Originally built in 1953, the Spanish Trail Lodge was the epitome of a popular motor court lodge the American traveler had come to expect. Fully restored in 2018 by owners and Fort Stockton natives, Ele and Patty Hagelstein, the motel boasts 18 single-queen rooms, all lovingly restored to their former glory. While still retaining their retro charm, each room is well-apportioned with large dorm-sized refrigerators and microwaves, as well as coffee pots and new Spanish-tiled flooring. Original tilework still line the large showers in the bathrooms, which were restored to keep the original vibe while providing modern fixtures.
Known for having the cleanest rooms in town, the staff is available 24-hours a day to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Need a letter mailed? We can help you with that. Forgot your toothbrush? Let us know and we’ll help you get one. Our goal is to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
Outside, you will find lovely seating areas with covered pavilions and picnic alcoves. Borrow our gas grill and cook up some steaks or a juicy hamburger. Just want a light snack or a soft drink? Visit our donation snack area and help yourself.
Located just a few blocks from the Historic Downtown District of Fort Stockton, you are within easy walking distance of the original Fort grounds, with several restored and original buildings available for touring. Or, you can visit the Comanche Springs and Rooney Park area, with a full sized public swimming pool, playground equipment, picnic grounds, basketball courts and more. Stroll in the other direction and have your photo taken with Paisano Pete, a giant roadrunner statue at the Historic District entrance.
Spanish Trail Lodge was named in honor of the Old Spanish Trail Highway. The original highway, completed in 1929, was shortest transcontinental highway in the nation. Connecting St. Augustine, Florida, to San Diego, California, with paved road was a tremendous undertaking, but was a great boost to the nation’s economy as the ability to transport goods across the country was vastly improved. The Spanish Trail Lodge is proud of its heritage with the Old Spanish Trail Highway.
Some adventurous travelers still drive as much of the original route as possible, which includes Interstate-10 through West Texas. Be sure to take Exit 385 if traveling westward or Exit 256 if traveling eastward on Interstate-10 to drive through Fort Stockton on what was an original section of the OST. Of course, the Spanish Trail Lodge is a great place for an overnight or extended stay as you visit and explore the area.
Read more about the Old Spanish Trail Highway at the Texas Historical Commission website.
Each room is equipped with a large, dorm-sized refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, large cable TV with extended cable channels, and free WiFi.
Covered pavilions with grilling areas, picnic alcoves with ceiling fans and comfortable seating areas are available throughout the property. Whether you enjoy al fresco dining or just want to lounge under the stars, these areas offer a beautiful and secluded place to enjoy the West Texas breezes and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets the area is famous for.
Our dedicated staff make sure that all guest areas are clean and well-supplied for our guests. Looking for a quick snack or want to grill up some steaks? Just slip over to our Barbecue and donation snack area and help yourself.