The jackrabbit is the symbol of Odessa, and the city held a rodeo for roping rabbits starting in 1932. This tradition has ended, but many homes and businesses still display models of rabbits. The world's biggest jackrabbit is an 8-foot fiberglass statue built on the grounds of the Ector County Independent School District Administration building on Lincoln Street in 1962. Odessa has several hotels that can meet your needs, whether you're looking for a luxury retreat, an affordable place to spend a few nights or an excellent value. With the right hotel, you can enjoy everything the city has to offer, including the giant jackrabbit.
When to Visit Odessa, TX
The best time to visit Odessa is in spring or fall when the weather isn't too hot or too chilly. However, these are the busiest times, so hotel rates are higher. You should make your reservations early to get the best deal. If you visit the city at the right time, you can attend one of many fun annual events. At the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo in the first week in January, you can see a stock show, a quarter horse show, a rodeo, dances, and a Tex-Mex barrel race. You can also visit the OC NIRA Rodeo in March, where about 400 students from 14 colleges compete in several rodeo events.
Cinco de Mayo on the first weekend in May celebrates Mexico's independence from France. There's a parade and Fiesta West Texas, a three-day event at the Ector County Coliseum. You can enjoy a carnival, live entertainment, authentic Mexican food, and traditional Mexican customs. On the 4th of July, the Jaycees' Independence Day Parade is in the morning, and then the Firecracker Fandango starts at 6:00 p.m. It's a family festival on Main Street with live entertainment, activities for kids, food, exhibits, and an exciting fireworks display. Hotel rates are less expensive in summer and winter, and you can enjoy outdoor activities all year since winters are mild.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Odessa, TX:
Odessa, TX: Prices by Star Rating Class
Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. rate patterns by star rating class in Odessa, TX. Browse these charts to evaluate the cheapest seasons to book in Odessa for any future trips.
Luxury Hotel Options in Odessa, TX
4 Star Average Prices: $134.47
Odessa also has several hotels that would be perfect for a relaxing luxury retreat. The MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center is also close to the Presidential Museum and Leadership Library and the Ellen Noel Art Museum. The spacious rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, flat-screen cable TVs with HBO and Showtime, pillowtop beds, complimentary wireless internet access, free Bath and Body Works toiletries, and hair dryers.
Other amenities include a full-service spa, a fitness center, a jogging path, an outdoor pool with a fire pit and rocking chairs, a hot tub, a hair salon, a restaurant, a bar, a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning and laundry services. There's also a free area shuttle that operates within 5 miles of the hotel.
Hilton Garden Inn Odessa is near Music City Mall and the Ellen Noel Art Museum. The rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, 32-inch cable LCD TVs, complimentary wireless internet access, safes, desks, hypoallergenic pillows, free toiletries, and hair dryers. You can also enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a fitness center, laundry facilities, a restaurant, a bar, a convenience store, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour front desk with multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, two meeting rooms for events, and wedding services. Breakfast is available for an extra fee.
Affordable Hotel Options in Odessa, TX
3 Star Average Prices: $117.74
There are lots of affordable hotels to choose from in Odessa. Motel 6 Odessa is near McKinney Park and the Parker House Museum. The rooms have cable TVs and full kitchens with coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, stove tops, and cooking utensils. There's also an outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Pets are welcome, wireless internet access is available for an extra fee, and kids 17 and younger can stay with their parents free.
Motel One is close to the Ellen Noel Art Museum and the Presidential Museum and Leadership Library. The rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, 32-inch flat-screen cable TVs, and complimentary wireless internet access. You can also enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour business center, laundry facilities, and free continental breakfasts.
La Quinta Inn Odessa is near the Presidential Museum and Leadership Library and Music City Mall. The rooms offer refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen satellite TVs, free wired and wireless internet access, game consoles, and desks. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfasts, and a 24-hour front desk with a multilingual staff. Pets are welcome and children 18 and younger can stay with their parents free.