and the bar was slow, but pleasant.
The bad: The room was sub-standard for what I paid. The bathroom was very small and they use those push button soap and shampoo dispensers in the shower and sink. Really? For $140+ per night and I don't even get a bar of soap? Also, surprisingly, they didn't clean the room overnight.
Overall, I would stay in the property again, but be set your expectations accordingly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Known as the last frontier of Texas, Big Bend National Park encompasses over 800,000 acres of breathtaking desert landscape. Here you'll find the uniquely located Chisos Mountains Lodge, offering comfortable accommodations and friendly Texas hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chisos Mountain Hotel Big Bend National Park
- Chisos Mountain Lodge
- Chisos Mountains Lodge Big Bend National Park, Texas