Fourteen Flights Of Stairs Of Amarillo History You Can Tour
The historic Herring Hotel is getting ready to start their spring tours for 2019. You will have four chances to tour the hotel and learn about the historic, and iconic building.
The tour being offered is a “full tour,” meaning you will travel all 14 floors. You will climb 14 flights of stairs to get all the way to the top.
There are no elevators. There are no bathrooms.
It should go without saying, this is not something you bring your not-yet-potty-trained bundle of joy to.
They also discourage small pets.
According to Preservation Texas, the Herring Hotel is the only hotel left standing out of three that were built during the oil boom of the 1920s. It was also the largest.
It also housed the Old Tascosa Room. This would be where oil and cattle barons gathered.
The Herring Hotel has 14 floors and 600 hotel rooms.
I’ve seen The Shining enough times to know that touring old hotels is always a fantastic idea.
For more information, be sure to check out the Herring Hotel’s Facebook page, and sign up for a tour.