The Woodway - Waco Area
At the midway point on the I-35 corridor between Dallas and Austin, we make the ideal stopover location. Woodway acquired its name due to its plentiful oak and cedars, where bright red cardinals can be spotted. Waco is our larger cousin, with plenty to see and do. Before heading into town, treat yourself to our healthy and hearty free Bright Side Breakfast® served by friendly staff. Or work out in the fitness center and follow it up with a relaxing swim in our indoor swimming pool afterwards. We’re proud to have earned a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence by meeting and exceeding expectations of guests like you. If you’re traveling with a pet, you are both most welcome. We look forward to your visit!
Home to Texas’ oldest college, Baylor University, nearby McLennan Community College, and Texas State Technical College, we’re a vibrant city with a good number of fun museums and attractions, historic homes, sports events and performing arts. Located in the geographical heart of Texas on the lovely Brazos River, we’re also popular for regional conventions. As a recreational spot, 60 miles of shoreline create opportunities for everything from baseball and hot air balloon tours to kayaking and water sports of all sorts, including just getting wet on a hot day at a waterpark. We’re located 20 miles from Crawford, best known as the home of former president George W. Bush, dubbed the “Western White House” at the time.
Hotel Services and Amenities
In addition to a free newspaper, we offer free local phone calls and high-speed Internet access via Wi-Fi. Just set your laptop on the guest room’s spacious work desk and plug in. Each guest room is equipped with a new 32” Samsung flat-panel TV with 30 channels of HD programming. An easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics. We make it easy to travel light, as we offer a guest laundry facility, plus a coffeemaker, refrigerator, microwave, iron with ironing board, hairdryer, and alarm clock in each guest room. In the morning, enjoy a hot, free Bright Side Breakfast, complete with waffles, eggs, sausage or bacon, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, pastries and unlimited coffee and juice. A fitness center and an indoor pool are also on-site. We’re pet friendly and non-smoking.
It was in 1885 that Dr. Pepper was invented right here, and fans of the beverage can visit the Dr. Pepper Museum to learn the story and sample the soft drink. More history comes your way at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, or travel way back in time with a visit to the mammoth site, where a suspended walkway offers great views of the pit where the bones of 10 Pleistocene mammoths were discovered in 1978. Cameron Park Zoo is an award-winning natural habitat environment, and Homestead Heritage is a 510-acre traditional crafts village with live demonstrations. Mayborn Museum features hands-on exploration, and the striking Waco Suspension Bridge and River Walk is flanked by parks on both river banks.