BEST WESTERN Hotel Dinosaur Valley Inn & Suites,  Glen Rose

4.0/5  - based on 218 guest reviews.
1311 NE Big Bend Trl, 76043-5024, Glen Rose, United States - See map
+1 254 897 4818 +1 254 897 4828

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  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Spa
    Spa
  • High speed internet access
    High speed internet access
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The nearby Fossil Rim Wildlife Safari brings families and nature lovers from around the country to our Glen Rose hotel. Guests at our hotel in Glen Rose are here for a special event at the Expo Center, and many trade show attendees call us their home away from home year after year. Of course, Dinosaur State Park is the big draw for kids of all ages. It is a real treat to visit the Jurassic-sized park, and children are in for the trip of a lifetime. For guests who love giant-sized vacations, there is no place like Glen Rose. We are located right next to the Expo Center, making commutes walkable for attendees of events. At our Glen Rose hotel near Promise, shopping & dining, we offer adjoining rooms and two bedroom master suites, perfect for extended stays or groups looking to keep in touch while still enjoying their privacy. Our pet-friendly hotel is more like a condo community, and the welcoming staff members are committed to making you feel right at home. From Dinosaur State Park to Dinosaur World, there is no end to the adventure to be had near our hotel in Glen Rose, TX. The Squaw Valley Golf Course is also an option for guests looking for something a little more relaxing. Relax on the links, work on the swing and soak up the Texas sun for a rejuvenating trip like no other. Our Western-themed hotel is focused on families with young children, with a kiddie pool for your convenience. Activities for kids, the Dinosaur Picture Gallery in our Glen Rose hotel and a grill by the pool for barbeques makes us the ultimate destination for a family vacation. Start each morning with a free hot breakfast of waffles, pastries, fruits, cereal, yogurt and 100% Arabica coffee. Business travelers with Glen Rose Medical Center, Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant and other local companies also favor our Glen Rose hotel. Reserve your suite or room at the BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Valley Inn & Suites. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Valley Inn & Suites,Glen Rose
  • 5
    « Awesome Stay »

    Awesome stay! Excellent service and very gracious staff. Texas themed decor is very cozy. Breakfast was really. Kids loved the koi pond by the pool, they got to feed the fish - thanks to very friendly staff. We will return for sure.

    5
    « EXCELLENT PORPERTY! »

    Very nice hotel. We had a suite which worked out great with the kids. Staff was super friendly. Breakfast was good. Pool and spa area were very nice. We had a great time in Glen Rose and are making plans to go back next summer

    2
    « Extreme Disappointment »

    We were given a handicapped room, even though we did not need one and were not asked if that was an option for us when we made reservations. The room looked and smelled as if it had not been used in a while, but since they were at full capacity that night, they obviously were using all their rooms. It looked like the bathroom had been partially cleaned, but the sink was dirty and cleaning fluids were left on the countertop. It had absolutely the worst bed I have ever slept in--or in this case DIDN'T sleep in. Will not be back. A total waste of money.

    5
    « Enjoyed our stay »

    Nice hotel. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Very convenient to The Promise. Breakfast was plentiful - eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and waffles. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again

    5
    « Pleasure »

    A fun filled weekend for all. . Our small group from church wanted to see The play " The Promise". We searched for a place to stay and found the Best Western to be the one to fit all of our needs. We were pleased with location, staff, rooms and service we received. Thanks to the staff for a good stay.

    5
    « Great staff »

    The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. We had a wedding and needed the room an hour before check in and they had it ready for us. The front desk staff were very nice and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

    4
    « Quiet and clean. »

    We only stayed one night since we were there to see "The Promise". Spacious room near the amphitheater. Their rate was much lower than the near-by Comfort Suites. The towels were not as plush as most hotels, but for one night, you can't beat it. Breakfast was adequate but they didn't replenish items (gravy) very quickly. Lots of free parking near the front door. Nicely appointed fitness center.

    3
    « Mixed bag »

    When we checked in, the room we had reserved was not available and nothing more than a sorry was given. The lobby, fitness center, porches and pools were great!! The rooms were a big disappointment. They are much in need or redecorating and carpets were stained. One bath was in very bad shape due to lack of ventilation fan. We left very early for an early flight and I found a small roach in my water glass and another fell off my sweater which was draped across my purse. We were visiting family in this town otherwise I would have checked out.

    5
    « Very Neat Place to Stay »

    This Hotel is a Very Neat place to stay. Very Kid friendly. Very nice and Clean. Lots to see, Lots to do in The Hotel. Lots of room in the room's. Very comfortable space. Very comfortable beds, great breakfast, great Air conditioner.

    5
    « Great Place »

    Love the rustic look, beds really comfy. Staff very helpful. They need more pillows some are a little flat, but overall is a great place to stay. The kids loved it which is great. Very relaxing place good breakfast.

  • 2
    « Needs cleaning »

    The hotel had a clean entrance and exterior, but the room was dirty and dingy. The bathroom needed a new paint job. The hotel would have been fine if we didn't have to stay in one of the rooms. Planned to stay two nights, but moved to another hotel after the first night and ended up staying a third night b/c we had such a nice time at the second hotel.

    5
    « Great hotel in a fun town »

    This hotel was great. It started with the doors that electronically swung open to greet us. Everything about the hotel was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the room was great and comfortable, and we enjoyed every minute we spent there.

    3
    « Nice, relatively clean, good location for Dinosaur attractions »

    So the only thing about this hotel that I can see as a "ok" was the pool. It wasn't filthy or anything, but it looked like it hadn't been cleaned for a few days... (omg... that's so bad right? I know, I know... its not) Otherwise, the room was clean, average decor, didn't make it to breakfast... but there a number of fast food places in Glen Rose and a IHOP about 15 minutes up the road. The staff was nice and fast and we had no issues at check in or check out. All in all if we come back in this area (all 6 members of my family) we'll likely be staying here again.

    5
    « Wonderful!! »

    We had to find a hotel quick we called friendly service ! The younger man helped us made us popcorn and explained everything ! We had the family room it was really clean and nice ! My kids loved the pool they have a hot tub and kiddie pool and bigger pool something for everyone ! The pool was so clear and clean ! They have a little Koi pound with fish my kids thought it was cool ! The inside of the hotel is decorated nice and we had a good breakfast in the morning! You are right down the road to dinosaur Valley! We swam till 10 pm the only thing I would say is they need to turn on the pool lights at night but all in all great stay the staff made sure we had plenty of towels outside for the pool and anytime I called they would jump on it and help very friendly!!!

    4
    « Great Location, Excellent Pool, Good for Family Stay »

    This hotel is in a great location, and the decor and landscaping is well taken care of. The rooms were big. We stayed in one room suite, which gave us plenty of room for our two boys and a king size bed for us. The furninture in the room was a little worn out. Breakfast in the morning was okay, not the healthiest but great for kids. The best part was the AMAZING pool area. There was something for everyone, a hot tub, a pool that was only 1.5 feet deep for the kiddos and a good size bigger pool that went to 5 feet. There were only a few people staying at the hotel when we were there, so we literally had the pool to ourselves each time we went!

    5
    « Great Hotel!!! »

    Rustic look and homey feel. The pool area has a hot tub a large pool that's 2 1/2 to 5 feet deep and a kiddie pool that 1 1/2 foot deep. My boys had a lot of fun in the pools. The breakfast was AMAZING as hotel breakfasts go. One of the best I've ever had staying any where. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. They have some really cool murals painted on the second floor and offer free popcorn too. The staff is equally great. Everyone I met was really friendly and helpful. When we stay in Glen Rose again we will not even consider another hotel. This is our only option.

    4
    « Vacation with My Daughter »

    This was my two year old first trip. She was very excited and loved the kid size pool. The staff was patient with my daughter and was very accommodating to us with suggestions for dinner. We will stay there again in the future

    5
    « Family Vacation »

    Absolutely AMAZING! The hotel was very easy to find, really close to different attractions. The staff were beyond amazing so friendly and kind and the room was PERFECT! a great place to relax after a hot day at dinosaur world! My family loved it!&& the hot tub and swimming area was wonderful, my son really enjoyed it!

    5
    « Family Reunion 2016 »

    We chose to stay in Glen Rose because of the town square atmosphere over Cleburne. The hotel suited us just fine. My wife is cautious about bugs and germs and felt at ease here. The lobby was gorgeous, plenty of space in our room, bed was comfortable, and staff was super nice. The hotel was at 100% capacity when we arrived but parking was not an issue. My youngest son enjoyed both pools while wife and I enjoyed sitting under the pergola, very nice.

    4
    « Great Value »

    This is a nice, clean hotel very conveniently located to the area attractions such as Fossil Rim and Dinosaur Valley. With the name of the hotel we thought there might be more of a dinosaur theme to the hotel but that was not a huge issue. For the value it will definitely be our choice when we return to the area.

  • 5
    « Trips to Glen Rose »

    I love this hotel and its staff and accomodations. I used to always stay at Best Westerns. Now, I mostly stay at Comfort Inn or LaQuinta because of my 2 little dogs. BUT, when I come to GR I stay at Best Western because I can have my dogs there and I love it so much. If it is full, I stay at Quality Inn because of the dogs and also because they have an indoor pool. I am a pool person. Thank you!

    2
    « Nice People but Horrible Stay »

    We took the kiddos to Glen Rose, Texas to see Dinosaur Valley State Park and Dinosaur World. Our stay was not a very good experience at all. We stayed for 3 nights but this will be the last time we ever stay at this hotel. 1. The phone in the room didn't work. 2. Room service left dirty towels in bathroom and left only 1 clean towel and not hand towels at all. They said they were behind on the laundry.. 3. Woke up on day 2 with no hot water. Called down (using my cell phone), to which they said they would fix it. Went out all day and enjoyed the sights only to come back 6 hours later to still have no hot water! They said it was because they are doing laundry and using the hot water to wash whites....Unreal! 4. When we got back the same evening (day 2) our room keys did not work. Had to go down to get them reactivated. 5. Second night there was music blasting in a neighboring building until 2am. Needless to say we got no sleep. The staff was very nice but that was not enough to overcome the other deficits.

    2
    « lack of furniture »

    very bare room not responsive to request will not recommend this property or stay there again not the best value in this area, breakfast was only fair I do not have 200 characters to say this is poor to have to say this much just to get the survey taken they took the chair out of the room and tried to chargr for it to get it back

    5
    « Friendly and Comfortable »

    Everything about the hotel is inviting, beginning with the over-sized rockers on covered porches by the entry. Friendly staff. A popcorn machine in the lobby. Beautiful lobby decor. Comfortable room. Would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Great Place in a Small Town »

    This is a very good place for families in Glen Rose. They have brought in a lot of Texas and local flavors inside the hotel. The staff is very friendly. Very nice pool area especially the rocking chairs on the porch.

    2
    « Choose Another »

    No fitted sheets which is disgusting. Touching mattress all through the night. Broken sofa bed that was dangerous if anyone sat on the corner of bed plus sharp wire poking out. Had to place mattress on the floor to sleep. Broken toilet seat causing seat to slide and pinched my leg leaving a mark. Staff was very friendly and breakfast was good except no water available to drink. It is a good location for Fossil Rim but I won't ever stay here again and I usually love Best Western.

    5
    « Awesome Stay »

    Very caring staff. Its not often in a hotel that you get asked by housekeeping about how we liked the cleanliness of our room. They take pride in their work for sure. Breakfast was very extensive with hot eggs, sausage, hot waffles and ton of toppings. The manager stopped by and greeted us in the breakfast. This is our go to hotel in the area for all future stays.

    5
    « Experience of my Stay in Motel »

    This is one of the best motel of a kind i ever stayed, it is not only a motel but kind of one of the visiting place while you are visiting Glen Rose. It's interior is excellent & well maintained . Guest service is very nice & carrying. Very helpful staff.

    5
    « Very nice hotel »

    Very friendly staff and awesome breakfast. Beautifully appointed western themed hotel with high level of service. Family friendly hotel. The lady at front desk was extremely helpful in recommending restaurants, parks etc.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    The Best Western Dinosaur Valley Inn and Suites is a good place to stay, especially if you're on a budget. The rooms were nice and clean, with microwaves and small fridges. Our only complaint about the fridges in our rooms is they weren't really cold. The beds were good, but not really firm. We had two mini suites due to our family size - one with two queen beds and a living area with a pullout couch, the other room with a king bed, a living area with pullout couch, and an extra room attached with a queen bed and a second bathroom. The rooms were right across the hall from each other, which was great. The pool area was fabulous- a main pool, a kiddie pool and a hot tub in a nice big area. Breakfast was pretty good, my daughter loved the Texas shaped waffles. On the second floor is a great area with lots of history about the area with great dinosaur information that was really cool.

  • 5
    « well worth the money »

    The staff were helpful, the breakfast was plentiful.The room and bath comfortable and clean. Our only complaint was the pool - too dirty to use. Not even the hot tub. Convenient to all recreations and eateries.

    5
    « Great Place to stay »

    Had a awesome time Jim. the night clerk was a pleasure. Breakfast was busy but staff really kept up with the crowd. I believe they were sold out. When we checked out Ms Sandy was warm and friendly even though she was ever so busy.

    4
    « Dinosaur Valley BW »

    Kids loved it, Everything worked, Staff Eager to help, Will stay again no doubt about it! Room was clean and comfortable and i was overall very happy. Price was a little more than i had expected to pay, but then again it was a better hotel than i intended on staying in.

    5
    « Friendly »

    We have stayed a lot in Texas, and appreciate their openness and friendliness. The staff at Dinosaur Valley Inn & Suites were very accommodating without being obsequious. I would stay here if I came to this area again.

    4
    « Friendly Staff »

    The staff was very friendly and helpful. The decor is very "western" themed and quite interesting. The breakfast selections were adequate. The overall experience was very good and the hotel was clean.

    2
    « Not impressed »

    Bathroom was not fully cleaned prior to check in as the tub had hair and soap scum. The poor insulation between rooms and noisy guests caused me to awake early in the morning thinking there was a strange man IN my room - however he was using his phone in the room next door. The front desk staff was not very helpful with recommendations for dining close to the hotel.

    3
    « Nice Hotel but has some issues.. »

    Booked for three nights with the kids to go do the dino tracks etc.. Pros: Nice Hotel and easy to find, we had a suite and it was large and roomy. Hotel is kept very clean at all times, staff are very nice and accommodating. Cons: Breakfast room is so small, average 5 small tables which meant every morning at breakfast people had to sit in the foyer. Two out of 4 mornings we had to juggle our food back to our rooms which we did not like doing. They were supposed to have additional seating on the back patio but there was nothing out there. The breakfast is sub par. First morning they didnt have yogurts or fruit or anything hot other than this white gravy for biscuits. The other three days they did have scrambled egg but by 9pm it was all gone and was not replenished. The beds were very uncomfortable and the sheets were not very nice. My kid spilled chocolate on them on day one and it was still on the sheet by day 4 so they hadnt been changed. First day Housekeeping just made our beds and did not replenish towels or toiletries. The next three days the beds were barely made..like you know when you ask your kid to make the bed and its flung together quickly! The tv in the room is far too small, approx a 30 "..could hardly see it from the sitting area in the suite. All little things Im sure this Hotel could work on. Over all... we came to this hotel 6 years ago and the rooms were amazing..very richly decorated with a lovely western theme..its like the refurbished the rooms with the cheapest things they could find and it just didnt have the same appeal. With Holiday Inn, Quality suites, Comfort suites all around they will have to up their game to keep this hotel in business for sure. Will we be back...maybe..and thats a big maybe. For $140 a night we kinda expected a little better.

    5
    « Dinosaur Valley »

    My family and I will stay here again when we come to town. We had a suite where the kids were comfortable and safe and my husband and I were able to close our room door and get a great night sleep. A BIG plus was also not having to share a bathroom with the kids! We had our own.

    5
    « Enjoyable stay and comfy bed! »

    The hotel lobby is very welcoming, and the popcorn in the afternoon was a treat. The room was spacious, clean and very nice. It was very nice to sleep on a comfortable bed!!! We will stay here again in the future.

    4
    « Nice, clean modestly priced hotel »

    Checked in today with my three grandsons while we are here visiting Dinosaur World and Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose. It's a really nice spot -- looks relatively new, clean, friendly staff. Free breakfast and wifi. Now if they would provide sleeping pills for my rambunctious three year-old twin grandsons, I'd be all set!

  • 4
    « Very Consistent and Reliable »

    This property is my home-away-from home when I travel with my son to Glen Rose for youth sports tournaments. It is exactly what it needs to be every time we visit GR. Great value. Rooms are clean. Location is great. Staff is very helpful.

    5
    « Great Place! »

    Stayed one night before bass tournament at Squaw Creek. This was a great place! Room was very clean and smelled fresh. Staff was very helpful! Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again! We stayed on the first floor patio room and it was very nice!

    5
    « Very clean room, priced right! »

    Arrived with no reservation, got a king room with patio for &79.00 + tax. Room was very clean, bed comfy cozy, breakfast was a typical continental breakfast, staff very friendly & courteous. Usually stay at a Best Western, but this one was was definitely one of the nicer properties and very affordable!

    5
    « Great hotel and great price »

    Excellent location, great price, beautifully decorated hotel. Within 5 mins to any restaurant or attraction in town. Beautiful pool & hot tub area which was maintained even tho it was winter & pools aren't in use. Comfortable beds, quiet location. Large parking lot out front, well lighted, & I didn't worry about my vehicle being broken into.. Had a large workout room with some equipment. Plenty of towels around for workout & spa use. Staff was friendly & helpful.

    5
    « Glen Rose TX »

    very nice and clean place. the staff was very nice !!! will come back next year !!! great location and only a short drive from fort worth TX. very nice lobby and friendly staff made our stay pleasant !!

    5
    « Dinosaur Valley »

    Very nice, clean, reasonably priced and staff was very helpful with nearby attractions. Enjoyed our stay. When we returned home we found we left a couple items, they collected them and mailed to us right away.

    5
    « Impressed with service & location! »

    We stayed 2 nights for a dog show, & this hotel is wonderfully dog friendly! We had a 2bedroom/2bath suite. The beds were good, the square footage fabulous. I think the "master" half w king bed, kitchenette, living area & 1 bath is called the king suite. Note there is no dish soap or paper towel or silverware/dishes, so a quick grocery trip was required for those essentials. It's directly across the street from the expo center, pretty perfect. The staff was courteous, competent & very accommodating. We usually stay in high end boutique hotels yet were so very pleased! We would return. Thanks!

    4
    « Awesome find »

    Friendly/helpful staff, comfortable rooms, awesome common room. This is my second visit for a yearly dog show. Motel is pet friendly and clean. Staff goes out of their way to be helpful and courteous.

    5
    « Will be back »

    I had just worked 15 hours, was beyond tired. When I walked in a young lady named Jessie greeted me. Her joy was contagious. Even as tired as I was she made me laugh, smile & appreciate the life I've been blessed with. Thank you. I will definitely be back. Great customer service, clean rooms, & a good breakfast!

    1
    « No Help »

    Due to injury a day before an event, I could not make it. I contacted Best Western 800 number. They stated in no uncertain terms that they could not help, would not help, and I was out of luck. Credit card was charged the full amount of the room.

  • 4
    « Best Western in Glen Rose »

    The inn was conveniently located to our activities in the area . The staff was friendly and the room clean and the beds comfortable. Decor was a western theme and reflected activities of interest in the area. Breakfast was good-standard fare of eggs, pastries, cereal, etc. Overall, good value and I would stay at the Best Western Dinosaur Valley Inn & Suites again.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    Hotel is close to everything in Glen Rose especially "The Promise" production. Love the interior. Has a rustic interior. Staff is friendly and helpful. Nice pool. Has a barbecue area nearby and the kids pool is covered. Nice big rooms with comfortable beds.

    4
    « Best Western Donosaur Valley Inn »

    The room was extremely clean , staff was friendly and helpful . The only issue we had was ..there was no meat offered with breakfast , nor did we see any fruit on the buffet . Other than that it was a very nice stay !! I would definitely recommend this hotel .

    5
    « Beautiful town »

    There are interesting things to see and do. Local gym and restaurants to walk to. River walk is very relaxing. They have a wonderful animal park near the hotel and the surrounding make you feel that you are in a forest.

    4
    « request a refund »

    we booked this hotel on line but had a terreble accident the night before our scheduled arrival so we had to cancel our trip and we could not get a refund for the day/night stay. we would have liked to rebook for a week later when the healing from the accident was done but now we can't afford to take the trip.

 

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·From: Fort Worth. Take Interstate 35 West to 820 South. Go to 377 to Grandbury. Take 144 South to Glen Rose, approximately 15 miles to 67 South. Turn right onto 67. The BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Valley Inn and Suites is located on your right as you enter Glen Rose. ·From: Dallas. Take Interstate 35 to 67 South through Cleburne to Glen Rose. The BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Valley Inn and Suites will be on your right as you enter Glen Rose.
 

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