We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

BEST WESTERN Inn by the Lake

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
BEST WESTERN Inn by the Lake
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 46: English reviews
Pollock, United States
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016

had to move to another room after first night a/c failure ice machine broke day 2 parking limited for my boat trailer breakfast was good lots of road construction at entrance tolerable convenient to boat launch

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Thank Daniel J
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I have been to Zapata and trip advisor said this was the #1 place to stay. Definitely must have been an off night for them. Room was spacious but when I walked in it had only been partially cleaned. There were head indentations on the pillow and trash left from the previous guest still littered... More 

1 Thank Chris C
Oilton, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I really liked the way it looked outside and inside the lobby smelled and looked very clean. Need to have that person working up front clean the rooms, or manage people cleaning....looked clean but didn't have that fresh cleaned smell. Beds weren't all too comfortable either, I've had better beds at other BESTWESTERNS don't know why this one was different.... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Thank Samuel H
Level Contributor
9 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice clean hotel, very roomy. It's has plenty of all the little extra stuff that I look for. The decor is very modern. Although it's right by 83, the highway, you'd couldn't hear the traffic at all, at least I didn't hear it. It was very nice and quiet. I recommend it to others.

Thank Cecilia R
Level Contributor
47 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Being a Best Western I had really hoped to be very nice. The price was not cheap and not having coffee and warm water did not help. Breakfast was not too good being that it was supposed to be full breakfast.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Thank Maria L
Balch Springs, Texas, USA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Outside appearance is nice , My complaint is there was only mildly warm water for showers, only if you took them in the afternoon. Only one ice machine was working the week we were there. Be aware "by the Lake " means you are in dry dock, can not get to the lake... More 

Thank Steven J
Harper, United States
1 review
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I was pleased all the way around with our stay and the staff was excellent! I don't usually have 200 words or characters to say about anything but...I will make an exception in this case! The food for breakfast was excellent and the comfort of the Hotel is more than I expected. The view of your small town was perfect... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Thank Blanca E. G
Prakash P, Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our property in Zapata, TX. Im happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Im also glad that you decided to make an exception and give us feedback. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Zapata, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Will more than likely stay for personal visits great service and the internet speed was great for the meeting I had to work on. Everything was clean and the bed was comfortable. I enjoyed my stay. Hope to visit soon

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

1 Thank Elise M
Edinburg, Tx, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The rooms need to be renovated and updated. Has poor AC that is against the wall that is temperature controlled and turns off and on costantly. Room is noisy that you can here outside and the next room. Poor lighting; fixtures need upgrading. The bathroom faucet only had hot water. Kitche appliances need upgrading. Refrigerator was not cool enough. TV... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Thank Ernesto R
Level Contributor
39 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we've stayed at this hotel. We had a room in the side annex so it was very quiet. There is road construction out front but access is easy enough. Good, clean rooms at a reasonable rate. Staff are friendly. Breakfast was fine.

Thank ontheroadtwo
Prakash P, Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn by the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel, we appreciate your business and hope that you come stay with us again soon. More 

23 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (23)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Dining (4)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Bathroom (1)
Room/Suite (7)
Other (6)


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Inn by the Lake

Address: 1896 S US Highway 83, Zapata, TX 78076
Region: United States > Texas > Zapata
Price Range: £70 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Inn by the Lake 2.5*
Number of rooms: 56
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your BEST WESTERN Inn by the Lake reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from BEST WESTERN Inn by the Lake staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“away from the main road best”
 of 5 bubbles lizziesbirds, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side have less road noise if you are a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles D7052HVmichaelr, 9 Dec 2013 | Read review
“If you have pets request a room in the back they are smoking, but they are so clean and fresh you can't tell its a smoking room.”
 of 5 bubbles akernz, 17 Mar 2013 | Read review
“if coming here to fish ask for the rooms on the ends best for your boat.”
 of 5 bubbles DarleneH133, 26 Feb 2013 | Read review
“"Rooms on the back are bigger and closer to BBQ area"”
 of 5 bubbles 132magg, 13 Nov 2011 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay