Now that the I-35 construction nightmare is over, the newly reopened hotel and restaurant finds itself at the center of this small town’s rebirth.
The El Rey Court offers Southwestern decor and Texan hospitality just off Highway 66.
Historic renovations and new modern developments give travelers and locals alike more options for lodging, restaurants, and shopping.
For an affordable stay in a new city, with built-in friends.
Some of the most charming small-town escapes in the state.
The most superlative amenities at the state's top getaways.
Hotels on the horizon.
San Antonio’s Hotel Emma and Austin’s South Congress Hotel take prized spots on the list.
Big, breezy porches in Port Aransas, the only heated pool for miles in Marathon: You’ll get more than just a bed and breakfast at these ten appealing places to stay.
As a recent study of hotel booking trends pointed out, us Texans prefer to vacation in Texas. Since our last roundup of the state's most notable lodgings was in 2004, I thought it was high time to revisit the subject. So I drafted a list of 44 hotels that have opened or undergone significant renovations in the last 8 years. I then winnowed that list down and booked rooms (anonymously) at 24 properties across the state to determine my favorites. Although my full reviews will be available next week (the November issue goes live on TexasMonthly.com on Wednesday and hits newsstands on Thursday), I wanted to go ahead and share my ten favorites (plus the five that nearly made the cut) . . . .