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The Monahans Area

Located just past the Texas panhandle, you will find Monahans, TX.; along west  I-20, 35 miles southwest of Odessa at the center of the Permian Basin – a sedimentary basin that was once an ocean; formed during the Permian Period.  It’s central location at the basin makes it a significant member of the oil and gas production region.

The land was discovered in 1583 after Antonio de Espejo , a Spanish voyager, journeyed through the land in route through what is now New Mexico.   The land was inhabited by the Vaqueros Indians.  The area was further populated with the construction of the transcontinental railroad.  During this time, a water well was dug out of necessity for the railroad workers and their animals creating the first water supply that was a significant factor in the city’s development coupled with the availability of affordable land.  With the discovery of oil, drove many people with diverse occupational backgrounds to the area converting the area from an agricultural town into an industrial zone.

Hotel Services & Amenities

Soft pillowtop beds in every room ensure a productive rest.  Large 42” high definition televisions with crystal clear pictures and premium television programming will keep you entertained during your entire stay.  Stay connected to all your mobile devices with free high speed Internet access.

Wake up and brew yourself a fresh cup of coffee in the room before heading downstairs to enjoy a delicious meal at the free Bright Side Breakfast® bar where you’ll fill up on piping hot waffles fresh from the iron, hot or cold cereal, bread and tasty muffins, fresh fruit, pastries, bagels, milk, coffee, and juice. In addition to the standard breakfast items, sausage, bacon, biscuits & gravy are offered on a rotational basis. Scrambled eggs are available daily

There’s a number of conveniences available on site for your convenience including a Spa and outdoor swimming pool; a fitness center with everything you need to get your work out in while staying at the hotel, a Bright Side Market where you can pick up snacks and common travel essentials, and a business center that comes in handy if you need to print out business documents or an itinerary. After a long day of meetings, join us in the lobby for beer and wine 5pm - 10pm daily


Enjoy sand surfing and sand football games at the Monahans Sandhills State Park tourist attraction.  Don’t miss the opportunity to get a peek at the MIlliona Barrel Museum – where you can set your sights on a gigantic oil tank made out of concrete, originally built due to the lack of pipelines during the 1920’s.

If you happen to be in town during festival season, wonder your way to the State Fair Park, Butterfield Overland State Coach n Wagon Festival, Wickett Bluegrass Festival.  If you have a love for horses, the AQHA Quarter Horse Show is sure to give you an experience to remember.  Attend a planned or impromptu event at the Ward County Coliseum.  Baseball lovers should plan on visiting the Monahans Baseball Complex.

If you have high hopes of a pleasant shopping experience, stop by the  Music City Mall and Santa Fe Square.  Other area destinations include Family Medical Center, Monahans Vision Center, Ward Memorial Hospital, Odessa College, Midland College, and a host of area businesses.  Book your room at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Monahans for a great location near these attractions.