When our flight was canceled from Brownsville to Dallas the airline put us up in the Holiday Inn Brownsville. The hotel is older but was well maintained. They had two outdoor pools, one in the courtyard of the hotel and one pool behind the hotel.
The rooms were large and comfortable. We had dinner in the hotel as we were stuck without a car, the food was good and service was fast. The hotel was not even half full so it was a quiet night.
The hotel was nice but a bit of a drive from the airport, we used their hotel shuttle to get us back and forth. The shuttle was a bit odd since it was an older mini van, nothing that said Holiday Inn on it.
The hotel on the weekends was $75 and around $70 during the week. Its a cool old hotel but not really near anything but the highway.