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The Cotton Palace

1910 Austin Avenue , Waco, TX 76701 USA (Show map)
9 Reviews
$120 - $150
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Central Texas's premiere bed and breakfast - old southern charm wrapped in 21st century luxury and amenities. The three story home offers six unique guestrooms with private baths and a carriage house. Exceptional amenities like exquisite linens, luxurious robes and marble whirlpool tubs add to your comfort. Help yourself to a variety of beverages or homemade specialties from the bottomless cookie jars. After a restful night's sleep, enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast and stimulating conversation around the antique dining room table. The Cotton Palace is centrally located - just minutes away from Baylor University and popular Waco attractions.



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  • Guest room5
  • Services5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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Perfect in every way!

5 on February 02, 2011

We just can't say enough nice things about our stay at the Cotton Palace. Beautiful, gracious accomodations, outstanding breakfast meal, delightful hosts and attention to every detail. Visiting there with friends felt like being at home only without a care in the world. We highly recommend the Cotton Palace in Waco!

Perfect holiday setting

5 on December 19, 2010

Waco is home and with a growing family, our own house would not accommodate everyone. We were fortunate to find Cotton Palace B&B available for our entire family to enjoy the comforts of a real home during Thanksgiving holiday. Oh! what a perfect setting. Wonderful breakfasts, spacious and comfortable bedrooms, delightful guests to visit with and room for everyone in one location. We'll do this again!

It's where to stay in Waco.

5 on November 30, 2010

This home is spectacular with a unique warm southern charm.Our bedroom was large, had great beds and pillows. Delicious home made cookies all over the place. There is a large sitting room and living room for sitting and enjoying time with your friends or other guests. Breakfasts are over the top. It's worth going to Waco just to stay here.

Joe's review

5 on November 21, 2010

Stayed here many times. Always outstanding. The last visit was a reunion with classmates. The property is very accomodating for a small group gathering and was very much like entertaining in your own home. Highly recommend

Charming bed and breakfast in Waco

5 on November 16, 2010

This is one incredible place to stay in Waco! The Cotton Palace is quiet, clean, and superbly decorated! The breakfast shared with the other guests in the morning is always VERY delicious! The care given to the guests is impeccable complete with fresh baked cookies awaiting all times of day and night. What a treat of a place to stay!

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Location Type

Baylor University, Waco Convention Center, Downtown

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Texas Ranger Museum, Dr. Pepper Museum, Baylor University, Waco Suspension Bridge, Bazos River Walk, Riverboat cruises, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Suitable For Children: Children age 12 and older welcomed
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card number on file or one night's deposit.
  • Cancellations: 5 days prior to a weekend reservation or 2 days prior to a weekday reservation



Becky Hodges

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

All Baylor graduates and Dutch was the baseball coach at Baylor University for many years.

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Creme Brulee French Toast

Details Diamond Collection

1910 Austin Avenue , Waco, TX 76701 USA (Show map)

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