I raise my glass to whoever it was who had the huevos to invest a ton of money to renovate this (what is now a) fine old hotel. I love places like this, that anchor the old downtown and embrace the history of the region. The thing about Alpine is that the modern chain hotels are all out on the fringe of the town, but the Holland is at ground zero of this Texas outpost. And its got it going on! There's a nice bar, serving local brews on tap; there was some excellent live music in the courtyard; and I had two or three fantastic conversations with the front desk staff regarding places to eat and visit and the like. Note: while the Holland breakfast is fine and complementary, the little bakery two doors down has bombtastic cranberry muffins that you don't want to miss. The prices for rooms at the Holland are not only fair and reasonable, but probably low compared to the good stuff that you get.
The only downside -- and it is a BIG downside -- are the train whistles that punctuate the night. If you are a light sleeper, the Holland Hotel is probably not the place for you.
- 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