Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Big Spring: Hotel Settles

Hotel Settles lobby, Big Spring, TX
Hotel Settles lobby, Big Spring, Texas

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you when you first set sight on Big Spring's skyscraper Hotel Settles. Built in 1930 by rancher and oil man W. R. Settles, the hotel stood proud as the tallest building between Fort Worth and El Paso. Designed by Abilene architect David Castle, the Art Deco beauty played host to galas, bands, and even Elvis Presley. Treat yourself and get lost in another era in one of the beautifully restored hotel opportunities along the historic Bankhead Highway.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  • 200 E 3rd St.
  • Big Spring, Texas
  • 79720


Hours & Fees

  • Hotel lobby is accessible 24 hours daily.

  • Hotel room rates and restaurant charges vary; no charge to view lobby.