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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this wonderful B&B because we are anglophiles and loved the pictures on the website showing the charming house and the beautiful decor. We love Waxahachie anyway and love to tour the vintage homes on the annual tour, but wanted to book a weekend away for the holiday and enjoy a longer visit. From the moment we arrived, we...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had not reserved a room and Howard kindly got a room ready at short notice. We had the room with the balcony, it was magic sitting up there having sundowners. The Inn was very comfortable and Howard is very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and local history. If ever in Waxahachie we would stay there again 👍

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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night on a road trip between Houston and Dallas. The inn was incredibly charming, breakfast was delicious and Mary and Howard were magnificent hosts. In particular, I have a tree nut allergy and forgot to notify them in advance. They went out of their way to accommodate my allergy at the last minute at breakfast which...

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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

As Anglophiles, staying here was an easy choice. Beautiful home, lovely decor and THE BEST BED! Loved our room, and bathroom. I actually soaked in the tub just because I could...very relaxing! Outstanding breakfast with another couple...perfect 10! Bring some bath salts/bubbles and enjoy your stay. Oh, and Howard is wonderful and very helpful!!

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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Innkeepers Mary and Howard were incredibly kind and gracious, going out of their way to ensure my partner and I were comfortable and very well fed :-) Breakfast was sumptuous and beautiful: Prosciutto-wrapped melon to start, followed by a cheesy frittata with farm sausage and fresh-baked cranberry and orange scones served on antique French porcelain plates. We splurged on a...

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

A top-shelf B&B...defined by both the beauty and comfort of the rooms/home, as well as the charm and grace of the hosts! Mary and Howard have truly hit the sweet spot with the detailed appointments, yet welcoming feel of their home. The uncommonly large bedrooms were a welcomed bonus, and the English finishings are second-to-none. The breakfast was delicious and...

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Spring, Texas
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I stayed at The English Merchant's Inn with my three daughters for a girls' getaway weekend, and we all loved it! It is so charming and cozy, and the room was nice and large with plenty of room for all four of us to stay together. The food was delicious, and the hosts are delightful. We would definitely love to...

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Plano, Texas
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night and wished we could stay more. It was so relaxing and the bed was comfy and breakfast was yummy. The furnishings were tasteful without being stuffy and the owners, Mary and Harold, we're welcoming and very helpful. The downtown square is only a few blocks away and was very fun to walk around and shop and...

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Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Wow! This place is wonderful. Mary and Howard were so genuine, kind, helpful, and considerate. Breakfast was delicious and the rooms were extremely comfortable. Located off Main Street, it is close to everything you could ever need. I was worried about street noise, but it wasn't an issue. This house almost felt like a second home. I felt comfortable, happy,...

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Arlington, Texas
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

As a decorator, owner, Mary, has furnished this incredible home with England's finest. As a tea lover and amateur collector of tea cups, I was in paradise when wandering this piece of history. The rooms are spacious, the beds, dream-like with comfort. We stayed in room one and have already booked it for the Christmas holidays. You need to know...

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  • Free Breakfast
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The English Merchant's Inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast located in a historic mansion on picturesque Main Street in Waxahachie which is 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The English Merchant's Inn

Address: 717 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-3239 (Formerly Harrison Bed and Breakfast)
Location: United States > Texas > Waxahachie
Price Range: $168 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The English Merchant's Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All of the rooms are wonderful and have their own charm. Also, we enjoyed the antique shops, the Farm Luck sandwich shop and soda fountain.”
 of 5 bubbles tracyjulie9, 1 week ago | Read review
“There is no such thing as a "good room;" every room is perfect.”
  • Private living room attached to downstairs bedroom
  • Downstairs (room 4) bedroom
 of 5 bubbles DTPegasus, Jun 3, 2016 | Read review
“any of the rooms are equal except the fabulous suite”
 of 5 bubbles karenpB5998SL, May 23, 2016 | Read review
“I don't think you can choose a bad room.”
 of 5 bubbles terrybG4491YF, May 16, 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are spacious and nice.”
 of 5 bubbles emmeehan, Apr 27, 2016 | Read review
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