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Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant

209 North Madison , Madisonville, TX 77864 USA (Show map)

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Built as a hotel in 1904, The Woodbine is a Victorian and Eastlake National and Texas Historic Landmark. Eight guestrooms feature king or queen size beds, private whirlpool baths, wireless high speed internet, color TV with HBO, HGTV, ESPN and ESPN II, individual heat/ac controls, direct dial telephones and modem connections plus full breakfast for two. Chef/owner restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring upscale dining with local flavor. Monterey Mushrooms, Rattlesnake Ranch Pecans and local produce are creatively highlighted among entrees featuring fresh seafood and beef. Full service saloon serving wine, beer and alcohol.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Home away from home

5 on May 20, 2015

The staff at the Woodbine hotel are wonderful!!


Ok B&B

2.6 on May 15, 2015

Nice B&B with lots of vintage furniture, but also some cheap looking office furniture mixed in on the second floor that distracts from vintage feel they are going for. We did not get the room we had booked and put in a smaller room with only one bed and no tub, but we made the best of it as we were only there for one night. Tried going to the bar before dinner only to find a little girl watching cartoons and no bartender. Also cases of beer that were sitting on the bar that had been delivered that day and not put up. - We had intended on eating there that night instead ended up walking a few blocks away to the downtown to eat at a Steakhouse. Returned to bar after dinner to have a drink in the "bar" little girl gone, as well as all staff. Had to find staff person to get a glass of over priced wine also only half of the case of beer had been put away. Breakfast was good, but had to find a staff person to serve us- (the cook) no one was around when we checked so we just left the key at the front desk and went on our way. Thankfully we pre paid so that was not an issue - the stay was ok, might go back again if I am in the area.


Our Stay

3.6 on May 10, 2015

The place is old, but it is clean and organized. The food was really, really good and our waitress was extremely nice. It is a shame there is not more to do in Madisonville that would have extended our stay.


Wonderful accomodations!

5 on April 20, 2015

We stayed at the Woodbine Hotel during Parent Weekend at A&M. We decided to stay here because not only was the pricing very affordable but it was also our anniversary weekend. This was the first time we've ever stayed here and we were very pleased. The owner, Susan, made us feel very welcome she was very personable. We only ate breakfast there during our stay and it was wonderful. The French toast was so good! We will definitely be staying at the Woodbine Hotel from here on out when visiting College Station.


Overnight stay at Woodbine Hotel

5 on April 20, 2015

We chose the Brimberry Suite while visiting TAMU. This suite had a master bedroom and a smaller bedroom for our daughter. The suite was clean and comfortable. The grounds were nicely kept with a variety of flowers and foliage, and we enjoyed walking around the outside and learning some of the building's history. Our host, Susan, was very friendly. She and her waitress served a yummy breakfast....I LOVED the bacon!


Very nice

4.4 on April 16, 2015

Much nicer than a bland hotel room. Antiques with modern conveniences.


33rd Wedding Anniversary Celebration

4.6 on April 16, 2015

Beautifully restored historic hotel with well maintained grounds, soothing water feature and wide porches for relaxing. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection. All bread and pastries freshly made in hotel restaurant. Restaurant service was excellent with wait staff attentive throughout evening meal. The Shapira Honeymoon Suite bed very comfortable. Breakfast is unique to a B&B since you can select from multiple choices offered on menu. Recommend Belgium waffle with Rattlesnake Ranch pecans (pecans harvested from 200 year old trees between Madisonville and Crockett in Trinity River Basin). Good value for room rate since full breakfast included. Would definitely stay and dine here again.


My stay at the Woodbine

4.0 on April 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed here on 3/29. We are from Houston and were closing on a home bought up there the next day. This place was absolutely wonderful including the creaky floors! LOL The bed was comfy and the room was decorated so cool! The parlor was full of books that were so interesting! Then the home made breakfast was so delicious! I would stay there every chance I get!! Thank you so much for the service.


Overnight after Huntsville visit

5 on April 06, 2015

Spent one night in Brimberry Room. Very comfortable, god shower. Food was excellent. Staff very friendly & helpful


Great place to stay

3.8 on March 23, 2015

We stayed in this Bed and Breakfast last year and really liked it. We returned to Madisonville this year for a function and decided to stay at the Woodbine again. Everyone is so pleasant and the atmosphere makes you feel like you are at home. The food is FABULOUS!!! We recommend the Woodbine to anyone wanting a unique Bed and Breakfast. A great experience!!!


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Rooms & Rates

Wills Suite

This lovely room is named after the second owners of the hotel. It features walnut furnishings including a triple mattress Eastlake style King-sized bed, armoire, writing desk, and dresser. The large windows on two sides overlook sowntown Madisonville, the gazebo, backyard and beautiful sunsets in the evening. The large private bath offers an oversized combination whirlpool tub and shower and plenty of room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Shapira Suite

Our "Cover Girl" room, this suite made the cover of "Inn Traveler!" A terrific place for a honeymoon, this suite offers the ultimate in privacy. Located in the Eastlake Tower off the front porch upstairs, you feel very secluded from the rest of the hotel and guests. This room features a wrought iron King-sized bed with Eastlake furniture including a fainting couch, upholstered chairs and walnut furniture. The private bath offers a custom four-foot shower (great for two). This is the only suite that does not have a tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Gibbs Suite

One of our mid-sized rooms, The Gibbs Suite offers a walnut Queen-sized sleigh bed with a beautiful armoire, dressing table and dresser. The suite overlooks the backyard, gazebo and the courtyard. The quiet rippling sounds of the goldfish pond will gently serenade you to sleep. One of our most popular rooms, the suite features the largest private bath with an oval shaped whirlpool tub for two and separate shower. A great place for a romantic getaway or rekindling your love.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Madison Suite

A large, elegant suite featuring a King-sized mahogany sleigh bed, a mahogany twin bed, walnut armoire, writing desk, and bird's eye maple dresser. This sunny spacious room offers windows on three sides overlooking both the front and back of the hotel and downtown Madisonville. The large private bath offers an oversized combination whirlpool tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Brimberry Suite

This two-room suite is named after the oldest standing building in the county, located in the backyard. It features a Queen-sized brass bed and a separate sitting room with a twin size bed and a wet bar. These rooms are excellent for family get-togethers or for the business traveler who wants a separate place to work. There is a color TV in the bedroom. The private bath in the bedroom has a regular size combination whirlpool tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Eastlake Suite

This room features a walnut Eastlake King-sized bed with triple mattress, armoire and dresser. Guests say it's the best bed in the house. Located upstairs on the back porch, it offers great privacy as well as a beautiful view of the goldfish pond and courtyard and the backyard and gazebo. The private bath has a combination oversize whirlpool tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Drummer's Suite

Located at the top of the stairs on the back porch, this room is named after the traveling clothing sales men who frequented the hotel at the turn of the century. This room features a Queen-sized wrought iron bed with walnut dresser, dressing table and mirror, armoire, and overstuffed chair. The private bath has a combination whirlpool tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Parten Suite

Located at the top of the stairs, this gorgeous suite is our largest room. The beautiful blue tones and warm oak furniture definitely make this a great room for honeymoons or anniversaries. The sunny Queen Ann Victorian Turret is a great place for a quiet read or a romantic interlude. The suite features oak furniture with a King-sized sleigh bed and triple mattress for excellent sleeping, a full size dressing mirror, armoire, dressing table, and maple writing desk. The private bath offers a gigantic whirlpool tub for two and separate shower as well as an old pull chain commode relocated from a Houston bus terminal. This room was the original owner's suite and, at the time, was the only room with indoor plumbing!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Bryan/College Station, Huntsville, Crockett, Downtown, Small town

Airport

Houston, TX (IAH-Bush Intercontinental) 95 miles

Directions to property:

From Houston, travel north on I-45. From Dallas, travel south on I-45. Exit #142 (Hwy 21/190). Travel West towards Madisonville and Bryan/College Station 2.5 miles to 3rd stoplight. Turn right on Madison at Town Square. Hotel is two blocks north on left side.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Messina Hof Winery, Sam Houston State Park, Wildflowers in Spring, Texas Prison Museum, Bush Library, Texas A&M, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Full Service Bar, Full Service Restaurant, Gazebo, Gold Fish Pond, Wedding Facilities, Banquet and Conference Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, antiquing, historical siteseeing, ranch tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm - 9 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking on covered outdoor porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Not recommended for children under 12 years old.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Must be on Frontline/Advantage Flea Control for min. 3 month
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee or full payment required in advance of arrival.
  • Cancellations: We will charge the first night cost of your reservation if you cancel within 7 days of your reservation. There will be no refund if your reservation is cancelled 1 day before check-in. Your credit card will be charged for the full amout of your reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Susan Warmuth

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , none

About the innkeepers

Gardening - there's always plenty to do around here so if you're looking for us, check one of the gardens! Antiquing - we collect copper and lots of it plus wooden pulleys and antique furniture

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7 - 9:30 M-F, 8 - 9:30 S & S
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Sunday Brunch


Signature Dish

Rattlesnake Ranch Pecan French Toast
Thick Texas Toast dipped in Chef's unique batter, then crusted with local pecans and gently sauteed. Thick and fluffy, the crunchy slices are served with warm maple syrup and fresh butter.


Details

209 North Madison , Madisonville, TX 77864 USA (Show map)

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