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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mother and I stayed at the Cotton Palace in May, 2016. It was lovely and I can tell you not to hesitate in your choice when visiting Waco. Breakfast was delicious and more than we expected. Being served by Coach Dutch was a treat no other hotel can compare to. Breakfast is served as a group and even shy...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband surprised me with a stay at The Cotton Palace the night of our wedding before leaving for our honeymoon, and it couldn't have been more perfect. So, we returned the following year for his birthday weekend and stayed in "The Bear Den". It met every expectation--comfortable, clean, accommodating, cozy, relaxing, and practical. Breakfast was delicious and the check-out...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very inviting and comfortable stay! Breakfast with stories from Dutch were the best part! Super fun and interesting! Lots of history on conversation! Rooms were clean, comfy and quaint! Close to downtown, magnolia market!

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Boston, MA
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We have stayed there twice. First time dropping daughter off as Freshman at Baylor. Second time visiting her the next year. The innkeepers were so welcoming. Dutch serves breakfast in the morning and is the best host. He is a retired Baylor coach. He can tell you anything you need to know about the area and Baylor U. Rooms were...

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Dallas
Reviewed October 4, 2016

This is a beautiful home with lovely rooms. Vicki is a gracious and fun hostesses. Love the Keurig on each floor for those of us that need a cup prior to breakfast! They had a full house and we never felt like there was noise that was disturbing (except the train that decided to whistle at 4:30:) ) The one...

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Vickidoo63, Owner at The Cotton Palace, responded to this review

Sweet lady ! Wish you would of said something unbelievably sorry for this. Thanks for the heads up ,will be asking everyone now if their food is hot enough. Thank you for the visit and hope to see y'all back soon blessings.

Mt. Juliet
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

For starters, reservations, directions, and check in are SUPER easy. Vicki runs a great B&B there! Super hospitable and very knowledgeable about places to visit/eat/shop all over the Waco area. Haha, you could actually not plan anything, just reserve you a weekend at the Cotton Palace, and she would be able to give you a great weekend full of plans!...

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The Cotton Palace is a quaint Bed&Breakfast with spacious rooms and great food. It's located just a few minutes from great shopping and Magnolia Market and is only 10 minutes from Cameron Park. The beds are comfy, the showers are hot, and the ac is cold. Some rooms even have jacuzzi tubs. My sister and I stayed in the attic...

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Aledo, Texas
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an amazing stay at The Cotton Palace. My sister and I enjoyed the attic room. The bed was super comfortable and the room was very spacious. We viewed several of the other rooms and they all looked beautiful and amazing as well. Breakfast was delicious both mornings and we enjoyed meeting people from all over. Dutch was a...

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Elgin, Texas
Reviewed August 17, 2016

It was my Mother's Birthday and Mother's Day weekend. So, I treated her to a trip and B&B in Waco. She loves older homes and visiting with people and she got just that. Anyone who can appreciate craftsmanship, history and unique homes will love this place. The people that run it were very friendly and committed to making sure we...

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Electra, Texas, United States
Reviewed July 30, 2016

This was my first visit to a B&B, and it was amazing. Vickie was such a gracious hostess, the breakfast was awesome, was not even hungry for the rest of the day!!! So we missed out on some lunches, lol. Dutch was delightful and so full of life, at 92 years young. I will definitely be back, the house is...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cotton Palace is a luxury restored historical landmark in the historic area of Waco, Texas. - Offering seven unique guest rooms all with private baths and some with whirlpool tubs, this Central Texas bed and breakfast is sure to please any traveler. - Complete with luxury amenities, an ideal location for visiting Waco's many attractions, and a gourmet breakfast served every morning - this wonderful Texas bed and breakfast offers a unique opportunity for your next Texas vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cotton Palace

Address: 1910 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-1619
Location: United States > Texas > Waco
Price Range: $169 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Read descriptions on Cotton Palace website to know which room suits you best. All rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles DJ_Cincy, 2 days ago | Read review
“3rd floor room largest”
 of 5 bubbles cld63, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“If stairs are a challenge, ask for the lower room. The interior stairs are steep for those who have a hard time.”
 of 5 bubbles claral101, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room toward the back of the house. Lots of noise facing the street.”
 of 5 bubbles jshw, Jun 28, 2016 | Read review
“Lacy Ann has a sitting room, and is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles garyk638, Jun 11, 2016 | Read review
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