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Chisos Mining Company Motel
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 243 reviews
nice place (go look around )
User: paul s from:
Published Date: Dec, 10, 2023
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2023
Rating: 5
nice little motel was a great place to rest at the end of the day touring big bend. room was clean. turned over both days. it was very quiet at night we walked around to find a maze at the end f the parking lot. also easter egg village looks different. bunch of different colored houses are there.

A good place to avoid.
User: Jerry G from:
Published Date: Oct, 26, 2023
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2023
Rating: 1
Just awful. Basic is fine, but this is ridiculous. Old and decrepit. Promised an end room for quiet. Instead stuck in between two halves of a loud group. Promised a coffee maker, then denied it. Power and water come and go. Having both at the same time does happen sometimes. As for the almost non-existent WiFi, all it needs is a router that actually works. This has absolutely nothing to do with being “in the desert.” NO housekeeping at all - no change of towels, no cleaning, not even to empty the waste basket... Or the pseudo chamber pot!!! Even with a five day stay. Why? “Because of covid.” What a ruse! Save your money. I view any overly positive reviews with very great skepticism. Also, with such a tiny and unaffiliated little business such as this demanding full payment long in advance, if they should file for bankruptcy of burn down before your stay, you could be stuck for the entire amount.

Nice place to stay!
User: Moe D from:
Published Date: Jun, 17, 2023
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2023
Rating: 5
Nice place to stay. Most reasonably priced, for the area. It's an older place but clean and the management is very friendly and helpful. Plus, its close to both BBNP entrance and Terlingua Ghost Town.

A great stay . Would love to come back.
User: Stephen M from:
Published Date: May, 31, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
This is a great place to stay if you want fairly easy access to Big Bend National Park although you will drive an hour to get to the other side of the park. The West entrance is about a 10 minute drive. The condo has good facilities and we used the sofa bed for our daughter with no problems. Sunset and Sunrise are awesome from the condo. Check out the Starlight theatre restaurant at nearby Terlingua Ghost Town. A great place to eat, drink and hear some great music. One thing about the condo is that the aircon is effective in the lounge but noisy!! There is no aircon in the bedroom but just a ceiling fan. Please book direct and not through National Park Reservations They are taking a slice for no work and do not acknowledge responsibility as a service provider when things go wrong.

You get a room. That's it
User: WearyTravellery from: Lexington, KY
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 26, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
People giving this place terrible reviews are used to a Fairfield Inn or the like as their baseline for measuring accomodations. This motel is more like a mom-and-pop operation from the 1960s (of which I stayed in plenty). It is very basic - you get a room for the night, and that's pretty much it. At check-in (which was pleasant, with an informative clerk who had a lot of good local info) you are given a plastic bag containing one each bath, hand and face towels, a tiny bar of soap and a roll of septic-safe toilet paper, plus two purple towels for cleaning makeup off your face or bugs off your car windshield. Those are the only amenities provided. Ice, water, drinks, snacks, etc., can be purchased in the office. There are also a lot of unique souvenirs available, such as rocks, local crafts, etc. We stayed in one of the individual rooms, which had a full-sized bed with well-worn sheets, one thin blanket, two very flat pillows and a comforter. The room and bathroom were both clean - in fact cleaner than the places we stayed at in Alpine. The wall-mounted heating and AC unit worked well. Although it was noisy, it did cool the room down quickly when we got back after a day of exploring. I didn't notice any real noise from adjacent rooms, although the bikers down the row having loud conversations in the parking lot got annoying. There are chairs outside each unit so you can enjoy the sunrise and night skies. The main thing to be aware of is the bathroom - there is a sign above the toilet telling you in no uncertain terms to put used toilet paper in the lidded metal bucket next to the toilet, NOT in the toilet bowl itself before you flush. I get it. They're in the desert; it's hard to make septic systems work properly in that climate; deal with it and move on or don't bother staying here.

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