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“A Little Gem in the Desert.”
Review of The Eleven Inn

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The Eleven Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Balmorhea
Certificate of Excellence
Sweetwater, TX
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Little Gem in the Desert.”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is our third time to stay at the Eleven Inn in Balmorhea, Texas. It's a small and quaint little place that makes you think you might have gone back in time to the cowboy days. The curb appeal as you drive up makes you wonder what you might have gotten in to. But, as you enter the center courtyard and notice the the desert flora and quaint porch decorations you begin to feel at ease. Upon entering the small but squeaky clean room you know that you've scored big. The coffee is the best ever, and the friendly owners are those that are hard to come by these days. Compared to other hotels in the area, this one can't be beat in price or service. It will be my first choice again next time. I travel to this area yearly to take grandchildren to the infamous Balmorhea State park for a two day swimming adventure. Again, this is not a fancy 5 star type hotel, but it is a great place to stay. Personally, I would choose this over a 5 star any day. I like value and the ability to keep some of my own money.

Room Tip: Call ahead of time, especially in the summer. They stay booked a month in advance.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Seminole, Texas
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The management was amazingly friendly! There was fresh coffee in the office every morning and a sweet spot to have a glass of wine on the funky porch. My mom and I had such a nice time relaxing and just taking it easy for a few days. I would really recommend The Eleven Inn for the great customer service!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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London
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Stayed just one night en route to Arizona, as we'd planned to swim at the spring. A warm welcome, rooms were spotlessly clean and well-equipped; free Wi-Fi and morning coffee. Great value for the price. Would definitely stay again and have no hesitation in recommending.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Catfordkiz
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Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

For the price, you can't beat it. Rooms were simple, but cozy. The exterior has seating everywhere so you can take in the pleasant evenings. It was nice to stay at a locally owned motel rather than some chain; there's something nostalgic about it. I would definitely stay here again if I find myself in this neck of the woods.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Tampa, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Our stay at Eleven Inn started with a warm greeting at our car door. The owner had the spirit and energy that any weary traveller would appreciate. Two sisters traveling west... and out of gas...literally and figuratively fell upon this diamond in the rough. Our short stay ended with fresh coffee in the lobby and a spin on the vintage "run and jump on merry go round " you remember playing on as a kid (way too dangerous for today's litigious society). You won't regret your stay at the Eleven Inn, especially if you take the drive down the road to refresh your own spirit in the cool waters of the largest spring fed swimming pool in the WORLD!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Georgetown, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

My family stayed here on our way to Fort Davis. We got in late, so we were glad for the comfortable nights sleep.
We didn't get to meet the owners, but you can tell they are working hard to make The Eleven Inn a great place, from the cute furnishings in our room, to the comfortable seating outside your door.
We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in the area.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Michelle B
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Texas
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

The I-10 west Texas corridor can be challenging to find a room when most are full of oil and gas workers. We drove a few extra miles to stay in this charming, quiet, and comfortable hotel. We arrived very late, so David, our host, left the key for us. It's like staying at your grandmother's house, and VERY reasonable rates while everyone else is charging hundreds of dollars. Clean, and comfy beds.

Room Tip: If you want a newly remodeled room, stay in 1-8. They are in the process of upgrading the others no...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Eleven Inn

Property: The Eleven Inn
Address: 504 South Main Street, Balmorhea, TX 79718
Region: United States > Texas > Balmorhea
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Balmorhea
Number of rooms: 11
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

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