BEST WESTERN Whitten South

3950 Ridgemont Drive, Abilene, TX 79606-2730
Phone: 325/695-1262   |   Fax: 325/695-2593   |   60 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN Whitten South!

Big events like homecoming, graduation and move-in weekend at McMurray University bring many students and their families to our hotel in Abilene, TX.

Of course, we also welcome visiting staff and faculty for extended stays, too. Whether you’re in town for business or a getaway, take advantage of the superior location of our Abilene hotel. The Mall of Abilene is minutes away and a great place to find deals on favorite brands. The Abilene Regional Airport is also close by, and our location makes it easy to catch a connecting or early flight.

Service men and women in town for the Dyess Air Force Base depend on our Abilene, TX hotel to provide all the comforts of home. We’re a pet friendly hotel, so feel free to bring your furry friend. With flat screen TVs with HBO® in every room and a free breakfast, it’s easy to relax when staying at our property. We’re within walking distance to shopping and dining options, so everything guests need is just footsteps away.

From rodeos to golf and tennis tournaments, the options near our hotel in Abilene, TX are nearly endless. Stay with us while in the area to catch a tournament, or while checking out the West Texas Fair and Rodeo. Hardin Simmons University also brings guests to town for big events, as well as the Abilene Christian University and Cisco Junior College. The Abilene Zoo®, Paramount Theatre, Gun and Knife Show and Abilene Civic Center always have something exciting happening, and it’s all moments away.

For business travelers, our hotel in Abilene, TX is a home away from home. Enjoy spacious, quiet rooms when in town for work with the Abilene Regional Medical Center, Union Pacific Railroad®, LM Wind Power, or another area business. Your commute will be fast and easy from our property, making plenty of time to enjoy a little sightseeing, too.

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Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items.
  • Complimentary newspaper (M-F)
  • Complimentary coffee
  • Outdoor pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Truck/RV parking, 24 hour, free
  • Free parking, 24 hour
  • Meeting facilities
  • Exterior corridor
  • Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hour, free
  • High-speed Internet access

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BEST WESTERN Whitten South

Conveniently located, the best western whitten south in Abilene, Texas is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 32.403795  /  Latitude: -99.765955


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 20. Take Highway 83-84 South to Ballinger. Take Buffalo Gap Road (north or south) off Highway 83-84, stay on frontage road to the International House of Pancakes. Turn right on Ridgemont; the BEST WESTERN Whitten South is just beyond the International House of Pancakes on Ridgemont.

BEST WESTERN Whitten South

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Abilene Zoo

Established in 1966, the Abilene Zoological Gardens is a popular kid-friendly attraction in Texas’ Big Bend Country. Located in the city of Abilene, the Abilene Zoo features 500 animals and over 200 species across 13 acres. Welcoming nearly 200,000 visitors each year, the zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Permanent Abilene Zoo exhibits include the Creepy Crawler Center, the Wetlands Boardwalk, and guest-favorite, the Giraffe Habitat – featuring a high bridge allowing visitors to feed the giraffes up close. Stop by the gift shop in the Adventure Center, and rest easy at a Best Western hotel in Abilene.

Dyess Air Force Base

The Dyess Air Force Base, located south of Abilene, was established in 1942 and serves the United States Air Force with its 7th Bomb Wing unit. It's one of two North American B-1B Lancer bomber wings in the Air Force. With 36 aircraft, the base remains the Air Force's premier operational B-1B unit.

This 6,400 acre base is operated by nearly 13,000 military and civilian personnel and employs over 5,000 people. Its one of the largest employers in West Texas. The base has been a key component in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Visit the base to view "Linear Air Park", the large collection of 30 aircraft from World War II to present times. Stay close to the base at Best Western hotels, for comfortable accommodations.

McMurry University

A liberal arts college, McMurry University was founded in 1923, and offers 41 different degree programs. Set in Abilene, McMurry University fields competitive sports teams competing in the American Southwest Conference, a Division III conference. Plenty of college sports action for visitors to the Big Bend region of Texas.

Nicknamed the War Hawks, McMurry University football plays all their home games at Wilford Moore Stadium - check them out during the fall. The War Hawk baseball team play all home games at Walt Driggers Field.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Dyess Air Force Base
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Abilene Civic Center
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Paramount Theater
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Abilene Community Theater
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Grace Museum
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Center for Contemporary Art
  • 4.00 mile(s) from National Center for Child Abuse
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Abilene Zoo
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Coliseum and Expo Center
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Buffalo Gap Historical Museum
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Taylor County Expo Center
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Buffalo Gap Historical Village
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Target
  • 0.25 mile(s) from CVS Pharmacy
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Academy Sports & Outdoors
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Catclaw Shopping Center
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Dollar General
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Mall of Abilene
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Walmart
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Pier 1

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 40.00 mile(s) from Sweetwater
  • 180 mile(s) from Dallas
  • 180 mile(s) from Fort Worth
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Abilene Regional Med. Ctr
  • 2.00 mile(s) from McMurry University
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Hardin-Simmons University
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Cisco Junior College
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Abilene Christian University

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Century Theater
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Cinemark Abilene 12

Nearby Restaurants

  • Across the street from International House of Pancakes, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Sonic, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Chicken Express, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.05 mile(s) from Casa Herrera, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.05 mile(s) from Arby's, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Chick-fil-a, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Outback Steakhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.15 mile(s) from El Chico, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Buffalo Wild Wings, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Tamolly's, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Betty Rose's Little Brisk, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Fazoli's, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from McDonald's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Burger King, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Logan's Steakhouse, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Blue Taco, fast food, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Golden Corral, buffet, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Grandy's, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Johnny Carino's, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Starbucks®, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Olive Garden, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Abuelo's, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from China King, fast food, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Texas Roadhouse, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Copper Creek, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner

BEST WESTERN Whitten South

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Abilene. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

August 2014

August 30-September 1, 2014
2014 Big Bend Balloon Bash

Join in the annual Alpine festivities as larger-than-life hot air balloons are launched into the sky with a Fire Concert at Buck Stadium on the second day. Launch times vary.

September 2014

September 20-21, 2014
2014 Fall Art in the Park

Local art and craft vendors display their work at the Memorial Park Reserve for the two day event in El Paso. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.

September 19-20, 2014
Wine & Vines Wineries from all over Texas gather at McPherson Cellars in Lubbock bringing wine for you to taste and sample. McPherson Cellars opens at 11 a.m.
September 13, 2014
Desert Reflections Car Show Wander among beautiful cars at Hill Park in Monahans as you enjoy live music and good food. Registration for cars begins at 8 a.m.
September 12-20, 2014
Tri-State Fair and Rodeo Midway games and rides fill the Amarillo Tri-State Exposition Grounds once again for this fun annual event. Times vary per day.

October 2014

October 4, 2014
2014 Abilene Heart Walk Join in on this non-competitive 5K walk around Nelson Park. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
October 24-25, 2014
Haunted Abilene Get into the Halloween mood by paying a visit to the Swenson House and touring some of most haunted locations in Abilene. This year’s theme is based on the Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The scares begin at 7 p.m.

November 2014

November 8, 2014
2014 Wing Wars

Foodies gather for the Amarillo chicken wing cook-off with live music and plenty of beverages. The grills light at 4 p.m.

November 21-22, 2014
2014 Artwalk

Downtown Alpine transforms into a vessel for local artists, concerts, and culture during the two day festival. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.

December 2014

December 5-26, 2014
24th Annual Christmas Lane

View the outdoor displays around town and have the kids take a photo with Santa at the Abilene State Supported Living Center. The lights come on at 6 p.m.

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