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“This place is the pits.”
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Bandera Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bandera
Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“This place is the pits.”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The owners have not put a dime into this dump in years. The rooms are nasty, the place is nasty and if you have another choice I recommend staying in Boerne. If you like filth have a great time. Even the bikers will no longer stay here. The owners are rude and could care less about your stay. The old lady at the desk can't wait to take your money and give you a key to nastiness. The carpets are so bad and so nasty you can't take your shoes off. I am not not kidding. There you have it. A totally candid review. YUK!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Walked in the room and was hit with a strong smell of foreign food but couldn't see where it was coming from. We turned on the heater and the room smelled like it was on fire. We got the room warm and settled down for the night. I thought the bed was fine, but my husband complained. While someone in the room above was showering, I went to the bathroom. We hadn't showered yet but water seemed to be dripping from the shower head. After investigating, I found out that water was dripping through the ceiling!!! Not quite worth the $89. We just wanted to get away from home during Spring break.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Weatherford, Texas, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

At one time this place was probably a good value. Now is not that time. The maintenance on the rooms are evidently not a priority. The lady doing housekeeping was doing the best she could do with what she had. The rooms had a peculiar odor the Towels were small, thin, and stained. And the shower curtain looked as if they had used it to dispose of a body........And then hung it back up without cleaning it. The toilet took an investment of at least 30 minutes to flush as you had to hold the handle until it did. The pillows for the bed looked as if they were purchased in 1980 from a homeless shelter. Picked something crusty off the blanket that I am going to believe was glue. No coffee pot in the room. Finally our group rented three rooms and were charged different prices for the rooms. If I go back to Bandera I will stay at the other place there. I would not recommend this place to an enemy much less a friend.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank William C
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Weatherford, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Don't stay whatever the price. Room was dirty, the place looks closed and should be .I called and booked by phone, the person on phone said they had some problems last year and got bad reviews but this year they were under new mgt and he assured me the rooms would be clean, he lied!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Magnolia, Texas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Had a great time - lodge was ok - staff is very courteous. The owner is working on remodeling rooms currently. A little old, but aren't we all! It was a comfortable walk to town. I will go back.

Refrigerator worked GREAT! Yes I took my own sheets and pillows, but I do that almost everywhere we go!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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5 Thank AngelPC
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Willis, TX
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Ok listen yes the hotel is old but it is always been very clean! No bugs in rooms etc. They do have a microwave and frig in each room. Remember all hotels in Bandera are old, you are going there to have fun not stay in the room all day!!!
The owners are very nice...Prices are always reasonably!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The beds are bad, mattresses must be 100 years old and cheap as hell. The towels are bad. The decor is bad. Our room and our friends room had German Cockroaches. The a/c did work. Earning this hotel one star!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Bandera Lodge
Address: 700 State Highway 16 S, Bandera, TX 78003-4477
Location: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Bandera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bandera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bandera Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new management, our newly renovated hotel features upgraded rooms and facilities. Conveniently located 45 minutes from San Antonio, we are situated on the scenic and beautiful Medina River in the Cowboy Capital of the World, Bandera, Texas. Our hotel undergoes monthly inspections and routine maintenance to ensure that your stay with us will provide you with a comfortable and enjoyable experience. We look forward to having you as our guest. Call direct to receive the best current rates. ... more   less 
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