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Hotel 1928

Featuring a Moorish-style arched entry and ballroom large enough for hundreds, the building’s architecture has remained largely unchanged since it opened in 1928. Its entry foyer still has decorative symbols of Freemasons and Shriners, including scimitars, double eagles, and the Masonic compass and square.

The Grand Karem Shrine Building is underwent extensive redevelopment and is featured in a November 2023 series called “Fixer Upper: The Hotel.”.

Hotel 1928 features three restaurants: Bertie’s on the Rooftop, The Brasserie at Hotel 1928, and The Café at Hotel 1928.

The hotel is currently accepting booking inquiries for events or weddings at



Each of our rooms is appointed with delightful extras. At any point in your stay, if there’s anything you need to be more comfortable, please let our Hotel 1928 staff know.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Minibar
  • Le Labo Bath Amenities
  • Room Service
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Bar & Rooftop Terrace
  • Restaurants with Reservation Services
  • All Day Café
  • Retail Shop
  • Library
  • Concierge Services
  • Pet-Friendly Accommodation

701 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701


(254) 342-3911