I had planned a day trip to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico for my photography work, returning the same night. But my truck overheated in a desolate stretch of Route 77. Three Texas gentlemen resolved the situation quickly.I went on, reaching Brownsville by that evening. I needed to find shelter for under $50. There were plenty of places that I decided not to get out of the car after my trip around the property. Please note: if you are traveling alone, LOCK YOUR DOORS, and drive around the back of the hotel you are planning to stay in. It gives wonderful insight. I spotted the Best Western Rose Garden Inn sign right off Route 77-39.95 plus tax with free hot breakfast. Dreading what I would find, I instead found a beautiful flower shrouded enclosed courtyard. The back of the place was as neat, clean, and quiet as the front! The front desk clerk was very nice, efficient, and explained there was security patrol all night, which I confirmed. She gave me an upstairs room, explained where it was, a complimentary all you can eat hot breakfast card for the morning, and some free toiletries I had not brought for my trip. As I went to my room, it was well lighted, and easy to find. Not quite believing all this, I opened up my door expecting that $39.95 hotel room funky moldy smell. There wasn't any! The room was clean, air conditioning working quietly, beautiful, had a big work desk, chair, data port for a computer,and more cable channels and pay per view than home. The bed was very comfortable with clean sheets and bedspread. I also felt very safe. There was the complimentary shampoo and soap I had not brought, with hair dryer, iron, coffee maker, alarm clock,and enough towels for four people.
Waking in the morning is hard for me, but I went to the beautiful cafe, behind the pool, thinking if the food was bad I could at least chug down some coffee. What a surprise! The server graciously accepted my complimentary breakfast card and welcomed me. There were eggs, hot pancakes, homemade potato wedges, bacon, sausage, cereal, and toast, in a buffet style setting. Cold juice and milk dispensers were there, and great coffee. Trays of butter, jelly, syrup, silverware, napkins,plates, and cups were stacked neatly on each side, and I wish my kitchen was that clean. The woman who served me was very sweet. My only regret is that I couldn't eat more. After breakfast, I decided to try the pool and put off work for an hour. When I walked up, a man had just done his daily cleaning of this refreshing and delightful pool.
While taking a very long and cleansing hot shower, my only regret about the Rose Garden Inn was that I had to leave to work, since I could have easily spent awhile here. The hotel is also easy access on and off Route 77. It took less than five minutes to get back on the road and continue my journey. When I go back down that way again, I am planning another stay in this wonderful hotel.
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