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Ivey Road, Terlingua, TX
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The Holiday Hotel is no franchise resort. It's perfect for raucous revelry or a romantic rendezvous, or both...You'll find many things in the Ghost Town in the exact condition they've been in for centuries, and that's great for exploring, but at the end of the day you'll want air conditioning.Named for the reddish mercury ore that fueled the industry that was the Chisos Mine, this room belies the Ghost Town location and offers a rustic yet elegant experience.The fancy indoor bathroom that we're so proud of is -- ahem... -- a short walk down the scenic porch, marked Room # 1B. It's a Terlingua tradition that has caught on big in Europe. erlingua chic, the Candililla House is great for either couples or families. Perched on a hillside, it offers an everchanging view of sunsets, starlight, and thunderstorms. There is a patio outside the walls and another within.The El Patron Suite is suitable for business meetings, but they're frowned on around the Ghost Town. Instead, have a few amigos/amigas join you for a festive evening. Walk over to the famous Terlingua Cemetery to greet the ghosts, or just watch the sunset with everyone on the porch over at the Trading Post. Bring your guitar (but not the accordion.)The Candelilla House gets its name from the local cactus that was gathered by the locals and used in the manufacture of women's makeup products. The owners' family operated both a trading post and a processing facillity that kept this Mexican tradition alive.Just down the road a piece from the end of the earth is the Rio Grande Rock House. This is not some neo-cowboy fantasy replica. It's real by-God Texas history. Built in the early 19th century as a trading post for trappers and settlers from both sides of the border, it's still in the same family.We're proud to be out on the fringe of Texas. Come on down.Free Parking - Wireless Adjacent* - Indoor Plumbing**If you stand out on the porch and hold your laptop up real high, you may get a signal.*The indoor plumbing is not necessarily "in your room."
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Jeff M wrote a review 23 May
Harrison, Arkansas125 contributions18 helpful votes
Very roomy, with neat southwestern decor. Could have been a little cleaner. A bit overpriced, but location! Liked the front porch sitting area. Check in was quick and fun! Toilet barely flushed, 1 ceiling fan did not work. A/C worked super good.!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Boo913 wrote a review Feb 2022
Hawkins, Texas500 contributions67 helpful votes
A group of 11 of us stayed here for 3 nights and truly enjoyed the accommodations, rooms and upstair gathering parlor and porch where we gathered for daily Happy Hours and card games. The owner and employees were nice and attentive. Only issue was I originally booked the Candelilla House not knowing it was so far away and a car ride from the hotel and others in our group and that the bathroom was not only detached but had steps making a nature call in the dark black of night an issue. Fortunately we were able to move to the hotel the second night and be near our friends and in a room with a bathroom! This place was truly the highlight of our 10 day, multiple location trip and the Starlight has delicious food!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Trave0912 wrote a review Dec 2021
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My husband and I stayed in the LA Patrona room for Christmas 2021. Immediately, we witnessed some dead cockroaches around the room. We assumed that they had just sprayed for roaches and that's why we were seeing so many dead ones. But as our stay continued, it was clear that the infestation was bigger than one treatment could contain. The first night we were there, a live cockroach ran over my husband's bare feet while he was using the restroom. We were able to track it down and kill it and by the time we made it back into our room, we found several dead roaches that either we had missed or had just recently died in our room. Cockroaches fell on us from the walls. We had to tiptoe around an ever growing amount of dead roaches on the floor. The infestation was bad, but the real reason for the terrible review is a lack of response from the owner when I emailed about this problem. I'm hoping for a response from the owner, an acknowledgement of the issue, and a plan of action to rid the hotel of roaches.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
prestoninaj wrote a review Nov 2021
366 contributions168 helpful votes
Everything about Terlingua was a hit for my family and the perfect place to spend the night in Big Bend. The Black Bear suite was spacious and gave us plenty of room to spread out. Being in town and able to walk to dinner and coffee and the shop and explore the town was ideal. Wish we could've stayed two nights.
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Date of stay: November 2021
nolaluziana wrote a review May 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana39 contributions5 helpful votes
There are not many places to stay in Terlingua so this was it. What a pleasant surprise to find this comfortable spot. We were in room 1 which was on the end. Thankfully our neighbors were quiet and retired early. It's an old town with old buildings. We were given "keys" to the room. I was very happy with our accommodations. The bathroom was clean and it had plenty of hot water. The room had a big easy chair and a small round table with chairs. It wasn't a huge room but it worked. Don't expect the Hilton and you won't be disappointed. The man checking us in was very nice and let us check in early. You are in the desert. So because of a power outage from a storm in the distance we also had no water, meaning no toilet. I was very surprised the hotel did not have a generator back up. It lasted 5 hours but fortunately the cool desert air kept the room comfortable and we were able to sleep. There isn't much available in this town for eat and drink. There is a cafe next door that has limited hours for breakfast, then it closes and reopens for lunch only. We packed our food when we left Alpine the day before for our picnic lunches in Big Bend NP. If you wanted to use their WiFi you would have to bring your device to them so they could enter the password. That was odd so i didn't bother and my phone did just fine on the 3G network available.I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bend Holiday Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Big Bend Holiday Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Starlight Theatre (0.08 km), Ghost Town Texas (0.3 km), and Terlingua (0.2 km).
Is parking available at Big Bend Holiday Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Big Bend Holiday Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include DB's Rustic Iron BBQ, Espresso Y Poco Mas, and Starlight Theatre.
Is Big Bend Holiday Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Terlingua.