by Phil Corless
This budget hotel is ideal for a small family that wants to be close the action of Baylor University and the fun activities of the Brazos River. Its standard rooms include two double beds and space for a crib or rollaway, plus a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Kids will love the snack center in the lobby, which also has complimentary coffee that parents will appreciate. The free hot breakfast has a surprising variety of items, including eggs, sausage, waffles, and a make-your-own breakfast burrito bar. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and an outdoor picnic area.
The Red Roof Inn enjoys a prime location across the highway from McLane Stadium, the massive stadium that is home to Baylor University’s football team. The Brazos River is also nearby, where you can leisurely stroll along the riverwalk, admiring the public art, and stopping in at Waco’s downtown farmer’s market. You’ll also be within walking distance of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, the Dr. Pepper Museum, and the Spice Village shops. It’s a few minutes’ drive to the renowned Cameron Park Zoo, where kids will thrill at the sight of orangutans, lions, and giraffes. There are restaurants all over the downtown and university area, from fine dining to casual to fast food. The Red Roof Inn definitely puts you in the middle of it all, and makes for a memorable stay during your time in Waco.
Our Editor Loves
- Free breakfast with burrito bar
- Snack center
- Great location near the river
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
Staff was super nice. Room was clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend staying there. Breakfast area wasn’t complete so they gave everyone a bottle of orange juice blueberry muffins and a banana instead of an excuse for not being finished. Very accommodating.
I was extremely impressed with the price and how beautiful this hotel is! The entire staff are friendly and very courteous. I felt welcomed and safe. They have security lights to ensure your cars safety as well. I will definitely be booking a room again when I return!!