My wife stayed at Rainbow well over 50 years ago when her family moved to Rockdale. It hasn't changed in character but has been modernized.
We were forced by illness to stay at Rainbow instead of with family. Our room was small but it was clean and bright and the staff, office and housekeeping, were warm and friendly. Rainbow is a bit pricey but we had to take the rack rate with no "deals or offers." $50 extra for our caged pooch was also a steep - especially since it was flea season in Texas and the lush St. Augustine grass lawn was loaded with them. Had to administer Frontline spray twice during a four day visit.
There was an air cleaner in the room. My other half is allergic to everything and that was a much appreciated touch.
You are near the railroad as you will be in all Rockdale lodging. Trains are a sound from my childhood and I find them soothing. If you feel differently, stay somewhere else.
Maybe I sound negative but I would stay there again. The place has character. You don't come away with the "where am I" feeling that you do at the chain hotels. In the end my only complaint is fleas in the grass.
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Dear Jim M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Rainbow Courts Motel. We appreciate you and your wife as a customer and love receiving feedback. Fleas are a problem in Central Texas because we do not have a winter cold enough to kill those nasty pests. Spraying the lawn area only helps temporarily until it rains or we water the lawn. Hence the pet fee for treating the room after a pet has been a guest and in our lawn area. We are relatively new at being pet friendly and have asked our pest control company to alert us if any new product becomes available that is more effective. Again, thank you for your comments and we hope it is not another 50 years before you stay with us again. Joan Ratliff, Owner
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