We came here with our 4 year old to visit the Dinosaur Valley SP and Fossil Rim. We wanted something affordable and clean for a 1 night stay since we just lived in the Dallas area and wanted to get away for a night. This was a great place for this purpose!
There were no big frills but there wasnt anything wrong either... rooms are nice, clean, and basic. They have a mini fridge, microwave, TV with a nice amount of channels, and in our room there were 2 Queen beds. For me, personally the beds werent that comfortable but my son and husband seemed OK with them.
The hotel itself was cute! Had a nice Texas feel to it, rocking chairs to relax in on their "porches", very lodge like feeling. I LOVE the Texas star in general so seeing it around the place was a nice touch. the pool area was very nice... the pools themselves were very COLD! We didnt go in them but I did go in the hot tub and it was HUGE! Great for a big group of women or a big family. The area though is very nice and well lit. IN the summer, I think I would have enjoyed the pools but they had just had a cool spell the night before so the water was just too cold.
The staff were friendly and helpful. We had seen that there was supposd to be a complimentary evening snack but the front desk staff let us know their popcorn machine had burned up a week or so before. That would have been a great touch! I hope they will get another one or do maybe some fresh choc chip cookies.. the reason this would be a special touch is that this town has NOTHING going on Sundays after 4 pm! Very few places to eat unless you go to Granbury. This is where the fridge and microwave in the room comes in handy big time!!
Breakfast at the hotel is nice, simple but nice... I had a nice biscuit and gravy and a bowl of cereal. They had oatmeal, waffle irons, toast, eggs, sausage, etc.... all were pretty tasty for this type of venue.
Overall, I definitely recommend this hotel for this area... I think its one of the better ones available and usually for a good price unless you go during a big event. There is an event center next door so keep that in mind. It can be either a very good thing or a very noisy thing.. in our case, nothing was going on so it was quiet.
Our son loved it, we liked it.. there are some renovations being done and that still could be done to make this an even more charming place. I loved the nice ornate ceiling fans in the rooms! thats handy! The A/c and heating systems are NOISY and blow hard so if you can, might be quieter to use the ceiling fans.
Come and stay here! Its nice but go to Granbury or other nearby towns for dinner if you come on a Sunday or Monday! This town has no idea what its doing an you would think the town would encourage its restaurants and retailers to be more accessible to the many tourists that come! less