When we first arrived after landing in Midland Texas airport and drove through what I thought was going to make me cry---we saw the the desert suddenly give way to mountains and pretty green vistas. Alpin was very quaint. The Holland was having the resturant renovated but, aside from that Laura Bush was speaking there that day and we were pretty much "locked out" of the bar and what later turned out to be a beautiful lobby and patio. Everyone was friendly and they tried to make us comfortable right away however.....the guy man with wild colored glasses was VERY EXCITED to show us to the "Guest Quarters" let me warn you......these were nothing but, run down apartments with ALLEY way entry to the beautiful and ACTUAL Holland Hotel.
Naturally --I balked--no way I was staying in those dumpy "renovated" "quarters" the manager was very kind--they were "sold out" and we knew they were--we were with a rather large group that came to the area to harvest grapes. SURELY they knew I would not have stayed in "The Quarters" after we paid for The Holland Hotel.
After much back and forth--we were given a room that was LOVELY---a very large room with a nice jaccuzzi tub. The king size bed was very nice it had a a water closet apart from the bath area and very "vintage" time period furnishings along with real "keys" to the double doors and nice lighting touches and bedding.
I would recommend this hotel to ANYONE I know that stayed in the ACTUAL Hotel.....the Lobby and patio were very nice. We were offered a complimentary drink and enjoyed the patio. It was so peaceful I could have taken a book and sat with a cool drink and stayed a few more days.
Take it from me--the place is great--the manager is wonderful but, don't let the young guy behind the desk put you in "The Guest Quarters" stay in the real Holland Hotel--you won't be sorry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holland Hotel is a beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture property with beam ceilings that was constructed in 1928. It is recognized by the state of Texas as a historical destination. Recently renovated, the Holland Hotel boasts expected amenities while keeping its historic character and charm. Let the Holland Hotel make your next visit the Big Bend region a historic one! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Historic Holland Alpine
- Hotel Historic Holland