Alpine experienced a spike in cases during our 4 night stay this month and many businesses were closed due to the pandemic. The hotel’s restaurant and bar were only open for take out lunch and dinner. Guests were allowed to dine in the hotel patio. The food was good and reasonably priced. The lobby was beautifully restored, our room not so much. There was no housekeeping service “due to the pandemic.” The front desk was staffed from 8 am to 3 pm and available by phone after hours. It bothered us that there was no security at night and the lobby was left unlocked. The security problems need to be addressed - pandemic or not.
We always stay at the Holland Hotel when visiting Alpine. On this trip we stayed two nights because we rode the train to and from Tucson. The first night I booked a king suite which was comfortable although our grandson had to sleep on a sofa which did not seem to bother him. The king suite offered more than adequate space for three. On our return from Tucson, I reserved a room with two queen beds. This room was small and cramped, but did provide two beds for the three of us. Both rooms included small bathrooms with very little counter space. Televisions required a bit of effort to view and were small screens. The lobby preserves the history of the hotel. The bar and restaurant provide excellent meals, drink, and service.
Checking in at the Holland Hotel, on 3/10/2020, the front desk receptionist informed me that the main desk would be staffed until 8PM. After 8PM if we had emergency to call 911 or come to the front desk and call from that phone. No bellman or luggage assistance. One luggage cart for the hotel. The hotel common area was beautifully restored/maintained... but we stayed in room 306. The very small bathroom had a shower which you could step into from the hallway. The woodwork finish and toilet caulking were in disrepair. The bathroom ceiling had two drywall patches screwed into the ceiling. The bedroom mattress squeaked with every movement. But....we were provided ear plugs for the noise from trains directly across the street. We didn't see any ghosts...so it was a good one time visit.…
Wonderful to see an historic building in such great shape. Food, staff all good - and a deep tub if you're in the mood! The town of Alpine is a gem, skip Austin and San Antonio. Lots of local shops land restaurants, wish I'd had time to do some more exploring. I'd go back again.
The staff, accommadations, and overall ambience was fantastic. Such a wonderful place to wind down while traveling through Alpine, TX. Husband, 10 month old son, and I enjoyed our 4 night stay here while visiting family. While we were a little concerned about the noise from the train station directly accross the street, it was not a problem for us, or our little guy! The staff was fantastic, always greeting us with a friendly demeanor. We would reccommend this charming hotel for anyone passing through Alpine!