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Prince Solms Inn Bed & Breakfast

295 E. San Antonio Street , New Braunfels, TX 78130 USA (Show map)

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A registered Texas heritage landmark, the Prince Solms Inn has been in continuous operation since it was built by German craftsmen in 1898. The Inn is located in New Braunfels, gateway to the Texas Hill Country. Relax in luxury in one of our suites, guest rooms, or private cottage. Walk to the Comal River for tubing, to Schlitterbahn, to the theatre, dining, antiquing, Wurstfest, and the largest county fair in Texas. A great place for weddings, romantic getaways, family gatherings, and small group events. In the morning, enjoy a delicious hot breakfast. Experience pampered hospitality at one of Texas’ most historic treasures!!

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Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.2

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A step back in time

4.2 on April 28, 2015

Unique property with high ceilings in large rooms in the main inn. Several out buildings offer additional accommodations. Definitely old Texas decor and ambiance - you can imagine a stagecoach stopping in front. Very friendly, helpful innkeeper, the location is right downtown. Walk to shops and restaurants, visit the oldest bakery in Texas and stop at the unique farmers' market on Saturdays. The full hot breakfast served in a large, bright dining room was delicious. Why stay in a chain motel when you can relive history at the Prince Solms Inn.


Lovely B&B

3.2 on April 02, 2015

I had a great stay here. Very lovely building and rooms. Spent some time on the balcony as well as the patio and the little bar downstairs(next door) and all were great!


Great hotel.

3.8 on February 19, 2015

Very good hotel for a weekend..


Prince Solms Excellent New Years Eve

5 on January 16, 2015

We stayed for New Year's Eve, and had a great experience. The staff were attentive and friendly from registration to check out. The room was comfortable and clean. We slept through breakfast, so we didn't eat, but it was quiet enough to be able to do so. A very nice bed and breakfast.


Charming & Worth It

5 on January 14, 2015

My husband and I stayed in the Penelope room and loved it there. The king size bed was very comfortable compared to high-end hotels. I have back problems, but the king bed in the Penelope room was very comfortable. The service at check-in was friendly and made you feel at home like visiting family. The staff was always cheery and accommodating. The cleanliness was impeccable compared to a high-end hotel. I had no complaints. The dining was also worth your money. It was a home cooked meal that was light yet hearty. I would definitely go back to stay, and try the Summerhouse this time. Best stay ever! ~Elizabeth


Good value, nice B&B

4.2 on December 25, 2014

This is a really nice bed and breakfast with beautiful decor, comfortable accomadations in a convenient location. Many restaurants and shops are within a short walk. Service was excellent The inn is quaint and feels like home. There are common sitting areas, a basement bar and a courtyard with chairs and table, Breakfast was very good and was served punctually in a beautiful dining room.


What a Great Visit

4.6 on August 18, 2014

My wife and I are not "B&B People"...or so we thought. We have had one prior B&B experience before Prince Solms Inn, and it was not our favorite - we usually prefer nice hotels and the services and consistency they typically offer. However...for Christmas, we received a $100 gift card to bedandbreakfast.com, and opted to use it for our one night stay in New Braunfels so that it wouldn't go to waste. We were blown away by the friendliness of the staff, wonderful decor, comfortable rooms, and an overall good experience. Upon checking in, the man who was helping us said, "Oh, you selected a room that I think is too small...I'm giving you a free upgrade." What a way to start your stay! I must say, Prince Solms has potentially converted us to B&B people!


excellent stay

4.0 on August 13, 2014

had a great time. excellent location.


absolutely wonderful

4.2 on July 25, 2014

The sophie suite was amazing and the staff was great. The location is fantastic and we will definitely stay next year.


Delightful Experience!

4.2 on May 20, 2014

Our room was so nice and the owner, Al, was the most gracious host my husband and I have ever encountered. He bent over backwards to make our stay comfortable and the service and rooms are excellent. Very clean and every room is so different from the other, but they are all lovely. Thank you again for making our stay a very nice memory.


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Rooms & Rates

Klein Haus

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Magnolia Room

The Magnolia is the signature flower of the Old South, and this room has all the charm and gentility reminiscent of those days long past. This room is located on the second floor on the courtyard side of the building. The queen-sized bed adds to the softness of this alluring, green room, which also comes with cable TV, an iron/ironing board and a full private bath with tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Penelope Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Huntsman Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Songbird Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Peony Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Summerhouse Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Sophie Suite

This majestic suite is named for the prince's beautiful German fiancée, Sophie. This room has been a favorite with many guests, and has also acquired a reputation that precedes it. Although the owners have never encountered anything out of the ordinary, many of our guests have claimed that a mysterious female apparition haunts Sophie's Suite. We welcome you to come and stay here, and perhaps see something for yourself. This suite includes a king size bed in the bedroom, full private bath with tub/shower, living room, cable TV, iron/ironing board and a small area with a refrigerator, microwave, and sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Texas Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Chisholm Room

This room is named for Jessie Chisholm of Chisholm Trail fame. Jessie Chisholm and many other trail drivers passed in front of the Prince Solms Inn as they moved their herds up north. Back then, the street in front of the Feed Store was part of the Old Chisholm Trail and is now San Antonio St. The Chisholm room is located, next to the main building, in the adjacent building called the Feed Store. This room recalls the Old West with hardwood floors and rustic decorations. It has a private bath with shower, king size bed made in Mexico and one double bed in the crawling loft (four feet tall) for small children. This room also has cable TV, telephone, a small refrigerator, coffee maker and iron/ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Hays Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Rose Room

This room is named for the beautiful roses that adorn the walls. The Rose Room is located on the second floor on the courtyard side of the building. This elegant room features a nice queen-size bed, cable TV, iron/ironing board and a full private bath with an antique, freestanding bathtub and shower. In addition, the Rose Room connects to the Library Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage Haus

This private, newly-renovated suite blends modern amenities with a touch of rustic charm. it features a king-sized bed with sleep number mattress; jacuzzi tub; kitchenette with sink microwave, and refrigerator; widescreen LCD television; two private entrances; and full-sized sleeper sofa (a roll-away bed is also available, if needed). It is ideal for couples, families and groups that want to enjoy the mystique of staying in a historic inn, while still having all the comfort and privacy of home.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Library Room

This room invites you to snuggle up with a good book! The theme in this room is one of classical appeal. The Library Room is located on the second floor on the courtyard side of the building. It has a king size bed, cable TV, iron/ironing board and features a full private bath with tub/shower. In addition, the Library Room connects to the Rose Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Texas Hill Country, Near Comal River, Near Wurstfest, Near Comal County Fair, Near Historic Gruene, Near Schlitterbahn, Downtown, Small town, Wine country

Airport

San Antonio, TX (SAT) 28 miles

Directions to property:

From IH 35 exit #187 west to traffic circle. Make a right on East San Antonio Street — 1 block from traffic circle. The Inn is a two story building about a block down from the circle on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Historic Downtown, Gruene Music Hall, Children's Museum, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wurstfest, Comal River, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , snacks and bottled water in room, microwave in some rooms, refrigerator in some rooms, coffee maker in some rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Murder Mystery Weekends, Wurstfest, Landa Park, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Tubing on Comal River, Tubing and Rafting on Guadalupe River, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children under 14 are allowed only in certain rooms.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum May - Sept. and on all weekends, holidays, special events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Our policy requires that cancellations be made seven (7) days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date. No refunds will be issued for "no-shows," early departures, or cancellations made within the seven-day "no cancellation" period.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Al and Michael Buttross

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9 to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor courtyard, Breakfast Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Ham and Swiss Souffle
A light, fluffy, egg souffle with ham, swiss cheese, and red peppers. Served with a croissant or muffin and fruit.


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295 E. San Antonio Street , New Braunfels, TX 78130 USA (Show map)

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