by Phil Corless
Abilene’s only all-suite hotel is perfect for a family of five or six. Their spacious two-room Double Suite contains two comfy full-size beds and a full sleeper sofa in the living room. Every suite comes with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, wet bar, and two flat-screen TVs. Most rooms overlook the hotel’s beautiful atrium, where you’ll find lush foliage, a fountain, and a breakfast area. Kids will love the game room off the atrium, complete with Ping-Pong table, pool tables, and shuffleboard. There’s also a good-sized indoor pool and hot tub. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, laundry service, and an onsite restaurant. The free hot breakfast is a big one, with Texas-sized portions of eggs, pancakes, fruit, pastries, and more.
MCM Elegante Suites is located directly across the street from the Abilene Mall in the heart of the city. Remington’s Restaurant is the hotel’s onsite restaurant, serving up Texas-style lunches and dinners, as well as a popular Sunday brunch. You’ll have plenty of other meal options in the immediate area, even within walking distance. Downtown Abilene, with its great variety of museums, shops, and restaurants, is only 10 minutes away by car. Be sure to visit Frontier Texas, the Grace Museum, and the 12th Armored Museum while you’re there, then drive across town to see the exotic animals at the Abilene Zoo. Your hotel puts you close to all of the major attractions in the area. For an all-around fun place to stay during your vacation to Abilene, the affordable rooms of MCM Elegante Suites are a great choice.
Our Editor Loves
- Oversized two-room suites
- Game room
- Indoor pool and hot tub
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
Our singing group had a retreat at the MGM Elegante Suites, and the location seemed to be perfect for our group. We stayed in room 119, and it seemed to be quiet enough. It was a large bedroom with two entrances to the bathroom. There was also a kitchenette and living room area. The room was nice for our meeting, yet a little too chilly at times, and the staff adjusted the temperature. The breakfast was quite good with several choices of food. We enjoyed swimming in the pool during adult swim time from 11-12 p.m. Although it is an older hotel, it still seems like a nice place to stay and to have meetings. I would recommend it.
We were in room 366. It’s close to the bar and at 9:45, when I was putting the baby down, the music started. Very annoying! Especially when paying $150! Second, we are above the atrium and once breakfast starts it’s loud with people talking, but the most annoying of it all is this room is next to housekeeping and the employees hangout around this area and are LOUD with the talking. There was no rest. Music stopped around 1am and the housekeeping started bright and early in the morning. Our room was decent. The bed needs to be replaced, you can see indentions where people slept before us. The bathroom is tiny but there is a second sink in the bedroom so you can use that to brush your teeth and get ready for the day while someone showers. These rooms need to be updated. Our bathroom had been renovated but nothing else. We didn’t make it for breakfast because the baby was still sleeping after being up past midnight. We are all exhausted and ready for some peace and quiet!
The pool staff were so friendly and my little one had a blast. We then took him for ice cream and he loved it. They have Starbucks but we didn’t order.
My best tip would be to avoid this room and surrounding due to housekeeping coming and going and loud conversations. If someone will be sleeping on the pullout sofa, know that rooms about the atrium area where breakfast is served and where the bar is located will be noisy. Bring a sound machine or a fan to help cover it up. Unfortunately, not even the sound machine could cover up housekeeping’s loud talking.
Also, our room did not have shampoo or conditioner so you will need to bring your own. We have to come back for a family reunion in a few weeks, I hope to get a better night’s rest than what we got last night.