We stayed at the Eleven Inn for 3 nights in late July 2011. We first started in room 6 and then moved to room 10 as it was a little bit larger. You must remember, this is a motel and not a major hotel chain so our review is based on a local motel feel. The Eleven Inn is almost 70 years old and is by no mean a fancy place, but it is clean and very affordable. The hotel is now owned by David and Karen. We started our reservation with Karen via email and she was very helpful. When we arrived, David met us and welcomed us like family. The smaller rooms have double beds and small bathrooms, but they have LCD tv's, A/C and spotty WiFi. The larger rooms have two queen beds and the one we stayed in had a table which was quite nice for playing games. The rooms are showing signs of age with some mildew and walls that need work. David and Karen haven't owned it long and I suspect it will only get better over time.
Balmorhea is very sleepy little town that has seen its better days. There are only about 500 folks that live there, but they have a fantastic state park with a huge spring feed pool. You are also close to Fort Davis which has lots to do and the McDonald Observatory.
If you are on I10 and need a place too stay, I would consider Eleven Inn. If you want to visit Balmorhea State Park, then stay at Eleven in for sure. Be sure to say hello to David and Karen for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eleven Inn is an 11 room court motel built in 1946. All rooms have Wi-Fi, flat screen TV's with premium cable channels, microwave and mini-fridge. Rooms have a single queen bed, two full beds or two queen beds. Sheets are line dried for sunshine freshness, chenille bedspreads cover the beds accented with designer pillow shams and quilts. Each room is unique and cleaned daily by the owners. A coffee bar is provided in the lobby and ice is available. A grassy common area is well maintained offering picnic tables, outdoor seating, fire ring, bar-b-que pits and grills and vintage playground equipment for the kids. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eleven Hotel Balmorhea
- 11 Inn