I was not looking forward to turning 50, so I decided to follow my heart's desire and stay near my favorite historical downtown spot; McKinney, Texas. I considered some of the bed and breakfasts, but since this hotel is located in the downtown area, I decided upon it. I was so impressed by our room, 401. It is the nicest room I have ever stayed in. I have been blessed with traveling to Europe and many nice places, but this room gets first prize. I believe it is the nicest room in the hotel. I did peak into one of the other rooms, and though it was much smaller, it was still furnished beautifully and the bathroom was absolutely outstanding. 401 has a sitting area with gorgeous furniture and a fireplace with a huge flatscreen tv mounted above it. It also has a nice table and artwork on the walls, as well as bookshelves with many books to look through. The bathroom was amazing, with a large furniture piece with granite and two sinks, and a nice sized shower with good water pressure and a huge tub that I wished I had had the time to enjoy! It also had robes in a huge closet. The bed was enormous and so comfortable! I so wanted to move in and never leave. It is adjacent to Rick's Chophouse, and there are many nice restaurants and shops along the square. For breakfast, Spoons is just a block away, and Snug is right around the corner. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Stay at the Grand Hotel, I highly recommend it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blending old-world charm with an emphasis on style, the Grand Hotel is regarded as one of the best luxury hotels in Texas. Built in 1880, this landmark building, which originally housed the Heard Opera House and Heard Mercantile store, is located on the historic downtown square surrounded by shops and restaurants. Each individually-designed room features granite bathrooms and rich decor, pillow-top mattresses, and luxurious Italian Frette robes and linens. ... more less
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