Hotels in Texas

This oceanfront property has 15 unfussy rooms with bright accent walls, 42-inch plasma TVs, and private decks overlooking the waves.

Tagged with a historical marker, this central brick building was originally built in 1928 and now houses 55 polished rooms with large windows, flat-screen TVs, and plush robes.

Guests can relax on front porch rockers, jump into a 44-jet Jacuzzi, or take complimentary bikes for ride along neighborhood streets.

This Louisiana plantation-style mansion was built in 1912 with grand iconic columns and a wrap around patio and porch. Of the five accommodation options, all outfitted with antique furnishings, families should opt for the spacious two-bedroom carriage house for its kitchen and pool access.

It’s hard not to have fun at this well-appointed resort on 28,000 acres. There’s a water park and 180 miles of nature trails as well as seasonal activities such as dive-in movies and build your own s’mores.

There are five rooms, some of which have private balconies overlooking the property’s graceful live oaks, at this B&B housed in a 1909 mansion.

Rachel Ashwell of the popular Shabby Chic design line is behind this 46-acre B&B with seven accommodation options (cottages, lodges, manors, and barns) smartly outfitted with mismatched furnishings and chandeliers and amenities such as claw-footed tubs and iPod docking stations.

All 42 rooms at this marina-front property have new beds, furnishings, and a fresh coat of paint. In-room fridges and microwaves are great family amenities, as are complimentary WiFi and the continental breakfast. Guests are also within walking distance of local restaurants and shops.

This historic inn, a wood-paneled building with white plantation shutters and long, lazy porches, has nautical-themed rooms with charming seashell patterned bedspreads. The beach is a few blocks away, and you can take a dip in the garden swimming pool.

This Hill Country bed and breakfast has 12 accommodation options ranging from rooms in the main house to stand-alone cottages. It’s is best known for its intense two- and three-day cooking course that always incorporate local foods, including veggies that are grown in an on-site garden.

Bed down in one of three cabins—some with rustic wood paneled walls, four-poster beds, and kitchenettes—on this 18-acre B&B outside of Blanco. Gourmet breakfasts are delivered in a picnic basket.

There are 30 individually decorated rooms at this downtown inn, a Victorian-style mansion next to Gruene Hall, each with its own private backroom and porch. Opt for one overlooking the Guadalupe River.

This 413-room hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown and overlooks Congress Bridge, where Austin’s famous bat population emerges every evening at sunset.

Housed in a late 19th century mansion, this year-old hotel went through a top-to-bottom renovation and now has 47 plush and modern rooms, many of which have French doors leading out to wide wrap-around porches. Also take note of the hotel’s impressive sculpture collection.

This B&B outside of Lockhart has four lavishly decorated rooms—one has a canopy bed while another has a deep soaking tub under a chandelier—and beautiful common rooms with rich wood accents. In the evenings, head out to the porch swing with a glass of wine in hand.