by Phil Corless
This recently remodeled apartment-style hotel on the western edge of Amarillo will impress you with its bigger than usual suites. They feature two separate bedrooms, each with a king bed. In between is a living room with a queen sleeper sofa and cozy fireplace. Every suite also includes a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, stovetop, oven, microwave, sink, and a decent collection of dishes and utensils. Best of all, there are two bathrooms! Kids will love the indoor pool and the outdoor basketball/volleyball court. Other amenities of the hotel include free Wi-Fi, fitness center, laundry service, and a free hot breakfast.
Located right off the freeway, the Residence Inn is within walking distance of several fast food and casual restaurants. The sizable Westgate Mall is a few minutes away by car, along with most of central and downtown Amarillo. Less than a mile from the Inn is the kid-favorite Don Harrington Discovery Center, a fascinating children’s science museum and planetarium. Next door to that is the lush Amarillo Botanical Gardens, which is worth a leisurely morning stroll amongst the greenery. Other kid-friendly attractions that are close by include the airplanes and space vehicles on display at the Texas Air and Space Museum and the classic thrill rides at Wonderland Amusement Park. Your hotel is less than three miles from Cadillac Ranch, the strange and wonderful art installation that you should see to believe. You’ll also be 30 minutes from the amazing Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon system in the country. For a big family, the spacious and quiet suites of the Residence Inn make it one of the best places to stay during your vacation in Amarillo.
Our Editor Loves
- Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
- Indoor pool and outdoor sports court
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
by Paul A
Stayed one night during Labor weekend. The room was disgustingly filthy and in need of repair. When tried to let them know the phone did not work and no one at reception with long lines. Used app and did not get a response. They just don’t care for customers. The filthy sofas, bath tub with hair in it and the toilet seat was unclean totally horrible. The blackout blinds were ripped, electric outlets didn’t work in parts of room and there was a level of grime throughout. I was charged a $50 cleaning fee because we had our dog with us. Wouldn’t mind but they should at least use it to clean the rooms. Such a poor hotel. Stay anywhere, motel 8 would be better.
Dog friendly Marriott hotel. Signs of deferred maintenance. The bed and pillows are older. When I turned down the covers there were little hairs on the bed by the pillows which is a sign that maybe the sheets were not changed. Feet/ socks black from the carpet. The toilet flushed itself a few times during night. Can hear other guests from your room.
There is no covered entrance to pull up to for unloading. Do not plan on having a luggage cart available when you arrive.