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J M Koch's Hotel Bed and Breakfast

P O Box 232 , D'Hanis, TX 78850 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$64 - $74
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J.M.Koch's Hotel Bed & Breakfast will welcome you with warm Texas hospitality. The building was built in 1906 and used as a railroad hotel. You will immediately feel the presence of so many people come and gone through the door when you enter the building. It has been beautifully renovated and decorated with antiques. Guests continually comment on the homey feeling of the building and our outstanding home-cooked full breakfasts!



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.4

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5 on June 26, 2011

I thought this place was absolutely awesome! We had family and friends all pile in and it far exceeded our expectations. It was actually pretty cool having the train come by (I believe it was originally intended as a hotel for rail passengers), and most of us slept right through it and those that woke up had no trouble getting right back to sleep. We enjoyed sitting out on the 2nd story patio until all hours visiting, and Candy and Hilo's breakfast and hospitality were GREAT! Very, very nice folks. Excellent value here.

Very Interesting historical building

3.2 on December 14, 2009

This B&B caught my attention because of it's unique look. We were taking a B&B trip through Texas and the Koch Hotel looked interesting. It wasn't fancy but it was comfortable, and Candy fixed a big breakfast, although we had to eat very early on a week day. The trains that go through all night long did take some getting used to...guess that is why it is called a railroad hotel. Still you can't go wrong for the price.

The Best B & B in Texas!

5 on June 15, 2009

My husband and I had the most wonderful time with our friends while staying at the J M Koch's Hotel! The Breakfast was amazing and the atmosphere was incredible! I was able to learn a lot about the History of the Bed and Breakfast by reading some of the articles that were placed in the house. We enjoyed our stay! Thank you Candy and Hilo! We greatly appreciate your hospitality!

Just exactly what we needed!

4.6 on May 28, 2009

My husband and I have wanted to stay here for sometime now...It belonged to his grandmother when he was a little boy...It was such fun to go upstairs and check out all of the rooms that had been off limits to him as a child, since it was a boarding house at the can't ask for nicer people than Candy and Hilo...we felt like we were with family. We plan to go again as soon as we can.

Bargain at Historic Inn!

4.8 on March 27, 2009

We stayed at this charming B&B on our way home to Houston after camping. The hosts were very accomodating considering they had a family emergency out of state. The amenities were wonderful, the town full of history, and dinner at the local saloon and restaurant was fabulous. We will stay here again!

Great Place to Stay!

5 on January 06, 2009

The accomodations were wonderful and the hospitality great!

Great place!

4.8 on December 15, 2008

We stayed for 2 nights in this wonderful inn and were thoroughly impressed with the quality of the room, the service, and the fantastic breakfasts provided by the owners. The inn and the rooms are restored to a 1900s setting with all of the comforts of the current century (satellite television, central air and heat, etc). The hosts seemed to go beyond the extra mile to make sure breakfast was great. It was a fantastic stay. One caution, however, is that all of the rooms have clawfoot bath tubs with no showers. It wasn't an issue for us, but if getting into and out of a deep tub is an issue, be aware of that going in. I highly recommend this place to anyone in the Greater San Antonio area.

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5 on September 18, 2008

My husband and I were looking for a room near Sabinal when were fleeing Hurricane Ike in Sept., 2008. We were so fortunate to find the best place in Texas, in our opinion. The atmosphere was quiet, comfortable, accessible and very comfortable not to mention the beautiful antique decor and hospitality of this quaint little town and the owners, Candy and Hilo Delbosque. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and did not want to leave. I would recomend this to anyone and everyone if they want some relaxion and good food. Our hosts were very gracious and cordial. We can't wait to go back.

We loved it!

4.6 on July 28, 2008

We chose this hotel because of its history, value, and location convenient to San Antonio and we were thrilled with our stay! The hotel has been lovingly restored to an early 1900s appearance, and the owners have placed photos, histories, and documents about the hotel and its rennovations throughout the rooms for the visitors to enjoy. We were the only people there for the evening so we got to see the whole hotel and there is not a room there that we did not like! The setting is perfect for a relaxing and peaceful getaway, from the front porch rocking chairs to the small town of D'Hanis. The resaturant nearby, Bill & Rosa's K&K Steakhouse and Saloon was delicious and the weekend live entertainment is fantastic! Candy's breakfast was wonderful, as was the company of her and her husband, who both joined us for breakfast. We could not wait to get home to recommend this hotel to all of our friends and I guarantee that we will go back!

Awesome House!!!! Worth the drive!

4.6 on September 03, 2007

Me and my friend decided to take a trip visiting the state parks in the Hill Country last October and stayed here. The walls are solid brick and the floors are petrified wood, with old pictures of the Koch's family and old guests on the walls. Only thing is that since this inn was built in the 1900's of course it was built by the railroad tracks. The railroad is still used so you will hear trains on the track. I live by Intercontinental Airport in Houston so it didn't affect me at all. Probably because the beds are wonderful! Also you can't pick up cellphone signal inside the house because the walls are solid brick so you have to step outside. There is a land-line phone on the premises. Close by there is a laudromat and a restaurant that serves great chicken fried steak. The Del Bosque's are very nice. They don't stay at the inn so meals are not cooked. You can cook yourself or you can ask them to bring you pastries or breakfast burritos in the morning (this comes with room price). The bathrooms have deep standing tubs. The rooms are kept very clean--the whole atmosphere is very cozy. Loved it!! Visit the website to view the rooms.

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Location Type

Small town


San Antonio, TX (SAT) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Take Hwy 90 West from San Antonio through Castroville and Hondo. Continue on Hwy 90 8 more miles past Hondo until you come to D'Hanis. First you will see a Valero station on the left. Continue on Hwy 90 to the first road that turns right(which is FM 1796) Turn Right, cross RR tracks, turn right and the hotel will be on your immediate left. You will see it from Hwy 90. It has J.M. Koch's Hotel at the top of the two story brick building.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Piano, Telephone, Videos , Iron / Ironing board, Accessible without stairs, Free local calls, Smoke Detector

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Other Activities, Water Activities, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: After 12 noon
  • Check Out:: Before 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: There is a cancellation policy that requires 48 hr notice of cancellation or the room will be charged. Late arrivals are acceptable as long as you let us know what time you will be arriving.



Candy and Hilo Del Bosque

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  • Time Served: 8:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area


P O Box 232 , D'Hanis, TX 78850 USA (Show map)

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