The Vaquero Motel

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The Vaquero Motel

2.5 star property
Riverfront motel within walking distance of Bandera City Park

9.2/10 Superb

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
1103 Maple St, Bandera, TX, 78003
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self parking
  • Netflix
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out

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About this area

About this property

The Vaquero Motel

Enjoy your visit to Bandera with a stay at The Vaquero Motel. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Sunday - Thursday (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) and Friday - Saturday (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
  • Guests will receive lockbox information

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, up to 75.00 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Winery tours nearby


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 33-inch TV
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 50+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Microwave


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

The Vaquero Motel Motel
The Vaquero Motel Bandera
The Vaquero Motel Motel Bandera

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great location
Nice place to stay. We will go again.
Albert, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Will come back
Everything was great, but the air conditioning is not enough to cool the room in the afternoon and evening.
Albert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in a great little town!
The Vaquero was just what we were looking for. It's not fancy but it's clean, comfortable, and very cute too! And Tracy in the front office was wonderful! The price was also excellent. You have your own little cabin with a very spacious bathroom with all bath products and plenty of good-quality towels, a little kitchenette (mini-fridge, microwave, sink with dish detergent and paper towels, and Keurig with plenty of pods), and what I like best is that there was a queen bed and two twins. This room configuration is difficult to find but with different-sex teens it is much appreciated. You have a parking spot right in front of your cabin, lots of outside seating, and a fire pit. There was no burning when we were there but Tracy still gave us a cute little s'mores bag with graham crackers, marshmallows, and assorted chocolate mini candy bars. My son ate the sweets and we enjoyed feeding the graham crackers to the ducks along the river. The location can't be beat--it's right across the street from the park along the Medina River, and within a minute or two walking distance from shops and restaurants. Go to the General Store for an old-fashioned ice cream treat! I think this place is new, which may be why the price is currently so competitive. If we come back to Bandera again I would definitely stay at the Vaquero again.
Kim, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stay
Nice and clean cabins! It was great to be in a room that was free standing. Not connected to your neighbor by a thin wall where you’re afraid to breath too loud. 😁. The park and river right across the street is nice also. Will plan to go back. Maybe even during winter to make use of the fire pits and wood that sit on your front porch deck!! A really wonderful set up!!
Doris, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stay!
The Vaquero Motel was a perfect stay. Really close to everything in Bandera, walking distance from downtown bars. Tracey checked us in and was friendly and helpful with local recommendations. The fire pit and s’mores kit was a nice bonus! Rooms were comfy and clean. We will be back!
Melissa, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

We love these cozy cabins, right on the Medina River, which has a lovely picnic area and walking trails. The cabins are rustic with a lot of character.
Sue, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quintessential Texas Motel
Very quaint, rustic style motel. Just what we wanted for an overnight stay in the Cowboy Capital of Texas (Bandera). We walked a block to dinner… and walked a block to breakfast… both excellent country cooking! Very convenient to shops and dining and oh so quiet at night. We walked about 50 yards to the riverside park across the street and enjoyed a glass of wine while watching the ducks and geese meander while the river slipped slowly by and the sun set on our beautiful day. The manager Tracy couldn’t have been nicer or more welcoming! Ask her about her travel stories! This is a down home, old Texas, happy place!
Nancy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything with walking distance and quiet
Ronnie, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Agustin, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Debbie, 1-night trip
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