hotel settles

The Daytripper Visits Big Spring’s Namesake Attraction

May 2, 2023 | By Chet Garner

Tracing the ancient roads established by the Comanche tribe led travelers to this West Texas town and its namesake spring.

Behind The Great Historic Hotel Revival in Texas

February 27, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

A Refurbished Baker Hotel Signals a New Beginning in Mineral Wells

June 24, 2019 | By David Montgomery

The venerable but long-vacated Baker Hotel, which opened in Mineral Wells in 1929 and once hosted personalities such as Judy Garland, Clark Gable, and president Lyndon Johnson, is poised to surge back to life under a newly announced $65 million renovation slated for completion in 2022.

Hotel Settles Animates Big Spring of Past and Present

August 1, 2013 | By Matt Joyce

It’s natural to take a historical view of Big Spring when you check in to the Hotel Settles. The 83-year-old hotel, which opened in December after a meticulous restoration, conjures local history throughout. From the lobby’s original terrazzo floor to the 1930s photos in the guest rooms, the Settles breathes new life into Big Spring, past and present.

Hotel Settles, built by one oil boom, could flourish in another

January 29, 2013 | By

With the recent reopening of the Hotel Settles in Big Spring, I couldn’t help but wonder about the viability of such a hotel in the remote West Texas town.

Salvaged from decay, historic Hotel Settles reopens in Big Spring

January 22, 2013 | By Matt Joyce

If you’ve driven through Big Spring in the past few weeks, you probably noticed the red neon Hotel Settles sign, shining like a beacon over the city and the surrounding West Texas plains.

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