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“Historic Charm”
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Rainbow Courts
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Rockdale
Certificate of Excellence
Louisville, Kentucky
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Historic Charm”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

We were invited to a family wedding in Austin the week of SXSW. With few room available in Austin we chose to stay at the Rainbow Courts in Rockdale. It was a great choice. The rooms are beautifully restored with charm and elegance. Our hosts were great, friendly, but not intrusive. Outside our door there was a beautiful wisteria which made the path to our cabin a trail of blossoms. Rates are reasonable. We loved everything about it.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Cottage, a two room suite. It was very comfortable.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

If you stay in Rockdale, stay here. Beautiful grounds w/ lots of trees and green lawns. The rooms are very charming and comfortable; immaculately clean as well. For such a historic, old place, the rooms were very clean and fresh. The pricing was very reasonable, and the owners Dan and Joan were very, very pleasant and hospitable. I'm glad to see places like this still exist vs. all of the chains you see nowadays. While some chains are nice, they aren't always as reasonable on price, and the chains that are more affordable always seem outdated and dirty, or in some not-so-great areas. The owners take lots of pride in their grounds, and it shows. They even sent me a personal, hand-written thank you for staying a week later when I got home. How cool is that? I highly recommend that if you're going to stay in Rockdale or anywhere near the area, this is a great bet. Very relaxing and pleasant stay at the Rainbow Courts in Rockdale, TX.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

I was in Rockdale for an artist workshop, and stayed at Rainbow Courts. Joan and her husband, the owners, made me feel so welcome, that I felt we were long-time friends by the time I left! The place is also an Historical site, and several of the buildings are over 100 years old, lovingly restored and charmingly decorated. I stayed in one of the single queen rooms, in the 'motel' style building. Next time I would love to stretch my budget for one of the premium suites in the separate historical buildings.
For the practical review: The beds are comfortable! And the air conditioning is the type that will STAY ON, it WON'T go switching off and on as the temperature adjusts. The fan remains constant, so you can get some restful sleep! That's a peeve of mine, and so many places you just never know how the AC is going to work.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

At first glance, passing by on the highway, the outside of the grounds had my companion and I worried, as it looked nothing like what the website advertised. However, once you pass through the entrance drive, you entire an entirely different world full of immaculate gardens and lawns, complete with lounging chairs. This was the escape that was described online. The room was smaller than expected, but very well maintained. The bathroom was spotless. Our room was equipped with satellite tv and a wine cooler. There was an interesting smell in our room, I could only make out as being cigarette smoke that they tried to get out, body odor or a stinky iron used on the sheets. We did have a non smoking room. The check in office was very cute and seemed to have original, albeit well maintained, pieces of furniture and antiques. There also a few cats that patrol the grounds and check in office, they are very sweet and in no way annoying like some cats can be. It has been a family owned business since the early 1900s (if memory serves me correctly) and the couple that own it now are polite. The wife is very helpful and knowledgeable about everything Rockdale. The two times we had to interact with the husband at the front desk while his wife was away, he seemed as though we were interrupting something he was doing and seemed aggravated that he had to deal with us. He acted as if he would have rather been anywhere else but there. Will stay there if we ever pass through Rockdale again, but will get one of the larger rooms.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

The Rainbow Courts accommodated 19 international business associates for us. Rooms were very clean and charming. Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. Highly recommend Rainbow Courts in Rockdale Texas.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

In the small, uneventful community of Rockdale, Texas is a B&B with quaint rooms and presumptuous cats. I stayed there in November in a room they had just renovated. It was so cute with a small kitchenette, a lovely wood desk and entertainment center, and a cat that thought it was going to stay the night with me. (Insert inappropriate joke.) The owners live on the property and have simple but thoughtful amenities not to mention lots of cats. You won't get free continental breakfast, but you will get various pastries and gourmet coffee and a PURR-fect morning greeting. I will mos def stay again.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We have been staying at the Rainbow Courts for several years. The rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, and service is wonderful. We call and request a certain room and they have always been more than happy to meet our needs. If you a looking for a quaint, out of the way hotel, Rainbow courts fit the bill.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Rainbow Courts
Address: 915 Cameron Ave., Rockdale, TX 76567
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Region: United States > Texas > Rockdale
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Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Rockdale
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Hotel Class:2 star — Rainbow Courts 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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