The first chain hotel to open in the small west Texas town of Monahans was the Best Western Monahans Inn & Suites, a modern, 50 room, three floor property on the south edge of the suburbs, one block east of exit 80 of I-20 (Stockton Avenue/TX 18). Monahans is about half way between El Paso and Abilene, and a useful stop for people traveling to Big Bend National Park
from the north. The inn has an indoor pool/hot tub, exercise facility and free breakfast bar. There are several fast food restaurants across the road.