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Austin, TX
Reviewed 22 September 2009

We were the only guests the weekend we stayed. We found the bed and linens to be very comfortable and inviting, as well as the bath. We most enjoyed our time reading in the chairs out on the lawn as we listened to the river. The manager showed up to cook us breakfast at our requested time, and it was...

1Thank gsj0408
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 October 2008

My sister and I were the only guests the night that we were there. We picked our room (double beds only) across from a large, beautifully remodeled bath. The hotel provides nice bathrobes for any late-night bathroom trips down the hall. The room was small, but nicely furnished. We could hear water flowing over the dam under the bridge, which...

2Thank Mary77030
Reviewed 1 April 2008

We stayed at the Dabbs 10 years ago. Was an interesting place. But now the new owner has restored the hotel and the place is wonderful. Tastefully decorated and charming. Please give this B and B another chance. Our group enjoyed the stay.

2Thank Blondedoestravel
Austin, TX
Reviewed 29 June 2007

Disregard any reviews of the Dabbs prior to 2007---it's not a hippie flop house anymore! The new owner has clearly sunk considerable funds and energy into completely remodeling and upgrading the hotel as a wedding, reunion, or special event facility. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, the interior tastefully remodeled. But it's still as laid back and charming as ever: metal...

5Thank LuckyWest
Reviewed 23 December 2006

My wife and I wanted a romantic getaway and had heard about The Dabbs. We heard all this cool stuff about Bonnie and Clyde and how it was all Period with great bar-b qs and live music. We made the mistake of going there. It was one of the worst hotel experiences of my life. There was not enough light...

2014dabbs, Manager at Dabbs Railroad Hotel, responded to this review

This 1907 historic railroad hotel changed ownership in 2007 and was completely remodeled, renovated, and updated, while at the same time,still maintaining its historic railroad hotel charm. Reviews written prior to 2007 most likely could have been accurate, However today, one may should not consider those when choosing the hotel for an upcoming meeting, family event, or as a simple...

Reviewed 8 August 2006

Proper attire to wear at the Dabbs should be patched bib overalls with a torn checkered shirt with long sleeves [no napkins]. A straw hat with at least two holes in it. An aged pair of combat boots with no laces. Top off your wear with a 12 inch piece of straw between your teeth. Pet owners there is no...

2Thank ogel
San Antonio, TX
Reviewed 12 March 2006

Arrived with the family to find a dirty, fly infested smelly excuse for lodging. We coudn't even bring ourselves to stay the night after taking a shower in what has to be the darkest bathroom on the planet. A four watt night light to illuminate the room? All I can say is that unless you really want to go out...

8Thank Mulepusher
Austin, TX
Reviewed 1 August 2005

The Dabb's has been a Texas institution since 1907... a bed and breakfast that sits right on the banks of the Llano River. Besides being the "end of the line" for east-west turn of the century train travel, the Dabb's main claim to fame is that Bonnie and Clyde used to hide out here when on the lam from the...

7Thank adboy68
Reviewed 11 April 2005

The Dabbs Railroad Hotel advertises itself as a historic property, which I suppose it is, and an example of a type of lodging long gone otherwise, The Railroad Hotel, and it is an honest example of that. However, despite the exciting write-ups provided by the innkeeper, The Dabbs is basically an old boardinghouse with small rooms and an unsanitary atmosphere....

8Thank django
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Odessa, Texas
1 review
7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2004

Upon first blush this hotel and the owner appeared to have a rustic charm. However, the whole place, and especially the kitchen, was filthy and over-run with scrawny disease ridden cats. The rooms were barely lit (probably to hide the filth), the linens and towels were tattered, thin and smelly. There was a distinct shortage of toilet paper, and if...

7Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very simple 1907 historic railroad hotel and events venue completely renovated with few amenities but lots of charm and a gorgeous backyard on the Llano River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dabbs Railroad Hotel

Address: 112 E Burnet St, Llano, TX 78643-1654
Region: United States > Texas > Llano
Price Range: €84 - €91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Some upstairs rooms are connected - this is a great hotel for a group to stay in. Our room downstairs was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 965susany, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Santa Fe is closest to bathroom and has floor lamp which facilitates reading in bed.”
 of 5 bubbles KDP_Texas, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“My wife and I slept in a double most of the night but she wanted to get away from the sound of the water pump the city had going near the river, which is not too loud but she is sensitive. We are tall people 5-9 and 6-2 respectively, and yet the beds were pretty nice. I would suggest for couples get two rooms side by side and if you can't get enough room in one bed you can always have the extra room.”
 of 5 bubbles S1283ZXchrisl, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs offers more privacy... But we were very content downstairs with the light occupancy.”
 of 5 bubbles 799jills, 26 May 2014 | Read review
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