The outside of the hotel is brightly painted to look like a frontier town. There is a huge, neon cowboy sign outside that makes The Big Texan visible from the road. The rooms are very fun, but a little run down. The calls are concrete blocks painted yellow and there is a fly swatter in every room. The rooms are a decent size. I ended up with a double since a single wasn’t available. The beds were decent and had cow print blankets, and the bedside lamps were cattle horns with lampshades on them. The entrance into the bathroom was a saloon door, and the shower curtain was a giant flag of Texas.
My biggest complaint about the place was that there weren’t curtains on the window. Instead there were wood doors that you would shut. The best part was the pool; it was shaped like Texas.
Behind the pool is a horse hotel, so if you are traveling with your horse here is a place for it to stay. The hotel has a free limo service that will pick you up at the airport and drop you off. The limo comes equip with cattle horns on the front.
Los Angeles, California
August 6, 2006
From journal The Yellow Rose of Texas