So I have been staying in the Midland/Odessa area for three months now. There is alot of oil field work going on out here, but the prices these hotels charge is down right theft. None of the properties I've stayed at are in an oversold situation. Farifield's average 289.00 nightly, Towneplace 389.00 and Residence Inn 449.00 for Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, the rates drop back to near expected. Trying to book a long term rate over 30 days and the best you get is 279.00 for a Towneplace !! So I drive two hours east and pay 77.00 for Monday-Wednesday, and then move back to the Midland area for the weekend. What a pain in the rear!