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Best Western Hotel Refugio Inn, Refugio

1007 Victoria Road, 78377-4595, Refugio, United States - See on a map
Best Western Refugio Inn - Welcome to the Best Western Refugio Inn! The Best Western Refugio Inn is ideally located in the center of Refugio. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

Welcome to Best Western Refugio Inn! You'll enjoy the interior access of our Best Western Refugio hotel, where southern hospitality shines and you feel comfortable the moment you arrive. We're close to dining, so sampling that famous Texas barbeque is easy. The Refugio High School is a short drive away, and we often welcome visiting sports teams and those in town for special events, like graduation, at our property. However, if you're here for medical appointments at Refugio County Memorial Hospital, we're also conveniently located nearby so your commute is fast. Extended cable with HBO® and ample truck parking are just a couple of the amenities we offer at our hotel in Refugio, TX. A friendly staff, luxury bedding and spacious rooms that are always cooled to your liking await you. Whether you're here for rodeos, fishing or golfing, it's all close to our property. We welcome outdoor lovers year-round, and are happy to provide tips on the best places to work on your swing or catch the big one. Bird watching is another popular activity that brings guests to our Best Western Refugio hotel. With easy access to Highway 77 you can quickly get to the best bird watching spots, or get back on the road if you're just passing through town. We understand that traveling can be stressful, and we go above and beyond to make you feel rested and relaxed with us. Sometimes business calls, and we're happy to accommodate those on a business trip. If you're with the Department of Transportation, high school or medical center, you'll be in good company at our Refugio hotel. We're known for clean, comfortable rooms and the friendliest service in town. Depend on us, and you're guaranteed a stress-free trip. Reserve a large room at Best Western Refugio Inn right now for an unbeatable rate!

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Hotel advantages

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
    Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
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"overnight stay"

108jefferyp, Corpus Christi, Texas 15/02/2021

great place to stay at .service was great and so was the breakfast. room was nice and was good they had breakfast that helps alot when you are traving. if u arein refugio and need a place to stay check no other than best western they will get u in.


Viola T, Annandale, United States 22/12/2020

The BW Refugio is a great place to stay either alone or with family. It is located nearby everything you need shops, food, gas stations etc. The staff members are always friendly and the the rooms are kept clean. Their breakfast food selection is good especially for kids.

"Nice hotel"

05superduty, Missouri City, Texas 08/08/2020

Clean hotel, even though going they COVID, pool was closed too bad needed to cool off. Rooms were nice and cold ac. Breakfast was ok no fresh eggs or bacon just jimmy dean breakfast sandwiches and honey buns.

"Family Trip"

User 16/03/2020

great hotel for small town clean, friendly staff, great breakfast with eggs biscuit gravy etc coffee is good with options. few good restaurant near by house keepers was really helpful with anything we needed


User 08/02/2020

So walking in 2 children appear to be running the place! We get an adult after a child runs after what I presume is their parent. The place smells of I am not sure what but it seems to bring up memories of my grandmothers home and not in a good way! My daughter said it smelled like a pool. Neither are the smell I want in a room. This is a tiny town in Texas and the television does not work. We try to get service at the front desk but of course no adult to be found. Staying in my car would be more comfortable and at least in my car I would understand that NOONE would take care of any issues with my room. I am think next visit I will stay in a larger city.

Hemal B, Manager at Best Western Refugio Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 361-526-4600. Sincerely,


Viola T, Annandale, United States 14/11/2019

We enjoy staying at the Refugio BW. Friendly, caring and respectful staff always take time to knowledge their customers. The breakfast is plenty to go round and the internet service is fast. Thanks for making our stay great!


User 09/10/2019

I have stayed at the BW Refugio for years and I have never experienced a bad stay. I am always greeted with a smile when I check in/check out! The entire staff always go beyond their duties to ensure top notch customer service. I would not stay anywhere else while visiting Refugio!

"Bad smell"

User 06/10/2019

The hotel had an overwhelming mothball and mold smell the entire stay. We both had headaches from it. The front desk clerk was not rude but not friendly either. Time for breakfast was too short. Room with double beds only had one nightstand that was very far away from both beds so basically useless.

"rude front desk staff"

User 10/09/2019

my review will never do again. i had others to stay but they cancel there room do to price for 1 night in Refugio. so they went somewhere else. will never do this again. for my next event. will drive to Victoria or Corpus


User 24/07/2019

Unfriendly in general! We were put in a handicapped room and when I asked to be moved (they had plenty of rooms available) they were not very accommodating. Wouldn't want to stay here in the future.The breakfast/coffee - terrible! I can deal with room issues, however when the staff is this unfriendly and not willing to accommodate you, I have a problem with that. I asked for an iron and was told I needed to come down and get it!

"Absolutely SPLENDID"

User 03/07/2019

After reading the NEGATIVE reviews, I was very skeptical of staying at this location So I decided to book a room myself just to see what their complaints were really true & I must say, my experience with the beyond pleasant... my room was spotless, beds were absolutely amazing, water pressure in shower was on point, a variety of breakfast, from pb&j,over easy eggies, bacon, sausage patties && sausage links, country biscuits && gravy, Canadian bacon,toast,pastries, cereal,oatmeal, fresh fruit, warm fluffy waffles to REAL OJ & AJ!!! Very Welcoming greeting in my coming and going through out my stay.... The pool was very clean, even had separated pool towels ♥️ Idk what the rants are about, but this place I give 10 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Let down"

218stevenk, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 11/06/2019

After a long day of work we decided on the Best Western. Looking for a nice hotel. After checking in we noticed tge room was musty and smelled of mildew. Not to mention the cob webs in the corner and filth on the bathroom walls. Don't judge this book by its cover

"Room was clean everyday when we come back from work."

User 20/05/2019

Rooms are big, clean, good A/C working . nice Breakfast in the morning. I have be staying at this hotel for last 2 month and employees are very helpful. clean pool . very clean and quite hotel my co-worker like it here very much. Internet work good.


User 15/05/2019

Nice place, other than the cockroaches. The hotel seemed clean. The overwhelming smell of curry was a little nauseating in the hot humid climate. Other than that it was fine. The location was great with easy in and out access.

"Refuge in Refugio, Texas"

Howard A, New Braunfels,TX, United States 11/05/2019

OOn a busy, busy, Highway 77 in the South Texas Brush country is a BW Plus that has only one drawback, No Elevator! but it is only a two story property. For me and all the stuff I carry around with me, tht dont work, but for normal folks with a clothing bag and hanging clothiong, no problem. Rooms are very nice up to date, with all the expected amenities, Fridge (no freezer), micro, coffee maker, nice large TV, cmfortable bed but I chose the slightly or medium hard one, worked out ok, I did not check to see if theother one in room was softer. Nice pool area in the front past the parking area and fairly country like surroundings on the North side of town. Folks are friendly and went out of their way to help me get a room downstairs as initially I was put on floor # 2. I do not like lugging my ice chest (traveling kitchen) up the stairs with everything else I do not leave in my vehicle - saves my windows from getting broken! You never know who is checking out vehicles in a parking lot while you are asleep in a strange town that you do not know anything about. So, I bring anything of value in with me at all times. There are those that will break your windows for a Yeti cooler or a computer or a camera etc., etc., etc. Just don't tempt them, I have had co-workers learn that the hard way! That was your safety lesson for today and nothing of the saort happened in Refugio, it was a pleasant stay quiet and comfortable. Stop in, probably the best place in town and make your reservation as it is full when you get up in the morning.

"Business travel"

TXCHICK84, Victoria, Texas 07/03/2019

Our business travels extensive and this hotel exceeded our expectations on every level. Friendly, fast service with a clean breakfast area. Comfort is a plus as well. Will be staying here for a few months and look forward to keep coming back.

"Best Western OK Stay"

User 10/10/2018

The front desk was nice service. The room was great and breakfast was good. The person taking care of the food area didn't speak English well But I was able to somewhat understand him. There were several food items they were suppose to have and didn't. When I asked him, he said they won't be offering that food that morning...

"Worst experience!"

Alfonso P, Texas 26/09/2018

Awful experience at this Best Western! DO NOT STAY HERE! Worst experience I ever had in any hotel! Front desk man had terrible attitude. We were moving from another state and we had bunch of stuff, just to find out there is no elevator. Beds were okay, but not that comfortable. Breakfast was AWFUL, everything was cold, no orange/apple juice, no food was left at all, when asked the front desk man for at least “hot” coffee, he seemed angry and frustrated!! Not worth for above $100 per night. We will never stay here again! STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!

Kj B, Manager at Best Western Refugio Inn, responded to this review
On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 361-526-4600.

"Horrible People"

J2966HRdannym, Jourdanton, Texas 10/09/2018

If I could give this place zero stars I would. The manager which I believe is the owner is a very rude person. I will never stay here. I can't believe Best Western continues to let this manager/owner operate their franchise.

Kj B, Manager at Best Western Refugio Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 361-526-4600.

"Great Friendly Folks"

Louie M, Laredo 31/03/2018

Always a pleasure staying here, like staying with old friends.. Clean rooms, lobby and always helpful, we stay here every year we come back. We will come back here next year on business like the last three years.


ineedavacation28, Hays, Kansas 05/01/2018

I wish that I could leave a review of a zero. My sty was the worst thing that could ever happen. First of all I used points it was supposed to be 10,000 because of the promo. So I was going to stay 2 nights. Then I needed a second room. I told the guy he said yes I have one. I went to go get my purse while my friend was at the desk. And by the time I got back he told me that the room he thought he had wasn't there. I told hime that I was going to be sleeping on the floor, and I was not sstaying the second night. He told me that he would change it. I went to the desk in the morning to tell them I was out and that the took 20,000 pts. The manager told me that they would not return the points because my reservation said I was there for 2 nights. I told him again that I was not staying 2 nights and sleeping on the floor. He said I don't have housekeeping to clean that room so you are staying 2 nights. Again I repeated that I am not staying here a second night. I left. Returned a couple hours later because i forgot something. The manager said it is now after checkout so he cannot check me out because i didnt bring him keys when we spoke earlier. I told him he hasn't heard the last of this and walked out the door. I called my Best Western rewards when I retuned from vacation. they informed me that the hotel took 20,000pts and charged my card for the stay. I am livid DO NOT STAY HERE. Go just down the road to Portland. They have a very nice Best Western there.

Kj B, Manager at Best Western Refugio Inn, responded to this review
Dear Guest, Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 361-526-4600.

"Was good for one night."

Kuehn A, Katy 13/12/2017

This place was ok but if I had to stay here more than one night then I would not recommend. The first thing I saw when I had to walk up to the second floor was small bits of paper trash on the floor, and the trashcan overflowing. The room was nice inside but as far as sleep quality the walls must be paper thin. I could hear road noise all night while trying to sleep and the HVAC system cycled on every 5 minutes. I will say that the location was key to my trip which worked well for me.


304rachelv, Harlingen, Texas 11/12/2017

Excellent customer service by everyone at this hotel as always. Staff is always so welcoming and helpful. Remembers everyone by name and does whatever they can to help you during your stay. Highly recommended.

"Excellent Service!"

Yvette25_71, Houston, Texas 01/11/2017

The owners of the hotel are excellent people, thanks to them we always have a room to stay in a very small town with not that many options of hotels. The rooms are nice and clean! Breakfast is the same as others hotels.

"Good for a quick family visit"

User 23/08/2017

BW is by far the place to stay when visiting Refugio. The staff is super friendly and customer service is their priority. Breakfast is good for a quick grab and go. I understand permitting issues & cost could be an issue for there not being elevator, but heck it's only 2 floors!


Viola T, Annandale, United States 25/07/2017

I was in my hometown of Refugio to celebrate my 60th Birthday. I could have stayed with family but I preferred to stay at the BW Refugio. The manger, his wife and their whole staff are always courteous and professional. Between family, friends and me. We had 7 rooms reserved. We enjoyed relaxing hours in the pool and the water was AWESOME!

"Not For Everybody"

User 04/07/2017

Clean hotel, however they don't mention they DO NOT have an elevator until they give you your key to check in, so plan on hauling your luggage up a flight of stairs, or stay on the first floor. We were in town to visit 2 grandchildren and brought them to swim, and found out not even 1 guest allowed, disappointed.

"Good choice outside of Corpus Christi!"

User 29/05/2017

Clean, comfortable and very nice. Staff was pleasant and rooms were promptly cleaned at 11 after check out. Free WiFi that worked at a good speed. Free breakfast of cereal, bagels and fruit. Would recommend as a cheap alternative to staying in the city.

"Excellent, clean hote.."

eliteryda, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 22/12/2016

This is a highly recommended hotel as it is always very clean and the staff is very friendly. We have stayed here over Thanksgiving and Christmas for the past two years and never have had any problem and very satisfied with this hotel and its great location to area amenities.

"Clean and quiet"

User 07/12/2016

When ever we are traveling to visit friends and family in McAllen we often make this our pitstop after traveling from Lake Charles, La it gets quite busy around 10 PM on when more travelers start coming in to rest. It is right off the main highway which has lots of traffic but once you get into your room you would never know this because it is very quiet and always clean the breakfast is just all right but it is enough to get you going so that you don't have to stop and buy any. The staff is nice and accommodating, I would recommend staying here.

"Surprise Birthday Party"

Viola T, Annandale, United States 05/12/2016

Our family was in Refugio for a surprised birthday party altogether we rented "8" rooms. No complaints from us! Top notch courteous staff, clean rooms and the beds are extremely comfortable. Hands-down the BEST hotel to stay in when you visit Refugio!

"Great staff"

304rachelv, Harlingen, Texas 22/11/2016

Excellent customer service!!!! Entire staff makes every stay very enjoyable. They are all very helpful and make you feel very welcomed. I stay about once a month at this hotel and I've enjoyed my experience every time.

"Stay away unless you can carry your luggage up the stairs, NO ELEVATOR!"

bj1114, Canyon Lake, Texas 16/11/2016

It's the best in town, BUT!! If you can't carry your luggage upstairs go stay in Beeville or Goliad. This place doesn't have an elevator!!!!!! Rooms are nice & clean. I asked for a 1st floor room without knowing there was no elevator. None available says the clerk, so I settle for the 2nd floor, room wasn't ready, no biggie, that is until we returned exhausted late that night. While I was loading the cart with lots of luggage & about 5 large buckets of fresh flowers with assorted equipment, the wife goes in with a load of hangup clothes, asking where the elevator was. A new clerk was on duty & she said no elevator, really. My wife handed the key back & said we can't carry all this up the stairs & back in the morning (we're old). The clerk immediately gives us a first floor room, we gave her a fresh long stem rose. We were in town for the funeral of my sister in law, my wife (her sister) was making the casket piece & 6 other easel arrangements. WHY wasn't I given a first floor room when I asked? Total occupancy that night was maybe 10 people, some who shared a room. Who builds a 2 story hotel without an elevator??????? If the room wasn't nice, this would be a 1 star review!


Viola T, Annandale, United States 17/10/2016

This past weekend was coming homing in Refugio therefore the BW was full because Refugio High School Execs were in town to attend the festivities. The BW is always my 1st choice when I visit my hometown. No matter how busy the staff are they always make you feel welcome and the rooms are very clean.

"Good place to stay"

Molly B, Austin, United States 03/10/2016

My experience was great at the Best Western. I travel a lot for work so I'm pretty sensitive to the cleanliness and comfort of hotels I stay at. The room I stayed at was clean, as was the bathroom. The staff were very helpful and nice. I would recommend staying here.

"Great Service"

Binu T, Lufkin, United States 06/09/2016

Great service average rooms quite and comfortable, I've been staying in Best Westerns for business purposes a lot and would not change my choice of pick. I would however not use these hotels for personal stays.

"Clean & Efficient"

Paul H, Dickinson, United States 29/08/2016

The hotel rooms, lobby & pool are clean and pleasant. Only downside is no elevator. Breakfast was your basic pastries, oatmeal, cereal, waffles & yogurt, juice & Coffee. Room was a good size and the bed was comfortable.


Viola T, Annandale, United States 06/06/2016

In my last review of the Refugio BW I wrote a bad review. Based on what I thought was a charge for a cancellation which in fact was not true. It was a mistake made by my bank. Unfortunately, by the time I discovered the error I had already submitted the reviews. I sincerely apologize to the manager and his team. I tried to correct the review however neither the BW or the Trip Advisor links would allow me to correct it. My stays at the Refugio BW have always been pleasant and I look forward to my next visit.

"Wonderful stay"

Gloria N, Greenfield, Ohio 31/05/2016

We were in the area for business and were very happy with our stay. The room was very clean and a lot attention to detail. Very quiet even though it was pretty busy. The employees were happy to help with any questions we had. Coffee was available 24 hours which was very nice.

"nice stay"

Michael A, Mount Pleasant, Texas 14/04/2016

Stayed here by accident - traffic was lined up. Pleasantly surprised - very clean and comfortable. I did think the price was a little high for a small town with no specific attractions. I would consider staying again on route to another destination.

"Horrible in almost every sense."

brucebaker61, Houston, Texas 24/03/2016

I booked my room online just hours before arrival, relying on the great reviews I read on Tripadvisor, I feel as if I were taken for a ride. Upon arrival I was "greeted" at the desk by a woman with a scowl on her face, covered in arm tattoos when she finally looked up at me she just snapped "what can I help you with?". It was after 4:00 in the afternoon, I was wheeling luggage and a brief case, what did she think I was there for, to sell her girl scout cookies? I told her I was there to check-in as I was digging my credit card out of my wallet she snaps (with an attitude) "I need your drivers license and form of payment". I honestly felt as if I had greatly inconvenienced her in some way. Then, after clicking away at the computer she snaps again; "Your on the second floor and the elevator is broken". At this point I just about lost it. I just said; "Is it too late for me to cancel?" To which she replies with even more attitude: "Is there a reason you can't climb stairs?" I had to look away and take a deep breath before replying "Yes, I don't want to". Then she says; "You booked online so I'll have to charge you the full amount anyway". Before I could really let her have it she comes back with. "I have a room on the first floor but it's handicapped". I took another deep breath and said; "That's fine, I'll take that". Again with attitude as if she'd been saving that room for her own mother or something she checks me in. This is where we get into the nitty gritty. The bathroom has literally got cob webs behind the toilet. There is a light outside my window illuminating the façade of the building and even with the black out shades drawn it was like a lunar eclipse with the corona of the sun coming all around those drawn shades. My favorite part? The door at the end of my hallway was not locked. Despite having the obligatory sign saying "guest must use room key" the door was completely unlocked. I have a new job that will be taking me to this county 2-3 times per month but I will gladly drive 30-40 minutes out of my way NOT to stay at this dump!

"Get place to next while birding"

Lizzietig, Wheaton, IL 22/03/2016

I am a bird watcher and I want a place that is easy to find, has great beds and is quiet. This place fits all those criteria. It sits right on route 77, and even with a room facing that road, no noise!

"Highly reccommend"

Roberto A, McAllen, United States 11/02/2016

I have stayed in all kinds of hotels in 4 different continents, this stay was great from the moment I checked in to the moment i left, the staff is pleasant and helpful, the rooms, beds, pillows, restrooms are in excellent condition, I would stay here every time I am in town

"Great night's stay"

Masvacation, Houston, Texas 12/01/2016

This motel was very comfortable. The internet had a strong signal. The best I have ever gotten away from home. It is located close to town with easy access to the highway. The beds were firm but very comfortable. Stay on the first floor if possible. There is not an elevator.

"Nicest in Refugio"

David B, dallas, United States 12/01/2016

Had to go to Refugio for a funeral and was told that the Best Western was by far the best place to stay and they were right. We drove past several other options, that will remain nameless, and they were not near as nice looking. The Best Wester was nice, clean, comfortable and friendly. If I ever have to go back I will for surely stay here again. It is on the edge of town on the highway so if you do go there my only tip would be to ask for a room on the backside of the hotel to cut down a little highway noise. Other than that it was a great place and a great night sleep for a great price.

"Comfort and quietness"

Pierre G, quebec, Canada 07/01/2016

We were really happy to see this best western on the cold and rainy night of jan 1st. We had a good reception and a large, warm room to start this year the right way, away from home. Thanks a lot Hoping to see you again.

"This is a nice place to stay"

Willaim W, Houston, Texas 30/12/2015

Easy access; good parking; the staff are friendly and helpful; the rooms are clean, comfortable, and everything works...Refugio is a fine place to stop off on a trip, with a good restaurant called Gumbo, and a good HEB grocery store...


Roberto E, mcallen, United States 27/10/2015

courtesy and good services and cleanness rooms ,Rooms are comfortable and spacious room, truck parking, computer and printer station are available 24 hrs. fitness center available I try use it but got no time


YVONNE M, HOUSTON 06/10/2015

I almost clicked average but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. s. We had ants in our room. Guest services moved us to another room and gave us a 20% discount but I really wanted a free night. There is no elevator in the hotel so we went from the first floor to the second floor lugging around our coolers, luggage and everything else we brought with us for our family reunion. But to be fair, the room we got on the second floor was nice, neat and clean.

"Above avg for the location"

Samantha A, San Antonio 09/09/2015

Everything is clean and breakfast is okay. Not really a hot breakfast but still good. Has a reasonable size pool as well as a single computer business center. The gym is avg also and usually very peaceful & quiet. The rooms are a good size but rm 214 is huge!! Its a king room but well worth getting for the extra room and no extra cost

"My stay in Rufugio!"

Mark D, Katy, United States 03/09/2015

This was a wonderful place to stay, the rooms and service was excellent. and the town is so pleasant you can take a walk or ride and the locals make you feel like one of them.. i would go back for sure with family and friends or even solo.


Don B, Dallas, United States 18/07/2015

Good service but did not accept CLC need to improve on WIFI service it let me down on several occasions. I could not get on for a week at one point in my stay. The business center kept having problems with air conditioning it was very uncomfortable to work in at those times.

"Nicest hotel in the area"

Margaret C, Arlington, United States 03/07/2015

Not much to choose from in the area so this one is definitely the nicest. The breakfast is OK but there are lots of fast food restaurants in the area where you can get a hot breakfast if you don't like the free one served here. Beds are somewhat hard but the room was pretty clean and the staff is friendly.

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