Most Unique Texas Hotels
- Most Unique Texas Hotels
- Mystic Quarry Resort
- El Cosmico Yurt in Marfa
- Eilan Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
- The Hideaway Ranch and Retreat
- Turtle Beach Lodge at Toldeo Bend
- Canyon of the Eagles Resort in Burnet
- Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
- Hotel Za Za – Uptown Dallas
- Hotel Limpia – Fort Davis
- Brackenridge House – San Antonio
- Tarpon Inn – Port Aransas
- The Rosevine Inn – Tyler
- Ye Kendall Inn – Boerne
- The Jefferson Inn – Jefferson
- McLachlan Farm – Spring
- Laguna Diablo Resort – Lake Amistad Del Rio
- Villa La Casita – Corpus Christi
There are some great hotels in Texas that get a lot of mentions; really great four and five star facilities that deserve a night or a week of luxury.
And you don’t have to look far to find some of the world’s most unique bed and breakfast inns; places full of charm as well as exquisite service and amenities.
From dude ranches to Victorian inns and majestic hotels, Texas is full of great hotel accommodations that awaits you as you travel down the Lone Star State’s lonely highways and byways.
But every now and then, we come across a true hidden gem that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves; little-known secret hideaways and remote hotels that offer great lodging and a sense of Texas that you won’t find at a typical roadside inn. We’d like to share a few of our favorites here, and we’ll keep updating the list to keep you up to date on the true treasures that Texas has to offer.
Mystic Quarry Resort
You can choose an average or downright boring stay in a roadside motel, an often-too-familiar hotel, a chain-operated campground or RV park, or some other type of run-of-the-mill lodging (and that’s not necessarily a bad thing depending on what you like) OR…you try something different, refreshing, fun! Don’t take our word for it, visit their web site and discover for yourself.
MQR has cottages, tiny houses, shaded RV spots, fantastic teepees, a swimming pool, hike and bike trail, observation deck – all in a great Central Texas location near New Braunfels and a long stone throw away from one of Texas favorite fresh water lakes. Enjoy the wildlife, the birding opportunities , and so much. RECOMMENDED!
El Cosmico Yurt in Marfa
Looking for a lodging adventure? Far West Texas’ skies are big and bright, and you’ll enjoy this near-outdoor experience. Tents, yurts, travel trailers, tepees, and self-catering are available under the stars at this one-of-a-kind location. The yurt features wood floors, a queen bed, a writing desk, and a sofa for lounging, as well as lighting and an electrical outlet for charging devices. Linens and towels are provided for use at the nearby bath house. Roughing it without actually roughing it out. What a magical night under the stars!
Eilan Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
You’ll be minutes from Six Flags Fiesta Texas and The Rim Shopping Center when you stay at Eilan Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection in San Antonio (Northwest – Six Flags). This 4-star resort is close to the Shops of La Cantera and the Palmer Course at La Cantera. Relax in the full-service spa, which offers body treatments and facials. There are outdoor tennis courts, a health club, and an outdoor pool if you want to get some exercise. This Mediterranean resort also offers complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops.
The Hideaway Ranch and Retreat
You’ll love the offerings at this unique retreat, which includes ten rustic (but comfortable) cabins, an out-of-this-world ranch menu, and an Old West experience waiting to be had. You’ve found the perfect place to HIDE away for a romantic weekend, a family vacation, a ranch wedding, or even a company meeting or picnic. It is located near Glen Rose, TX and is only 60 miles from downtown Fort Worth. And it appears to be a completely different world. Prepare for a getaway that will provide memories and an adventure for everyone.
Turtle Beach Lodge at Toldeo Bend
Rustic lake property that provides the ideal Texas lake getaway as well as the opportunity to fish one of the state’s most productive fresh water lakes. situated near the lovely new Cypress Bend Golf Course Hodges Gardens and Emerald Hills Golf & Tennis Resort are two other nearby attractions. Fort Jessup State Park and the Battle of Pleasant Hill Civil War sites are among the historic sites. Shop for antiques and gifts nearby while enjoying this East Texas getaway and the unique environment of a lake resort while leaving your worries behind.
Canyon of the Eagles Resort in Burnet
One of the draws to this one-of-a-kind Hill Country coven of luxury is its hospitality and picturesque natural setting. The location on the shores of Lake Buchanan provides visitors with an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Texas Hill Country. Take the nearby train to Austin, or simply enjoy the sunsets you’ve seen before. Take the time to tour the lake and take a ride on the Eagle tour boat to see the eagles in their natural habitat; it’s well worth the trip. The adventure begins where the road ends!
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
This Hill Country Resort offers luxury and total pampering! At the adjacent Camp Hyatt, there is a full-service spa, an equestrian center, a waterpark, and family activities. Business, pleasure, or family vacations are all possible.
Hotel Za Za – Uptown Dallas
Luxury, sensuality, and mysticism are some of the words used to describe this one-of-a-kind boutique hotel in Big D’s posh uptown district. Italian linens, a gourmet kitchen in your suite, and a luxurious hot tub are just a few of the features that make this hotel a strong contender for the best fall hotel getaway of the year. Enjoy the Crouching Tiger suite, the Last Czar suite, the Leonardo or Raven suites, and other themed rooms. Expect to pay more and receive more. The ZA ZA ZA!
Hotel Limpia – Fort Davis
Escape to the Davis Mountains for a weekend and discover the rugged Texas you’ve always wanted to see – without giving up the comforts of home! A beautifully restored historic pink limestone hotel built in 1912 in the heart of the majestic Davis Mountains. There are 38 rooms, suites, and guest houses with period furnishings and décor. Excellent gift shop, natural history museum, and private club.
Brackenridge House – San Antonio
This posh bed and breakfast inn offers great amenities – Texas Style! It is located in the historic King William District, just a few blocks from the River Walk. The rooms are furnished with genuine antiques, and you can wear your robe to the garden hot tub in the back landscaped gardens. This private inn is ideal for a weekend or longer getaway because it is centrally located near great attractions and restaurants. Learn about the Brackenridge House and San Antonio’s history!
Tarpon Inn – Port Aransas
This is the birthplace of Texas saltwater sport fishing, as well as an intimate hideaway on Port Aransas’ famous Mustang Island. The history is rich, as is the charm of the coast and island life. Relax, go for a walk to the beach, or cross the street to popular restaurants. It’s a fun-filled playground, and the inn offers all the comfort and nostalgia you could want.
The Rosevine Inn – Tyler
At Tyler’s Rosevine Inn, you can experience the old-fashioned concept of Guest Housing. The rooms are brightly decorated with antiques and wallpaper, and each has its own private bath. The house is furnished with antiques and has a comfortable atmosphere. Tyler is a great place to visit in the fall because of the changing colors, the East Texas Fair, and nearby lakes and state parks.
Ye Kendall Inn – Boerne
This charming inn combines old-world charm with modern conveniences. Ye Kendall Inn, which was built in 1859 as a stagecoach stop, is now a state and national historic landmark. The Inn has 34 rooms, suites, and cabins. The thick limestone walls and breezy front and back porches of the Inn provide a true Texas experience. The Inn is situated on 5.5 acres with views of a creek and Boerne’s Main Plaza (just north of San Antonio).
The Jefferson Inn – Jefferson
This charming East Texas community is full of Historic Inns and charming B&Bs, but the Jefferson Inn offers something a little different….ghosts! The hotel was built in 1851 and has housed a variety of interesting businesses over the years. It was once known as the Crystal Palace, and it was a Mecca for ragtime music and entertainment during the Roaring ’20s. The establishment’s many and varied ghost stories, however, may provide the best entertainment. Jefferson is known as the most haunted town in Texas, and The Jefferson Inn is the town’s oldest structure.
McLachlan Farm – Spring
Spring, located 25 miles north of Houston, welcomes you with country charm and tranquility. This turn-of-the-century railroad town now has a plethora of antique shops, specialty stores, fine restaurants, civil war and historic railroad museums, and charming bed and breakfasts. McLachlan Farm Bed and Breakfast offers country elegance and comfort amid 50 lushly landscaped acres of seclusion.
Laguna Diablo Resort – Lake Amistad Del Rio
Lake Amistad is one of Texas’ most beautiful fishing lakes, with an austere yet magical beauty. Laguna Diablo is the only lodging on the shores of Lake Amistad’s Devil’s Arm near Del Rio. The resort was once part of a 5000-acre working cattle ranch before being transformed into a luxurious dude ranch in the mid 1940s. There’s always something to do on Lake Amistad, with eighty miles of waterways to explore, fish, and boat on, and Mexico is just across the lake!
Villa La Casita – Corpus Christi
A summer vacation by the sea is a must, and there is no better place to do so than in Corpus Christi, the City by the Sea. This lovely Spanish-style bed and breakfast will make your special trip unforgettable. Villa La Casita embodies the romance and charm of a grand hacienda through the incorporation of Spanish Colonial architecture, fine folk art, and exquisite weavings. The white stucco house is furnished with primitive antiques and features arched doors and windows, a spiral staircase, and an indescribable charm.