Hotels in Texas
Located in Texas’ capital city, Hotel San José is a quaint hotel in the center of Austin’s bohemian South Congress district. This Texas hotel offers a pool, bar and serene garden. Looking for one of the most historic hotels in Texas? Check out the Magnolia Hotel in Houston. The 23-story space was erected in 1923 and boasts beautiful views of the Christ Church Cathedral. Be sure to take the elevator up to the top floor where you can view the entire city from the open-air roof deck.
One of the best hotels in Texas, Hotel Zaza is feels like a French-Mediterranean villa. With marble baths, crystal chandeliers and African prints, the hotel drips with sophistication. Be sure to take a cool dip in the pool where many celebrities are known to hang out. The Texas desert offers the Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa, a giant resort located on 27,000 acres of land near Big Bend National Park. Guests may be two hundred miles from the nearest town, but they will find that everything they need is right at their fingertips. From a relaxing spa to the general store to a restaurant and salon, the resort has it all. And the championship golf course is not to be forgotten, of course.
This oceanfront property has 15 unfussy rooms with bright accent walls, 42-inch plasma TVs, and private decks overlooking the waves.
Guests can relax on front porch rockers, jump into a 44-jet Jacuzzi, or take complimentary bikes for ride along neighborhood streets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.