BEST WESTERN Garden Inn & Suites

175 W Expressway 83 (Exit Sam Houston Blvd), San Benito, TX 78586-2901
Phone: 956/361-2222   |   Fax: 956/276-9933   |   43 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN Garden Inn & Suites!

If a day on the links at Rancho Viejo Golf Course and Resort strikes your fancy but you prefer your accommodations both comfortable and affordable, that’s exactly what our San Benito hotel can offer.

We’re conveniently close to the Sunrise Mall and Valle Vista Mall for epic shopping trips, but also located near some of the best golf in the region like Treasure Hills Golf Course. Of course, you can always have your cake and eat it, too. Your BEST WESTERN Garden Inn & Suites is close to everything. The Rio Grande Valley and the White Wings Baseball Park are nearby. The Gladys Porter Zoo is just a short drive away, and the Mexican border is just 20 miles from our San Benito hotel.

You’ll be near everything when staying with us. Just 20 miles away is the University of Texas at Brownsville, and we regularly welcome campus visitors, students, faculty and staff to our San Benito hotel. Whether you’re here for graduation weekend or an entire term, we specialize in making your stay as comfortable as possible. Of course, you’re also 25 miles from Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, so you can enjoy “spring break” anytime.

Even medical patients and business travelers with the Dolly Vincent Memorial Hospital and Valley Baptist Medical Center find plenty of time to squeeze in some leisure activities. Hotels in San Benito, TX boast a location that can’t be beat, so you’re always a short drive from the best in the Wild West. The Marine Military Academy is also in the neighborhood, and we’re honored to host service men and women as well as their loved ones on a regular basis.

No matter what brings you to town, depend on genuine southern hospitality when staying with us. Our staff will point you towards the best in the area, whether you’re seeking out barbeque or nightlife. From family vacations to business adventures, we welcome all at our San Benito hotel.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee and hot items, deluxe
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Exercise facility
  • Multilingual staff
  • Guest laundry
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Business center
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Boat parking
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Exterior corridor
  • Free Parking

BEST WESTERN Garden Inn & Suites

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Conveniently located, the best western garden inn & suites in San Benito, Texas is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 26.126065  /  Latitude: -97.638055


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: All directions. Coming from San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Houston take 77/83 South and exit at Sam Houston. The BEST WESTERN Garden Inn & Suites is located to the right of the exit.

BEST WESTERN Garden Inn & Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Gladys Porter Zoo

The Gladys Porter Zoo is a wonderful botanical and zoological park encompassing 26 acres in Brownsville, south of San Benito. Established in 1971, the zoo has grown over the years to house nearly 1,600 animals from 400 animal species. There are also more than 250 neo-tropical and tropical species living in the zoo.

Preservation and conservation remain an important focus of the zoo, along with providing animal education to its visitors. Visit this accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for a fun day in the Asia, Africa, Indo-Australia, Tropical America and Small World exhibits. The Botanical Garden, Herpetarium and Aquatic Wing are also visitor favorites. While in the Texas/Mexico Border area, rest comfortably as a guest of Best Western hotels.

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Reserve

The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Reserve is comprised of freshwater wetlands, mudflats, grasslands, thorny brush and coastal prairies, along the Southern border of Texas and Mexico. Endangered ocelot, white-tailed deer, black-tailed jackrabbits, American alligator and a variety of bird species live and feed in the reserve. Many bird species migrate to the reserve, while other bird species find refuge in the grasslands.

Enjoy kayak tours, nature tours, guided nature walks, birding tours and fishing in the reserve. Local San Benito schools incorporate the reserve's environmental education programs into their curriculum. Learn more about the reserve, by stopping by the visitor center and viewing the exhibits and video presentations. Stay close to the reserve in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy exploring southern Texas.

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

As with any trip to Texas, you'll have a wide range of historic sites to explore. Make your way south near the border and visit Brownsville, home of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. A short drive south from nearby San Benito, the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park covers just about 3,357 acres of south Texas landscape. 

The Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves the site of a May 8th, 1846 battle between US and Mexican troops, the first in what devolved into a two-year struggle. As you explore Palo Alto, discover the many trails, ideal for walks and hikes, and the visitor center is ideal for gleaning a bit of knowledge – great for all ages. 

South Padre Island

Found on the Gulf of Mexico, South Padre Island is located is southeastern Texas near border cities like San Benito and Harlington. Known as a Spring Break destination, SPI is popular for visitors of the Texas Gulf Coast.

South Padre Island is ideal for beach activities like sunbathing and swimming, plus boating, kiteboarding, and dolphin watching. SPI is also home to the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, and fishing events like the Texas International Fishing Tournament, Ladies Kingfish Tournament, and the Redfish Rodeo.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1 mile(s) from Fun-N-Sun, Adult RV Park
  • 2 mile(s) from Dolly Vincent Memorial Hospital
  • 5 mile(s) from Valle Vista Mall
  • 5 mile(s) from Valley Greyhound Park
  • 5 mile(s) from Rio Grande valley White Wings Baseball Park
  • 5 mile(s) from Valley Baptist Medical Center
  • 5 mile(s) from Treasure Hills Golf Course
  • 10 mile(s) from Marine Military Academy
  • 10 mile(s) from Rancho Viejo, Golf Course and Resort
  • 14 mile(s) from Sunrise Mall, Shopping
  • 15 mile(s) from Nuevo Progresso, Mexican border town
  • 16 mile(s) from Gladys Porter Zoo
  • 20 mile(s) from University of Texas at Brownsville
  • 20 mile(s) from Matamoros, Mexican border town
  • 25 mile(s) from Schlitterbahn Beach , Water Park
  • 30 mile(s) from Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 2 mile(s) from Harlingen
  • 8 mile(s) from Los Fresnos
  • 12 mile(s) from Brownsvile
  • 25 mile(s) from South Padre Island

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Nearby Restaurants

  • Domino's and Pizza Hut deliver to hotel
  • Adjacent to McDonald's, Fast Food, American, 24 hours
  • Across the street from Jack in the Box, Fast Food, American, 24 hours
  • .1 mile(s) from Burger King, Fast Food, American, 24 hours
  • .1 mile(s) from Whataburger, Fast Food, American
  • .3 mile(s) from Poblan Bay Restaurant, Mexican
  • 1 mile(s) from Texas Longhorn Cattle Company, Steakhouse

BEST WESTERN Garden Inn & Suites

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest in or near San Benito. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

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