We were long overdue for a weekend away from the city and Burnet fit the bill as a relatively quiet area with few reported cases of the virus. The BW Post Oak Inn's location was ideal - in town, yet on the way to wineries, State Parks, and the Vanishing Texas River cruise.
The Inn is basically an older motel style place, with outside doors to the room and parking directly in front, except by the pool. The inside, however, shows no sign of age and is updated and well-maintained.
Masks and social distancing are currently required in the main lobby area and breakfast is served to order behind a plexiglass shield. In addition to the inside dining area, there are a couple of tables outside by the pool under an attractive pergola surrounded by native landscaping. The staff, both at the front desk and in the breakfast area, were very friendly, helpful and efficient.
Our room was meticulously clean and updated. Bed linens spotless and comfy beds/pillows? Check. Fridge and microwave working and clean? Check. Do the blackout curtains actually black the outdoor lights? Not a single crack in coverage. Spotless bathroom? Ample hot water and working showerhead? Absolutely. In fact, our only quibbles with the hotel were very minor - the provided toiletries were a little skimpy, which the front desk/housekeeping quickly remedied, and we had a problem with cable access on one ESPN channel.
On the other hand, we were somewhat annoyed with some of our fellow guests. Yes, there is always that inconsiderate group that talk loudly in the hallways at unreasonable hours. But, here, we also had a large number of guests drove very large overpowered pickup trucks and seemed to feel that they had to crank them up and leave them idling while they did, well, whatever, including discussing it loudly and hollering to one another before their pre-dawn excursion. Next time, I would request a room by the pool to at least mute the noise.
So, yes, there would definitely be a next time if we are back in the area. less
Linda McCollum, General Manager at Best Western Post Oak Inn, responded to this review
WOW! What a fantastic review! We are so extremely happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we truly appreciate the details you wrote in your review. An example, the blackout curtains actually black out the light. I am sorry to know other guest's were loud and felt they needed to talk over their trucks. That can be annoying. Next time, we will put you in the pool area to help with the noise. Please stay healthy and take care!