Deduct a point for the uninspired housekeeping, deduct a point for no wi-fi, but then add all the points back in and then some because you're staying IN the park right across from one of the biggest, cleanest, clearest, and finest spring fed swimming pools on Earth.
Now on to the lodging: The Courts are actually old "motor courts" from the '30's or '40's. If you've ever stayed there note that if your room has a kitchen or second bedroom that these were originally garages. The architecture is original tile roofs, plaster walls, and exposed beam ceilings. Most of them have barn swallows nesting under the eaves of the porch, too.
The rooms have been updated over time with good cold A/C, bathrooms with tubs and instant hot water, and some with basic kitchenette units with compact refrigerators and electric cooktops. The rooms also have a microwave, cable TV and a charcoal grill out front. The rooms are dated, furnishings well used and carpeting a little threadbare, but everything works as intended and the park staff do their best to keep the place up.
Balmorhea State Park has become a very popular destination over the years, and there are lots of kids and families that stay in the courts and in the campground. Anytime a ton of people are having a blast things just get noisy! If this sort of thing annoys you, visit during the week after Labor Day when you'll have the place to yourself. But no matter what, just get in there, swim, and enjoy this very special place.
- Also Known As:
- San Solomon Spring Courts Hotel Toyahvale