by Phil Corless
The whole family will love going back in time at this unique motel. Sitting adjacent to the legendary Big Texan Steak Ranch, the motel is designed to look like the main street buildings of an old west town. Their standard rooms can contain two queen beds and enough space for a crib or rollaway. You can also ask for connecting rooms, so a big family can spread out. Every room is decorated in a fun western motif, including swinging saloon doors leading into the bathroom. Kids will absolutely love swimming in the Texas-shaped outdoor pool while mom and dad relax on a shaded lounge chair. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and an onsite laundry facility.
The Big Texan Motel is a part of the popular Big Texan Steak Ranch, which is well known for giving away a free steak dinner. All you have to do to avoid paying for your meal is eat a 72-ounce steak, baked potato, dinner roll, salad, and shrimp cocktail. By yourself. Don’t worry, they have regular-sized meals, and a nice children’s menu as well. You’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants along this stretch of highway, mere minutes from your hotel. Kids will love the hands-on science exhibits at the Don Harrington Discovery Center a few miles across town. Other nearby attractions include the Wonderland Amusement Park, the Amarillo Zoo, and the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum. With its quirky western decor and unique outdoor pool, you’ll have all kinds of fun at the Big Texan Motel during your family vacation in Amarillo.
Our Editor Loves
- Texas-shaped pool
- Western motif
- Dinner at the Big Texan Steak Ranch
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Traditional motel style room with rustic features.
Doors not fitting properly, shutters for curtains but fits with what it’s supposed to be.
Lots of parking but bear in mind it’s for the restaurant as well.
Great location in Amarillo on I 40 on the east side of town. Easy on easy off. Reasonable rates. Next to The Big Texan Steakhouse. Kids will love the motel and steakhouse. Adults will love the rates and the food. Rooms are clean and comfortable.