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The Cotton Palace

1910 Austin Ave., Waco, TX 76701
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Ranked #1 of 10 Waco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Spring, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All of The Cotton Palace staff my wife and I encountered during our stay were; out-going, friendly, helpful and knowledgable concerning all aspects of the Bed and Breakfast experience. That included; arrival/departure, room accommodations, dining and housekeeping. The reservation handling, reception upon our arrival, room, dining experience, food quality, service, staff's friendliness and graciousness, bed and breakfast ambiance and overall... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

In this day and age when we go in and out of hotels and travels being so anonymous, The Cotton Palace makes a statement that there is another choice. Becky and Dutch were incredibly friendly. I met a girlfriend halfway in Waco to catch up. This wonderful home provided just the place for us. We stayed in Matt's attic which... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I made reservations at the Cotton Patch for my friend and I to meet in Waco for a time of catching up. I needed to find a gas station before I got to the closed exits caused by road construction. I was in panic mode when my phone rang. It was Becky. She knew immediately where I was and "talked"... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Jo & I wanted a cozy get away with good old fashioned service and with real people to make you feel welcome. Wow, did we find it! Becky and Dutch were the absolute best. The house was just perfect in every detail and we felt so welcome in the whole house not just the beautiful room we were in. The... More

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Sonora, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I had to be in Waco for a friend's wedding on my birthday weekend, so I decided to make a mini-vacation out of it, and stayed in this wonderful B&B. The service was always fun, welcoming, and caring, and the other guests were also friendly! The breakfast was delicious, and the waiter, Dutch, was terrific. I had such a great... More

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We spent our 6th Anniversary here. It was our destination, we were not passing through on our way to somewhere else. The house was elegant and you could tell that so much thought went into the decor of each room. Thank you Becky and Matt for your hospitality and Dutch for the great stories and good laughs. It was truely... More

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TheCottonPalace, Owner at The Cotton Palace, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your anniversary stay in Waco at The Cotton Palace B & B. And thrilled you loved our great town and all the activities we have for tourists in Waco. Congratulations on your anniversary and we'd love to have you come back - maybe next anniversary??? Lots happening in our great city! More

Hewitt, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My wife and I enjoy getting away for our anniversary and staying at a place where we can hit the pause button on kids, work and life. This quest normally takes us several hours from home to the familiar Texas B&B locations. We decided to try Cotton Palace, only about 20 minutes from our home, based on some local feedback... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Call it "The Best Bread and Breakfast in America" -- and we've seen many! If I could live at The Cotton Palace, I'd move back to Waco. And I've lived in Southern California for 35 years. But we recently had an incredible four day stay at The Cotton Palace while on a book tour of my new book, and it... More

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TheCottonPalace, Owner at The Cotton Palace, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! It was truly a pleasure for all of us to get to know you and Renee and get to share in your homecoming and literary success. Can't wait for your return visit. We would love to get you back to Waco - permanently! So glad you enjoyed the house and your breakfast every morning.... More

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I was in Waco for my 45th class reunion. I knew Becky and her sister Emily at Waco High School and Dutch was one of my instructors at Baylor University. But we had never been in contact since we left high school. Upon arrival, it was like we were still back in high school, which was nice. BUT, what she... More

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TheCottonPalace, Owner at The Cotton Palace, responded to this review

It's always fun to return to your roots and we were so glad to be a part of your return to yours and to reminisce at your high school reunion. It was wonderful to get a chance to hear about your travels and your life after high school. It was a treat to know you as a fellow student but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful place this is! Very comfortable beds. Breakfast was superb. Best of all Dutch is a delightful companion at breakfast. Becky and Matt are so welcoming. My son and husband enjoyed the cookies. We stayed in Matt's Attic which is the entire 3 rd floor. It is perfect for a family. The other rooms are beautifully decorated too.... More

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TheCottonPalace, Owner at The Cotton Palace, responded to this review

So glad the boys liked the cookies! Matt's Attic is a great space for a family or friends wanting several separate bed. It has a queen bed and a single bed and a trundle bed that sleeps 2 more. We'd love to have you make a return visit! More

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Address: 1910 Austin Ave., Waco, TX 76701
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Location: United States > Texas > Waco
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Waco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cotton Palace is a luxury restored historical landmark in the historic area of Waco, Texas. - Offering seven unique guest rooms all with private baths and some with whirlpool tubs, this Central Texas bed and breakfast is sure to please any traveler. - Complete with luxury amenities, an ideal location for visiting Waco's many attractions, and a gourmet breakfast served every morning - this wonderful Texas bed and breakfast offers a unique opportunity for your next Texas vacation. ... more   less 
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