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“Stay here in West Texas”
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Holland Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Alpine
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Stay here in West Texas”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We did a trip to Marfa, Big Bend, Fort Davis, etc. and this was the best area hotel we saw. It has a great atmosphere and excellent rooms - stay in the lofts, you won't regret it! The rooms were clean, very spacious and in the center of town.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Mark S, Manager at Holland Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Thank you, for your review of our hotel! We can not tell you how much we appreciate, you taking the time to write such a wonderful review of the Holland. We were so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the near future!
Sincerely,
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Sydney Tucker
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

The Holland was the hotel my aunt arrived at when she came north from Mexico for the first time in 1932. My grandfather brought the bellman from the hotel to meet his family, and because of that our family returned to the Holland for a five day stay to accompany my aunt on a nostalgic tour.. The hotel managed sixteen of us and our sometimes rowdy activities without a hitch.
The staff was friendly and helpful, the attention to detail thoughtful. The rooms were comfortable and attractive.
Rooms to the front of the hotel are subject to the passing trains, which for me added to the experience of staying in a west Texas town, because I like the sound of a train passing through.
The hotel suits the town, and is in fact an oasis in the desert: refreshment, company, and a great restaurant, patio restaurant and bar.

Room Tip: If you don't like the sound of trains, choose a room away from the streetside.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Mark S, Manager at Holland Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Thank you, for your wonderful review of our hotel! We are so glad to hear that you had a great stay with us. We would love to see you again in the near future!
Sincerely,
Executive Assistant Manager
Sydney Tucker
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Seattle, United States
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We spent several days in the Big Bend area with Alpine as a home base. The Holland Hotel was clean and comfortable with a truly Texan atmosphere. Staff were helpful with directions and suggestions for dining, and the restaurant was surprisingly elegant.

Room Tip: Alpine's train station is almost directly in front of the hotel; rooms in the back of the hotel...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mark S, Manager at Holland Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Thank you, for you kind review of our Holland Hotel. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed our "Texan atmosphere" and that our staff had some helpful suggestions for you! Thank you again for taking the time to write a great review for us, we so appreciate it! Hope to see you all again here at the Holland Hotel!
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Executive Assistant Manager,
Sydney Tucker
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Pearsall, Texas
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

For a small boutique hotel, this was a fabulous stay! The room was very comfortable, excellent for the money. Overall the ambiance of the hotel was truly West Texas. The continental breakfast featured delicious, fresh pastry & more. Restaurant had fine dining which we didn't expect. Wonderful & relaxing bar for adult refreshments. Hotel Management, staff, bar & restaurant folks were extremely cordial & obliging

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mark S, Manager at Holland Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and cannot tell you how much we all appreciate you taking time out of your day to write such a nice review of our hotel and restaurant'! I hope we will have the pleasure of having you again in the future!
Sincerely,
Executive Assistant Manager,
Sydney Tucker
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Scottsdale
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

The New Holland Hotel in Alpine is on the main street through this small Texas town. The lobby has a western design element with a courtyard and restaurant to the right side. We stayed in a standard room and was pleasantly surprised with the layout and design of the room. The bed was super comfortable with earplugs on the side table for the train that travels through town(although we did not have to use them). Service was kind and hospitable. We did have dinner at the Century bar and restaurant (in the hotel) and it was a culinary treat! We had a hamburger, fried green tomatoes and seared pork belly. All three were very good and they do serve the local Big Bend beers which are great as well. We enjoyed the hotel and this small town.

Room Tip: I do know they have a hot tub on in the penthouse and well as, I believe room 214(?). You may want t...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mark S, Manager at Holland Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review of our Hotel and restaurant! we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and dining experience with us and we just wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us! we hope you will choose to stay with us again and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the future!
Sincerely,
Executive Assistant Manager,
Sydney Tucker
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Lafayette
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

So this hotel was originally built in 1920's and restored several times since. The last restoration was quite recent, the hotel is one of the nicer historic hotels I have stayed at. The lobby is beautiful, period details but freshly painted with a lovely Old West feel to it. Reminds me of La Fonda in Santa Fe but more luxurious.

Pros
Beautiful lobby and period photographs
Good location with small art galleries and stores on the same block
Linens were fine, flat screen tv.
Gourmet continental breakfast in the lobby - quiche, scones, ham and cheese pastries, yogurt, homemade granola, full complement of basics like oatmeal and cold cereal, fruit, high quality coffee.

Cons
Rooms are a bit tight and we could hear the neighbors next door (slightly) due to age of building

The train - it went by 6 times between 9 pm and 7 am and if you are a light sleeper, it will wake you up. This was a problem for my husband as he woke up each time. Unfortunately, he was unable to use the earplugs provided on the bedstand as he couldn't sleep with them in. I work up the first two times and then my brain filtered out the sound so it wasn't a huge problem for me.

I enjoyed my stay and would stay here again if visiting Big Bend but my husband would not as he is a very light sleeper

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back of the building, facing away from the street.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Mark S, Manager at Holland Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you for your review of our Hotel! I apologize that the train kept your husband up, it can be quite a bother to us all here in alpine! the lofts are much better in the back of our hotel for all noise problems, they are more private with thicker walls and are further back from the train noises. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us and we hope to have you and your husband again in the future!
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Sydney Tucker
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The Holland Hotel was wonderful! Situated near Big Bend National Park and the MacDonald Conservatory, the hotel was quaint and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Breakfast each day was well-stocked and yummy, and they even had treats out for guests during a movie showing one evening. The rooms are small but they have all of the conveniences you need, including a mini fridge. The only downside: the walls are very thin (it is an old building, after all) and we had very rowdy neighbors one evening. If you are wanting to explore west Texas, I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mark S, Manager at Holland Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you so much for your review of the Holland! we are so very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! (minus the noisy neighbors;).) We cant tell you how much we appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review and we hope you will come and stay with us again real soon!
Sincerely,
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Sydney Tucker
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Property: Holland Hotel
Address: 209 W Holland Ave, Alpine, TX 79830-4634
Region: United States > Texas > Alpine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Alpine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holland Hotel is a beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture property with beam ceilings that was constructed in 1928. It is recognized by the state of Texas as a historical destination. Recently renovated, the Holland Hotel boasts expected amenities while keeping its historic character and charm. Let the Holland Hotel make your next visit the Big Bend region a historic one! ... more   less 
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Historic Holland Alpine
Hotel Historic Holland
Holland Hotel Alpine, Texas

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