About Alamo Inn B&B
We are happily different from the expressway motels . . . . Staying with us is like stepping back in time . . . . We offer a clean, quiet, romantic, but adventurous Inn, with comfortable, historic accommodation, much of it furnished with family antiques. We have two buildings 50 yards apart on the original town square of the City of Alamo. All suites and rooms each have private bathroom, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV. Iron & ironing board and electric kettle are provided in most suites. Hair dryer is available on request at check in . . . Beds are mostly queen or king size, with twins available on request. Suites have separate living room and bedroom . . . We opened for business in November 1999. Today 75% of our business is from word of mouth recommendations and from repeat business. Our guests are as special and interesting as the Inn itself.
Our historic suites at 801 Main Street date back to 1919 when the city of Alamo was just getting established. Due to its historic nature there is no smoking anywhere inside. Suites are located upstairs with no elevator, while some rooms are available down stairs. These suites mostly have queen beds and offer kitchenettes and each suite is decorated to a theme. Click on Reservations or Availability for individual descriptions and photos of each.
Our garden suites at 101 to 103 S. 7th Place date back to the 1970s and are also all non-smoking. These suites all have king beds (can be made into twin beds), living rooms, bathrooms, and full kitchens. They are upstairs and downstairs, in two buildings facing each other across a flower garden. The garden has thick St Augustine's lawns, flowering roses, rosemary, red salvia, purple lantana, native shrubs, Mexican and Cape honey suckle, and attracts birds such as the Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Green Parakeets, Great Kiskadee, Lesser Nighthawks (spring), Inca Doves, White-winged Doves, Mourning Doves, and is presided over by Northern Mockingbirds and Great-tailed Grackles. It attracts a variety of butterflies. Click on Reservations or Availability for individual descriptions and photos of each suite.
In the historic building we also house an artist's studio for Grover Terry Beaman, whose work can be found throughout the building; and a meeting room; and an outdoor store, with emphasis on birding and nature books, maps, gear, and a good selection of birding binoculars and scopes. The dining room provides optional breakfast and take out lunch supplies 24 hours for the convenience of guests, for a modest extra fee. We provide a computer and telephone for the free use of guests, and free wireless internet is accessible throughout both buildings. We also provide free specially filtered excellent quality barrels of water for drinking and for coffee and tea. Our house coffee is provided by Wolfgang Puck in self contained filter packs. We provide English black tea and teapots. Bathroom amenities include shampoo, glycerin face soap, body soap, and body lotion.
We are located within easy access of McAllen (10 miles, 12 minutes) and Harlingen (28 miles, 40minutes) airports, in the center of the Rio Grande Valley. All the prime birding and tourism spots are within easy driving... bird and butterfly hot spots, points of interest, commercial centers, and Old Mexico... Many of our guests are birders, others are here visiting family, some are here on business, and some come for adventure and a romantic escape... For more information on the Rio Grande Valley refer to our section titled Profile... or call us. We can be reached seven days a week, days and evenings, at 956 782-9912.