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Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 February 2013

This Hotel may not seem to be located in the ideal neighborhood but what a great find. You can walk to most entertainment and eateries. The hotel is ultra modern and decorated very upscale. The entire staff is very customer oriented. I would recommend this to all age groups. It has fitness center and pool and hot tub. A nice outdoor area for relaxing.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank debiallmon
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Hotel_Indigo_Waco, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2013

Thank you for sharing Waco and Baylor University's best kept secret! The hotel was built in this specific area so as to be in perfect proximity to the entertainment district in Downtown Waco as well as the New Baylor Bears Stadium and University! The Ownership chose our contemporary and spa like design to bring a little bit of luxury to the hotel scene in Waco at a wonderful price!
The entire staff is here for you because we realize your happiness keeps us all in business!
Can't wait to see you again!

Kindest regards,

The Entire Team &
Daryl Barnes
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 February 2013

OK, this is just my opinion so let me just start by saying this place is great. it's just a little to cold and contemporarily designed for me. The wood floors in the rooms are pretty but in my opinion they need large rugs to cover the floor around the bed. The chair in the room was stiff and uncomfortable. NICE BIG shower! Nice bar and restaurant downstairs. Also looked like it has some meeting room. Nothing i know of was offered free, like breakfast or drinks in the evening. I was with a wedding party and the deadline for the room was up by the time I reserved the room, but they gave me the discounted price anyway. I really appreciated that. The room was moderately priced at $138 which included the taxes for Q or K room. I slept great for two nights. Beds were comfortable. No issues with cleanliness. They do accept pets for a $75 non-refundable deposit and $10 a night. Overall a good experience and a good stay. it was also within walking distance of our venue! Good location. Lots of places to eat close by.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank rtmidland
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Hotel_Indigo_Waco, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2013

Thank you for all your kind words! The more contemporary, spa like design sets us apart from the other older and more typically designed hotels in the area. We've added beautiful tropical plants throughout the hotel and will be adding additional artwork from talented local artists to create a wonderful atmosphere with local color, flavor and design as well! Please click on our photo gallery to see what we offer!
Although some of the 3 star hotels may offer a complimentary microwaved breakfast at the Indigo we feature Kurig Coffee in all rooms, Aveda lotions, shampoos and conditioners as well as wonderful pillow top mattresses, crisp clean linens and soft and fluffy towels. Our Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all made fresh daily with many products being brought in from local growers and very moderately priced.
We aim to exceed expectations so please visit us and see for yourself why we are and will be your choice for lodging and dinning when in Waco or visiting Baylor University!

Kindest regards,

Daryl Barnes
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We stayed 3 nights during our stay in Waco. It is a very nice, modern hotel. Clean lines, nice lighting in the lobby. A conference was going on during our stay so where they would do the conference food set-up in the front lobby which made it not as inviting for others to use the bar/restaurant area which is all one area. What else was a little weird was on our floor, 3rd, a conference room was right across from our bedroom at the end of the hall & the night we arrived a hospitality room was right in the middle section of the hallway on our floor. They were a little loud at 11:00 pm. Luckily our room was away from them so we didn't have to hear them.
Pool area & workout area very nice & clean.
Our room was nice and as I stated, very comfortable bed & would love to have bought a pillow. Small fridge in each room & Keurig coffee maker, just wish they would give you more than 2 regular coffee pods. We had to go down to the front desk each morning to get more coffee.
What would make the hotel better is:
1. Real coffee creamers in the fridge instead of only powdered packets.
2. Robes
3. More coffee in rooms or free coffee in the morning with to go cups in the lobby.
4. That you can turn on only a light in the bathroom. Every time you turn on the bathroom light the vent comes on, it's loud. A heater in the bathroom would also be nice or as I stated a robe.
Would recommend this hotel, very good central location. Close to Baylor & restaurants.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Dina P
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Hotel_Indigo_Waco, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2013

We appreciate all of your kind words as well as your thoughts as to what could have made your experience even more enjoyable.
Being in walking distance from Baylor University, we do occasionally get some large groups and conferences coming to our hotel. Please rest assure we will be more diligent when monitoring the volume of these events so as to insure a very good night's sleep for you and your Family. Many guests do compliment the beautiful and sleek design of this new Indigo and are happy to hear 50 more Indigos are currently under construction across the nation. We will be offering robes on request and don't hesitate to call the front desk for any special requests you may have!

Sincerly

Daryl Barnes
General Manager

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Reviewed 21 January 2013

What a great staff at the hotel! We just had a group of 100 meet at Hotel Indigo and you could not have asked for better service! From the hotel manager who was hands-on, to each of the wait staff, we were treated so well. The size of our group was bit large for the character of the hotel, but the General Manager along with everyone working there made sure our stay was comfortable. Ant they jumped hoops to accommodate us.

If you are planning a conference in Waco, please consider this location. We all had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Thank John A
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Hotel_Indigo_Waco, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Thank you on behalf of the entire team at the Hotel Indigo! The General Manager tends to receive a lot of the thanks and accolades when in reality events like yours would not be a success without the efforts of people like Eduardo and Barbara who handle the constant cleaning and up keep of your meeting rooms and food tables and our banquet servers such as Zach, Matt and Melanie who enthusiastically attend to everyone's wishes.
Your group was a pleasure to serve as they all made us feel very appreciated!

Kindest regards,

Daryl & the Banquet team!

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Reviewed 19 January 2013

I have been traveling to Waco for the last year and just recently stumbled upon this boutique hotel and what a lovely surprise. It is contemporary, convenient and clean as a whistle. The rooms are huge and the beds are so comfortable. We enjoyed the restaurant and utilized room service. But while all this is great what really shined was the staff! Everyone from the front desk to the food service staff to housekeeping took such great care of us. I spent 8 days there and they made me feel like I was the only guest they were serving. How often does that happen? Finally, a few days after my stay, my daughter who is a student in Waco got the flu. I called at 9 a.m. to see if they had a room for her that night telling them that she was sick and needed to get out of the dorm. The young man working the front desk, Meraj B. said yes they did and have her come right on over and they would have the room ready. As a mom and a customer I was grateful. When my daughter arrived a short time later she found water, various juices, healthy snacks and a get well card from the hotel waiting in her room. Now that is service and Meraj has my respect and gratitude.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Dee B
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Hotel_Indigo_Waco, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

The secret is out! Every day more and more people are finding out about our beautiful, new boutique hotel just down the road from Baylor University.
Exceeding guest expectations is the goal from check in to check out and thank you for recognizing the efforts demonstrated by Meraj concerning the comfort and wellbeing of your Daughter and please know he will be rewarded for his thoughtfulness!

We look forward to seeing you both again soon!

Kindest regards,

Daryl Barnes
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 January 2013

my experience was excellent from the moment i checked in and my entire 4 night stay, great business center excellent restaurant and bar on property very clean, comfortable nights sleep the manger Cy made my stay enjoyable thx a bunch can't wait to see you all again next month.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Denise P
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Hotel_Indigo_Waco, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with all of the TripAdvisor readers!
We are very proud of the exceptional job our housekeeping team provides for all of our guests. They have the most difficult job, yet always come to work enthusiastically and with a commitment to excellence!
In regards to our management team, Cy and Meraj exhibit daily, professionalism and a genuine sincerity, with the sole purpose being to insure a relaxing and memorable stay...

All our appreciation,

Daryl Barnes
General Manager

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Hotel Indigo is modern, clean, comfortable, and fresh. With spacious modern rooms (excellent bathrooms) and friendly and helpful staff it's a great option close both to the Baylor campus and to downtown restaurants. Parking can be a little frustrating ... but there is space to reconfigure the lot a bit in the future.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Mark L
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Hotel_Indigo_Waco, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Thank you for sharing your very kind impressions of our beautiful new hotel! The Hotel Indigo is rapidly becoming the talk of the town when it comes to lodging and dining out. From the rich hardwood floors to the 42 inch hi-def flat screen T.Vs you will experience the best Waco has to offer. The hotel is supported by a team of dedicated staff whose sole mission is to ensure you leave even happier than when you arrived!

Thank you for making us your hotel of choice when visiting Baylor University.

Daryl Barnes
General Manager

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Address: 211 Clay Ave, Waco, TX 76706-1039
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Region: United States > Texas > Waco
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Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Waco
Price Range: £97 - £433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
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