Main Bed and Breakfast Inn

208 Main Street , Palacios, TX 77465 USA (Show map)


The Main Bed & Breakfast Inn, located in Palacios, Texas. Established in 1999, innkeepers Nick and Kathy Nichols have been hosting the best guests in south Texas. Just two blocks from Tres Palacios Bay, you and your family can enjoy biking, birding, kayaking, and plenty of relaxing. Four bungalows are available with kitchen and space to relax in. Full vegetarian breakfast served. Kayaking on the Bay may be arranged. We look forward to hosting your stay!



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

The Main Inn

4.8 on April 07, 2014

We stayed at The Main Inn for three nights in March 2014. It was wonderful. Peaceful and within in walking distance of the bay where you could walk to your heart's content. Kathy and Nick were great hosts. Kathy's Breakfasts were wonderful and fulfilling. We were also allowed to have our little dog which is something most B&B's won't allow. Ann, Tom, & Poco

A Gold Mine

5 on August 23, 2011

We had not a clue that this would be one of our best experience with a B&B! The bungalow was ready, in fact we were able to check in 2 plus hours a head of schedule. Facts about our bungalow were explained as well as points of interest within the city. The supplies for the kitchen were very acceptable and extremely clean. The breakfasts were actually more than outstanding, they were healthy, proper portions, and the Innkeepers took time to visit with the guest at every meal. The value was this B & B is so much more than a motel in every way. It was a grand experience and one we will look forward to repeating in the future.

High School reunion weekend

4.0 on July 03, 2011

Nick and Kathy were wonderful hosts. Delicious breakfasts. Everything clean and comfy. We'll be back.

Relacing place to just get away for a day or two...

4.8 on October 31, 2010

We stayed at the Main Inn overnight and were pleasantly surprised to find such gracious, accommodating hosts. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy, and the breakfast of pear and ginger pancakes was delicious! We stayed in Peachy, and a cat that looked a little "peachy" tried to share the bed with us, but grudgingly left when we insisted. The grounds are lovely, the conversation interesting, and the experience was one we will definitely repeat.

Must Visit!!!

4.4 on October 28, 2010

My wife and I have been staying at the Main Inn in Palacios, TX for years and it impresses every time. The main house is registered as a historic landmark and is kept in beautiful condition. The bungalows and apartments on the rest of the grounds are great for a weekend getaway or a long-term stay. Nick and Kathy are the most interesting and well-traveled inn-keepers you'll find. Whether it's stories about sailing around the world, playing some guitar or eating the 5-star breakfast, you'll be amazed at how much you enjoy the Main Inn!

One of My Favorite Places in the World!

5 on October 23, 2010

My husband and I have been staying at the Main Inn several times a year for as long as Nick and Kathy have been open (11 years). Obviously, we love it, and our hosts. Palacios is a quiet place to “get away from it all”, and the Main Inn is the perfect setting for relaxing. We have stayed in almost all of the rooms and find them each charming in their own way. Many interesting conversations have been had while enjoying wine and music on Friday evenings in the Bistro, and we have met some delightful guests over Kathy's wonderful breakfasts. The Main Inn seems to attract unique, intriguing people. The Inn Cats are inviting but not pushy. Overall, I cannot say enough good things about the Main Inn, and Nick and Kathy. Go see for yourself!

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Location Type

Countryside, Oceanfront, Small town


Houston, TX (HOU-Hobby)

Directions to property:

Hwy 59 to Hwy 71 (El Campo exit). Hwy 71 to 35. Hwy 35 to Palacios. Stay on Business 35, which becomes Main Street. We're at 208 Main.

Area Attractions

Beach, Museum, Nature area, Seawall, Lighted fishing piers, Free boat ramps, Marinas, Picnic area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Poker in Palacios July 12, Family Fish Fest Tourney
 August 9, Cannonball sailing Regatta August 23..., Sailing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12:00 p.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 24-hour notice is requested, at minimum. We try not to charge for cancellations...
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Nick & Kathy Nichols

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

We like: running, biking, sailing, gardening. Do you?

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Veggie frittata
Gardening in south Texas is a year-round pleasure. Look for chaya (chard), squash, onions, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs baked with fresh yard eggs. This makes a delicious and healthy way to start your Palacios day. Herbed potatoes, fresh fruit with yogurt, whole grain toast and Mexican coffee round out the menu.


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