My husband & I just wanted to getaway for the weekend & I had purchased a two night stay for the Holland Hotel. However, when I called to book the room, they did not have any available for a Friday/Saturday, but quickly offered me Loft #1 in the Alpine Guest Lofts.
This room is very large & brightly decorated. It has a full kitchen, but a little sparce on the utensils if you are planning to cook. So, you might want to bring along some of your favorite cooking items & spices if you are inclined to cook while getting away. We chose several local restaurants in lieu of cooking.
My only real complaint is the bed. While some people prefer a rock-hard bed, not so for this gal. Having undergone lumbar back surgery a couple of years ago, I found it difficult to get comfortable in a bed with no "give". But, that would probably not stop me from visiting again, given the opportunity.
A few noteworthy amenities were the large walk-in shower, a separate potty room, and they had a jacuzzi tub right in the bedroom! Unfortunately, we did not get an opportunity to try that out because we kept busy until relatively late each evening, but it definitely adds a romantic air to the place.
The hotel staff were all very pleasant, friendly & eager to make our stay memorable. The kind of hospitality one would expect from a small town! We happened to be there for their local Earth Day Celebration & Farmer's Market. Which ... well ... really wasn't much, but we had a chance to meet more of the locals.
I found it rather humorous that beside the bed were two pairs of earplugs. While the train tracks are very closeby, we did not find a need to use them. But it was nice to know they were handy, just in case.
I have also reviewed several eating establishments from this trip. So, check them out if you are interested in a potential getaway to Alpine!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- These lofts are the best kept secret in Texas.Nowhere else can you find this blend of rustic West Texas and metropolitan decor and space.For privately elegant entertaining, business meetings in a professional setting, a quiet rendevous, or just showing off, these lodgings let you quietly treat yourself to the luxury you deserve.Hidden right in the middle of downtown, these lofts were formerly the secret hideaways of various owners, luminaries, celebrities, and occasional scalawags.These romantic hideaways offer privacy and luxury, plus -- everything worth doing in Alpine is within walking distance.We accept dogs and most children. ... more less