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Royal Inn
Ranked #36 of 37 Hotels in Abilene
ABILENE, TEXAS
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I made the mistake of trying to save money by renting a room at the ROYAL INN for a month. The Carpet was damp and sticky and the Carpet Cleaning Machine "had just broken". Mold was growing all through the carpet and even tho I don’t have allergies, Toxic Mold spores seriously attacked my eyes, irritating and reddening them till I couldn’t see. I resorted to wearing a pair of swim goggles the whole time I was in this room!!!!! If you don't value your health this place can probably put an end to it. The Royal Inn is a health hazard. Do NOT even Consider Staying Here!!!!! TOXIC MOLD, BUGS, DIRTY, SMELLY SHEETS AND TOWELS. Why Abilene allows places like this to exist is incomprehensible.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Avoid this place, we only stopped because we were absolutely exhausted (and could have ended up in a nicer place just two miles down the road...). We were given one of their "nicest" rooms, located in the far back of the complex. The "hotel" is mostly long-term guests, a few folks looked a little scary. Truck stops are nicer. See pics of what a "nicer" room includes. The wifi only works near the office and you might as well be in the lobby to get coverage. You get what you pay for I guess. The bar is like a honky tonk and made the visit tolerable because it's a locals hangout. We met some very kind locals who suggested the Dixie Pig for breakfast the next morning - that alone made our stay decent. But don't stay here if you have a choice - try the multiple chain hotels on the 83, just South of the I20.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I and my friend stayed here and they are not friendly. The hotel is to far from town.they have accused us of things we didn't do. Not enough lights.

There is black mold in the bathroom. This is not a good place to stay. We will not be back. My friends will not come here either.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2011

Don't stay here! This place is nasty! The door had been broken in several times, the furniture is original from 1960 with blood stain bed(probably from bed mites), the carpel was very dirty, adjacent room lock was a piece of tape, the towels were just hand towels. NOT FOR FAMILIES! Paid for a week but did not stay one night. Hotel would not give money back.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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10 Thank 30138Traveler
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Abilene, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2011

do not...i repeat..DO NOT stay at this crack motel.if CRACK motel doesn't get your attention I don't know what else to say.I left there with a sore throat so bad I couldn't talk and if you try to talk to staff they laugh and tell you to talk to management..and the "manager" can hardly speak english.he has to ask others what is going on in "his" motel...please don't stay there...(unless you're a crackhead)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Burlington, VT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2010

Hands down the worst hotel that I have ever checked into. Thugs hanging out around the parking lot, bloodstained sheets, and piles of bugs in the bedding and behind the mattress. Had some difficulty getting our refund because of their "refunds only 10 minutes after purchase" nonsense. Do yourself a favor and stay ANYWHERE else.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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7 Thank mattpet
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Hillsboro, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 23, 2010

Great suite for the price of regular room rate.
neat and clean room. Staff is knowledgable and very helpful
like to stay again. better motel that other nasty motels with very high price.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Royal Inn
Address: 5695 S 1st St, West US Highway 80, Abilene, TX 79605-1226
Location: United States > Texas > Abilene
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #36 of 37 Hotels in Abilene
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Royal Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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