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Rooms with spacious balconies overlook the ocean at this iconic South Padre hotel. Grab a cocktail at the pool’s swim-up bar, surrounded by royal... Read More

These condo-style accommodations are housed in a smart brick building. Interiors are suited up in contemporary finishes (bamboo floors, full kitchens... Read More

Built in 1911, this bed and breakfast is an Austin Historic Landmark, with three guest rooms and two suites to choose from. It's about a mile and a half... Read More

Built in 1911, this bed and breakfast with four guest rooms is an Austin Historic Landmark. It's about a mile and a half from UT in one of Austin’s most... Read More

An understated counterpoint to its ravishing neighbor, Hotel Icon, the Alden is an exciting player in Houston's downtown revival. Opened in 2006 and run... Read More

After a dip in the pool and hot tub, cozy up in one of six rooms with plush linens and fresh flowers at this quiet inn in the heart of Fredericksburg.... Read More

I'm a big fan of Starwood's modern, hip and reasonably priced Aloft chain. This branch is at the Domain, a newer shopping and dining area about 11 miles... Read More

There are three cozy bedrooms at this 1881 Victorian, painted a cheerful yellow and located a few blocks from the water. If you catch Rockport on a rare... Read More

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... Read More

Old meets new at this 39-room hotel housed in a pair of historic buildings in downtown Fort Worth. Facades maintain original 1915 architectural features... Read More

As the name implies, the AT&T Center attracts plenty of business travelers, but it's also good for visitors who'll be spending time at the... Read More

As you'd expect, the AT&T Center gets plenty of business travelers, but it's also good for visitors who'll be spending time at the University of... Read More

This is a business hotel, but even if you aren’t here on business, you'll be comfortable and enjoy being steps away from the heart of UT (and enjoy not... Read More

The Austin Motel's retro sign (which some find, ahem, anatomically evocative) is a local icon. Each room has its own look, and there's a nice pool.... Read More

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... Read More

From its dominant vantage point on a high hill in Oak Cliff, the Belmont Hotel commands spectacular views of the Dallas skyline. The only word of... Read More

The elegant hotel dates to 1912 and rises 17 stories above downtown. Grab a drink in the lobby bar, with its ornate Tiffany-glass dome. Read More

Located on a 200-foot cliff above the lake, this 1,090-acre resort has a golf course—one of Texas’ most challenging—designed by Bruce... Read More

There are 23 cabins—many with fireplaces, Jacuzzis, iPod docking stations and full kitchens—dotting this 90-acre ranch. Pools and mini-golf... Read More

Built in the 1920s, this prairie-style, five-room inn sits on a lush green lawn anchored by a gazebo. Of the five rooms, all of which are drenched in... Read More

Life at the 725-acre Dixie outside of Bandera, Texas, revolves around horses, hard work, and hardy meat-filled meals such as brisket, ribs, and huge... Read More

The lowest rates at this all-suite hotel hover just over $200, which is pushing the criteria for this list. But for that price you get a larger room... Read More

You could walk to UT from the Doubletree, but the hotel also has an on-demand shuttle service to nearby spots that will come in handy when you don’t... Read More

The Driskill has an opulent, Western look befitting a hotel created by a cattle baron. Attractions including the Capitol and Sixth Street are an easy... Read More

On an 18-acre plot here, hotelier Liz Lambert has created the ultimate retreat for couples looking to get away from it all—El Cosmico, a... Read More

The location of this hotel makes it easy for you and the fam to enjoy South Congress Avenue, the Capitol and downtown, Barton Springs Pool and the... Read More

Austin's Four Seasons is known for excellent service and its views over Lady Bird Lake. The location of the hotel allows you to explore both downtown... Read More

This downtown oasis has hosted Austin's most notable visitors, from the Dalai Lama to Sally Field. Like most of the properties in the Four Seasons... Read More

Unpretentious oasis on Lady Bird Lake; public spaces are distinctly Southwestern (a hide-covered sofa and the like).  Read More

Houston's Four Seasons delivers all the sublime comfort, service, and dining that are trademarks of this hotel group. Guest rooms are generously scaled,... Read More

Choose from one of 431 guest rooms or 26 suites at this luxury retreat that is moments from downtown Dallas. Customer service is of top priority here,... Read More

The Southern Georgian-style home outside of Roanoke has generous front porches and five unfussy rooms with beautiful crown molding, nine-foot ceilings,... Read More

This idyllic mini-city under a dome—complete with rivers, bridges, restaurants and shops—feels like something out of the Truman Show. Kids... Read More

Though outside of Dallas city limits, this Marriott property in Grapevine still offers guests a true taste of Texas. Overlooking Lake Grapevine with its... Read More

With an 80,000-square-foot indoor waterpark and activities such as story time and the arts and crafts-filled Cub Club, this resort caters taps into the... Read More

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... Read More

The property opened in 1985 and became part of the "Green Hotels Association" in 1991. The hotel was designed to support ecological consciousness; the... Read More

If you're coming to Austin ready to eat (and you should), the Heywood, opened by George Reynolds and Kathy Setzer in 2012, puts you within walking... Read More

Some of the 231 rooms have private balconies overlooking the water at this hotel on the Rockwall Harbor. You’re in walking distance from shops and... Read More

This third-generation-owned working ranch is home to 200 cattle, as well as a sweet ranch house where days start with coffee on the porch and end with... Read More

A clean and modern chain hotel. Read More

Just down the street from both the world-renowned Galleria shopping mall and the ritzy, easy-to-stroll River Oaks District shopping center, this... Read More

Named after the woman who saw the historic mansion through its original renovation in 1910, Hotel Ella is an elegant Greek revival structure (to create... Read More

Less than a mile from UT, this historic home turned boutique hotel features a fitness room, complimentary Wi-Fi and an on-site restaurant and bar. There... Read More

A brewery turned hotel sounds like a hipster cliché, but this Roman & Williams–designed showstopper advances the industrial-chic aesthetic. Its 146... Read More

If the line of European sports cars at the valet is any indication, Hotel Granduca is the epitome of luxury in West Lake Hills. The Italian-influenced... Read More

When Liz Lambert opened Austin’s San José and St. Cecilia, she almost single-handedly revived two fledgling neighborhoods. Now the Texas... Read More

The 132-room boutique hotel occupies the city's first tall building, the 12-story, neo-classical 1911 Union National Bank, and the original steel and... Read More

Spacious rooms at this Uptown district hotel are reminiscent of small beach cottage-style appointments, decorated in shades of blues and violets, with... Read More

If proximity to Southern Methodist University is your top priority, this Kimpton Hotel is your best bet. Not only is it steps from campus, but it... Read More

Hotelier Liz Lambert’s newest property is a music-inspired retreat in a former Victorian manse. Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews were recent guests. Read More

Rock ’n’ roll is one of the inspirations behind the décor and mood at this small boutique hotel, and you may feel like a rock star yourself at the... Read More

Famed Austin hotelier Liz Lambert’s first hotel is located on the South Congress strip, a modern-bohemian, über-hip hideaway with 40 sleek, minimalist... Read More

In a prime location in the heart of the upscale city center mixed use development, this European-inspired hotel (named for the Italian word... Read More

Another Lambert creation, the St. Cecilia (opened in 2008) is also in the South Congress area, but it has a personality all its own. Here, the vibe is... Read More

Set in a Queen Anne-style house built in 1909 on what was originally called “Millionaires’ Row,” the Hotel St. Germain opened as a bed... Read More

Named for legendary Austin guitarist Townes Van Zandt, this music-focused property on the edge of Rainey Street oozes Kimpton sophistication. The hotel... Read More

Overlooking Uptown's McKinney Avenue, ZaZa is a French Mediterranean-inspired villa that also incorporates styles from across the globe. Public spaces... Read More

Boundary-pushing boutique Hotel ZaZa’s location is seriously good. It lies close to the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), the shimmering façade of the... Read More

This hunting lodge–style resort, set improbably in an 18-acre pine forest in Houston, is a secluded-yet-central low-rise property in the midst of... Read More

Any hotel that’s downtown or even in the South Congress area will put you close to UT while also being more convenient to restaurants and nightlife.... Read More

This 101-room hotel is ideally located in walking distance of the stockyards; thanks to 42-inch flatscreens and separate seating areas, guest quarters... Read More

A neighbor to Embassy Suites, the Hyatt puts you close to all the same local attractions, plus it's directly on Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike... Read More

This mammoth downtown Dallas hotel has 1,120 guest rooms that are refreshingly modern, despite the possibility of a drab chain hotel design. By far the... Read More

Limestone building on 300 acres, next door to Sea World, that is a playground for families, thanks to amenities like its own 4-acre water park. Read More

About 25 miles from downtown Austin, this family-friendly Hyatt resort is known for its Crooked River pool area. It features, among other things, a kid... Read More

About 25 miles from downtown Austin, the family-friendly Hyatt resort is known for its Crooked River pool area. It features, among other things, a kid... Read More

With a lazy river and water slide, the Crooked River Water Park might be all your kids need to stay occupied. If you can get them out of the water,... Read More

In a prime location just off the Congress Street bridge and directly across Town Lake from downtown, the Hyatt Regency has 448 rooms decorated in rustic... Read More

The only hotel in San Antonio that directly overlooks the Alamo and the Riverwalk, Hyatt Regency offers guests a four-diamond hotel experience. Despite... Read More

Six rooms, all loaded with personality—there’s a Safari Suite and the Ranch House, for example—have access to this B&B’s... Read More

This Hays county bed and breakfast was built from scratch to be a Hill Country destination. Situated on 88 acres near Austin, the Inn has 12 guest rooms... Read More

In the limestone and granite hills of Texas Hill Country sits Kerrville, home to this 166-room hotel. Although it has a distinctly Texas flair, a closer... Read More

This arts and crafts-style house has units ranging from intimate rooms to a private cottage. Some have claw-footed tubs and separate sunrooms. Don&rsquo... Read More

Featuring more than a thousand guest rooms and 120,000 square feet of meeting and event space in the heart of downtown, this new Congress Avenue hotel... Read More

The city's second JW Marriott made a splashy debut when it opened downtown in the historic Samuel F. Carter Building (once Houston's tallest). Art takes... Read More

Twenty minutes from downtown, the resort is one of the brand’s newest (and largest) properties, with 1,002 rooms done in leather, wood, and stone,... Read More

A slew of chain hotels might have better room rates, but this sense-of-place B&B, located on a 61-acre vineyard estate, has five rooms with... Read More

With bright-white stylings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and high-end furniture like Eames desk chairs, this sleek boutique property will appeal to... Read More

From companion goldfish available upon request to chilled peach tea in the lobby, the Kimpton Palomar Hotel is all about the little extras. Located just... Read More

Oasis with a clay-tiled roof on a mesquite- and live oak-covered plateau 30 minutes from the historic downtown. Read More

The owner of this B&B, Bonnie Rodriguez, is a patron of Amarillo’s art scene, so her 1920s house is full of original works by local artists.... Read More

With just five rooms and nine villas, this is one of the country's smallest boutique hotels. Rooms, named for impressionist painters and outfitted like... Read More

At this supersize resort just north of Houston, all 445 accommodation options, ranging from luxury suites to two-bedroom villas, have private balconies... Read More

This John Wayne movie set of a resort, complete with tumbleweeds and horses tied to hitching posts, is on 27,000 acres of desert and mountains near Big... Read More

Relax and recharge at this sprawling resort, a longtime favorite respite for both locals and celebrities looking to escape curious eyes. Nineteen... Read More

If you need to de-stress, Lake Austin Spa Resort has soothingly decorated rooms (some with private gardens, lake views and/or their own hot tub), and... Read More

This charming house with seven rooms—some of which have canopy beds, Jacuzzi tubs, or fireplaces—has long porch and overlooks the Guadalupe... Read More

The Lancaster Hotel is a historic luxury boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Houston’s vibrant Theater District. The landmark hotel, built in 1926,... Read More

Tagged with a historical marker, this central brick building was originally built in 1928 and now houses 55 polished rooms with large windows, flat... Read More

In 2008, the Stoneleigh spent $36 million renovating the dark and drab out of this classic 1920s uptown property. The bright, modern décor pays homage... Read More

Opened in late 2013, Lone Star Court by Valencia group proves that creative hotels are not limited to Central Austin. This one is at the Domain, the... Read More

This Archer City gem is run with impeccable hospitality by Mary Slack. Every room is named after a McMurtry novel or character, and his books are... Read More

Choose one of three rooms with iron bedframes, antique mahogany pieces, and free WiFi in this two-story Victorian house, originally built in 1871.... Read More

Opened in 2004, the 23-story Magnolia is the least designed of the downtown boutique hotels, with spacious and sunny guest rooms but a lobby with... Read More

Cowboy bravado is this ranch's hallmark. Intended soley for beginners, the ranch is ideal for the family that knows it wants to do some horseback riding... Read More

Formerly the Watermark Hotel & Spa A minute’s stroll from the Alamo; historic photographs are displayed in the guest rooms.  Read More

At the chain's first outpost, in Plano, Texas, pod chairs and glass "antler" chandeliers hang from the ceiling, and a "game room/library" is outfitted... Read More

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

Individual cabins overlook a pond full of ducks at geese at this adults-only property 17 miles north of Lewisville. Rooms have four-poster beds and lazy... Read More

Room options here include the Kids' Sensory Suite with games and activities. Another perk for families is the chain's Sensational Kids program, which... Read More

Located on over 4000 acres in the Hill Country a 15 minute drive west from downtown Austin, Barton Creek Resort and Spa boasts 4 golf courses, 11 tennis... Read More

Barton Creek Resort and Spa has plenty to keep kids busy, including nature hikes, mini-golf, two pools and activities like scavenger hunts. The Kids... Read More

This upscale Omni property with a view boasts 1,001 rooms and a collection of impressive suites. The fourth floor pool deck is a main attraction for all... Read More

Business travelers love Omni hotels. Rooms are typically spacious, amenities such as bedside lighting and complimentary WiFi are standard, and the... Read More

1854 Spanish-colonial school transformed into a lovely hotel with French doors and courtyard fountains on the River Walk.  Read More

A lobby furnished with Burmese-style antiques, and larger-than-average rooms, located in the business district of Las Colinas.  Read More

You’ll find convivial hosts, frilly furnishings, and reasonable rates at the Victorian inn, set among rose gardens and grape arbors. Read More

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... Read More

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

At this prairie ranch outside of Abilene, breakfast is served and beds are slept in. Otherwise, Rancho Loma, or what owners Laurie and Robert Williamson... Read More

Indulging in maple-and-peppercorn-soaked buffalo tenderloin from celebrity chef Dean Fearing, relaxing with a massage in the 12,000-square-foot spa,... Read More

Built in the Texas Hill Country-style with a stone façade, the River Oaks Lodge is surrounded by huge, old oak trees and located across the road... Read More

This luxury Uptown hotel is a mecca for business travelers. The hotel that prides itself on European opulence and warm American hospitality offers... Read More

The Dallas icon of luxury, founded in 1980 when oil heiress Caroline Rose Hunt turned a circa-1925 cotton magnate's mansion into an outstanding property... Read More

Accommodations range from spacious rooms to private villas at this central Arlington property. Grounds have gardens and reflecting pools, as well as a... Read More

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... Read More

The South Congress' 83 rooms embody a modern and masculine spirit (exposed concrete, brown leather, oversize windows). The real action is in the common... Read More

A favorite for Hill Country vacationers, Spencer Guest Cottages are located in Wimberley on the Blanco River, less than 40 miles from Austin.... Read More

A bit of convincing English pretension snugly situated on a wooded lot near the Galleria mall, the St. Regis is the suburban answer to downtown's Four... Read More

Travelers can stay in one of 82 poolside rooms or spa suites at this historic property, originally founded in 1861, though some people just stop in for... Read More

After a day in the sun, bed down at this charming whitewashed house with green shutters, originally built in 1832. The three bedrooms are filled with... Read More

At the peaceful Star of Texas B&B, just four miles from Brownwood, guests can stroll 25 acres, spend the night in a tepee or cottage, and relax... Read More

This historic inn, a wood-paneled building with white plantation shutters and long, lazy porches, has nautical-themed rooms with charming seashell... Read More

Established in 1912 by beer magnate Adolphus Busch, this downtown hotel has welcomed A-list guests like Queen Elizabeth II, Babe Ruth, and Donald... Read More

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... Read More

This three-room inn in San Angelo’s historic district gives a shout-out to the area’s blues heritage with music-themed décor. Head to... Read More

Built in 1886 by cattleman and ex-Confederate Colonel Jesse Driskill, whose goal was to create a “frontier palace,” The Driskill continues to be one of... Read More

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... Read More

This University Crossing spot is popular amongst those doing business at Southern Methodist University. With 198 guest rooms and suites, this Curio... Read More

This hunting lodge–style resort, set improbably in an 18-acre pine forest in Houston, is a secluded-yet-central low-rise property in the midst of a... Read More

The acclaimed Inn at Dos Brisas is a 313-acre, luxury ranch retreat located in Washington, Texas (70 miles outside of Houston). The ultra-exclusive... Read More

This historical 1927 Neo-Gothic building houses the hottest hotel in downtown Dallas. Not only does it have a modern cantilevered rooftop pool and a $20... Read More

Rachel Ashwell of the popular Shabby Chic design line is behind this 46-acre B&B with seven accommodation options (cottages, lodges, manors, and... Read More

Indulging in celebrity chef Dean Fearing's culinary creations, relaxing with a massage in the 12,000-square-foot spa, heading to lunch in a Bentley town... Read More

A bit of convincing English pretension snugly situated on a wooded lot near the Galleria mall, the St. Regis is the suburban answer to downtown's Four... Read More

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... Read More

Hotelier Liz Lambert has injected this formerly dilapidated 1950’s motel with some quirky modern style, juxtaposing contemporary design with... Read More

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

You will never run out of things to do at this all-inclusive resort overlooking Lake Travis. Visitors are immersed in life's simple, playful pleasures:... Read More

You can have all kinds of experiences at this Hill Country resort, from learning to salsa dance to going horseback riding, but when you're ready to... Read More

Near the center of the Strand Historic District, and with an elegant portico entrance and a four-story atrium lobby with palm trees and glass elevators,... Read More

Verde Camp is a complex of six charmingly renovated houses in the South Congress area, with two additional houses in the Clarksville area west of... Read More

You’ll have total privacy at this Spanish hacienda-style house, built in the early 1900s. Elegantly arched doorways link the two bedrooms and... Read More

If your romantic getaway to Austin includes a concert at ACL Live, there's no hotel more convenient than the vibrant, modern W. Use the time you would... Read More

With room names like "Mega Room" and "Wow Suite," W Dallas Victory inspires high expectations and, much to the delight of its guests, consistently... Read More

The fourth-floor pool is just one of the amenities that draws guests to this hip, downtown hotel. But non-guests can experience it, too: Day passes are... Read More

Take a step back in time at this historic landmark that immediately makes you feel at home. Architect C.D. Hill designed this Oak Lawn hotel in true... Read More

The highest hotel pool in the city sits atop the Westin's new downtown Austin locale. In addition to standard amenities for the hotel's 366 rooms,... Read More

This 14-room property, housed in a white mansion with English garden-style landscaping is a departure from the area’s chain hotels. Rooms are... Read More

Located among the limestone hills, caves, and rivers of Hill Country, the 190-room Y.O. Ranch calls Kerrville home. Although in downtown,... Read More

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