OK, I read all the bad reviews about this place. However, I look at motels/hotels in this price range as a PLACE TO LAY MY HEAD at night. And the fact that it was closest to the caverns got my interest.
Also, we had 3 kids (7,9,17) and they have a small clean waterpark in the middle of a hot area. They also have a very clean indoor putt-putt area in the lobby. You get one game free, others are $5. But you wont see a cleaner (or AIR CONDITIONED!!) putt-putt course anywhere. Our young ones are crazy over putt-putt so they jumped up and down excited (and we knew $20 bucks just left our wallet)--- no lines, we didnt have to hurry when the 7 yr old took 12 turns to get it in the hole....the lobby, btw, is across the street from the hotel / waterpark. Several reviewers don't like this? --- it is MUCH closer than some lobbies in large hotels, and it is a nice big clean lobby with internet, arcade, putt-putt....if you need something you don't walk to the lobby anyway -- you CALL. There were employees walking around anyway, we just asked them for towels and got them 10 minutes later.
I called and tried to speak to the NEW owner several times before we even left Texas. He didn't even know what Trip Advisor was; neither did the staff. I wanted to talk to him about changes he has made and possibly highlight some of them.
You are LITERALLY sitting outside the caverns if you stay here. I would absolutely stay there again. Grounds were clean, room wa sclean, staff was nice.
If you are driving in from far away with youngsters, then I'd plan to arrive early to use the WATERPARK that closes at 7pm. You only get one day use (pool is currently drained due to state regulation about drainage system but so are several other pools in the area) ----- there is a small pirate-ship, a mushroom that pours water and 2 water slides. We had them all to ourself! We had to drag the kids away to go watch the bats. Shade trees, picnic tables, plenty of lounge chairs. I will add pics later.
I give this place excellent because it WAS excellent for what we wanted/needed for our family. As little driving as possible and a waterpark for the kids. Standard restauran on grounds (usually closes at 8:30pm, so HURRY back from watching bats at night!!) ----- or take food in (we would've picnicked on hotdogs if we ad known) -----
Overall, I don't know how it was before this pwner. But we liked it.
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