Texas’ Nicest Historic Hotels
Texas is a state with a fascinating history, so it’s no surprise that there are many historic buildings there. In fact, throughout the state there are many historic hotels that offer guests the opportunity to stay in a place that offers both an interesting past and luxurious amenities.
The Driskill Hotel
Located in the hip capital city of Austin is the Driskill Hotel, a member of the Historic Hotels of America. The Driskill first opened in 1886, and it was originally a place where cattle magnate Jesse Driskill showed his cattle. The hotel features an opulent, grand lobby and luxuriously appointed guest rooms. A standout aspect of the Driskill is the dining: the Driskill Grill has been open since 1929 and has long been considered one of the state’s best restaurants. The Driskill Hotel is convenient to all the best offerings of Austin, including 6th Street music venues, the Moody Theater, the state capitol, the Austin Convention Center, and much more.
The Fairmount Hotel
The Fairmount Hotel is located in San Antonio, and it’s often described as “The Jewel” of the city. The hotel was originally opened in 1906, and the original structure has recently been renovated to meet its original elegant standards. The Fairmount is convenient to popular destinations in San Antonio like the convention center, the Alamo, and the Riverwalk. The hotel is a destination itself, boasting one-of-a-kind decor in each guest room, huge suites, and beautiful event spaces.
The Adolphus is one of Dallas’ most glamorous hotels, built in 1912 by a beer baron. The beaux arts style of the building is opulent and ornate, and at the time it was built, the building was called “the most beautiful building west of Venice.” The Adolphus boasts a selection of restaurants and bars and even provides daily tea each afternoon. It also has a selection of deluxe guest rooms, executive suites, and giant luxury suites. Every guest room at the Adolphus is decked out. You’ll find flat screen TVs, phones with two lines, garden terraces, ten-foot ceilings, and immense floor plans. The Adolphus is located in the heart of downtown, so it’s a convenient place to stay to take in the city’s most popular attractions.
Camino Real El Paso
The Camino Real Hotel in El Paso is a national historic landmark, and it’s one of the most beautiful hotel buildings in the entire state. The hotel was opened with a grand gala in 1912 as was immediately dubbed “The Showplace of the West.” The Dome Bar, off the hotel’s lobby, is a destination in the city because it features a real Tiffany glass dome. The rooms at the Camino Real are deluxe with amenities like video games. The hotel was renovated and expanded in 1986, so it’s a good place to find historic elegance with modern and contemporary amenities.
The Lancaster Hotel
Houston’s most famous historic hotel is the Lancaster, originally built in 1926. The hotel is in the theater district, so it offers convenient access to the city’s best entertainment. The Lancaster is a boutique, family-owned hotel, so it’s smaller than many hotels. What it lacks in size, it more makes up for in luxury. The rooms at the Lancaster feature plush linens, four-poster beds, and sitting areas among many other amenities.