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Gulfway Motel

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Bryan, Texas
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We went to Boliver to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. I have often told my husband that we didn't always need to stay at a nice motel. He called my bluff. First off, the smell was just piercing on the nose from the minute we opened the door. If it wasn't for the essential oils I bought (medicinal purposes) I...

1Thank Kel7298
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We came here based on reviews and I don't k ow what these people were thinking. The place reeked of urine. The beds are not queen. They are full size at best. We got moved to another room and the air conditioner leaked all over the bed and soaked it. The tub was peeling and the deadbolt on the door...

4Thank Thejetskimonkey
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 5 May 2015

I had been warned by reviews on Trip Advisor and went prepared for the worst. So, it was not as bad as I had anticipated. Went to bird with a friend world class birder who had been there before. He said the place had improved because a mini refrigerator had now been added to the room!!! So what were the...

Thank toggletail
Portland, Maine
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the Gulfway on a recent birding expedition to High Island. Our room was clean, if quite basic, although the bathroom was a bit shabby. Walls are paper-thin, so we could hear conversations on both sides quite clearly. Meals at the restaurant were pretty tasteless, both dinner (only available for motel guests on certain evenings) and...

Thank Mainemal
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I understand that being the only motel allow you some leeway but I feel this was place is inadequate. It looks like its straight out of the1950s - and this is OK and fun but not when you're paying $90 + and the cold tap didn't turn and the room had no microwave, no coffee making and the amenities were...

1Thank kazbah56
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 16 February 2015

High Island is noted internationally as a bird watcher's paradise and this hotel is within easy walking distance of several sanctuaries. Although an old style motel, the owners appear to be making renovations and the necessary upkeep. The prices are very reasonable we will definitely add it to our list of places to stay again. The café is being renovated...

3Thank Doug K
Honey Grove, Texas
Reviewed 20 September 2014

I have stayed here numerous times in recent years and have some mixed emotions about the place. It isn't fancy and the mosquitos will carry you away (at night) during certain times of the year, but the owners are friendly and the prices are decent. Breakfast is good in the local café.

3Thank BobShelton
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stayed here in August 2014 with our three boys. The people were great ! Becky, the owner, and her husband were very personable, down to earth, and accommodating. Hey anybody who gives me free french fries is okay in my book...lol The food in the diner is great ! The breakfast is wonderful. I was not expecting there to...

1Thank 5OnTheRoadAgain2014
Tyler, Texas
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stayed in March 2014. The room was clean and looked recently repainted. The front desk people were very helpful, and the hotel was very quiet. I will stay here again on our next trip. They even mailed clothing back to me that I forgot to pack, most hotels would not have done that.

8Thank Steve R
Sonoma, California
Reviewed 18 May 2014

It isn't the Ritz but for advid bird photographers and birders, you couldn't be in a better place. We were welcomed by Silver Birder, Laura, who immediately keyed us into the best places to photograph nearby and down the road a piece. Our room was sparse but very clean. The owners and other workers were extremely friendly and the food...

2Thank czych

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Gulfway Motel

Address: 1365 Hwy 124, High Island, TX 77623
Region: United States > Texas > High Island
Price Range: $86 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gulfway Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Corner and end rooms seemed to be the quietest.”
txblondehusky, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Check AC first before moving in.”
BeverlyM965, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We were in the separate house and our room was very large.”
DenverDen, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“None, don't sleep here unless you have no other choice.”
Kel7298, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“You get what everyone else does, no matter which room”
toggletail, 4 May 2015 | Read review
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