The Crazy Water Hotel

our history

the past

In 1881, construction of Mineral Wells’ third water well gave rise to the phrase “Crazy Water,” turning it into an instant attraction. 


The Crazy Water Hotel was later built on the same site in 1912. Following a destructive fire in 1925, the hotel was reconstructed in 1927 by Carr Collins for $1,000,000.


The Crazy Water Hotel featured over 200 guest rooms, a spacious lobby, and indoor pavilion, which today features The Shops at the Crazy.

Notable guests include Conrad Hilton, a guest at the grand opening of the Hotel; D.W. Griffith, Judy Garland, General John J. Pershing, Mary Martin, Spanky McFarland, Tom Mix, Bob Wills, Machine Gun Kelly (the original), and Bonnie and Clyde.

the present

In 2018, a married couple with roots in Mineral Wells inspired 88 residents to join their efforts to restore The Crazy Water Hotel as the heartbeat of Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County.


We currently offer 54 beautiful suites, and apartments available on our upper floors. We also have venues available for weddings, birthday parties, reunions, and other special events in our breathtaking ballroom, conference rooms, and hospitality suites. Downtown Mineral Wells offers a variety of dining, live music, and shopping experiences to suit any taste.