Nothing to add to the positive reviews here, other than we truly enjoyed the Eleven Inn. My daughter and I spent two nights there recently as a base camp from which to visit Balmorhea State Park, and attend a Star Party at the McDonald Observatory.
We were greeted by David, and checked in speedily. I liked him instantly and found him to be a genuine and interesting human being. We also got a very friendly greeting from Karen as we walked to our room.
We stayed in Room #3 (double full) and found it clean, tidy, quant, and adorably quirky and stocked with lots of clean towels and sundries. Twin full beds, a comfy chair, desk, nightstand, and closet with a few hangers (bring more if you need to hang more than three garments). To top it off, there is a small refrigerator, microwave, and free wifi to boot! The small A/C unit kept the room nice and cool in the heat of the summer. A gas heater provides warmth if your stay in winter. Hot coffee waits in the lobby each morning by 6.
There is a covered porch that wraps around the rooms with lots of neat curiosities, strung lights, native plant landscape, and seats from which to enjoy coffee and a good book. One of our favorite things was a common area with a fire ring, BBQ pit, and old-fashion metal lawn chairs (they were probably authentic!). There is also two pieces of antique playground equipment, and I enjoyed showing my daughter a merry-go-round identical to one I played on in the 60s! Our first night we took advantage of the kindling available there and some firewood we brought along to build a campfire in the fire ring and make s'mores!
We were sad to leave. If I ever pass through the area again, I would stay there without hesitation, and over any more modern chain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eleven Inn is an 11 room court motel built in 1946. All rooms have Wi-Fi, flat screen TV's with premium cable channels, microwave and mini-fridge. Rooms have a single queen bed, two full beds or two queen beds. Sheets are line dried for sunshine freshness, chenille bedspreads cover the beds accented with designer pillow shams and quilts. Each room is unique and cleaned daily by the owners. A coffee bar is provided in the lobby and ice is available. A grassy common area is well maintained offering picnic tables, outdoor seating, fire ring, bar-b-que pits and grills and vintage playground equipment for the kids. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 11 Inn
- Eleven Hotel Balmorhea