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Reviewed 13 January 2015

Based strictly on the personal touch, this motel is a 10. Andy and Elizabeth bent over backwards for all of us folks stranded due to the ice storm that went through this part of Texas over the new year 2015. Owners did not take advantage of the situation - room rates were reasonable. They have pet friendly rooms and room...

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Big Spring, Texas
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I found myself stranded in an ice storm and made the decision to get off the road. I stayed from Tuesday through Saturday morning. The owners were very gracious. It soon became apparent that there were a number of us who made the decision to stop. I enjoyed the camaraderie among travelers and was treated to an impromptu classical guitar...

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Midland, Texas
Reviewed 2 January 2015

My family and I were traveling over the New Year's Holiday when I-20 became unsafe to travel. We landed in Merkel, Texas at the Scottish Inn. The owner and his wife made accommodations for all of the stranded travelers. There were people from all over: California, Canada, Midland, El Paso, and Arizona. Each guest was treated with the utmost hospitality...

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Reviewed 7 November 2014

We booked several rooms for weeks at a time and never had a problem. The rooms are very clean, the price is right and the owners couldn't be nicer people. I'd reccommend to anyone going through Merkel.

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el paso
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I travel to El Paso from Dallas and have to make a stop in Odessa. I have found the Scottish inn to be an affordable clean place to stop. It is a short drive (2hrs) from Odessa and I am back in El Paso well rested. In the past I had to plan around having to stay in Midland /...

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Hammond, Louisiana
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I've stayed in and worked in a lot of hotels and never have I experienced one as bad as this one! Upon arriving at the hotel the only thing they had going for them was the friendliness of the staff. Then the owners returned couple days later and were very rude! When we asked for bed sheets at 4pm because...

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3Thank jess70444
Buna, Texas
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We had two rooms here for one night last month during a motorcycle trip. It fit the bill for what we were looking for, as we always like to stay in smaller towns when we can, and we like a place where we can have our bikes parked right outside our rooms. This is an old motel and it shows,...

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2Thank texgringo
Itasca, Texas
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We are on the last "leg" of two week road trip and under budget! Searching for nice, clean, comfortable stay for the last night. Hotels in all surrounding cities were very expensive, so decided on the Scottish Inn in Merkel, TX after reading Trip Advisor reviews. (Husband still asleep at 9:00 AM, so you know the beds are comfy.) Front...

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3Thank ConWmSon
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 24 March 2014

About 10 minutes outside Abilene I found this charming motel. It is clean and affordable. Not many restaurants in Merkel, TX so it was comforting to find the motel restaurant to be the best in the area as well. The rooms are clean and spacious with microwave and mini refrigerators with freezer. The Scottish Inn made my long road trip...

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2Thank m h
Magnolia, Texas
Reviewed 6 March 2014

I am always very impressed with the friendliness and curtesy. Helped with my bags up the stairs with each stay. That to me is going above and beyond. Clean and very comfortable rooms. I will be back for sure to stay here again! Highly recommend this Scottish Inn. Also last stay here I had some UPS boxes delivered and they...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Scottish Inn Merkel

Address: 9800 I-20, Merkel, TX 79536
Region: United States > Texas > Merkel
Price Range: $118 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
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“The room I stayed was very quiet because it was on the first floor and was in small hallway. I heard nothing at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Patsysgarden, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The walls are very thin so the second floor is better if you don't want noise of people waking up. Try the breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles hashg2015, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We had three full size beds for three adults on the upper floor. Excellent space and layout.”
 of 5 bubbles 333denaf, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Bottom floor with parking at door was helpful for us.”
 of 5 bubbles ConWmSon, 27 Mar 2014 | Read review
“It was all quiete and very accomadating I wasnt there in the heat of the day so Im not sure about the sunny side or shady side. Andy came in & checked the room to turn the air conditioner on for me! Very sweet couple! Pictures are on the internet already”
 of 5 bubbles BeverlyRains-Negrete, 16 Aug 2012 | Read review
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