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“Pleasantly Surprised”
Review of Residence Inn Waco

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Residence Inn Waco
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas, United States
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

I lived in Waco for 4 years, while attending Baylor in the 90s. One gets used to the "older" feel of Waco. When I booked our hotel stay at Residence Inn in Waco, I assumed I would get a hotel that represented how long it has been in Waco. Needless to say, that was not the case. From the moment I arrived on the grounds, I was impressed with the clean look of the hotel. The entrance was clean, the hotel receptionist welcomed me with a Texas-sized smile, and we were given our room in under 10 min - at 10:30 in the morning. I was expecting to store my luggage for a few hours. The room beat all of our expectations - clean lines, updated furniture, current appearance, clean. We brought our kids on this stay and even the oldest (a bit spoiled) said it was better than the Gaylord (the rooms). Honestly - I have to say she has a point. We loved the indoor pool and spa. Perfect for our late fall stay. Thank you for changing my expectations!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Residence Inn Waco, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Dallasff2000,
Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Residence Inn Waco. I have shared your comments with my entire staff, and they are excited to hear that they exceeded your expectations. Please come back and see us on your next visit to Waco.

Kind thanks,
Lana M.
General Manager
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

My son and I were visiting Baylor on 11/15/2013 we drove in the day before and stayed at the hotel. We got the Apartment style, is perfect , breakfast was awesome, they g
Have the cook out there making sure everything is warm and clean. Is less than 5 min from the university. I will come again!!

  • Stayed November 2013
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Residence Inn Waco, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Dear Osneyda C,
Thank you for your five star review of the Residence Inn Waco! I'm thrilled that your stay was "perfect". Please come back and see us on your next visit to Baylor.

Warm regards,
Lana M.
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

On touring Texas we stayed for one night in Waco, on our way to Fort Worth. When we arrived in F.W. realised we had left our paperwork, flight tickets etc behind in a drawer. Staff were excellent in helping us by arranging for paperwork to be sent on to us. We were extremely grateful. so thanks again!!! The facilities in the hotel were excellent, the evening buffet was great, lovely tacos and beer and wine at happy hour. compliments to the chef and staff. Lena and Denis

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Residence Inn Waco, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Denis K,
I just wanted to say thanks! I'm delighted to hear that you fully enjoyed your stay and all of our amenities. It was a pleasure to assist you in getting your paperwork. Please come back and see us again on your next trip to Texas!

Warm regards,
Lana M.
General Manager
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SOUTHAMPTON, NJ
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We spent the last night of our Texas tour in Waco and as soon as we walked into our room at the Residence Inn my wife said "This has to be the best hotel we've stayed in." From the friendly guys at the front desk to the very spacious and very clean suite we found this Marriott property to be perfect for us. We enjoyed a swim in the pool followed by a session in the hot tub. The nice young man on the front desk sent us off for Texas Bar-B-Q in the evening. Breakfast in the morning was quite good. We took time in the afternoon to find the Branch Davidian compound which had been destroyed during the conflict with the FBI and the ATF twenty years ago. The compound was only about 15 minutes from the Residence Inn. Baylor University is just a few blocks away. Really good hotel at a very fair price. Good job, Marriott!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Residence Inn Waco, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear DICKKEIM,
Thank you for your kind words and five star review of the Residence Inn Waco. Our goal is to provide our guests with a clean, comfortable and relaxing stay. I'm so happy we achieved that goal. Please come back and see us again soon.

Warm thanks,
Lana M.
General Manager
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We spent three days here hanging out with our two sons, ages 19 & 14, so this was basically a mini vacation for us. We often use a time share condo at Branson, Mo, so we were looking for a similar experience. We loved staying here and would recommend it heartily.

We use the hotel as our base and visited some of the local sights in Waco. Our preference was to cook meals as a family rather than dining out. The savings helps justify the more expensive room cost, plus given that our son is stationed at Ft Hood, we wanted some relaxing down time so the boys could play video games, watch movies, do board games etc. Having the extra space, as well as the 2 bedrooms each with their own bathroom, gave us enough space to spread out as various family members did what interested them most (reading, laptop use, cooking, video games).

DVD player was available free of charge at the front desk for a movie marathon. The staff was pleasant and polite. The free included breakfast would put many a franchise restaurant to shame. The selection was excellent, the food fresh, one couldn't ask for more. WiFi worked great, with no problems getting connected, connection speed was good, which is important with multiple laptops, smart phones, etc. My 19 year old wasn't able to connect his X-Box though, apparently the hotel authentication process requires a web page login, something an X-Box isn't capable of. We survived though, just something Marriott Hotels may wish to consider. He made do though, no harm done. The kitchen would benefit from a couple of pot holders, a pizza pan, and a few Tupperware dishes for leftovers.

There was a large comfy lobby area with fireplace, couches, etc to spread out, a well equipped exercise room and more, a great looking, well cared for facility. The boys enjoyed a some one-on-one on their basketball court.

We will definitely be looking for a room here next time we come to visit our son at Ft. Hood, we greatly enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Nice facility, I think any room would be fine. We were on the 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Residence Inn Waco, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Road_Warrior_LV,
This review is an absolute pleasure to read. We are thrilled you had such an outstanding experience with us. We look forward to your return and we guarantee you will have as great of a time as you did on your most recent experience. Thanks again!

Warm Regards,
Lana M.
General Manager
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We were in town for a conference and this was a suggested hotel. What an awesome place to stay. The room was fantastic, the staff were super friendly and anxious to please, and breakfast was very good every morning. We also were lucky enough to be here on Monday-Wednesday nights and enjoyed the delicious evening meal. This is not an inexpensive place to stay, but when you factor in the meals it is well worth it.

  • Stayed July 2013
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Residence Inn Waco, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Tracy P,
Thank you for the awesome review of the Residence Inn Waco! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to join us for the evening socials. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,
Lana M.
General Manager
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013

I am a fan of Marriott properties but this hotel is a really nice one. From the friendly check in by Robert Reyes, the AGM, and Stella, the desk person, our stay was great. The hotel is located close to many attractions such as the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and the Dr. Pepper Museum. It is a very clean property. The lobby, the dining area, the hallways and even the stairs were kept cool and clean. There is an exercise room, pool with spa, and several outdoor areas, and though we did not use any of them, they were all clean and well maintained.

Our assigned room (302) was a one bedroom apartment style. It was spotless and fresh. However, we happened to be in the room when a train passed by and the noise was substantial. We asked to change rooms and Robert and Stella immediately moved across the hall to 301 which was not as exposed to the tracks. No static, no "that's the only room available, no issues at all. In fact every person on the staff we encountered had a smile and a greeting ready for us.

Our second room was as clean and nice as the first in a studio arrangement. This is a Residence Inn, full kitchen with all utensils, sink, microwave, plates, glasses and refrigerators with ice makers in all rooms. Every aspect of the room, with one exception, was fine. The exception was the bath fan; it sounded more like a garbage disposal grinding bones. I mentioned this during checkout and the desk staff noted the issue and said maintenance would take a look.

After our check in, the evening reception (Mon-Wed) began at 1730. They call the Wednesday event "The Barbecue" and it was fantastic. Angus beef hamburgers, beenie-weenies, two styles of pototato salad, asian cole slaw, corn, green salad, all necessary condiments, superb brownie cake and keg beer and 6 different types of wine. Wow! The preparing chef was very friendly and kept the food buffet line fully stocked until the end at 1930. You don't need to go out for dinner, believe me!

Breakfast the next morning was equally satisfying. From the good morning greetings from the staff to the quality of the scrambled eggs, sausage, grits and all other food and drink items, to the spacious dining area, our experience was enjoyable.

This hotel, rated a category 3 by Marriott, is close to the top of the best hotels we have stayed in. If you are spending time in Waco, give this place a try. I doubt that you will be disappointed.

Room Tip: Ask for a center of property room, they are less exposed to exterior noise sources.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Residence Inn Waco, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear Lonestarlizard,
Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the Residence Inn Waco. We try to make every guest feel at home while they are here and it sounds like we succeeded. We do hope we will have the pleasure of hosting you again if you should find yourself back in Waco.

Sincerely,
Lana M
General Manager
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Property: Residence Inn Waco
Address: 501 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706-1051
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Location: United States > Texas > Waco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Waco
#5 Romantic Hotel in Waco
#5 Business Hotel in Waco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Waco 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The downtown extended stay hotel in Waco, TX offers an ideal location near Baylor University and the Waco Convention Center. Our pet-friendly hotel is minutes from many area Waco businesses including L-3 Communications, The Dwyer Group and Providence Health Center. Nearby attractions includes the Waco Mammoth Site, Richland Mall and Mayborn Museum. Located off of I-35, the renovated hotel offers all the comforts of home with full kitchens and separate living areas in each suite. Stay connected everyday with our free Wi-Fi and never worry about your first meal of the day with our free breakfast. The Residence Inn Waco offers a 24 hour fitness facility, laundry room facility, business center and indoor pool with spa tub. ... more   less 
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