I agonized over how to review this place.
Rate it a five? Never.
Maybe a three is where the story begins.
Our family was in town attending a college event.
Searching for an economical alternative, I found the ABVI.
Made my reservation on their corporate website.
Upon arrival, we were assigned a room a the back of the property.
After enduring a night loaded with noisy neighbors and someone grilling outside their room, we came to discover that this is a section where a rougher, regular crowd typically is housed.
I called the front desk to complain and they succeeded in quieting the outside noise only by moving the party indoors!
I complained the next morning again and never received as much as even a basic apology. All I was told was that they had no rooms available to move us to.
Apparently the front desk clerk heard my wife and I discussing our dissatisfaction and we were ultimately offered a room change, which we accepted.
There property is old and rough around the edges and some places in between. Basic maintenance is lacking in many areas in the room and bathroom. Outside railings needed a good deal of sprucing up. The landscaping around the pool was overgrown and littered. The pool itself was dirty. One day we walked over to look at the pool and several drunkards were swimming and hanging about. I would not allow my kids to swim there.
The impression I got was that this was the type of crowd they cater to.
The "continental" breakfast was fairly stale and uninspired as well.
Yes, you get what you pay for so, I will not pay for a room here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at this pet-friendly Stephenville, Texas hotel offering convenient access to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Park, the Lone Star Arena and Tarleton State University. Welcome to the Americas Best Value Inn Cross Timbers, a pet-friendly hotel providing convenient access to a variety of central Texas attractions. This Stephenville area hotel boasts 49 well-appointed guest rooms and suites each featuring cable satellite television with HBO® and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests are welcome to enjoy a host of amenities including a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, limited business services and guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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