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“Rustic charm , great river view” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gruene River Inn
Ranked #5 of 18 New Braunfels B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Rustic charm , great river view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Very nice, charming, rustic bed and breakfast Inn. The best is the river view from the private balconies. Fantastic. You can get right into the river with a ladder. We made a fire in the fire ring. It was right on the water. So fun. There are wonderful homemade cakes, desserts, snacks available anytime you want and a lot of games to play. I liked the upstairs the way there were 3 staircases that each went to only 2 rooms. So there were not a lot of people walking by your room. I loved the gas fireplaces in the room. Great ambiance and wonderful jacuzzi tub. Breakfast was fun with the breakfast tacos. Now that is authentic Texas. Staff was very friendly. What I didn't like was it is very noisy because of the wood planks creaking when people walk and our mattress was not comfortable so we didn't sleep that well.

Room Tip: Upstairs is better
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Aubrey, Texas
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68 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

We stayed here for a friends birthday. It was a really nice change and really different as far as hotels go. The layout and older-style wood floors were unique and gave the place a ton of character. It had a small, connected balcony that was just big enough that we could sit outside and hang out. It was close to historic Gruene, but not in the middle of the chaos (depends on what events are going on). The owners/managers were really friendly and the provided breakfast was good each day. We will be back here for sure. It was a lot of fun.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

My husband and I stayed in the Frio room of the Gruene River Inn. The room itself is small but the wall of windows and balcony overlooking the Comal River make the room feel much larger. The huge oversized jetted bathtub is a very nice plus. Inn was clean, cozy and smelled good. The breakfast tacos were excellent. When they say breakfast they mean a full breakfast, waffle maker and all. The view is excellent which overlooks New Braunfels and the Comal river. The inn sits on a high bluff so there is a trail down to the river and chairs to relax in. The trail is partway staired and then it is a rocky trail which I would recommend tennis shoes for. We walked into Gruene as did other couples staying there. It is less than a 1/2 mile walk and there is a bike lane that you can use. Made it very nice to not have to try to find parking in town. The only thing I would change on my next stay here would be to get a room on the second floor. When the guests above us came in at 1 a.m. we could hear every footstep. The bed was a little on the firm side for me but my husband had no complaints.

Room Tip: 2nd floor recommended.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank curly68
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Lewisville, Texas
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

The views are excellent! The walk down to the river and back up is a work out, but fun.
We stayed in the Brazos room with a jacuzzi tub and it was very relaxing. The bed was just so-so, not all that great.

They sell beer and wine which is cool. We brought our own but it was nice to know they had it.

You're not "IN" Gruene, and the walk isn't very nice or safe, so keep that in mind. While it's not a far walk it is alongside a busy road with no sidewalk and at night cars can't see you.

I would recommend a top floor room since they have wood floors and they creak a lot. We stayed upstairs and I would imagine that our downstairs neighbors heard every step we took.

Room Tip: I would recommend a top floor room since they have wood floors and they creak a lot. We stayed upsta...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank 9Key
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

My wife and I stayed here recently and had a great time. The hotel sits on a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River, and as others have noted, the view from your room is indeed breathtaking, especially at night. The river winds along below you, and the green hills roll away to the distance. You and/or the kids can also go down to the river and go swimming if you like. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful, and the overall feel of the place is easy-going and relaxed. Breakfast is available every morning in the lobby. The highlight was the breakfast tacos, but fruit, cereal, muffins, etc mean every taste is accommodated. One thing we loved was that there were two different home-made cakes available all the time--"help yourself." That was such a nice touch and it made us feel at home. Okay, the rooms are a little on the small side--the big king bed takes up most of it. But you're going to be out on your private patio anyway, so no matter. The bathroom by contrast is surprisingly big, with a big deep jacuzzi tub--an unexpected benefit. In fact the only thing we didn't like was the train noise. The trains that pass a few miles away blow their horns at intersections during the night. Since you're up so high that sound carries loud and clear to the room. It didn't really bother me too much, but my wife was less sanguine about it. Overall though we loved this place and would recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: They all face the river, so you can't go wrong with any of them. There aren't any elevators...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Gruene River Inn

Property: Gruene River Inn
Address: 1111 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Region: United States > Texas > New Braunfels
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in New Braunfels
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,901 - ₹ 11,969
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gruene River Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 2001, Gruene River Inn is one of the newest accommodations in the New Braunfels and Gruene community. Located a quarter-of-a-mile from Gruene Hall, our Inn is not far from shopping, or dining at the Gristmill. On the banks of the Guadalupe River, the Gruene River Inn gives guests panoramic views that are unmatched in the area. Guests are welcome to fish or swim out back in the Guadalupe River. ... more   less 
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