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Chisos Mining Company Motel
Beadworker from: San Antonio, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 30, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Well Past it’s Best By Date
Basic, bare-bones room. Clean, but shabby. Lumpy mattress and pancake pillows were not comfortable after a day of hiking. Did someone say “kitchenette”? We didn’t even have a coffee pot. Amenities like a box of tissues, shampoo, a few clothes hangers? Nope. No drawers either so we lived out of our suitcases on the floor. Security measures included a wooden stick to lock the sliding window. Sorry but this room was barely a notch above tent camping. Well, it did have a shower in an old slippery tub.
FifiBojangles from: Bolingbrook, Illinois
Published Date: Nov, 8, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Gets the job done, But not much more
We stayed here while visiting Big Bend. Older motel but it got the job done. Everything worked and we had no problems. Pretty basic, bed was OK, sheets and towels average, bad pillow. The AC worked very well. No refrigerator or microwave. Room was good size but shower area was tiny. Price was a bit high but not really for the area. Better to stay in Terlingua then in the national park because you have bars and restaurants to go to at night. Also, you can’t flush any toilet paper, it has to go in a bucket. I understand but still did not like. Front desk was friendly. Hard to believe the only way to book a room is to have to send a check when you book it (really?) I would think the stairs up to the room would be a OSHA violation, someone is going to break their neck with a wrong step, maybe grandfathered in? Good place for stargazing. Would probably stay again.
- Rooms: 3
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 4
bermudaD from: Orange Beach, Alabama
Published Date: Aug, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Handy location to stay when enjoying Big Bend.
My wife and I stayed two nights here while visiting Big Bend. It is a modest motel, but clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. We met some interesting travelers as we watched some beautiful sunsets.
Published Date: Apr, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Clean bed and reasonable cost for this remote location
The choices are limited in this remote corner of Texas. Proximity to Big Bend Park is a big plus. The staff was helpful in making reservations and recommending local dining and attractions. The motel is "rustic" but clean and offers a good nights rest. That is about all you need on this adventure.
Birddawg from: Frisco, Texas
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Apr, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Bare Bones Lodging
Stayed for 5 days. Room was ok, nothing fancy. Liked the porch. No TV, no internet. no fridge, no coffee maker. I can do without TV, but need internet. Bed could use a new mattress. Rates seemed high for week stay. Friendly service and nice location, but I might look elsewhere next time.
- Rooms: 2
- Value: 2
- Service: 3