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Top Hotels in Texas

Alden Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown, this upscale 97-room boutique hotel from 1924 is contemporary, ... more

1117 Prairie St.
Houston , TX
Tags: moderate | historic | boutique hotel
Austin Motel

This South Congress stalwart is a favorite hangout during March’s Southby Southwest. ... more

1220 South Congress Ave.
Austin , TX
Tags: budget | trendy | history
Belmont Hotel

Modern luxury and mid-century style complement views of the Dallas skyline at this Bishop Arts ... more

901 Fort Worth Ave.
Dallas , TX
Tags: budget | trendy
Emily Morgan

Named after the original Yellow Rose of Texas, this pet-friendly, GothicRevival masterpiece mere ... more

705 East Houston St.
San Antonio , TX
Tags: moderate | historic | great value | great location | editor pick
Four Seasons Hotel Austin

In Fall 2007, post-major renovations, the Four Seasons unveiled a new fitnesscenter, spa and ... more

98 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin , TX
Tags: luxury | expensive | celebrity hangout | swimming pool
Fredericksburg Herb Farm

Modeled after German Sunday Houses – small, studio-sized cottages thatrural farmers once ... more

405 Whitney
Fredericksburg , Texas
Tags: luxury
Habitat Suites

Expect the unexpected at this eco-conscious hotel property. Though locatedacross the street from ... more

500 E. Highland Mall Blvd.
Austin , TX
Tags: budget | eco-friendly
Hangar Hotel

Private Cessnas taxi directly into the parking lot, and an Officer’s Roomwelcomes guests ... more

155 Airport Rd.
Fredericksburg , Texas
Tags: luxury | moderate | great value
Hill Country Inn and Suites

Adjacent to the airport and famed Hill Country, spacious suites have room fortwo beds and a ... more

2383 N.E. Loop 410
San Antonio , TX
Tags: family | budget | swimming pool
Hilton Anatole

Practically qualifying for its own zip code, the efficient Anatole has 1,600 rooms, and almost ... more

2201 Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas , TX
Tags: moderate | trendy
Hoffman Haus

Tucked on a quiet side street, Hoffman Haus offers what owner Leslie Washburncalls a ... more

608 E. Creek St
Fredericksburg , Texas
Tags: moderate | boutique
Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort

Galveston welcomed this wallet-friendly hotel in 2005. Well-situated near the beach and popular ... more

1702 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston , TX
Tags: family | moderate | great location
Homewood Suites

Situated in a historic Riverwalk building, efficient service, a rooftop pool,complimentary ... more

432 W. Market St.
San Antonio , TX
Tags: family | moderate | historic | great location
Horseshoe Bay Resort

Texas Hill Country’s Horseshoe Bay Resort, a 7,000-acre luxury golfresort located an hour ... more

200 Hi Circle North
Horseshoe Bay , TX
Tags: luxury | spa | golf | family | expensive | tennis
Hotel Galvez

Built in 1911, this Wyndham-owned property is the grande dame of Galveston, with hand-painted ... more

2024 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston , TX
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
Hotel ICON

Located in the former Union National Bank building, the Icon is an icon for regulars who come ... more

220 Main St.
Houston , TX
Tags: luxury | trendy | historic | expensive
Hotel San Jose

Hip residents and out-of-towners love this former motor court-turned-urbanboutique hotel with ... more

1316 South Congress Ave.
Austin , TX
Tags: moderate | trendy | great value | boutique hotel
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Contemporary style and quiet luxury are the hallmarks of this Riverwalkboutique property. Faux ... more

150 E. Houston St.
San Antonio , TX
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | design | expensive | boutique hotel | editor pick
Hotel Zaza

Expect dramatic digs at this hipster haven frequented by celebrities and style mavens. ... more

2332 Leonard St.
Dallas , TX
Tags: luxury | trendy | expensive
Hotel ZaZa

It’s the extras that make ZaZa splurge-worthy – Italian linens,candlelight turndown ... more

5701 Main St.
Houston , TX
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | boutique hotel
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Located 20 miles from downtown Austin in Bastrop, this Hill Country property isa top choice for ... more

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd.
Austin , TX
Tags: family | moderate | great value | editor pick
Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Comfort and style converge in this apartment-style hotel located in the middle of the business ... more

2914 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas , TX
Tags: moderate | business
Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin

A favorite of business travelers and tourists, the wraparound upper bar isreason enough to stay ... more

701 Congress Ave.
Austin , TX
Tags: family | moderate | history
JW Marriott Houston

With over 500 recently renovated, spacious rooms, indoor/outdoor pools, andclose proximity to ... more

5150 Westheimer Rd.
Houston , TX
Tags: family | budget
Lake Austin Spa Resort

The intimate 40-room Lake Austin Spa Resort has a standout reputation for itscombination of ... more

1705 South Quinlan Park Rd.
Austin , TX
Tags: smart splurge | expensive | active | editor pick
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

Stay onsite at Moody Gardens, one of the city’s most popular attractions. The hotel's 242 ... more

Moody Gardens
Seven Hope Blvd.
Galveston , TX
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | great location
Oge House

Set south of downtown in the historic King William neighborhood, the OgéHouse is an ... more

209 Washington St.
San Antonio , TX
800-242-2770; 210-223-2353
Tags: historic | boutique hotel | inn
Omni La Mansion del Rio

The older parts of the River Walk adjoin some of the city’s best hotels,including the ... more

112 College St.
San Antonio , TX
800-843-6664; 210-518-1000
Tags: moderate | historic | swimming pool
Painted Lady Inn

Wags and wits from Oscar Wilde to Mae West give their names to rooms at thecharming, historic ... more

620 Broadway
San Antonio , TX
Tags: budget | historic
Residence Inn

With its free breakfast buffet, full kitchens, downtown location, and weekday evening social ... more

904 Dallas St
Houston , TX
Tags: family | budget
Riverwalk Vista

This bed and breakfast comprises one of the city’s best values. Housed ina former ... more

Riverwalk Vista
262 Losoya St.
San Antonio , TX
866-898-4782; 210-223-3200
Tags: moderate | b&b | historic | great value | boutique hotel
Roadrunner Inn

The Roadrunner Inn, comprised of just three suite-like rooms set above a storeon ... more

306 B E. Main St.
Fredericksburg , Texas
888-559-8555; 830-997-0153
Tags: moderate | all-suite | great value
San Luis Resort and Spa

Gulf views and a full-service spa make the San Luis tops for pampering. Other perks: a kids club ... more

5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston , TX
Tags: family | moderate | resort
Settlers Crossing

About 6 miles east of downtown Fredericksburg lies B&B Settlers Crossing, acollection of ... more

104 Settlers Crossing Rd
Fredericksburg , Texas
800-874-1020; 830-997-2722
Tags: moderate | smart splurge | b&b
Super 8 Austin Downtown

Check your expectations at the door—it’s a Super 8, afterall—but it is the ... more

1201 N. I-35
at 12th St.
Austin , TX
Tags: family | budget
The Crossings

Sequestered at the top of a serpentine drive in rugged Texas Hill Country, thisecologically ... more

13500 FM 2769
Austin , TX
Tags: luxury | spa | expensive | eco-friendly
The Driskill

Austin’s legendary hotel dates to 1886. Enjoy thoughtful service (milkand cookies at 10pm ... more

604 Brazos St.
Austin , TX
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | history | expensive | editor pick
The Houstonian

It’s known for its top-rated spa and fitness center, but the richly decorated traditional ... more

111 North Post Oak Ln.
Houston , TX
Tags: moderate
The Joule

Downtown Dallas’ steady revitalization owes plenty to The Joule, a129-room hotel that ... more

1530 Main St.
Dallas , TX
Tags: moderate | swimming pool
The Mansion on Turtle Creek

A Renaissance-style marvel in a residential neighborhood, this former cotton baron’s ... more

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas , TX
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
The Melrose

Elegant old-world accommodations within strolling distance of Oak Lawn’s gayborhood; a ... more

3015 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas , TX
Tags: luxury | historic | expensive
The Mermaid and Dolphin

This gorgeous Victorian bed and breakfast was once the Texas Governor’s “summer ... more

1103 33rd St.
Galveston , TX
Tags: moderate | b&b | historic
Tremont House

This European, boutique-style hotel, housed in a restored Victorian building from 1839, has a ... more

2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row
Galveston , TX
Tags: luxury | romance | expensive | boutique hotel
Victorian Mansion

The Victorian Mansion – a white picket fence-wrapped 1910 home, dividedinto four separate ... more

302 W. Travis St.
Fredericksburg , Texas
866-244-7897; 830-997-2749
Tags: luxury | spa | b&b | historic
Westin Riverwalk

Tucked away on a quiet section of Riverwalk, the Westin offers full-tiltextravagance from the ... more

420 W. Market St.
San Antonio , TX
Tags: luxury | expensive | great location

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