If you are looking for no frills quiet sleep this is the place. Its possible that there may be other places cheaper in Van Horn ($70)but I like the old school route 66 look and feel. Beds were good pillows ok. Owners very friendly and talkative. Only drawback, no ice. I can live that versus being at a big chain with running and screaming kids at all hours. Dont let looks deceive.
Van Horn isn't my favorite place in the world and neither is this hotel. I expected the place to be low brow considering what I paid to stay there. The towels are small and thin and the bathroom was less than with it's peeling walls and packaged shampoo. However, I am no novice when it comes to traveling and hotels...still, I expect toilet paper. The morning my husband and I leftthis hotel, we discovered we were out of toliet paper. We went to the front desk to get some (and hopfully coffee) and NO ONE was there. We had to use kleenex from the car. Also, what if we had been locked out or there was some other kind of emergency? I've stayed in cosmetically worse places but this might be the worse service I've ever had.
This is to me the ideal family-owned travellers' motel, since this family took it over 7 years ago. It's very simple; restored older motel with pink bathroom tiles ! Each room has fridge and microwave, HBO, and now Wi-fi also. Beds comfortable. Very clean. The owners' family gives it a warm feeling. Smell of curries wafting around the office, if you like that sort of thing. If you want a single at $29 a night, call ahead and reserve, as these sell out as soon as evening sets in. All of Van Horn has trains passing close by every 2 hours or so during the night, so don't be surprised. Great place to stay if you are planning to go north to Guadalupe Mountains National Park or Carlsbad Caverns, or south to Big Bend. The road from Van Horn to Guadalupe Mountains is spectacular.