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Lajitas Golf Resort
Steve B from: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Published Date: Feb, 23, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Great place to stay/ Dog friendly rooms available:
Not too far from the park. It is rustic with nice new touches. The room was really large and super clean. There is a real fireplace in the room with a log to burn at night. Nice shower stall with the shower head on the ceiling. The bed was very comfortable.
There is a small bakery open in the morning for coffee and pastries, etc. The main restaurant has a good selection of items. (Do try the vanilla flan). There is a general store just a bit down the road that has a well-stocked deli and everything one could need for a stay at the lodge. There are also a few other stores at the lodge. Every staff person was very friendly. I really enjoyed my stay there.
- Rooms: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
Mike-Bucks from: Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Published Date: Feb, 9, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
OK but did not meet our expectations
We stayed at this resort for two nights while visiting Big Bend National Park. The motels nearer or within the National Park seemed very basic so we chose this resort because the web site suggested that it offered the sort of facilities expected in the 21st Century. The check-in process was very slow. We were booked in the La Cuesta section on the opposite side of the road from reception, Getting to and from our room was a little difficult because of paths that were either very uneven or flooded by the watering system. Our room was rustic but comfortable. However, when it came to the in-room facilities we were disappointed. Firstly, the TV did not work. After some delay the hotel’s TV engineer arrived and soon discovered that the TV and satellite receiver had been plugged into power sockets that did not work. OK, he solved the problem, but why does a hotel of this quality have power sockets the don’t work? The wifi in our room was abysmal, my smartphone app registered a wifi signal of -90Dbm which neither of our smartphones could connect to. The wifi meter found a small spot with a -80Dbm signal that the laptop could occasionally connect to, but not the phones. This hotel is investing a lot of money in adding new buildings, so why is it not bothering to make the small investment required to provide decent in-room wifi? The hotel owners seem to have got their priorities completely and utterly wrong. The wifi in the restaurant and bar on the other side of the road was OK but who wants to go over there every time that they need to check emails? On the plus side, the cooked-to-order breakfast was very good.
- Location: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 2
Irene K from: Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 27, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Had very nice stay at Lajitas. We stayed in room with 2 queen beds. It was comfortable. Dining has limited choices, but everything we had was good. We stayed here during our visit to Big Bend.
Cons: sink located on bedroom which was odd. Sidewalks are very uneven, and difficult to pull rolling bags
Published Date: Jan, 25, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Tons of potential
We stayed here over New Years 2019/2020. The resort is perfect location for exploring both parks. Just about everything we needed was there within walking distance. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. Food was very good. Golf course with spectacular scenery and plenty of things to do. Rooms and facilities are a bit pricey and need some updating but this place has tons of potential. Till then I’d use the term “resort” loosely. If you are looking to explore the parks but stay in comfortable accommodations with good food and friendly people, this is the place.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
pnbf2018 from: Nacogdoches, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 25, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Charming, historic and rustic feel.
Excellent dining for lunches and dinners.
Good coffee in lobby available at 5am. Breakfast buffet is not resort worthy.
Close, comfortable lodging to both state and national parks. It does not have an elevator and the stairs are narrow (if you have bad knees).