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Harvard Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Fort Davis B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cypress, Texas
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296 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Funniest guy at the desk ever! Cute hotel. Nice room, but we had the most awful view of the back alley. Price was fair. The minibar is real expensive. Bed is comfy. Everything was clean and the wifi was strong. They have very hard water. All parking is on street. Nice place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here in January of 2013 so I returned here in 2014.
The rooms come with King beds and with or without a balcony. The beds are extremely comfortable. Bathrooms are large. Reception is very friendly; they even recognized me from the year before.
Fort Davis is a quiet resort town, busier in summer than winter. There's a nice cafe next door to the Harvard Hotel plus an upscale bar/restaurant is just across the street.

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed here in October this year. Great rooms, very clean and comfortable with friendly staff. Shame there is no bar or restaurant as Fort Davis only has one bar across the street. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bedford, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed at the Harvard Hotel at the end of September. This is a good hotel, and priced right, for those who don't spend a lot of time in their room, and don't care about rocking chairs, lazy and relaxed tea times, or historical ambience. There are certainly other options in town, but few would match it in value.

Our rooms were quiet, the beds were great, and the rustic space allocated well. I noted a lot of attention paid to the little things. For instance, perhaps every hotel is going to have quirks, so to avoid worries and nagging questions, the owners put little notes in the room or in the elevator to explain the way things worked.

In the lobby, this hotel has hanging some very interesting and unique art. Although I'm not a collector of Western art, I asked questions about the artist and his work. I used their Wifi one time, and it worked just fine, but it was a little balky the next morning.

If the winsome and personable Rick is working at the front desk, you can expect some lively and friendly conversation from him. We enjoyed that.

I actually spoke with two different people at this hotel before I stayed there, and I found everyone to be knowledgeable and efficient. They give good and accurate directions, in a tourist area where the GPS doesn't work that well. The owners didn't hire employees, like the ones we experienced in another town at a visitor's center, who will send you on a road to nowhere. These people will give you a good and fair approximation of the kinds of experiences you will have in the Fort Davis area. Our main experience involved going up to the McDonald Observatory, something we felt well prepared for after speaking with Rick.

Their hotel has lots of in-room amenities, but no breakfast. But don't worry, the Ft. Davis Drug Store, next door, serves good and efficient breakfasts. We were in town during the Mule and Donkey Daze, and they handled everything well, on a morning when we were getting ready to drive home.

Due to a demanding schedule, we did not get to stay long enough in Fort Davis. I hope I can remedy that next time, and on a future visit, take one of the Jeep tours of the Sproul Ranch. The Davis Mountains were absolutely gorgeous, the loveliest spot of our entire trip, and mostly because of the recent rains they had. I must go back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

The Harvard Hotel is a very comfortable, newly renovated place in Fort a Davis. The room was spacious and bed comfortable. The main dining options in town are next door and across the street.
We were fascinated to find out that the name actually has an association to Harvard University which used to run an observatory out there before UT ran MacDonald Observatory ( A very worthwhile stop if you are in the area!)

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We decided to have an unconventional summer vacation this year and travel to see parts of Texas we'd never been to before, we were disappointed! We stayed in Ft. Davis, TX at the Harvard Hotel, became locals at the Ft. Davis Drug Store Restaurant and just had a great time! Rick, at the front desk, is a hoot, we had a great time getting to know him! We went to the McDonald Observatory, Big Bend National Park, Marfa and on a jeep tour out at the H.E. Sproul Ranch - (make sure your tour guide is Bob!), and just had a fun, relaxing trip!

The Harvard Hotel is very nice, clean, the staff is friendly and the hotel is downtown so we enjoyed being able to walk most places in town. The weather, scenery and people are all wonderful in Ft. Davis!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

The only complaints would be a series of somewhat comical maintenance issues addressed with notes instead of service, and the 18" CRT TV.

But the staff was amazingly friendly, and the atmosphere was fun. The location is perfect, right downtown. The beds were comfy, and amenities were available...for a price. Overall very happy.

Would definitely return :)

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Harvard Hotel
Address: 109 State Street, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Location: United States > Texas > Fort Davis
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Ranked #6 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Davis
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Number of rooms: 8
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