Whether you’re looking for the best hotels in Texas for a weekend trip with family or friends or romantic hotels in Texas for a mini vacation with that special someone in one of Texas’s best beach towns, you’ll find it all right here.
Get away from it all whether you want a rustic cabin or to be pampered in a 4-star hotel.
If you want to indulge, many Texas hotels offer luxuries like world championship golf courses, spa treatments, shopping, and fabulous meals.
Or choose outdoorsy hotels in Texas that offer breathtaking views as you hike, bike, or horseback ride and unwind from the daily grind.
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Best Hotels in Texas
Top-notch amenities, impeccable service, world class dining, and more await you in this 142 room mansion.
Rosewood is perfect for a romantic trip or a trip for the whole family (even your pets will be pampered!)
Are you a car enthusiast?
You can test drive a Lexus during your stay!
Rosewood Mansion has partnered with artisanal cowboy boot manufacturers Miron Crosby.
Pick up a pair of custom boots to commemorate your visit.
Prefer to relax?
Take a dip in the pool and enjoy the beauty of the magnolia trees that surround it or get a relaxing massage and a steam in the health and fitness studio.
However you spend it, it will be the trip of a lifetime.
Blisswood Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to get off your devices and reconnect with nature and each other.
You can even stay in a Conestoga covered wagon!
There is something for everyone.
Horseback riding, archery, trap shooting, and axe throwing are some of the fun ways you can fill your day.
Prefer to be on the water?
Blisswood offers kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and more.
For the animal lovers, you don’t want to miss the 45-minute Exotic Animal Safari where you’ll see bison, various types of deer, and antelope.
Or do some bird watching as you hike along the ranch trails.
There are packages available or you can choose your own adventures.
Music and poetry mixed with elegant architecture in an idyllic setting.
What could be better than that?!
Hotel Saint Cecilia (named after the patron saint of music and poetry) in Austin offers suites, bungalows, and studios with custom made, organic mattresses, custom robes, and luxurious skin care products.
Each room features a turntable and sound system and you can borrow vintage vinyl down in the lending library.
You can also rent a guitar!
If you prefer reading, check out poetry books or biographies of famous musicians.
When you’re not jamming out in your room, have a swim in the 50-ft heated pool and a snack or a light meal poolside.
Really want to relax and recharge your batteries?
Enjoy spa services right in the comfort and privacy of your own room!
If you’re looking for more excitement, Hotel Saint Cecilia is close to all the restaurants, shopping and entertainment that Austin has to offer.
The Hill Country Resort and Spa, located on 600 beautiful acres near SeaWorld and two championship golf courses, is the ultimate family vacation.
This resort features the River Bluff Water Experience.
Nine acres of waterpark bliss!
Younger kids can build a sand castle and slide and splash the day away in the sand beach pool.
For the older kids (and adventurous adults) a variety of water slides, including a 60’ plunge, will ensure your adventurers will never want to leave.
And don’t miss the Pedernales River which is a 650 ft. water ride (it’s like a lazy river on fast forward!)
For those who prefer a more relaxing experience, there’s an 1,100 ft. lazy river, an adults only pool, or get pampered at Lantana Spa.
There are 7 unique restaurants that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds and a Starbucks for when you need a quick pick me up.
5. Camp Lucy
Don’t let its name fool you!
It’s not your typical camp.
Picture a dude ranch meets The Ritz.
It’s rustic, yet luxurious.
Located in Dripping Springs, Camp Lucy is a 289-acre picturesque ranch in hill country.
Accommodations available include gorgeous, antique filled rooms, suites, and cottages.
If you’re lucky enough to find one available, rise above the stress of your everyday life and sleep among the trees in the two-story Treetop Rooms.
After a sunrise hike, spend the day touring the vineyard on the property and then exploring the nearby wineries or breweries.
Be sure to grab weekend brunch at Tillie’s restaurant (the building is a former town hall from Vietnam!) where you can sip a mimosa and dine on avocado toast and blueberry sausage, double smoked bacon or an array of other delicious offerings.
Tillie’s is also open for dinner and as a cafe for lighter fare.
Lajitas Golf Resort is 27,000 acres of the Old West at its finest.
Located in scenic Big Bend, Lajitas Resort offers a wide variety of accommodations including hotel rooms, suites, condos, villas, and cottages.
Enjoy the spa, pools, 4 unique restaurants, hiking, horseback riding, and shooting.
Catch a movie at the Flat Rock movie theatre or go on a river expedition or stand up paddleboarding on the Rio Grande.
Do you want an adrenaline rush?
Take a zipline tour in Quiet Canyon.
They offer everything from short and sweet (and a little fast) Flying Goat tour to the extreme Quick Silver tour.
The main focus of the resort, however, is golf!
Black Jack’s Crossing has been named as the number one course in Texas.
Hit the links on this world class course and look upon astounding views of both mountains and Big Bend National Park.
Magnolia House is a vacation rental in a beautiful, historic Craftsman home in Fredericksburg.
It features 3 guest rooms and 2 suites each decorated with antiques and filled with luxurious amenities.
Wake up to an amazing breakfast in the dining room and then have some coffee on the patio and enjoy the serenity of the koi pond.
Afterwards, head out to explore the nearby wineries or breweries followed by dinner at one of the many restaurants in town or a bit of a road trip around the area.
Fredericksburg is filled with unique shops that offer everything from gourmet chocolates to clothes, jewelry, home goods and even an upscale shop for Fido.
Or take in an art gallery or museum during your stay.
There is plenty to entertain every guest.
The sleek, modern rooms at C. Baldwin in downtown Houston aren’t the only thing this 4-star hotel has going for it!
White, gray, black, and a pop of burnt orange or green give the rooms a clean, sophisticated look, and the greenery covering the exterior of the hotel entrance is unmissable.
There’s also a charming, cozy restaurant attached to the hotel called Rosalie Italian Soul – founded by Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino and named after his great-grandmother.
If you’re more in the mood for something casual, walk across the sky bridge to the connecting Allen Center and grab a bite in the food court!
Affordable Hotels in Texas
Sitting on 22 gorgeous acres, Blair House Inn in Wimberley is a bed and breakfast that is truly special.
It features 8 guest rooms/suites with private baths for a romantic hotel, or stay in one of the cottages for your next girl’s trip.
With rooms starting at $179 a night, world-class luxury is at your fingertips.
Wake up to a 3-course breakfast and then spend the day getting pampered at the spa.
Or spend your weekend taking a two or three-day cooking class at the inn’s culinary school.
Or perhaps a hike exploring the grounds followed by a picnic (Order a picnic basket to take with you!) and then a dip in the 45-ft. lap pool.
There are so many things to do, you will want to come back again and again.
Saturday evenings, don’t miss the 5-course prix fixe menu dinner in the dining room.
It features 168 rooms starting at around $200 and activities that will please every member of the family.
Lakeway is made for water lovers!
Sailing, fishing, and a variety of other lake activities, along with 3 pools will guarantee fun in the sun.
There’s a kids pool with a splash pad and even a waterslide as well as a separate family pool that features a volleyball court.
Need a break from the kids?
There are adults only pool areas including a swim-up bar and whirlpool that will surely help you relax.
Or head to the spa for some pampering.
Want to explore beyond the resort?
Lakeway is only 20 minutes from everything Austin has to offer. Or hit the links on a nearby championship golf course.
As soon as you see the colorful rows of condos on the coast in Galveston, you’ll know you’re in the right place for a Texas beach vacation!
Located right on the waterfront, the aptly named Four Seasons on the Gulf provides a simple but spacious stay during your summer travels.
You’ll be less than a half hour’s walk away from the rides, games, and food at Pleasure Pier, and the beach is right across the street!
Not in the mood for seawater?
Dip into the hotel’s pool, prepare a home-cooked meal in your condo’s full sized kitchen, or chill in the spacious living room.
With nightly rentals starting at just $115, Al’s Hideaway is the perfect place to bring the family for a quiet stay in nature.
The simple but clean rooms will ensure you have a comfortable place to settle in for the night after a day of hiking the scenic trails in Pipe Creek.
Take a dip in the sparkling waters of the small but pristine pool, BBQ or play games at the pavilion, or get a souvenir or some snacks from the onsite Country Store.
This family owned and operated hotel provides excellent service, and is sure to make your nature vacation one to remember.
13. Cactus Inn
Looking for a place to stop for the night along Route 66?
Cactus Inn in McLean, TX has got you covered with a clean, affordable stay, starting at just $64 a night!
This classic roadside motel may not look like much from the outside, but the friendly service and well-kept rooms make it an excellent choice during a road trip.
Chow down at the Red River Steakhouse, just across the street!
History enthusiasts will enjoy a short walk down the street to see the Restored 1929 Route 66 Gas Station, or a few minutes further to the Devil’s Rope Museum – a whole museum dedicated to the history of barbed wire!
It has 14 cabins and a cottage for rent with prices starting at $185 a night.
The ranch is made for nature lovers!
On the property, enjoy the bluffs and trails and then head over to the adjacent Hill Country State Natural Area with 40 miles of canyon trails to run, hike, and bike. (You can rent a mountain bike, if you don’t want to lug your own along!)
Need a break?
Hang out in the lodge or sit on the porch and read a book or take a dip in the pool.
Breakfast is the only meal served on the property so head into nearby Bandero to eat.
While there, take in a rodeo or go to any of the three rivers in the area for water activities like kayaking or tubing.
Flying in (or out) through DFW and looking for an affordable hotel near the airport?
Tru By Hilton Coppell DFW Airport North has rooms starting at just $97 a night, and is located right off the freeway, 8 miles from the airport.
The rooms are clean, modern, and colorful, reflecting the bright vibe throughout the hotel.
In the morning, you’ll enjoy a continental breakfast, or you can skip on over to the nearby Dunkin’, First Watch, or Panera Bread.
The hotel’s complimentary airport shuttle service is a relief for tired travelers, and the outdoor pool is a great place to cool off and relax after a flight.
Best Hotels for Couples in Texas
16. A Barn at the Quarry
Located on an 11-acre picturesque pasture in Fredericksburg, A Barn at the Quarry bed and breakfast is the romantic getaway to choose when you really want to get away from it all.
Stay in a suite, cabin, farmhouse, or rent a whole barn!
Get out in nature and meander along the walking paths as you take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife, soak in the hot tub, or just relax and read a book.
Enjoy a wine tasting or a tour of the local wineries.
Or go for a hike in nearby Enchanted Rock State Park or Old Tunnel State park.
Mokara Hotel and Spa sits along San Antonio’s River Walk.
Luxury abounds at the only 4-star hotel in San Antonio.
It’s the perfect place for couples who want to get away from it all while still enjoying the excitement of the city.
Relax and recharge as you indulge in the 17,000 sq. ft. spa.
Guests receive $100 credit towards any combination of treatments.
Treat yourself to a lemongrass mimosa body scrub, relaxing CBD massage, or perhaps a rejuvenating facial.
Afterwards, head to the rooftop pool for a refreshing soak and amazing city views.
Enjoy the seafood restaurant and oyster bar, rooftop cafe, or explore the restaurants along the River Walk.
Splurge in the shops to find an outfit to wear on a romantic river cruise.
Sleep among the cypress trees at Cypress Valley Resort!
Ever wanted to sleep in a treehouse?
Cypress Valley is a working ranch which features 5 treehouses to choose from. (The Nest, Lofthaven, and Yoki have private bathrooms on the bluffs across the ravine…Willow and Juniper have shared outdoor facilities.)
It’s a perfect, rustic romantic resort for couples in Texas who love the outdoors and want to unplug.
Check out the herd of bison and the farm.
Lounge in hammocks.
Prefer being in the water?
Cypress Valley has a pool as well as a lake with an old-fashioned rope swing.
Be sure to explore the nearby parks, caves, and lakes for amazing hiking, cliff diving, and swimming.
Head into Spicewood (hometown of Willie Nelson) for great BBQ and other fare.
La Cantera Resort, minutes from San Antonio, is a great place for a couple’s trip.
The resort features an exclusive adults only floor (the 7th), an adults only infinity pool, and a variety of romantic amenities.
Start your day with breakfast in bed and then head to the spa for a couple’s massage.
Or play a round of golf at La Cantera’s championship course.
Take a winery tour or, if you prefer something more rugged, go for a hike at Enchanted Rock.
For a special evening, dine at the Signature Restaurant and then watch the sunset as you enjoy wine and s’mores by the fire.
Located in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, Hotel ZaZa is a quirky, upscale, boutique hotel perfect for a romantic getaway.
Get pampered at ZaSpa and experience a hot stone massage or have a couples massage in the privacy of your own room.
Spend the day at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens or head to the Bishops Arts District and take a food and walking tour.
Or take in the immersive art experience at Rainbow Vomit.
Don’t miss The Rising while you are there!
It’s an interactive, multimedia musical performance.
It’s an experience you won’t forget!
Have a romantic dinner at Dragonfly and then grab a drink and relax poolside as you look out over amazing views of the city.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Dallas, The Adolphus is a historic hotel that dates all the way back to 1912.
This upscale hotel offers deluxe rooms with all the modern amenities, excellent service, and several exquisite dining experiences.
Enjoy a regal afternoon tea in The French Room, brunch, lunch, or dinner at the very chic City Hall Bistro, or coffee and a light meal at Otto’s Coffee and Fine Foods!
Hosting a meeting or event? The ethereal blue sky mural and elegant chandeliers in the Grand Ballroom are sure to impress!
If you can’t get enough of the San Antonio Riverwalk, why not stay the night there?
The Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk is a 5-star hotel located right along the city’s popular tourist attraction.
Enjoy stunning views of the city from this towering building.
The cone shape formed by the windows on the side of the hotel give it a unique modern flair!
The hotel’s rooftop indoor-outdoor lounge, The Moon’s Daughters, is the perfect place to grab a cocktail and catch some live music on the weekends.
Couples will revel at this comfortable stay – be sure to opt for a suite so you can enjoy the unique open-concept bathrooms, complete with a freestanding soaking tub.
Don’t forget to book a refreshing couples massage from the Thompson Spa, and take a dip in the rooftop pool!
23. The Laura Hotel
Downtown Houston is home to The Laura Hotel, which features a rooftop pool, gorgeous city views, and marble bathrooms – ideal for a romantic couples’ getaway!
Have a spa day at the hotel spa, or marvel at the wonders of the sea in the Downtown Aquarium, which is less than a mile away.
In the evening, take a romantic walk through the nearby Discovery Green park, or enjoy an elegant dining experience at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks.
Unique Places to Stay in Texas
24. Pivovar Hotel
Looking for affordable but unique places to stay in Texas?
The Pivovar Hotel in Waco has got you covered, with rooms starting at just $150 a night.
This Czech-inspired hotel is known for its funky rooms featuring copper bathtubs, and its attached brewery, restaurant, and bakery.
Take a Beer Bath at the hotel’s Beer Spa (a unique experience in itself!), then enjoy a drink at the beer garden, or stop into the bakery for some European fresh baked goods.
Right across the street is the Magnolia Market and Silos, a popular Waco tourist attraction, and the main blocks of downtown are just a short walk away!
The Art Deco-inspired rooms at The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park make it one of the most unique places to stay in Texas.
Located in El Paso, just a short walk away from the El Paso Museum of Art, this hotel is sure to be an inspiring stay for creative-minded guests.
Even the smallest rooms feature deluxe bath products and bath robes, as well as a minibar curated with regional products.
Enjoy a cocktail at La Perla, the hotel’s rooftop bar and patio, or some fine dining at Ámbar – an exquisite Mexican restaurant and bar with live music every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evening!
26. HALL Arts Hotel
Looking for more artsy stays in Texas?
The HALL Arts Hotel, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, is seated proudly in the middle of the arts district in Dallas.
Each room features unique art pieces, and the halls and dining areas are also adorned with creative flair.
Relax in one of the bright, clean rooms, take a dip in the rooftop pool, work out in the fitness center, or head to the lobby for a look at some unique artwork.
Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge provides an upscale dining experience, complete with live music on the weekends!
27. The Driskill
Step into the past and enjoy a night or two at The Driskill, a historical hotel located near the Austin city center.
Built in 1886, The Driskill is a beautiful hotel, with newly renovated suites and rooms that are the perfect blend of regal and modern.
Paranormal enthusiasts will want to stay on the 5th floor, which is rumored to be haunted!
For breakfast, head down to the hotel’s signature 1886 Café & Bakery.
Then, spend a day on the town and come back for a cocktail at the old-fashioned Driskill Bar!